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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has been operating boat tours through Fathom Five National Marine Park for over 40... more » Owner description: One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has been operating boat tours through Fathom Five National Marine Park for over 40 years. Cruise through the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay surrounding Tobermory taking in the vistas that include Big Tub Lighthouse and the Shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour. Hiking trails, a historic light station, caves and the namesake Sea Stacks are waiting for you to explore on Flowerpot Island. Continuous departures from the bustling Little Tub Harbour daily (Seasonally and weather permitting). « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A very nice cruise to Flowerpot Island viewing submerged wrecks and lighthouses along the way. We actually got off at Flowerpot Island and stayed for about 4 hours. A tip to those interested in wildlife, head left off the boat away from those seeking the lighthouse and flowerpots (rock stacks) and take the track down to the marle bed. There... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took a 1.5 hour cruise to see the shipwrecks of Big Tub Harbour and Flower Pot Island. We sat on the top of the boat rather than near the glass bottom. We could see the wrecks from the top of the boat much better than we could have if we were by the glass bottom. The captain manuevered the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the flowerpot island boat tour, where they dropped us off and picked us up a few hours later. I recommend staying on the island for at least 3-4 hours if you want to do all the trails and see everything. Bring bottled water as there is none on the island except for a small shop which sells out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Reasonable price, nice little trip to flowerpot. Forget about the glass bottom boat, I almost fell asleep - it moved at turtle pace. Was not even interested in the glass bottom(it is actually the size of four small hand kerchiefs). But we took the Jet boat on the way back from flowerpot, it was one hell of a ride! Actually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the two-hour tour to see a sunken ship wreck and the famous flowerpots in the Five Fathom national park. The glass bottom section allowed for a fascinating view of one sunken ship and parts of another ship. Two hours with lots to see was enough to keep two preteen boys entertained and happy. The crew was... More

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took the 11:00 a.m. two-hour glass-bottom boat cruise to Flower Pot Island and other popular sights. Everyone with this company was very nice and seemed to enjoy what they do. We chose to sit on the opened upper deck which gets quite breezy. Blankets were a nice touch they provided! They also serve light refreshments downstairs. The narrated cruise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We very much enjoyed the boat tour and the kids had lots of fun. The boat was well maintained and clean. If you have trouble climbing stairs take care while going to the top deck while the ship is moving and watch children closely. The crew provided a great history review of the scenic stopping points and ship wreck. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took this cruise to the island and had a wonderful time. The tour boat stops in Big Tub Harbour where you can view two underwater shipwrecks from the side of the boat. The crew give a nice history lesson on the wrecks and some history of the island as you approach. There are a number of things to see... More

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Blue Heron Cruises. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and time on Flowerpot Island. We also like to recommend at least 3 hours to enjoy the island without being rushed - It's the perfect place for a picnic lunch. We hope to see you again soon! More

Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First make reservation on line for the boat ( to go and to come back) if you want to go for a ride or visit Flowerpot Island. Enjoy If you plant to stay at Flowerpot Island and have kids take at least 4-5 hours between boats this way you would be able to enjoy everything on the island and still... More

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Advance reservations are recommended especially on weekend in July and August and most definitely on a long weekend. The more time that you can plan for to stay on the island, the more relaxed your time there will be. Allowing you to poke around on the trails and enjoy a picnic and the wonderful views... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We liked the cruise on the speedboat ($33) but found it to be a short ride to the sunken ships. We did opt for the 25 min as all the rest were full. So pre booking is a good idea. The two sunken ships were in big tub harbour and were literally right next to each other. If your looking... More

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also recommend pre-booking your cruise, especially on weekends in July and August and definitely on a Long weekend. Although Fathom Five National Marine Park has several shipwrecks within it, the two in Big Tub Harbour (The Sweepstakes and City of Grand Rapids) are the only two that our cruises can take customers to. The... More

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