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Blue Heron Cruises

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I love Tobermory and have been there many times. This was the first time I took the cruise to Flower Pot Island. I am kicking myself for not going sooner. We took the glass bottom boat over and the jet boat back. Plan to spend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheila D
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate us and write a review Sheila D. We are so happy to hear that you were able to take a trip to Flowerpot Island with us. Even better, you got to experience both the Glass Bottom vessel...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I loved the cruise to Flower Pot Island. The kid seem to be bored when we were in the open water portion. The weather was just perfect. We took the early morning trip which had less people. I think this made for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ivon L
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Ivon L. We are pleased to hear you had great weather on the day you cruised with us & that you enjoyed your 1.5 hour stay aboard cruise. This cruise is an excellent cruise...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to see flower pot islands. We took the “stay on-board” cruise, which was a good choice. I felt we got to see the scenery and enjoy the flower pots without fighting crowds and getting wet shoes. The weather wasn’t ideal, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review alisonthegreat. Yet the weather wasn't great, we are glad you got to enjoy your boat cruise without it being crowded! We hope you cme & cruise with us again the next time...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We visited a couple of weeks pile of weeks ago with my granddaughter. We went on the glass bottom boat. Due to traveling quite a distance we had called the day before to rearrange our booking which was not a problem. The cruise itself was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Josephine, and for recommending our cruises to one of your friends. We are happy to hear that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your cruises with us and hope you were able to...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We took the sunset cruise and had a wonderful time. The boat was very clean and the crew very helpful. the cruise sails south along the coast and includes the Grotto and half log bay. Cruise lasts about 2 hours. It does get cold as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dan W
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Dan. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time aboard our Great Blue Heron vessel during the sunset cruise. Like you said, the cruise is 2 hours long. It sails...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

The tour boat took my wife and I to Flowerpot Island where we spent a couple hours walking the trails. They are very organized and will book you a return passage when you purchase your ticket. They handle a high volume of tourists quite well....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Timwanno!

Reviewed 18 September 2018

From the staff at the cruise ticket window, to the captain and his mate explaining where we were, the history of the area, the ship wrecks and Flower Pot Island, everything on this one and a half hour tour was beyond our expectations! It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Usia2014
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us review Usia2014. We are glad you enjoyed your 1.5 non-stop cruise and so happy to hear that you husband was able to re-live his diving days by going over the shipwrecks in Big Tub...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Shame we didn’t have enough time to get off at Flowerpot Island but we did the stay aboard 90 minute cruise instead. Great glass bottomed vessel, very helpful and friendly staff and in what is obviously a tourist trap we really did not feel the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julia C
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Julia C. Yet you didn't have enough time to drop off onto Flowerpot Island, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your 1.5 hour non-stop cruise. We also love to hear...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Easy to book online, easy to redeem vouch for tickets and map right on the dock at Tobermory. Blue Heron was clean, lots of seating inside and out, got a little crowded viewing down through the glass but the boat stayed long enough that everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Casserole
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Casserole! We appreciate the positive review and words about of cruises! Please come back again!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

The experience we got from this comany is the extreme so ket me get started. we booked our tickets online. easy and had no issues. Now to get our tickets - we arrived 30 mins before the cruise and we had a very bad experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria C
BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello Maria, I am so sorry you didn't have a positive experience with us. We do recommend coming early when booking online so you have lots of time to pick up your tickets, park your vehicle, grab snacks, and get in line for your boat....More

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Cindy V
29 August 2018|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
Hi Cindy, Thanks for asking! The Blue Heron Company is pet friendly but we do have a pet policy in place. Lap sized dogs under 15 pounds are allowed on all of our vessels but larger dogs over 15 pounds are only allowed on... More
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kathy1
25 July 2018|
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Response from Mathias R | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely need to book ahead. This is the busy season and tours do sell out. Buying on the day off is not recommended, you might drive all the way there and not get any tickets.
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KD_Lotus
30 May 2018|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
In the jet boat, the outbound travel time is 25 minutes and the return time is 15 minutes. Our staff at 1-855-596-2999 are happy to answer questions and assist you with a booking.
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