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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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We arrived in Tobermory on Sunday 7th May.... Beautiful little harbour town- highly recommend Blue Heron Motel for everyone (Couples, families Etc) staff were very helpful, clean... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much to do in Tobermory in May (stuck for a day when the Chi-Cheemaun was cancelled) so we decided to take the glass bottom boat cruise. The glass bottom is like a couple of small windows at the bootom of a well but the water was so crystal clear you can see the shipwrecks and bottom quite clearly. The... More 

Thank Ontario88
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Tobermory on Sunday 7th May.... Beautiful little harbour town- highly recommend Blue Heron Motel for everyone (Couples, families Etc) staff were very helpful, clean rooms and the view- Well breathtaking. This place will steal your heart and mind with its natural beauty, I look forward to returning in the future and do the glass bottom boat trip... More 

1 Thank Annisha90Isarah
Sudbury, Canada
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We took the glass bottom boat tour to Flowerpot Island. En route, the boat drives over some shipwrecks; the water is so clear so you can see the shipwrecks either through the glass bottom (which is not all that big) or over the side of the boat. It was a beautiful, sunny day and it was a really pleasant ride.... More 

Thank nickelcitygirl
Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We took the glass bottom boat tour over to Flowerpot Island and spent an hour or two discovering the island. The ride over is pleasant and they take you right over sunken ships! The water is so clear you can see all the way down. We opted for the fast boat for the way back, oh the kids loved that... More 

1 Thank Celebratingthislife
Tobermory, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The waters and islands are beautiful and this is a good way to experience them. The shipwreck in Big Tub is not that spectacular. We were unable to hear most of the commentary over the noise of the boat's engines. The trip was spoiled by unsupervised children running around the entire two hours. Otherwise a pleasant way to spend the... More 

Thank Janet M
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We took the Sunset Cruise on a beautiful July evening. The entire trip and scenery was outstanding. We had no idea how rugged and beautiful the eastern coast of the Bruce peninsula was. The crew was very professional and took a few minutes to answer our grandchildren's questions. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jim L
Lowbanks, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The boat was on time which I appreciate. The staff were helpful and informative. We took the glass bottom boat to Flower Pot Island and loved seeing the ships wrecks which were easy to see over the side of the boat. We rode the jet boat back and it was about 10 minutes to get back to Tobermory. We thought... More 

1 Thank GardenGal70
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The cruise left on time and was as described when booking my ticket. The boat staff (young guy on bottom deck) was terrific. Lots of added information as we went along. I did the shipwreck cruise and not sure there was really much to see but it was fine for once. I really just wanted to spend the day on... More 

Thank BeachGuy1
Sudbury, Canada
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This cruise was $50 and all I wanted was a ride to Flowerpot Island but they include a tour of two shipwrecks that I didn't really care to much about.

Thank Maximum25
Petrolia, Canada
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103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The boat ride was pleasant. Felt very secure. The trip over the wrecks lasted just long enough, I mean, how far long can you look at the top of an exceedingly tidy wreck? Flowerpot island was super. Another time I would go earlier in the day so as to spend a longer time on the island.

Thank Michelle C

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