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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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We went to buy tickets the day before we wanted to take the cruise and the women at the ticket booth recommend we wait as the weather was supposed to be awful and she didn't think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was the worst boat tour I've ever been on! It is advertised as glass bottom when there are only two little pieces of glass in the front of the boat. Also, we were told we would go on a tour, but all the captain said throughout the boat ride was to pay attention to the demonstration of how to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to buy tickets the day before we wanted to take the cruise and the women at the ticket booth recommend we wait as the weather was supposed to be awful and she didn't think the cruises would be running. We did wait and LUCKILY the weather cleared up a bit the next day. We went back the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Reasonable price, nice little trip to flowerpot island. The glass bottom boat moves slower than the jet boats. The glass bottom at the lower deck of the boat is abt the size of of four small hand kerchiefs, where you can look in to water to see the ship-wreck. The ship wreck is exaggerated more like a 'boat wreck'. The... More 

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

We are happy to hear that your group enjoyed their cruise with us - especially the jet boat ride! Thanks for leaving a review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This boat tour says its glass bottom but I have not seen the glass. I was expecting to view the bottom but was disappointed. Other than that the cruise is good. They tell you about the area and what inhabits there. The shipwrecks I had to view from the top deck but since the water is so clear you really... More 

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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. As you mentioned the shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour are easily viewed over the side of any of our boats and the top deck offers excellent views. Thanks again & have a great day! More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took the 2 hour cruise around flowerpot and to the sunken ships cost was 40$ TX included. Great views for the whole family. You can also take the cruise with drop off on flowerpot with different pickup hours. It's something to do once I wouldn't do it again unless it was cheaper. Enjoy your cruise!!

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

We appreciated you taking the time to leave a review of your time with Blue Heron Cruises. The two hour non stop tour is a great way to take in the wonderful scenery in Fathom Five National Marine Park and Flowerpot Island. Thanks for spreading the word! More 

Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing to see shipwrecks. I'd love to learn more about them. We did the 2 hour tour around the islands and it was so busy we felt lucky we didn't stop at flowerpot island or wed be there the night. Every ferry back was full up.

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

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us! There is a lot of history in the waters surrounding Tobermory. Fathom Five National Marine Park has more than 20 shipwrecks within it - each with an interesting story of how it met its fate. You can find more information of the two shipwrecks that we view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a nice family activity. The boat trip, which was one of the express boats, took us to the shipwrecks and then on to the island. We explored the island for a couple of hours. Two of my children found snakes on the island and in the water. We finished our exploring earlier than what I had booked the... More 

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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 your cruise with us at Blue Heron Cruises. It sounds like you enjoyed both your ride and the time that you spent on Flowerpot Island and we are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the discount given to guests of the Harbourside Motel and Wireless Bay... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very pleasant ride, it was an excellent day, we got to see the flower pot, we cruised along the shore line and saw the Grotto, the was just amazing, the water was so clear, I will do it again, it was well worth the money.

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

Our sunset cruise is truly a hidden gem! Although you do not see the shipwrecks or Flowerpot Island (You can see the tall Flowerpot in the distance) this 2 hour cruise still offers a great way to see the rugged beauty of our area. Take in the towering cliffs, plunging shorelines and incredible sunset views. We are so happy that... More 

London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Bring a jacket. You won't regret it. Stop on flowerpot island, it is a walk to the flowerpots, but take it slow and it's worth it. Book a different boat on the ride back. We took the Blue Heron V on the way to the boat and the speed boat on the way back, my favorite! The glass boat is... More 

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

Thank you for cruising with Blue Heron Cruises and for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are glad that you were able to experience both the glass bottom and jet boat options that we offer. The jet boats are lots of fun! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went on this scenic cruise around Flower Pot island. It was $40 per person for a 2 hour cruise. Totally worth the money. You also get to see two sunken ships. Do it if you appreciate beautiful surroundings.

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

The scenery on our Two Hour Non-Stop Fathom Five tour is incredible, isn't it?! The crystal clear waters are amazing and the harbours throughout Fathom Five National Marine Park are perfectly unspoiled. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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