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Blue Heron Cruises

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Address: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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+1 855-596-2999

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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Great boat trip for 2 hours

We did the 2 hour tour through the Five Fathoms Marine Park, it took us to see the shipwrecks & some of the islands including Flowerpot Island. Great cruise with plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We did the 2 hour tour through the Five Fathoms Marine Park, it took us to see the shipwrecks & some of the islands including Flowerpot Island. Great cruise with plenty of seating. Hard to hear the commentary upstairs on the boat though. Nice seabreeze really cooled us down in the heat though. Parking can be difficult to find during... More 

Thank NaomiBUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We did the 1.5 hour glass bottom cruise over the ship wrecks and out and around Russel island and around flower pot island. If your not up for the 3 hour hike across flower pot I highly recommend this cruise. The shipwrecks in Big Tub were stunning, the flowerpots and lighthouse on flowerpot island were as good as any picture... More 

2 Thank Colin W
springfield vt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went on this tour, with a glass bottom boat out to Big Tub Harbor and Flower Pot Island. It is a very nice tour which we thoroughly enjoyed and were treated like royalty throughout. The ride we went on took us over the two shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbor, where the water is so clear, we did not even... More 

1 Thank sprung51
Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We must go to Flowerpot island! I bought my tickets for the boat ride online the night before, checked in at the ticket booth the day of and off we were! The staff was friendly and boat ride amazing! Nothing to complain about. The shipwrecks are really cool as well!!!

1 Thank Anne D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Family sailed on what appeared to be the largest of the boats offering sightseeing trips. Very informative commentary highlighting the sights. One caution: the sound system is quite muffled for passengers sitting inside...but the glassbottom views are fantastic. Excellent value. Coffee and chocolate bars are available on-board.

1 Thank Passepareverywhere
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great day on Saturday went to flowerpot on the jet boat called the flowerpot express. Great ride very fun and even see a few of the shipwrecks on the way. Stunning water very clear and the captain and boat staff were very helpful and friendly. We came back on the blue Herron which is the glass bottom boat,... More 

1 Thank Greg E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great service. Friendly and on time for voyage out to Flowerpot island and return. Website had a glitch when booking from my phone. Great bus service from parking to dock and back. Now they have numerous parking lots as Tobermory doesn't.

1 Thank Dave B
Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

this place is a couple bucks cheaper than the other boat service that goes out of tobermory. get around to see the wrecks before 4pm and you are able to see the shipwrecks. after that you can't. just a tip. our boat took us to see a couple shipwrecks nestled in a small bay if you will. really neat. they... More 

2 Thank OHTravel_Junkies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This tour rocks! Doesn't matter how many times I have been on the tour...love it like it was my first time every time. Great staff! Love the jet boats!!:) Highly recommend getting off at flower pot island and exploring all its beauty. Ship wrecks are hauntingly beautiful.

Thank Ontarioyummo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We took the blue Heron Cruise when we visited Tobermory. It was fun and not on time. I just didn't like the fact that they moved us to a different location to get on the boat for our safety but still ended up stopping at the original location to pick up other passengers that they forgot. Overall it was a... More 

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

By looking at the photos that you uploaded... We can see that you went with Bruce Anchor Cruises and not Blue Heron Cruises More 

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