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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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A great afternoon out

A fun trip to see the wrecks (which, spoiler alert, had been moved from where they originally sank... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gailr97
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Cobourg, Canada
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Awesome experience on the Blue Heron 8!

Blue Heron provided the ideal experience to visit Flowerpot and see the shipwrecks in Big Tub! Both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graydon K
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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).
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“jet boat” (39 reviews)
“glass bottom” (81 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun trip to see the wrecks (which, spoiler alert, had been moved from where they originally sank) and Flowerpot Island. Comfortable boat, safety routine carefully explained, and both outside and indoor seating available.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Heron provided the ideal experience to visit Flowerpot and see the shipwrecks in Big Tub! Both the Blue Heron 8 and Flowerpot Express were the height of modernity and comfort. Throughout the experience, the crew were approachable, friendly, and provided an in-depth commentary on...More

Thank Graydon K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first trip out to Flowerpot Island! The crew on the boats were friendly and helpful and all had a smile on their face. Everyone knew their job and the whole trip went without a hitch. The new Blue Heron 8 is comfortable...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Always take the jet boat.it is faster and enjoyable.shipwrecks looks beautiful and small trip to flowerpot island is a retreat for photographersMore

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hey, that's great to hear you enjoyed the high-speed jet boat experience and your retreat time at Flowerpot Island! Sounds like a perfect combination. Thanks, too, for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Best wishes, Hazel Smith Marketing & Promotions...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We chose Blue Heron to shuttle us out to Flowerpot Island. They advertise glass bottom boats, but the “glass bottom” are two window size glass windows in the front part of the lower deck of the boat. The boat we were on had a 98...More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Glad you had a good outing and enjoyed all the surrounding beauty. We have a new boat coming in 2018 with a much larger glass bottom (thanks to engineering advances). Thank you for taking the time to write a review and most especially for the...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The boats are nice. We took the glass-bottom one to Flowerpot Island and the Express back to Tobermory. Loved both. The 'Glassbottom' is just marketing. We thought the sights were better from the deck upstairs. The service was nice and they give you a nice...More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed both styles of cruise and that our staff helped to make your day a fun one! The glass bottom in our vessel is the largest that was allowed by Transport Canada at the time the...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Booked two nights at the Blue Heron Motel. September weather was a very pleasant 25 degrees Celsius and even the evenings were warm. Some tourists but not crowded. This is an older place so the rooms are basic but the essentials were there: new comfortable...More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your review of our Harbourside Motel and its highlights. Glad you enjoyed the stay with us. Also, super pleased to hear you were able to avail of our autumn "Buy One Ticket Get a Second Ticket Free" offer on our boat cruises. Weekdays...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great Tour and views; recommended. We took a trip to see underwater wreckages and then go around the island, it was very relaxing and the views were excellent. Tour service was good and prices were reasonable for what we saw and did.

Thank Alex_from_YYZ
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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our Blue Heron experience this past weekend! The booking process was super easy, we did it all online and received our confirmation immediately. We took the speed boat to Flowerpot Island from Tobermory. We hiked the island and had our fill of it...More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you as well for that glowing recommendation - nothing makes us happier than happy travellers! We do our best to accommodate earlier returns than what a passenger has booked (but sometimes at...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Booked the noon cruise to Flowerpot Island. Very helpful staff, even gave us free parking on their property. The cruise itself was exhilarating going over clear waters whilst the guide gave us a history of the place. It started with a short airline type safety...More

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BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

"Soul refreshing air" ... well, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Thank you so much for sharing the highlights of your trip. We are delighted you had such a great experience.

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lily455
17 August 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
If you travel in a glass bottom cruise boat the outbound trip is 50 minutes and the return is 25 minutes. In a jet boat the outbound travel time is 25 minutes and the return time 15 minutes. And you can chose to go by one... More
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Gabriela Z
9 August 2017|
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Yes, the advice from other travellers is correct. September is off-peak and booking on arrival is fine. We look forward to seeing you then!
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