Perfect Home Base For Your Fishing Adventure

We’ve been pleased to welcome so many fishermen who’ve chosen Blue Water Cottages as their home base for their fishing adventure.

With its shallow, calm and warm waters, Lake St. Clair is known as a fisherman’s paradise, and many have even had great success fishing right off our dock. Fishing in Lake St. Clair can be enjoyed all four seasons of the year.

Whether you bring your own boat and use our 77 foot long dock, or choose to hire a charter, combining your fishing adventure with a stay at Blue Water Cottages won’t disappoint!

For upcoming availability, please check out our calendar. To reserve your stay, please call or text: 519-996-8117

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Kayaking in Lighthouse Cove, Lake St. Clair and the Thames River

Lighthouse Cove Lakeshore Ontario MapKayaking is a three season sport here in southwestern Ontario and its popularity has exploded in recent years. So many people of all ages have discovered kayaking for fitness, relaxation or to enjoy wildlife.

Lighthouse Cove affords the perfect starting point for your kayaking adventure.

Whether seeking a peaceful paddle on the dozen kilometres of residential canal waterways, venturing out further into the open shallows of Lake St. Clair, or heading up the Thames River; Lighthouse Cove has something for everyone of all kayaking skill levels.

What can you expect to see when kayaking in Lighthouse Cove and surrounding area?

  • A variety of birds including kingfishers, egrets, herons, ducks, geese and maybe even a bald eagle.
  • Wildlife including squirrels, white-tailed deer, turtles and so many rabbits!
  • Look closer and you might catch a glimpse of muskrats, opossums, racoons and maybe even a beaver.
  • Friendly residents, always offering a greeting and a wave.

Great for families!

The calm, sheltered canals in Lighthouse Cove are the perfect place for young paddlers. Be sure to pack a picnic and stop for a playground and restroom break at the beautiful Lighthouse Cove Lions Club Park.

Stay and play at Blue Water Cottages

We have two kayaks for guest use which can be launched right from our canal dock!

Please reach check out our availability calendar or call/text for more information: 519-996-8117

Upscale Cottage Rental

1 Cottage Rentals Fishing Essex County Lake St Clair (2)One thing we hear repeatedly from our guests is the luxurious feel of this vacation rental.

“It’s not your grandma’s cottage!”

We pride ourselves on offering all the amenities to make your stay at Blue Water Cottages relaxing, easy and enjoyable. One thing you won’t find at Blue Water Cottages is knick-knacks, family pictures and excessive “stuff”. We designed the interior to have a casually elegant feel.

From the first moment, you’ll be completely relaxed and ready to enjoy the expansive living, kitchen and dining area which opens to the huge patio and canal view.

To learn more about our rental’s amenities, please click here.

To check out our availability calendar, please click here.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime at: 519-996-8117 or email: 

The Best of Both Worlds

Cottage rental with Boat Dock Lake St. Clair OntarioLove to boat? Fish? Enjoy time with friends and family? 


We have a 77-foot long boat dock in Lighthouse Cove, which provides deep and quick access to beautiful Lake St. Clair.

Enjoy your boating lifestyle and all the amenities of our upscale vacation rental. Imagine your days spent out on the water and evenings on the canal with a fire or barbecuing the days’ catch. Invite friends or family to join you – we can accommodate up to 9 overnight guests.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay at Blue Water Cottages. Check out our availability and send us a text with your inquiry: 519-996-8117


It’s Family Vacation Time!

Family Fun Vacation Ideas Ontario Blue Water Cottage RentalHave you ever heard someone comment after returning from a getaway, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” The idea is that they were so busy during their travels that they still feel the need for relaxing downtime!

Here are Blue Water Cottages in Lighthouse Cove, Ontario, your getaway can be as active as you choose. We’ve mentioned previously some of the fun things to do in our area, but we know it’s important for families to not only create lasting memories but also that the parents get the relaxation they deserve!

Here’s our advice for a fun and relaxing family vacation.

  • Plan an activity every day, such as paddle boarding, a long bike ride, going to a playground, kayaking and taking walks (make it more engaging with a nature walk bingo game).
  • Be prepared for indoor fun if the weather isn’t co-operative. This is a great time to play board games, charades or get cosy watching a movie by the fireplace.
  • Plan a couple of outings. There are some great beaches, conservation areas and parks within an hour’s drive, or consider hiring a fishing charter for some fun on the water.
  • Drive in Tilbury Fun things to do in Essex County Families Enjoy a night of old-school family fun and visit The Boonies Drive-In Theatre, only 11 minutes away in Tilbury! They have the latest movies and fantastic food, too.
  • Keep meals simple. No one likes to spend time cleaning while away. Give everyone a break by keeping sticking to the basics, going out to eat or ordering in.
  • Add in a little education. Vacations are a great time for your entire family to expand horizons and learn something new. There’s a lot of culture and history in Essex and Kent Counties. Consider visiting a museum or attending a local festival.
  • Plan to just “be” together. Put away the phones, tablets and laptops, and imagine just relaxing on the patio, have a little fire in the pit, enjoy conversations and reconnecting with your family.

Now is the perfect time to book your family vacation. If you’d like more information about booking a stay at Blue Water Cottages, please check out our rates and availability calendar, then give us a call or send us a text. 519-996-8117


The Best Way To Fish The Lake St. Clair Area

Whether you’re an experienced angler or it’s your first fishing outing, the best way to experience all that Lake St. Clair, Mitchell’s Bay, the Detroit River, Anchor Bay or the St. Clair River has to offer, is with a fishing charter.


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Can-Am Charters

These guides are incredibly knowledgeable and will ensure your fishing adventure is a success!


Fantastic fishing opportunities aren’t limited to the summer months! Incredible fishing awaits you from the early spring to the late fall in the Lake St. Clair area, (not to mention ice fishing!). And it’s not just a “men’s thing”… hiring a fishing guide will create lasting family memories!

Depending on the season, your preference and fishing charter company expert recommendations, you can expect:

  • Walleye
  • Sturgeon
  • Trout
  • Giant channel catfish
  • Pike
  • Multiple species of bass
  • Perch
  • And of course, hands down, the best muskie fishing in the world!

If your time is limited or you have all day to enjoy a fishing adventure, hiring a charter is your best bet. They will not only take you to the best locations and advise you on the necessary gear, they will help you with licensing as well as rules and regulations pertaining to crossing the US and Canadian borders.

Here’s a list of some of the best fishing charters in the Lake St. Clair area. Check out their websites for valuable information and amazing photos.

Fish HeadZ Sport Fishing Charters or on Facebook

Flatsman Charters or on Facebook

Mr. Muskie Charters or on Facebook

Can-Am  Charters or on Facebook

Huskie Muskie Charters or on Facebook

Garrett Samsal St Clair Fishing or on Facebook

We’d like to offer a big thank you to the above Lake St. Clair area fishing charter companies for supplying us with these awesome photos!

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” -Doug Larson

Experience the Thrill of Muskie Fishing in Lake St. Clair

Known to have the world’s largest muskie population, Lake St. Clair is a muskie fisherman’s paradise.

The muskellunge, commonly known as “muskie or musky” is a species of large, relatively uncommon freshwater predator, and the largest member of the pike family. Typically ranging in length from 28 to 48 inches and weighing in between 15 and 36 lbs, muskie are a thrill to catch. Maybe you’ll even reel in the “big one” – measuring up to 6 feet in length and weighing nearly 70 pounds!

Muskie Fishing Vacation Lake St. Clair

Whether trolling the gentle waters of Lake St. Clair in search of a large school of muskie or finding the perfect spot to cast your line, muskie fishing in Lake St. Clair is world-class and a “must experience” for fishermen of all skill levels.

What makes Lake St. Clair the ideal spot for muskie fishing?

  • The average depth of Lake St. Clair is approximately 10 feet.
  • Lake St. Clair is continually supplied with cold, fresh and clean water from Lake Huron.
  • Expansive shallow flats are the perfect spawning area.
  • The clear water makes for an ideal hunting ground for the muskie.
  • The catch and release policy ensures that the muskie population is large and healthy.

Cottage rental with boat dock Ontario

Whether heading out in your own boat trolling or angling for muskie, or hiring a local charter boat and knowledgeable guide, you are sure to be delighted with muskie fishing in Lake St. Clair!

If you’re looking for a perfect cottage rental as a base for your Lake St. Clair muskie fishing vacation, we’d be pleased if you considered Blue Water Cottages. This 2,600 sq ft home features a 77 foot long dock, with easy access to muskie fishing paradise!