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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Five Fathoms Marine Park Cruise

We did the 2 hour tour through the Five Fathoms Marine Park. It took us to see the shipwrecks... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Eight tiny windows which they have the nerve to call glass bottom!

Beware, this is an expensive and very disappointing trip. The boats have eight tiny windows fenced... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Cobourg, Canada
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“jet boat” (31 reviews)
“glass bottom” (70 reviews)
“hour cruise” (16 reviews)
Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We did the 2 hour tour through the Five Fathoms Marine Park. It took us to see the shipwrecks, Flowerpot Island, some other islands and some protected coves where boats were anchored. We went on the 11 am cruise during the week and there was...More

Thank kramfors
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Beware, this is an expensive and very disappointing trip. The boats have eight tiny windows fenced in at the front of the boat, you will be hard pressed to see anything! its a joke to call it glass bottomed!

Thank 205lorry
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our tickets over a month in advance as we saw that dates and times around the time of our vacation were sold out. We travelled to Manitowanting and were staying there. On the morning of our ride we got on the ferry to...More

3  Thank joe s
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We took it in the evening the dropped off one to Potflower island and the wreckship the staff was polite and friendly the guiding guy was knowledgeable the ship was confortable we seat in the top part and have an excellent views

Thank Marleny S
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really great time. We used this boat company twice in our week stay. Used the glass bottom boat tour and the zephyr to shuttle us to flower pot island. All boats were on time and staff were knowledgeable and great to my kids.

Thank kari g
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We rode the jet boat to the flowerpot island and the Glassbottom boat back. Recommend doing it this way to experience both types. The jet boat treated us to some nice bumps along the way.

Thank Bluffsmom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a definite DO while exploring the Bruce. We booked the bigger white boat to get to Flower Pot Island and the Jet boat for the return trip. Friendly staff, clean vessels. We had a very enjoyable day exploring the island and on the...More

2  Thank Sherri R
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...More

Thank NaomiBUK
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...More

2  Thank Colin W
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...More

1  Thank sprung51
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Sonia S
Do you need to book the glass bottom tours beforehand?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
It helps, in peak season. However, we booked it the morning of, and went in the afternoon. no problem. We were there the end of September last year, in what is known as the 'shoulder season' in tourist areas. The glass... More
Inna C
Hi there, we are visiting Tobermory end of September. Will the boats be available this time? We'll be with our three kids 8, 5 and 2. What are our best options to see the islands and shipwrecks and lighthouses? Shall we book boats/jets in advance? What is the best way to plan our trip? Thanks a lot!
2 September 2016|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
Hi There! Our boats continue to operate until Thanksgiving Weekend, weather permitting of course. Visit our website or give us a call (toll free 855-596-2999) for schedule information.
연진 조
Hi, we want to use the jet boat as a ride to flowerpot island. We have 3yr and 4 ye old boys. Is it safe to get on the jetboat with them? we know the jet boat is quiet speedy and thrilling
19 August 2016|
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Response from Passepareverywhere | Reviewed this property |
No experience. Saw them go by - Looked like a fun ride.