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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Ranked #2 of 6 Activities in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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).

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were in Tobermory for 2 days, and took a cruise aboard the Blue Heron IV to Flower Pot Island, and some sunken shipwrecks. The cruise exceeded our expectations. We chose to go aboard the taller "Blue Heron IV" rather than the speedier jet boat. The older, Blue Heron IV's upper deck gives a superior vista than does the Jet... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had to evacuate a crew member off my ship at anchorage 4 miles from Tobermory. After a midnight trip with the Coast Gaurd and an ambulance ride to Lion's Head we were stranded ashore (the crew member ended up being fine). We made it back to Tobermory but had no way to reach the ship. I was asking around... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The blue heron has many types of cruises for many different people depending what you want to do. We did the flower pot island tour and the ship wrecks. We didn't get off the boat at flower pot but stayed on. It was a great cruise and the staff are very polite and knowledgable. We stayed inside the boat going... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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