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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Ranked #7 of 17 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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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took the 1 1/2 hour cruise to Flower Pot Islands. This is the shortest cruise but still takes you to see two well preserved ship wrecks as well as the naturally created "flower pots" on the island. Beautiful scenery but was quite rough that day so be prepared to hang on and even get a bit of spray. Overall... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Took a couple of cruises out of Tobermory with BHC and was quite impressed. A boat is a boat is a boat..kinda. The schedule was right on the mark, the crews were very professional and the scenery was unreal. Being from the concrete jungle, my wife and I were taken back to a more peaceful time in our lives through... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really liked the two-hour tour...even the 10 year old was happy. It was sunny but very breezy, so we started out on the upper deck and moved inside after a while. Very comfortable seats and fun to hang out on the outside railing in front as well. Good tour guide - not too much and not too little. I... More

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

Thank you for your review for Blue Heron Cruises! We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Great Blue Heron and found the boat comfortable - even with the chilly Georgian Bay breeze. We encourage our staff to provide the best experience possible for our customers and appreciate your positive remarks. We hope to see you again sometime... More

Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did the trip to Flowerpot and the sunset cruise. The staff for both trips were great. Happy to answer any questions about the area. There is a dispute happening with the cottagers in Big Tub which is part of where the sightseeing tour goes, but they have been careful to meet their demands and be quiet in the bay... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share photos of your tour with Blue Heron Cruises. The Blue Heron Company strives to provide our customers with the best experience possible so we are happy to pass along a JOB WELL DONE to our employees. We hope that you enjoyed your time and that we will see... More

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took the Blue Heron V on the out and back tour of Flowerpot island (did not get off on the island). The boat was nice and the crew was competent and friendly in their work... The glass panels are not very big, and there are only two viewing areas. In our case, there was plenty of room to view,... More

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour on the Blue Heron V. For your next trip, keep in mind that you are also able to see the two shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour over the side of any of our boats as they are both in very shallow water - and the Flowerpot Express is A LOT... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Blue Heron cruises was very accommodating! Thanks to another reviewer, I asked about the possibility of taking the glass bottom boat over and the speed boat back for our group of 15. We opted not to stay on Flower Pot Island due to the timing of our day, and that arrangement worked great. The one thing I will comment on... More

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

Thank you for taking time to review your trip with Blue Heron Cruises. You are right! Our water is so crystal clear, that you are able to see the shipwrecks over the side of ANY of our boats. Time restraints are no problem - just let us know and we will give you all kinds of options to suit your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed in the same hotel of the boat operator, got 1 ticket free for each room. Good tour. Lots of to enjoy. Glass bottom is not so impressive.

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

We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our two for one discount. We hope to see you again soon! More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Blue Heron offers a variety of cruises out to the Five Fathom Islands. We took the glass bottom boat trip. It wasn't easy determining which cruises went where, when, and for what price. Neither the brochure, the website, nor the actual booking office had the information accurately displayed. We found out as we paid that there was a 25 %... More

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blueheronco, Marketing at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this review

We apologize for the confusion that you found with choosing the best option for you. With it being our "off-season" we do not offer all of the cruise options that we do in the peak-season, so we do not post of their details. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and hope to see you another time. More

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we took cruise for shipwreck, they transfer us from smaller boat to bigger boat. glass bottom was great. flower pot island was nice. it was little chilly, but cruise people provided blankets. A must do in Tobermory.

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and the time that you spent in Tobermory. We hope to see you again sometime! More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We travelled to Tobermory in August and stayed at the Harbourside Motel. We received a discount ticket for the cruises when we checked in. It was valid on the first cruise of the day and we took advantage of it. The cruise was very scenic and the commentator was very informative. We took the glass bottom over and the speed... More

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