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History of the Chief

The Chief Commanda II is a 320-passenger, all-aluminum twin-hull vessel that cruises at a speed up to 13 knots or 25 km/h. The ship is equipped with two bars, handicap accessible washrooms, snack bar, and open-air BBQ. Onboard entertainment is featured every Sunday in July and August.

The Chief features three decks. The main and second deck areas are enclosed with outside viewing areas. The top deck is open with seating and standing room, where passengers can enjoy the sunshine and a first-class view… the perfect opportunity for picture taking.


About Lake Nipissing

Lake Nipissing is the 3rd largest lake within Ontario, supplying water to the Great Lakes via the French River system. Historically significant and largely undeveloped, it presents the contrast between North Bay’s urban skyline and breathtaking natural vistas. Dotted by islands and surrounded by hills and escarpments, the lake is steeped in legends. Once explored by Samuel de Champlain, it has been used for logging, minerals, and transportation and is now a legendary fishing and recreational waterway. You are in for a true voyage of discovery on board the Chief Commanda II!