Drop Off Cruise To Flowerpot Island

 

This drop off tour is available on a Glass Bottom or Jet Boat for a more accelerated trip to the island to go hiking. Both options offer views of rugged shorelines and crystal clear waters surrounding Tobermory and Fathom Five National Marine Park on the way to Flowerpot Island to explore – it is a nature lovers dream come true. Take a one hour thirty minute cruise leaving from Little Tub Harbour on our Flowerpot Island Drop Off tour to view Big Tub Lighthouse, two nineteenth century shipwrecks and Flowerpot Island where you will disembark to hike the trails that cover most of the island. The cruise will pass by the Ferry Chi Cheemaun which runs to Manitoulin Island before seeing the Big Tub Lighthouse which was built in 1885.

*Due to low water levels or poor wind conditions, if we are unable to drop passengers off on the main dock and Flowerpot Island, passengers will be dropped off onto a portable dock at other various locations around the island. These drop off locations are rock and uneven and non-slip footwear is required. No strollers or wheelchairs are allowed. The drop off location is decided each day.
**Prices are subject to change.
***All cruises are weather dependent and may be cancelled at any time.  

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Jet Boat Schedule:

Jet Boat Schedule

May 7 - June 17 (excluding Weekends after May 21)

Depart Tobermory              Depart Flowerpot Island
10:00 am                                    10:45 am
11:45 am                                    12:30 pm
2:00 pm                                      2:45 pm
4:00 pm                                      4:45 pm

Saturdays & Sundays from May 21-June 17

Depart Tobermory              Depart Flowerpot Island
9:15 am                                     9:55 am
10:45 am                                  11:35 am
12:15 pm                                   1:05 pm
2:05 pm                                     2:55 pm
3:40 pm                                     4:45 pm

June 18 - September 5

Depart Tobermory              Depart Flowerpot Island
9:15 am                                    9:55 am
10:45 am                                 11:35 am
12:15 pm                                   1:05 pm
2:05 pm                                    2:55 pm
3:40 pm                                    4:45 pm

September 5 - October 10

Depart Tobermory              Depart Flowerpot Island
10:00 am                                    10:45 am
11:45 am                                    12:30 pm
2:00 pm                                       2:45 pm
4:00 pm                                       4:45 pm

Schedules of our other two Jet Boats are determined on the day of sailing. Please call ahead for additional times. 

Glass Bottom Schedule:

Glass Bottom Schedule

May 7 - June 17 (Excluding Weekends Beginning May 21) 

Depart Tobermory                         Depart Flowerpot Island
9:30 am                                                10:30 am
11:15 am                                              12:15 pm
1:30 pm                                                2:30 pm 
3:30 pm                                                4:30 pm

Saturdays & Sundays from May 21-June 12

Depart Tobermory                   Depart Flowerpot Island
9:00 am                                            9:50 am
10:30 am                                          11:20 am
12:00 pm                                          12:50 pm
1:50 pm                                            2:40 pm
3:35 pm                                            4:25 pm

June 18 - September 5

Depart Tobermory                      Depart Flowerpot Island
9:00 am                                            9:50 am
10:30 am                                          11:20 am
12:00 pm                                          12:50 pm
1:50 pm                                            2:40 pm
3:35 pm                                            4:25 pm

September 6 - October 10

Depart Tobermory                        Depart Flowerpot Island
9:30 am                                              10:30 am
11:15 am                                            12:15 pm
1:30 pm                                               2:30 pm
3:30 pm                                               4:30 pm

Rates:

Off Season Rates:
Adult - $38.05
Senior (60+) - $36.28
Youth (6-16 inclusive) - $29.20
Child (Under 6 years old) - FREE

Peak Season Rates:
Adults - $38.94
Senior (60+) - $37.17
Youth (6-16 inclusive) - $30.09
Child (under 6 years old) - FREE

Peak Season Weekend Rates:
Adult - $40.71
Senior (60+) - $38.94
Youth (6-16 inclusive) - $31.86
Child (under 6 years old) - FREE

Long Weekend/Holiday Rates:
Adults - $42.48
Senior (60+) - $40.71
Youth (6-16 inclusive) - $33.63
Child (under 6 years old) - FREE

*Rates do not include HST (13%) or National Park Entry Fees.
**All persons stopping on Flowerpot Island are subject to National Park Entry Fees.

Pet Policy:

The Blue Heron Company is a pet friendly company although we do have a specific Pet Policy in place for all pets traveling on our vessels.

  • Non aggressive, people friendly dogs only.
  • Dogs must be well behaved at all times and cannot disrupt the cruise.
  • All pets travel free of charge.
  • All pets are subject to Captain, Crew, and Ticket Staff Discretion. We have the right to refuse any pet at any time.
  • Pets must be accompanied by an adult and controlled/leashed at all time.
  • Lap sized dogs (under 15lbs or 6.8kg) are allowed on all Blue Heron Company Vessels.
  • Larger dogs (over 15lbs or 6.8kg) are welcomed on all of the Jet Boat tours.
  • Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pet and for any damages incurred.
Campers:

Blue Heron Cruises works with Parks Canada to take campers over to Flowerpot Island to make use of the sites available. We do have a policy in place for all campers travelling on the Blue Heron Cruise vessels.

  • All campers must travel on Jet Boats with their gear
  • You are permitted to bring a reasonable amount of luggage aboard the Jet Boats – if extra transportation of luggage is required, there will be an additional charge (to be determined).
  • We will not take campers to Flowerpot Island after the Monday of Labour Day Weekend.
  • All campers must purchase their tickets over the phone or in person at our ticket office.
  • In order to purchase a camper/overnight ticket, a permit must be shown from Parks Canada to ensure a site is reserved. No tickets will be provided if a permit cannot be shown.
  • National Park and Camping fees are not included in our rates.
  • All campers must be prepared with extra food/supplies in case of poor weather cancellations.
  • Due to low water levels/poor wind conditions, if passengers are unable to be dropped off at the main Beachy Cove dock, they will be dropped off onto a portable dock at various locations around the island. These drop off locations are rocky and uneven.
  • Canoes and Kayaks are not permitted on the Jet Boats.
  • We reserve the right to cancel at any time.
Parking:

 

 

Parking
The Blue Heron Company has several parking lots located in the town of Tobermory for passengers going on a Blue Heron Cruise tour. All of the parking provided in these lots is free of charge. Our parking lots are located at the following locations:

  • 7425 Highway #6, Tobermory ON
  • 7456 Highway #6, Tobermory ON
  • 7445 Highway #6, Tobermory ON
  • 13 Brock Street, Tobermory ON

 

The township also has free parking lots throughout town however, the parking in the harbour area has a two hour limit and this limit is strictly enforced.

We operate 4 ticket sales offices. You may receive directions to parking when picking up your tickets at any of these offices. They are located at the following:

  • North side of Little Tub Harbour (where Blue Heron Cruise boats depart from)
  • 7456 Highway #6 (located at Highway #6 and Carlton Street intersection)
  • 7425 Highway #6 (located near Highway #6 and Hay Bay Road intersection)
  • 20 Head Street (hours are limited)


A free shuttle bus is available from all of our parking areas during the peak season. The lots are also close enough that you are able to walk to the boats. Should you require a pick up from a motel or campground in town, please call ahead and schedule the bus at 1-855-596-2999 x1.