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“glass bottom”(56 reviews)
“flowerpot island”(167 reviews)
“tour guide”(17 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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7468 On-6, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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+1 519-596-2555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the smaller open air boat, and it was great! It was a cooler day and mid-week, so the boat was not very busy. We got a great view of the wrecks through the glass bottom and over the sides. The guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carlyer2018
bruceanchor, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing with us your experience on the Crusader! Although the glass bottom is absolutely outstanding, viewing the shipwrecks over the sides of the vessel is an excellent way to view the entirety of the wreckage. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

We went to flower pot in this August. I recommend book your Bruce anchor cruise on line the day before you plan to go as they fully book all the time. It is super fast and fun. The view is amazing. Even though they recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ngalam8
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review! You have provided some great feedback for those looking to explore with Bruce Anchor Cruises! Because our visitor volumes can fluctuate, booking online, in advance of your cruise, is a great idea. Our area (Tobermory, and Georgian Bay) offers...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

We had a great time getting to and from flowerpot island even though the weather didn't exactly cooperate.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenda C
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

The weather has been a bit challenging for us this past month. The winds have created conditions that aren't safe for us to sail it. It's super to hear that you had a great experience, despite the weather. Thank you so much for choosing to...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

From start to finish the people that work for this cruise line make it a very special experience. We booked this line specifically because it allowed our dog as well. A beautiful tour and is an absolute must if you come to Tobermory.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Penner246
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you for this amazing review! WOW! This means a lot to us :) We hope that you enjoy the memories you made with us for a long, long time. Thank you for choosing Bruce Anchor Cruises!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

I had booked our tickets online since we were staying at the Tobermory Village Campground and I had seen a sign posted up about a free shuttle to the dock. After booking online, I had to call to them to arrange a pick up time....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you so much for cruising with us! The shuttle option is a wonderful convenience for those staying at local area campgrounds. There are certainly days where our drivers are very busy, doing everything they can to ensure everyone reaches their sailing on time. The...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

The cruise itself is just okay. There isn't much other than Flowerpot Island that you'll see that you won't see from the Peninsula. The glass bottom is a novelty and useful for the two minutes or so that you spend on the shipwrecks. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you so much for sailing with us! The views from our cruises are breathtaking. The fresh cool breeze off of the water is also one to be desired. We hope that you were able to capture many great photos and enjoy exploring the island...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Great team... from the girl at the desk to the first mate (lee) & crew (Kyle, Brian and a lovely girl with green highlights in her hair - sorry i cant remember everyones name) Wonderful experience, on time, knowledgeable and fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenn S
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

This is wonderful! Thank you so much for sailing with us!

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We chose the Brice Anchor cruises because they allow you to bring your dog. I now know why they specify such long lead times for ticket pick up and boarding. It is super crazy busy and you pick up tickets in 1 location and park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

We hope your pooch had a great time too! Thank you for chatting about the time it can take to make it to your sailing on time. It can take anywhere from 20 - 50 minutes to pick up tickets, get parked and back to...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I think by far this has the better boats... new boats with great glass bottoms and knowledgeable staff.. a great way to visit flower pot island!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank telahm
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

We agree! Thank you for sailing with us! We hope that you got some pretty amazing photographs along the way!

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We travel on Bruce Anchors Explorer to Flower Pot Island. We purchased out tickets on Aug 30th 2018 at the Ticket building located on Hay Bay Road. The young lady at the booth was extremely helpful and polite. Even thou we came at the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for this review! We are happy to hear that you were able to find a sailing time that suited your schedule. We pride ourselves in the fact that we run on time. We value the schedules of our visitors and understand that many...More

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linda o
April 14, 2019|
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Response from bruceanchor | Property representative |
If you are booking a drop off tour to explore the island and swim/snorkel there, the length of your adventure is variable. When booking your drop off tour you will have to select a departure time from Tobermory and a return... More
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linda o
April 14, 2019|
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Response from Ngalam8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi India There are 2 cruises 1 is Express approximately 30 to 45 mins. While the other ones take up to 1 hours. You should book the cruise ahead as they only have so many trip a day. Hopefully the water is warm for you in... More
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Nitika S
August 20, 2018|
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Flowerpot Island is a natural environment with many species of wildlife. Yes, there are snakes - but it is entirely normal for snakes to live outdoors, in a natural environment. As for pool floats - without knowing more... More
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