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Address: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 855-596-2999
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One of Tobermory's longest running businesses - Blue Heron Cruises has been...

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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Sunset Cruise was Great!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Jim L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 our grandchildren's questions. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Jim L
Lowbanks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 boat back and it was about 10 minutes to get back to Tobermory. We thought... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 but it was fine for once. I really just wanted to spend the day on... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This cruise was $50 and all I wanted was a ride to Flowerpot Island but they include a tour of two shipwrecks that I didn't really care to much about.

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Thank Maximum25
Petrolia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The boat ride was pleasant. Felt very secure. The trip over the wrecks lasted just long enough, I mean, how far long can you look at the top of an exceedingly tidy wreck? Flowerpot island was super. Another time I would go earlier in the day so as to spend a longer time on the island.

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Thank Michelle C
Toronto, ON
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This tour delivers as promised. We sat on the upper deck Blue Heron V after deciding that might enhance our view. The crew was very friendly - and on a side note- as we were backing out about to embark on our adventure, some late comers were standing on the pier- and we returned to let them aboard. How often... More 

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Campbellton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Overall a pretty good experience. The crew was great and very knowledgeable, we just couldn't hear them very well at points (no megaphone or speaker on the upperdeck). We sat on the upper deck of the Heron V and could clearly see the 2 shipwrecks we passed without the need for the viewing widows while heading out to Flowerpot Island.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great view of the lake and islands. Good timing to come back is important. 1 hour for a quick look at the beach, 2 to 3 hours for the hiking the loop trail.

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Thank Yan C
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I enjoyed my boat tour so much. The staff are extremely friendly and very willing to answer questions.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For our honeymoon getaway I really wanted to see flowerpot island as I figured it was the closest I could get to Caribbean waters on a short two day trip. We didn't do much research as to other cruise tours and just picked this one as it was closest to the water. For two adults it was quite pricey at... More 

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