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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Good boating experience

Always take the jet boat.it is faster and enjoyable.shipwrecks looks beautiful and small trip to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Subhajit B
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Friendly Crew

We chose Blue Heron to shuttle us out to Flowerpot Island. They advertise glass bottom boats, but... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Heidelberg, Ontario
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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).
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“jet boat” (39 reviews)
“glass bottom” (81 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Always take the jet boat.it is faster and enjoyable.shipwrecks looks beautiful and small trip to flowerpot island is a retreat for photographersMore

Thank Subhajit B
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hey, that's great to hear you enjoyed the high-speed jet boat experience and your retreat time at Flowerpot Island! Sounds like a perfect combination. Thanks, too, for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Best wishes, Hazel Smith Marketing & Promotions...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We chose Blue Heron to shuttle us out to Flowerpot Island. They advertise glass bottom boats, but the “glass bottom” are two window size glass windows in the front part of the lower deck of the boat. The boat we were on had a 98...More

Thank Hammer132014
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Glad you had a good outing and enjoyed all the surrounding beauty. We have a new boat coming in 2018 with a much larger glass bottom (thanks to engineering advances). Thank you for taking the time to write a review and most especially for the...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

The boats are nice. We took the glass-bottom one to Flowerpot Island and the Express back to Tobermory. Loved both. The 'Glassbottom' is just marketing. We thought the sights were better from the deck upstairs. The service was nice and they give you a nice...More

Thank Nivin P
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed both styles of cruise and that our staff helped to make your day a fun one! The glass bottom in our vessel is the largest that was allowed by Transport Canada at the time the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Booked two nights at the Blue Heron Motel. September weather was a very pleasant 25 degrees Celsius and even the evenings were warm. Some tourists but not crowded. This is an older place so the rooms are basic but the essentials were there: new comfortable...More

Thank Greenka2014
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your review of our Harbourside Motel and its highlights. Glad you enjoyed the stay with us. Also, super pleased to hear you were able to avail of our autumn "Buy One Ticket Get a Second Ticket Free" offer on our boat cruises. Weekdays...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great Tour and views; recommended. We took a trip to see underwater wreckages and then go around the island, it was very relaxing and the views were excellent. Tour service was good and prices were reasonable for what we saw and did.

Thank Alex_from_YYZ
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our Blue Heron experience this past weekend! The booking process was super easy, we did it all online and received our confirmation immediately. We took the speed boat to Flowerpot Island from Tobermory. We hiked the island and had our fill of it...More

Thank jungl3tt3
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you as well for that glowing recommendation - nothing makes us happier than happy travellers! We do our best to accommodate earlier returns than what a passenger has booked (but sometimes at...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Booked the noon cruise to Flowerpot Island. Very helpful staff, even gave us free parking on their property. The cruise itself was exhilarating going over clear waters whilst the guide gave us a history of the place. It started with a short airline type safety...More

Thank Bits n P
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

"Soul refreshing air" ... well, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Thank you so much for sharing the highlights of your trip. We are delighted you had such a great experience.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived for the cruise we got into town early to secure a parking spot. We arrived at the ship in time to board to discover that the cruise was cancelled due to high winds. Unfortunately it was calling for rain the next evening....More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

So sorry it did not work out on your recent visit! Wind direction as well as wind strength are determining factors. Sometimes in-land it can seem quite pleasant but an on-shore breeze makes that open expanse of water quite wavy. Also, our captains do a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took this cruise out to Flowerpot Island. On the way we stopped by 2 shipwrecks. They are under the water, but the water is so clear you can see them from the side of the boat. We took the Jet Boat both ways. It...More

1  Thank DawnRoss
BlueHeronCo, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Great news! We're so pleased that you had a lot of fun on your day out with us. Thanks for that great feedback about our wonderful staff - we'll be sure to share!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Some people think the price is too high, but I’m willing to bet that Blue Heron has a high operating expense. My husband and I thought the trips were well worth the money. Both the sunset cruise and the nonstop to Flowerpot Island were spectacular....More

1  Thank 466daria
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to share the highlights of your two cruises. We're so pleased that you were delighted by all you saw! Happy too that you were able to avail of our free shuttle bus service (which runs daily in the peak...More

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lily455
16 August 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
If you travel in a glass bottom cruise boat the outbound trip is 50 minutes and the return is 25 minutes. In a jet boat the outbound travel time is 25 minutes and the return time 15 minutes. And you can chose to go by one... More
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Gabriela Z
9 August 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
Yes, the advice from other travellers is correct. September is off-peak and booking on arrival is fine. We look forward to seeing you then!
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Sonia S
30 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
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