Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below answers to some frequently asked questions

Before you book your cruise.

When you book a drop-off cruise to Flowerpot Island, you are automatically provided a return time from the island after selecting your departure from Tobermory. This return time provides each guest approximately 3 hours on Flowerpot Island which is time enough to see the Flowerpots, complete the Mountain Trail around the island and enjoy your stay.

After you have booked your cruise

If you booked online or over the phone, your tickets will be included as an attachment to the confirmation email. These tickets can be scanned directly from your smart phone or device at the time of boarding your cruise.

If on the day of your cruise, you will not have access to your email confirmation and the attached tickets, please stop at one of our ticket locations to pick up your tickets before boarding your cruise.

General FAQ

No. There is a large section of the bottom of the boat that is glass, in some vessels there are two areas. And the shipwrecks are easily viewed over the sides of the boats as our water is very clean and clear! The glass bottom areas are as large as permitted by Transport Canada.


How can we reduce the risk posed by invasive species? 

  • At Blue Heron Cruises our full-time gardening team provides careful management of our extensive pollinator-friendly gardens, with lots of native planting. In addition, we source all our garden materials locally at the wonderful Peninsula Out of Doors. 
  • All Blue Heron vessels travel exclusively in this body of water meaning we do not pose a risk for the introduction of non-native aquatic species.
  • You can help out during your visit!  Before leaving home or hitting the trails take a moment to clean the soles of your footwear and your backpack, and if travelling with a four legged friend, be sure to include the puppy paws.  
  • Want to know more about invasive species and how to make a difference?  https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/protect-water-and-land/land-and-water-stories/invasive-plant-species-invasive-species-education-1/

Blue Heron Cruises

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Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
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