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Address: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 855-596-2999
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Description: One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has...
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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Service at Blue Heron Cruises is great. We went on the jet boat that showed us 2 shipwrecks. Then we made our way to flowerpot island. We had decided not to get off at the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Blue Mountains, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Received a parking ticket on Canada Day at a sign posted with 2 hour parking on Monday to Friday (business days). No signage upon entering Harbour that long term parking is available and should be used during a holiday, Canada Day. No signage on Blue Heron Cruises ticket office that long term parking is available. No warning or discussion at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service at Blue Heron Cruises is great. We went on the jet boat that showed us 2 shipwrecks. Then we made our way to flowerpot island. We had decided not to get off at the island as we had planned to hike the Bruce National park trails instead. Tour guide was a young guy who did a good job. The... More 

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

The staff at the Blue Heron Company strive to provide a positive experience for each of our customers. We think that any day spent on Georgian Bay is a good day - whether you stay aboard or get off to do some hiking on Flowerpot Island! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your trip with... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This goes to Flowerpot island. We took the 1.5 hour cruise but there are shorter or longer. There is also the option to come of the island and walk around or stay on board. The cruise also goes to the sunken shipwrecks. Very nice cruise on a sunny day.

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

Although the cruises are great on overcast days too, we are glad to hear that you were fortunate enough to have a sunny day to enjoy your cruise! Thank you for leaving a review about the trip with Blue Heron Cruises. More 

Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We bought tickets for the cruise along the shores of flowerpot island and back to Tobermory (nonstop). The boat is pretty big and I guess it can accommodate about 50 people at once. The lower deck of the boat has the glass bottom hull which marvelously captures the transparent waters of the Georgian bay. The ship wrecks looked magnified through... More 

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

Thank you for leaving such a great review of your time with Blue Heron Cruises! The Great Blue Heron is the largest Glass Bottom Boat in Canada and can carry up to 125 passengers! Our customers love standing on the bow of the boat and feeling the cool Georgian Bay breeze. Thanks again for leaving a review and we hope... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Take early trip out and stay for day on the island to hike. Dress for possible bad weather as it gets cold off the water. Senior rates to make it less cost.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. You made an excellent point about dressing for all types of weather. A nice sunny day on land, can still be quite chilly on the water. Hopefully you were able to enjoy a nice sunny day, and you are able to visit us again soon. More 

Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went on this cruise (the non stop one) and really enjoyed it. The crew were excellent in welcoming guests and making sure they were well informed throughout the trip. They shared both safety instructions and a narrative of each spot we were passing by. All in all, a very nice afternoon trip.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise with us. Our staff pride themselves in excellent customer service and we love to share the positive feedback with them. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Took the boat to flowerpot island. On the way there visited two wrecks in Big Tub. Really beautiful to see the wrecks trough the glass bottom of the boat. Flowerpot island is gorgeous!

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

You are so right... Flowerpot Island is gorgeous! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your trip with Blue Heron Cruises. Hopefully we will see you again soon! More 

Oakville, Canada
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138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I used both the express Zephyr and the Cruise ship to get to Flowerpot Island, and all the Blue Heron staff was friendly and professional, from very helpful gal at the ticket booth to the boat staff. I highly recommend Blue Heron. I also recommend that you visit Tobermory this summer and take one of the cruise ships

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

Thank you for taking time to leave such a nice review for Blue Heron Cruises. We strive to ensure that each of our customers have a fantastic time while visiting Tobermory and Flowerpot Island. Hopefully we will see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We took the glass bottom boat to the islands It costed us close to 90 bucks for two people as the island needs a canada national park pass . The boat's glass bottom is just about okay , you can get a better view of the wreck if you are outside on the board. Very punctual the ride was comfortable... More 

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Flowerpot Island. You are right! There is an excellent view of the shipwrecks over the side of any of our boats. Thank you for taking time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went on the glass bottom boat cruise aboard the Flowerpot to Flowerpot Island. Our voyage started with an amazing trip over the two ship wrecks in Big Tub Harbour. Our captain skillfully maneuvered the vessel so we had an amazing view of the wrecks. He turned the boat around to make the water still as glass, giving us a very... 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 your trip with Blue Heron Cruises. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and sincerely appreciate the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Address: Address: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 855-596-2999
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bruce County  >  Tobermory

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