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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
Review Highlights
Nice trip

Great view of the lake and islands. Good timing to come back is important. 1 hour for a quick look... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Yan C
Great experience

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

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Lynn R
London, Canada
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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).
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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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.

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

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

Thank Lynn R
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...More

Thank Fringe101
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The boat was on time in leaving for the flowerpot island, and on time to pick us up. A plus! We had a seat inside near the floor windows which was nice when it came time to seeing the shipwrecks. Another plus. The problem with...More

Thank ShoppingBound
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You don't need to take the glass-bottom boat. The other one is better. Take the orange boat and look over the edge! Awesome experience!

1  Thank Ontheroad848
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Helpful staff.. flexi timings.. and great views.. whats more to ask for.. and the islad and sighseeingwere amazing as well.. we were a group of 10 and the satff ddi an amazing job with bookings etc.

Thank nish_13
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well, the staff were excellent and Flower Pot Island was very beautiful. That's where it ends. We purchased a ticket to go to Flower Pot Island. Part of the service is to view the sunken ships in the clear bay water way. They advertise 'Glass...More

3  Thank RedSealChef
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We thought there would be many boats and booking was not necessary and we were wrong. We visited Tobermory during the Labour Day long weekend and arrived at the office around 9am and the earliest scenic boat (with a stop at Flower Pot Island) that...More

1  Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 6 September 2016

ABSOLUTELY GREAT VALUE for a few hours of bliss aboard The Blue Heron! A last minute trip from heavenly Sauble Beach took us to Tobermory on the incredible Bruce Peninsula. We were able to take wonderful pictures as the boat took us past Flowerpot Island......More

2  Thank constance3
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We took the Blue Heron V to island. It was on time, well organized and fun. We took the Express back and it was the highlight of my kids day...probably cause it was a ride in itself and so fast. Would highly recommend this cruise.

2  Thank roadtrippin71
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2017|
Response from saw_mui717 | Reviewed this property |
less than an hour
Gabriela Z
9 August 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronCo | Property representative |
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!
Sonia S
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