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“Great cruise to Flowerpot Island”

Bruce Anchor Cruises
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels depart Tobermory on a regular schedule. Our tours operate during the spring, summer, and fall! Passengers are given an opportunity to view two 19th century shipwrecks, The Sweepstakes and The City of Grand Rapids, resting just a few feet below the surface. Following the shipwreck viewing, guests will pass by Big Tub Light House (1885). From there we cruise around Flowerpot Island passengers for a view of the magical scenery. This scenery includes the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and more. If you are planning to hike the island, we dock at Beachy Cove to allow allow passengers to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours. Stay Aboard cruises are also available.
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Enjoyed our cruise on the Evolution ship to the island. We have taken other cruises from another local boat company but received much more info about the shipwrecks and islands from Maddy the tour guide. Think everyone on board enjoyed the view of the shipwrecks through the glass bottom. Would definitely recommend this trip for anyone visiting Tobermory.

Thank Lily-TO
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for this review. We appreciate your feedback! We are very happy to hear that you had an informative and enjoyable cruise with Bruce Anchor Cruises!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went with friends on the Evolution to Flower Pot Island. What a great experience. This was on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint. Everything was so organized and the customer service was top notch. Jada in the ticket booth and Darcy on the boat made out trip perfect. This was definitely the highlight of our holiday. My recommendation is to book in advance and take a couple of hours to explore the amazing island. Thank you Bruce Anchor for such a great day!

Thank Teresa F
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

It was our pleasure! Thank you for choosing Bruce Anchor Cruises!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We took the "glass bottom" boat cruise to Flowerpot Island. It was very misleading as the glass bottom part of the boat was one square around the middle so only the seats around it (maybe 12 seats of maybe 60 or more on the refurbished boat we were on) could clearly see the glass bottom. We were told we could see the ship wrecks from standing on the side of the boat since we were seated amongst a bunch of people with next to no view; the problem is since the boat was full, everyone was scrambling to the side to see the view so you had to bully your way in to see anything and when you did it was very squishy. The kids we brought (9 and 10) were bored most of the time. We paid $166 for 5 people. I felt we could have spent that money much better on other activities.

Thank Natalie L
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. Unfortunately there is only so much room for viewing around the glass bottoms. I believe that the vessel that you were on has a 6 ft by 6 ft glass bottom that you can actually stand on to look at the attractions below. Transport Canada regulates the size and locations of the glass bottoms on our vessels. We do our best to circulate and shuffle the passengers throughout the vessel, however sometimes it cannot be achieved. Viewing the shipwrecks through the glass bottom has it's own special dynamics, however viewing them over the side or off of the stern as the boat makes it's rotations also provides an excellent viewing experience.

Bruce Anchor Cruises not only have the newest fleet of vessels operating in the great lakes, but are also the founders of large glass bottoms that can actually be stood on, in comparison to all other glass bottom vessels in Tobermory's shipwreck viewing history. Our new 150 passenger vessel, The Tobermory Evolution has two large glass bottoms for viewing and has only been operating for less than 6 months.

We appreciate and value your feedback, and because of this we will seek to improve our circulation process on each of our vessels so that all of our customers can continue to enjoy the experience!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Bruce Anchor for an amazing vacation. I had my whole family (15 people) in Tobermory from Montreal and everyone enjoyed a perfect day. Every detail was taken care of. Libby booked our tickets and provided the best advise to book ahead and what boat to take. Paul picked us up on the shuttle bus from the free parking and got us to the boat. Travis from the boat crew was very informative. The boats are clean and very new. Loved the entire day! Thank you Bruce Anchor for making our family vacation such a great memory for our family.

Thank Diana D
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

How nice that you became acquainted with our staff! It's an amazing experience and we are happy that we were part of yours!
Thank you for including Bruce Anchor Cruises in your family vacation :)

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Staff... was kind and considerate .... I enjoyed all the facts of this lovely area.... would recommend.... tour
Well done !

Thank ratzoconnell
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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for this review!
We take great pride in our service and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it :)

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