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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Go the extra mile

Would recommend Blue Heron. Provide excellent service to see sights of Five Fathom Marine Park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roland K
La Crosse, Wisconsin
via mobile
Make sure you do the jet boat ride

Went to flowerpot island. Missed the glass bottom part due to us getting their late. Took the jet... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tony T
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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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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“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 days ago via mobile

Would recommend Blue Heron. Provide excellent service to see sights of Five Fathom Marine Park. Take care of all details.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to flowerpot island. Missed the glass bottom part due to us getting their late. Took the jet boat to the island. Boat crew were funny and engaged us in discussion. The island is safe and great to see the flowerpots. Only thing is that...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to do in Tobermory in May (stuck for a day when the Chi-Cheemaun was cancelled) so we decided to take the glass bottom boat cruise. The glass bottom is like a couple of small windows at the bootom of a well but the...More

3  Thank Ontario88
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Tobermory on Sunday 7th May.... Beautiful little harbour town- highly recommend Blue Heron Motel for everyone (Couples, families Etc) staff were very helpful, clean rooms and the view- Well breathtaking. This place will steal your heart and mind with its natural beauty,...More

1  Thank Annisha90Isarah
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We took the glass bottom boat tour to Flowerpot Island. En route, the boat drives over some shipwrecks; the water is so clear so you can see the shipwrecks either through the glass bottom (which is not all that big) or over the side of...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We took the glass bottom boat tour over to Flowerpot Island and spent an hour or two discovering the island. The ride over is pleasant and they take you right over sunken ships! The water is so clear you can see all the way down....More

1  Thank Celebratingthislife
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The waters and islands are beautiful and this is a good way to experience them. The shipwreck in Big Tub is not that spectacular. We were unable to hear most of the commentary over the noise of the boat's engines. The trip was spoiled by...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We took the Sunset Cruise on a beautiful July evening. The entire trip and scenery was outstanding. We had no idea how rugged and beautiful the eastern coast of the Bruce peninsula was. The crew was very professional and took a few minutes to answer...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The boat was on time which I appreciate. The staff were helpful and informative. We took the glass bottom boat to Flower Pot Island and loved seeing the ships wrecks which were easy to see over the side of the boat. We rode the jet...More

1  Thank GardenGal70
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The cruise left on time and was as described when booking my ticket. The boat staff (young guy on bottom deck) was terrific. Lots of added information as we went along. I did the shipwreck cruise and not sure there was really much to see...More

Thank BeachGuy1
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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.