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Blue Heron Cruises

Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 855-596-2999
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Great way to spend a couple of hours.....

A nice way to introduce yourself to the area - the non-stop cruise. Next time, we would do the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ann L
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Collingwood, Canada
Nice cruise...

The cruise was good but a bit pricy. Commentary was inaudible as the guide didnt use a microphone... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anirban B
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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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“jet boat” (37 reviews)
“glass bottom” (76 reviews)
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Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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+1 855-596-2999
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice way to introduce yourself to the area - the non-stop cruise. Next time, we would do the Flower Pot cruise with a hike. We only saw one wreck in Big Tub Harbour, not sure what happened to the other two we expected. Do...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cruise was good but a bit pricy. Commentary was inaudible as the guide didnt use a microphone which was frustrating.

Thank Anirban B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would personally, highly recommend this compagny. The staff are really friendly, always answer all your questions and prices are very resonable. Very fun experience.

Thank Catherine M
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the great recommendation! We're so pleased that you had lots of fun and that you enjoyed our fab crew ;-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used this company twice now. The second time seems better. Maybe it was the crew but the second time seems more informative with what they tell you. If you are viewing the shipwreck the top level provides a better view that the glass bottom part,...More

Thank saw_mui717
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise with us. Good to hear you had a superior experience on your return visit! Our crew really appreciates hearing the positive comments so we will be passing that along. Hope to see you the next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the circular tour - 90 mins or so - around the Fathom Five area, and the one issue was the commentary, or rather, the lack of it. What there was, was inaudible unless standing directly under the speakers. And, there wasn't much of...More

Thank Eric_the_Bish
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and suggestions on how we can improve on the commentary. We've addressed the low volume issue already. Length and depth of commentary is a bit more complex. We've had feed back in the past from travellers who have found too much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sunset Cruise was one of the best cruises I have taken. The shoreline along the Bruce is stunning and our captain kept us close enough to get great photos. We had excellent weather for a cruise with a calm lake and perfect sky. I...More

Thank 536robert
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear we inspired you to take lots of great photos. Over 600? That might be a record! We'd be thrilled if you shared one or two on our facebook page (Blue Heron Cruises) - if you are willing! Many thanks for taking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been on the other Blue Heron cruises and thoroughly enjoyed them so we decided to do the sunset cruise, where a sunset was not guaranteed. We obviously chose the right day because the sunset was spectacular. The customer service is awesome. We picked...More

Thank Christine S
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While it's true that we cannot guarantee a sunset - or at least a visible one - we have had some fabulous ones lately. Glad to hear that you lucked out! Happily, the up close viewing of the cliffs and caves is worth the trip...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking to do something special with friends visiting from California and we decided to do the sunset cruise. From home to Tobermory it's approx a 2.5 hour drive each way but it was SO worth it! We arrived in time for supper before boarding the...More

Thank Carla V
BlueHeronCo, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for much for the glowing review of our Sunset Cruise! It really is amazing, isn't it?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience!!! If you are travelling with kids or babies, it is a great option to get to explore the area. Cruise is long enough but not too long, under 2 hours. 5pm was a very good time slot because waiting in line...More

Thank Nadia M
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nadia M, for the great review and the specific family-friendly information and advice for other travellers. We are so delighted to have been a fantastic experience on your summer holiday. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Cruises and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the better tours and boat charters. You can reserve or buy the tickets the day off. You can choose the glass bottom or the jet boat. We were on the jet boat as it was more exciting.

Thank nendraku
BlueHeronCo, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 star review of our exciting jet boat tour! Also, for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers.

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lily455
16 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
8 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!
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Sonia S
29 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
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