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Bruce Anchor Cruises

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Address: 7468 Highway #6 Po. Box 160, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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+1 519-596-2555

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Great staff, well priced

Was a beautiful fall morning. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeably. You have the option of either being inside the covered boat or they also had seats outside.

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Pickering, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was a beatuiful summer day and a great ride to see Flowerpot Islands. Expensive but worthwhile. Very long lineups if you don't go early. We were disappointed and had to wait for the next day. Go early!

Thank Paula J
Pickering, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was a beautiful fall morning. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeably. You have the option of either being inside the covered boat or they also had seats outside.

1 Thank Seewhales
London, Ontario, Canada
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94 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Bruce Anchor Cruise company is in a very convenient location in Tobermory. They have new, safe and comfortable boats, friendly and helpful ticketing staff, and knowledgeable and humourous tour guide. The one hour tour was just the right amount of time. Its a great way to see some of the sights and a wonderful way to view the flowerpots.

4 Thank Ian Mackay
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Staff is very helpful & pleasant! Informative narration all the way to Flowerpot island. Their schedules were on time & if there was room on the boat you can leave early no problem. It's a beautiful boat tour to see the shipwrecks & all the islands in the Fathom Five National Marine park

2 Thank Mary D
Niagara Falls, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour today. The staff was great and very friendly. They even allowed our 5 small dogs on the boat! You'll enjoy learning about the shipwrecks and the small islands as you head to Flowerpot Island. Once there, another guide gives you the needed information to safely travel the island. Our tour guide was really funny and... More 

1 Thank Jordan A
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My family really wanted to get to Flowerpot Island, so we had to book a cruise there. Bruce Anchor Cruises was convenient since we were staying at the motel across the street. It was pricey but worth it. We enjoyed the side trip into the harbor to see the sunken ships! The glass bottom was small and not so easy... More 

1 Thank Jennifer C
LaGrange, Indiana
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took the early bird special (discounted because we stayed in a company hotel), which left at 8:55. We were so glad we did. The few passengers willing to arrive this early all had a spot around the (small) glass bottom area of the boat, and we had great view of the shipwrecks. Flowerpot Island is a sight not to... More 

1 Thank Elaine Bomberge... H
Sudbury, Canada
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118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We paid $31 each to get on a "glass bottom boat" and see 2 shipwrecks, Flowerpot Island and come back to Tobermory. It is definitely not worth the price. If you pay the extra $6 you get access to several parks and get to disembark on Flowerpot Island, which I think is probably a much better day. The glass bottom... More 

1 Thank Stephanie L
Orillia, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We booked a cruise to flowerpot island on the glass bottom boat. We had to cancel as our son got sick and we were told a refund wouldn't be an issue. It took me three weeks and over 10 phone calls to make it happen. I was given the run around from multiple incompetent staff. We will be attempting this... More 

Thank lauraready
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The staff were upbeat and delivered the tour with enthusiasm. Staff were engaged and answered many questions regarding wildlife and diving. The staff continued with their enthusiasm even late in the day on the last cruise back to Tobermory.

1 Thank Peter S

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