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Bruce Anchor Cruises

7468 Highway #6 Po. Box 160, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 519-596-2555
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Highly recommend booking a tour with Bruce Anchor Cruises!! You can either stay on the boat and... read more

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VictoryRoad3
Blue Archor Cruise, Tobermory, Ontario

The Bruce Archor boat cruise was so much fun and very informative. Our tour guide had lots of... read more

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Reviewed 12 January 2018
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Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels depart Tobermory on a regular schedule. Our tours operate during the spring, summer, and fall! Passengers are given an opportunity to view two 19th century shipwrecks, The Sweepstakes and The City of Grand Rapids, resting just a few feet below the surface. Following the shipwreck viewing, guests will pass by Big Tub Light House (1885). From there we cruise around Flowerpot Island passengers for a view of the magical scenery. This scenery includes the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and more. If you are planning to hike the island, we dock at Beachy Cove to allow allow passengers to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours. Stay Aboard cruises are also available.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“glass bottom” (47 reviews)
“flowerpot island” (149 reviews)
“covered boat” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7468 Highway #6 Po. Box 160, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend booking a tour with Bruce Anchor Cruises!! You can either stay on the boat and get the water tour or you can do the drop off at Flower Pot Island - definitely do the drop off! Even if you don't want to stay...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Bruce Archor boat cruise was so much fun and very informative. Our tour guide had lots of interesting and fun facts. We would do it again!

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Brent R, other at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us here on Trip Advisor! We are happy to hear you had a great time and will come back to visit us again one day! Thank you for sailing with Bruce Anchor Cruises :)

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Great cruise. I took my elderly parents and they enjoyed it. Because we spent the night at the motel, we were able to park there, which was right across the road and very convenient.

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for submitting this review! It's wonderful to hear that your parents enjoyed the excursion as much as you did! We offer free parking, close by, for all of our cruise guests. Thank you for staying and cruising with The Bruce Anchor!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We we're told about Tobermory from some friends that came here and they told us to stay at Bruce anchor in and take the Bruce anchor cruise and we had a great time. We would recommend this to everyone.

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

What a unique way to spend an anniversary! Your friends certainly gave you some sound advice. Thank you for sailing with Bruce Anchor Cruises! Happy Anniversary!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Had a great boat ride with a god and knowledgeable crew Good boat for viewing and staying warm. keep up the good work

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Why thank you! This is great feedback - motivating also! Thank you for sailing with Bruce Anchor Cruises and for taking the time to submit your review :)

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Everything was explained clearly when I enquired about the trip and everything went as planned. I was solo but felt very comfortable with your professional staff and the other sightseers. I enjoyed the walk through the well marked paths and talking with lighthouse keeper. Next...More

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Happy to hear that everything went as planned! Your comfort and safety is a priority to us - it's very nice to hear this in your review. If you plan to camp on Flowerpot Island, you might consider contacting Parks Canada as soon as they...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had a great time on our cruise. They allowed more than enough time to explore the island and look at the ship wrecks. Planning on going back next year to do it all again!

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Great news! Thank you for the review! Let us know when you are planning to come back to explore :) We would be happy to reserve, in advance, the cruise of your choice (based on availability of course!) Thank you for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We went with Bruce anchor cruise on a weekday in September, a week after the labour day weekend. The staff was friendly. Went over the ship wreck and cleared the water so we can take pictures. Told us all the history about the wrecks. Overall...More

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Brent R, Projeect Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

The Fall is a perfect time to visit Tobermory! Thank you for joining us! Great to hear you had an enjoyable trip :)

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Took the family, including grandchildren, and although we didn't choose to get off at Flowerpot Island the adults enjoyed a pleasant cruise and the children never got bored, rather they really enjoyed it. So although a bit expensive the cruise worked for all of us,...More

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Choosing a stay aboard cruise is a lovely choice. This cruise shows guests all of the wonders of the shipwrecks and Flowerpot Island, from the water. It's a great option for those with mobility restrictions or those who prefer to stay dry on a rainy...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very organized. Great experience. The only down side was that there was construction happening on the island, so the cave, museum and lightstation were all off limits. Very disappointing as first time tourists. However to be fair it was posted on the parks website; just...More

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Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thanks for this review! Flowerpot Island is owned and operated by Parks Canada. Parks Canada took on some very large infrastructure projects on the island this season. These projects will surely add to the visitor experience in the future. Here at Bruce Anchor Cruises we...More

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penny192
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Depending on the weather, approximately 75 minutes.
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Drop Off Rates: Weekdays $38.00 – Adults $36.00 – Seniors $29.00 – Youth (6-16) Free – Children (0-5) Weekends & Holidays – Peak Season $42.00 – Adults $40.00 – Seniors $33.00 – Youth (6-16) Free – Children (0-5) Stay... More
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Typically booking the day before is a great idea. If you can book earlier, please try to do so. We would love for you to have first choice of the cruise you would like!
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