Boats, Equipment & Services
Mar Mac Lodge: Experts on Service & Equipment
Boats and Motors
Packages include our traditional, hand built by Giesler Bros., 18ft. cedar strip boats powered by dependable 20hp and/or 25hp Yamaha outboards. All boats are equipped with padded seats for your fishing comfort. We also provide life jackets(some people prefer to bring their own), cushions, landing nets and bait buckets.
We keep a good supply of bait, including night crawlers, minnows and leeches available for purchase at the Bait Shop on the dock.
When you arrive at the dock each morning, you will find your boat has been cleaned, the seats wiped down and the motor running. Dock staff are on hand to make sure your gas tanks are full and that you have the bait you require. Our dock staff will greet you and service your boat each time you return to camp so that you are always ready for the open water!
American plan guests may choose to have a boxed lunch prepared for your day on the lake. Please arrange with your server.
American plan guests who will be departing by train for Sudbury will have a boxed lunch prepared and ready for pick up in the main lodge prior to departure. Please confirm with your server.
Housekeeping guests may arrange and purchase a boxed lunch with advance notice to the kitchen.
All meals are served in our dining room in the main lodge.
- Breakfast 7:30 am to 9:00 am
- Lunch 12:00 noon
- Supper 6:00 pm
Cube and block ice is available at both the motor house and main lodge.
Tipping is a personal choice and we do not assess any service charges on your final billing. However should you wish to tip one of our staff you can do so directly with that staff member or through the office. We don’t pool tips and don’t take any fee out of any tips left through the office.
Electricity is generated on site with our diesel power plants. To help the environment we do turn off the generators some afternoons and overnight 1:00 am to 6:00 am. Should you require electricity during this time for breathing machines, etc. please request one of our portable power packs.
Once you return to camp with your catch of the day, you can arrange with one of our friendly dock staff to clean and freeze your fish for your trip home.
All guests must obtain their fishing licenses enroute as licenses are no longer available at the lodge or air base. You can also obtain your fishing license on-line with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To purchase your Ontario fishing licenses visit www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/fishing
Our staff includes professional guides who have been fishing these lakes for many years and know where the fish are. They will be happy to advise anyone on the best types of lures and bait as well as indicating the ‘hotspots’ on our lake map. All are experienced, eager to get you fishing and all-round fine fellows with whom to enjoy your day on the lake.
Internet & Mobile Phones
WIFI is available free of charge in the main lodge via satellite. Due to our remote location there is no mobile phone service. However your wifi equipped smart phone can be used in our main lodge for email, internet and other internet based apps.
American plan guests will receive daily maid service. Should inclement weather keep guests on shore or should you not wish maid service we are always pleased to remove trash and provide extra clean towels. Housekeeping guests will have trash removed and clean towel service daily.
American plan guests may opt to have the kitchen pack a shore lunch kit or boxed lunch. Please arrange with your server. Shore lunch fire wood is available at the dock. Housekeeping guests can arrange with the kitchen for shore lunch kit utensils or purchase a complete shore lunch kit with all the fixings.
Each guest must have a Personal Floatation Device that fits properly, is in good condition and approved for wear in Canada and/or the USA. We do have life jackets available, however we strongly recommend all guests supply their own government approved PFD’s for any children they may be traveling with.
American plan guests with special dietary considerations should advise the lodge at least three weeks prior to arrival to ensure we can cater to your needs. Should you have a special request or not prefer something on our menu please let your server know or arrange with the kitchen staff who will be pleased to offer an alternate selection.
For your convenience with three weeks advance notice we would be pleased to arrange to have available for your arrival any supplies that would make your stay more comfortable. Orders will be surcharged 10% plus any additional transportation costs.
A radio telephone is available in the main lodge for guest use. Collect, credit card, toll-free and incoming calls only.
A large screen satellite TV is available in the main lodge. There is also a DVD player and wide selection of movies.
You will find an assortment of fishing tackle, rain wear, souvenir clothing, snacks and beverages in our Tuck Shop located in the main lodge.
We would be pleased to assist you in making your travel arrangements. We have special arrangements with several hotels for pre and post holiday stays. We will book all flights directly with White River Air or other air service as required. We or our professional travel agent can help book rail tickets, commercial airlines or car rentals at your request.