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Blue Heron Cruises

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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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Wonderful cruise experience

We had a great time using Blue Heron Cruises to travel to flower pot island. The staff are friendly and well informed with the history of the area. They were able to provide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cuong L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time using Blue Heron Cruises to travel to flower pot island. The staff are friendly and well informed with the history of the area. They were able to provide additional details about the sunken ships and various landmarks.

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Thank Cuong L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Jet Boat! The view of the shipwrecks is best on this boat. It's an unforgettable experience. The staff is always courteous and professional. The Sunset cruise is spectacular!

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Thank LovingHolidayTime
Orangeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip!! Stay on boat trip. Even with a full boat there is lots to see and the sights are wonderful.

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Thank DaddyIceman
London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Straight forward booking and boarding. Slightly more expensive than the other companies. If you book online, you still need to go in to the office and then pay the Parks Canada fee. Trips to flowerpot island are about 15mins without any commentary while other companies offered information as you made the trip. For ferry service to the island, Glass bottom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought the tickets online ahead of time, a 3 hours drive, the offices are right on Hwy 6, very convenient with a fairly large parking and a short walk to the harbor, the 2 hour trip was nice, friendly staff ... a great option if in Tobermory for hours.

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Thank G B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the two hour cruise and saw all the little islands around the area. The tour guide/captain was very knowledgeable. We learned lots about the ship wrecks, the wildlife and the history. I highly recommend this for all families. My son (10 years old) was losing interest right at the end and all the babies and younger children were... More 

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Thank Crazymom1
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

100% recommend Blue Heron! We had originally booked an afternoon cruise as we wanted to spend the morning at the Grotto. When we were unable to get into the Grotto we headed to the Blue Heron Ticket office to see if there was even a slim chance of getting on an earlier cruise. We were in luck and were able... More 

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Thank Carla V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fairly prices cruise (compared to the other cruise lines going on the same trip). We were happy to walk in and book a cruise on the same day. There were a lot of people on the boat, but that didn't stop us from being able to see the sights. It was better viewing the sunken ships from... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a routine visitor of Tobermory, I use these guys as my go to for visiting flowerpot island. They have awesome RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) for those looking for a thrill when getting out for some fun time on the water. Have had a boat to my lonesome (as of 2006, 2007, 2009) but also have seen their vessels packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved how the boat to Flowerpot Island left right on time. The captain takes a detour to see two shipwrecks visible in Big Tub Harbour. Crew are friendly and safety conscious. The cruise along the coast of the island affords many photo opps of the unique landscape. Return trip also left promptly and got us back to town in... More 

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