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About Bruce Anchor Cruises
Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels depart Tobermory on a regular schedule. Our tours operate during the spring, summer, and fall! Passengers are given an opportunity to view two 19th century shipwrecks, The Sweepstakes and The City of Grand Rapids, resting just a few feet below the surface. Following the shipwreck viewing, guests will pass by Big Tub Light House (1885). From there we cruise around Flowerpot Island passengers for a view of the magical scenery. This scenery includes the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and more. If you are planning to hike the island, we dock at Beachy Cove to allow allow passengers to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours. Stay Aboard cruises are also available.
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John P wrote a review Sep 2022
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Did the glass bottom boat to the ship wrecks and Flower Pot Island had a fantastic afternoon, well worth it. Hint sit upstairs the view of the wrecks is better as is is the scenery.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Lesley G wrote a review Sep 2022
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The cruise over to Flower pot island on the glass botton boat was as expected However they make you line up an hour in advance and we stood in the hot sun until boarding as sgadevis limited And it was crowded when we went(330pm ) Even though it’s first come first serve for boarding we selected seats that were close to the glass bottom but it didn’t matter because people crowd around the viewing site and basically the only views you have are peoples bottoms The boats run on time the crew is at times difficult to understand when they’re speaking into the mic but they get you there they get you back and they try to explain what you’re seeing as you pass over the wrecks
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Moondoggie1957 wrote a review Aug 2022
Woodbridge, Canada518 contributions172 helpful votes
We had perfect weather on the day of our cruise, severe blue skies and calm waters. The boarding process was pretty routine and before long we were off to view the 2 shipwrecks. From there we headed for Flowerpot Island. We all had a great time and it was well worth it!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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aspoe093 wrote a review Jul 2022
Pierre, South Dakota493 contributions93 helpful votes
Very easy to work with, got our tickets the night before and did an excellent job of bringing us to Flowerpot Island and showing us the shipwrecks. Way cheaper than Blue Heron as well.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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patlv23 wrote a review Jul 2022
Winnipeg, Canada669 contributions81 helpful votes
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Quite an invloved process pre-boarding but not too bad. Basically buy tickets online or in-person, check-in an hour before (up to a few days earlier too), park at a designated parking lot, proceed to boarding area (the earlier the better if you want to guarantee a spot at the top deck). That's 3 separate locations so keep that in mind. They try their best to inform you of this by e-mail/text. Staff was friendly/helpful. The boat ride itself was fun. At the shipwrecks, they stay for a while, slowly rotating the boat a few times so all could get a good look. My kid reported that he preferred the view of the shipwrecks from the side of the boat better than the glass-bottom. From there they go directly to Flowerpot Island, though the tour guide will share tidbits of information on the islands/locations we pass by. We disembarked at Flowerpot Island. At our scheduled return boarding time, there were people being turned away who had a different booked return time. It's worth a try but no guarantees. We were close to the end of the line so we couldn't get a spot at the top. The trip back was pretty much direct to the docks, but there was still a little bit of commentary by the tour guide. Very happy with this cruise though it would have been nice if we could take a route closer to the other islands.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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