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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Overpriced but one of the only ways to Flowerpot Island

This cruise was $50 and all I wanted was a ride to Flowerpot Island but they include a tour of two... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Sudbury, Canada
That was interesting...

The boat ride was pleasant. Felt very secure. The trip over the wrecks lasted just long enough, I... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Michelle C
Petrolia, 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 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.

2  Thank Maximum25
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...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This tour delivers as promised. We sat on the upper deck Blue Heron V after deciding that might enhance our view. The crew was very friendly - and on a side note- as we were backing out about to embark on our adventure, some late...More

1  Thank nancys2935
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Overall a pretty good experience. The crew was great and very knowledgeable, we just couldn't hear them very well at points (no megaphone or speaker on the upperdeck). We sat on the upper deck of the Heron V and could clearly see the 2 shipwrecks...More

Thank booknut81
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great view of the lake and islands. Good timing to come back is important. 1 hour for a quick look at the beach, 2 to 3 hours for the hiking the loop trail.

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I enjoyed my boat tour so much. The staff are extremely friendly and very willing to answer questions.

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For our honeymoon getaway I really wanted to see flowerpot island as I figured it was the closest I could get to Caribbean waters on a short two day trip. We didn't do much research as to other cruise tours and just picked this one...More

Thank Fringe101
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The boat was on time in leaving for the flowerpot island, and on time to pick us up. A plus! We had a seat inside near the floor windows which was nice when it came time to seeing the shipwrecks. Another plus. The problem with...More

Thank ShoppingBound
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You don't need to take the glass-bottom boat. The other one is better. Take the orange boat and look over the edge! Awesome experience!

1  Thank Ontheroad848
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Helpful staff.. flexi timings.. and great views.. whats more to ask for.. and the islad and sighseeingwere amazing as well.. we were a group of 10 and the satff ddi an amazing job with bookings etc.

Thank nish_13
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Sonia S
Do you need to book the glass bottom tours beforehand?
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
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.