Boat Tours

Boat tours in Tobermory have been available since the 1940s when local fishing charter captains first started offering sightseeing tours as a sideline. They would take visitors to see the sea stacks and Lighthouse at Flowerpot Island.

Tour boats have since become a “must do” activity when visiting Tobermory.

The newest vessel to join the Tobermory tour boat fleet is Bruce Anchor Cruises’ The Tobermory Explorer, a 75 passenger, 55 ft, aluminum

The Tobermory Explorer - the newest glass bottom boat in Tobermory.

The Tobermory Explorer – the newest glass bottom boat in Tobermory.

boat with a glass bottom that you can actually walk on. It is equipped with twin 5.9 litre ultra quiet Cummins diesel motors and has a fully heated cabin for a comfortable and enjoyable cruise. It also boasts an extremely shallow draught – considering our water levels are at an all time low – this will come in very handy. They operate two other newly built vessels – The 47 passenger glass bottom Tobermory Frontier that offers cruises to Big Tub Harbour for shipwreck viewing and then off to Flowerpot Island and The Tobermory Crusader, an

The Tobermory Frontier

The Tobermory Frontier

exhilarating zodiac experience. Bruce Anchor Cruises is located at the end of Highway 6.

Blue Heron Cruises is located on the north side of Little Tub Harbour in Tobermory. Two additional tour offices are located on highway #6

near the downtown business section. They are celebrating their 42nd year serving tourists.  With 6 tour boats and a wide variety of cruise options, there is something for everyone. You can choose a relaxing scenic cruise aboard the 125 passenger glass bottom Great Blue Heron, or a fun ride to Flowerpot Island aboard their newest addition, the Flowerpot Express.

The Blue Heron V and Zephyr offshore at Flowerpot Island.

The Blue Heron V and Zephyr offshore at Flowerpot Island.

Tobermory’s tour boat operators offer free parking and shuttle buses to make your tour experience hassle free and even more enjoyable.

More information on the different cruise options can be found on their websites at www.bruceanchorcruises.com and www.blueheronco.com or by stopping in at the Tobermory Information Centre for brochures.