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“Very Disappointing”

Bruce Anchor Cruises
Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Took a cruise to Flowerpot Island during Canada Day weekend - probably was our first mistake. The boat seemed a bit older, didn't feel very clean, and was absolutely packed. I know these cruises need to pack on a lot of people to make money, but it felt very crowded. Because of the loud crowds, the people providing information about the shipwrecks and the marine area were drowned out, and eventually gave up. Getting back was very unorganized, and the boat left late.

2  Thank Megan S
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

It is unfortunate that the large demand on a long weekend in Tobermory caused you to feel this way about your cruise.
However, there is only one dock at Beachy Cove, our drop off location on Flowerpot. This dock can only accommodate one boat at a time. There are approximately 10 boats running in and out of Flowerpot Island daily at peak times. Similar to busy airports, this requires us to wait for clearance before we are allowed to use the docking facility. We can reassure you that this is not a deficiency with our company's operation. Flowerpot Island is one of the most popular icon that is owned and equally shared by all Canadians. As this year is Canada's 150th anniversary, and free admission is being given to all who visit Flowerpot Island, this results in a high demand and forces all of us to use extra patience.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a must do when in Tobermory. They take you to see a minimum of two shipwrecks on the way to Flower Pot Island. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Small dogs are permitted on some boats if you ask in advance.

Thank Steph D
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

This is a nice review to read! Thank you for submitting it!
Happy to hear you had a great time :)

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had a great day taking the Evolution boat over to Flower Pot Island. The boat was clean and the staff was so friendly and provided some great history about the area. I loved that we could see the shipwrecks over the side of the boat. We enjoyed hiking on the Island and we took the advise of a helpful ticket agent (Libbie) who told us what to see on the Island and some other fun spots to visit in Tobermory. We will definitely be back next year.

Thank SuperFunGrandma
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

The Evolution is an amazing vessel and we are proud of our staff for showing you a good time! Thank you for sharing this review!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Overall great experience. Was able to book online, which was a time saver and allowed my to get exactly what I wanted. Once there, the young ladies in the booth were able to provided information to all my questions.
The boat was nice and viewing was easy. The host speaking on the microphone could barely be heard, so I missed alot of information.
Departure and drop off were prompt and we even were able to change our departure time without a hassle.
One drawback was wet seats. Expected on a boat I guess, but walking around with a wet butt was uncomfortable.

Thank Mike D
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Boats and water can sometimes lead to wet behinds - you're right! We are glad that you were still able to enjoy your day! Thank you for sailing with us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer :)

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We chose one of the covered boat cruises and the young staff was very professional and pleasant. I will concede though that the cruise is great because of the destination. Without Flower Pot Island, the cruise would not be as effective.

Thank mastimastimasti
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We take pride in being part of your adventure to Flowerpot Island.
Thank you for sailing with Bruce Anchor Cruises!

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