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Address: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 855-596-2999
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One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has been...

One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has been operating boat tours through Fathom Five National Marine Park for over 45 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).

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Amazing scenery

The cruise to the flowerpot island was fantastic, the view of the shipwreck on the blue green waters was just amazing! The surprise was the return jet boat, that just gives you a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SunitaVDinakar
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cruise to the flowerpot island was fantastic, the view of the shipwreck on the blue green waters was just amazing! The surprise was the return jet boat, that just gives you a real wow experience!!

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Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We loved their services! Definitely an activity you cannot miss when you visit Tobermory. We got a packaged deal of cruise ride and accomodation--check it out. The location of the motel is overlooking the lake. Everything was perfect.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Best summer vacation spot. Visited flower pot island with family and friends in July 2015. Stayed at Blue Herron motel. Fish and chips, bar, cruise and lots of other beautiful memories.

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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We wanted to take the dogs along with us instead of locking them in the trailer for the day. I called ahead of time and was told that dogs were allowed on jet boats and one was leaving at 11:40. We raced down to the doc and we were met by a very friendly young man asking if he could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Amazing cruise. The waters are just out of this world. Blue green and the view is just awesome. The boat was nice and clean and the commentary was good. Saw the shipwrecks and enjoyed the Flower pot island

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Woodstock, Canada
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This cruise line in Tobermory is I believe to be the best, and there are several reasons and the main one being is they will not5 go out if there is any sign of bad weather safety first I say and if you are unable to go on the booked day they will reschedule or give you a full refund.... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a great way to 'visit' the islands near Tobermory, Ontario. There's a good commentary from Blue Heron staff but this isn't intrusive. The views are stunning and the boat gets close enough to the islands for you to able to see flora, fauna and a lake that is a mesmerising colour. The tour is good value for money... More 

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Cochrane
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The term " glass bottom boat" is used very loosely by Blue Heron. There are 2 three foot square (approximately) viewing stations on the boat and that is it for the glass bottom part. As they state, they do take you over 2 shipwrecks. They are both in a Harbour very close to town and pretty much beside each other.... More 

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Charlottetown, PEI
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We took our family to go on this boat ride. First of all, it's not an entirely 'glass bottom boat'. There are 3 large viewing boxes that you look down through. I was thankful the boat wasn't too busy because otherwise I don't know how we would have seen anything. They take you over 2 shipwrecks and spend a few... More 

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Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I did two rides with Blue Heron. First one was the two hour nonstop tour on the glass (small portion only) bottom boat. Perhaps media had set my expectations a tad high of what a glass bottom boat looks like but I expected more glass than what was there (refer to photo attached to this review). When you have a... More 

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