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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Ranked #5 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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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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London, Canada
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time, we did the two hour cruise. The kids loved it and were not bored. The crew was efficient, professional and very friendly. We enjoyed the info as we cruised and were of course blown away with the scenery. Great time, highly recommended.

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cruise on the Great Blue Heron. The scenery on our two hour tour really is amazing. Our staff work hard to ensure a pleasant experience for all of our customers. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We chose the 2 hour Fathom Five trio. We were blessed with a beautiful clear day for our cruise. We took the 3:30 boat on a Thursday and enjoyed every minute. The staff was friendly and full of interesting information. The boat we were on had 6 or 8 windows in the bottom to to view the shipwrecks. Because we... More

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

We just love hearing how much our customers enjoy their cruises. We also like to hear how helpful our staff are... as we always strive to provide the best possible experience. Thanks for leaving such a great review and we hope to see you again soon. More

Fergus Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Blue Heron Cruises offers trips to Flower Pot Island and some local sightseeing at a great price with a great experience! Their glass bottom boats are more like glass glass window boats (there are two medium sized windows near the bow of the boat) but the experience is still exceptional. Their staff is friendly and accommodating and their vessels are... More

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

Thank you for leaving a review for Blue Heron Cruises! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise to Flowerpot Island! We also recommend taking the glass bottom out and jet boat back in. A fun way to experience both types of boats. We hope to see you again soon! More

Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise to Flowerpot Island. We hope to see you again soon. More

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

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

Thank you for leaving such a great review for us. Tobermory and the waters that surround the beautiful Bruce Peninsula , really are special and we are so glad that you had such a great getaway. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the near future. More

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