BRUCE ANCHOR CRUISES
Bruce Anchor Cruises operates within the Fathom Five National Marine Park which occupies some of the most pristine waters in the Great Lakes. Fathom Five is home to numerous historic light stations, over twenty known shipwrecks, and Flowerpot Island.
Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels regularly depart Tobermory on an adventure through Fathom Five during the spring, summer, and fall months! Within 5 minutes of departing the dock we view two 19th century shipwrecks resting just a few feet below the surface. From there we pass by Big Tub Light (1885) on our way to Flowerpot Island, passing by other islands en route. As we cruise around Flowerpot Island you will view the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and many unique features of the island visible from the water. We then stop at the island to allow passengers the option to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours or the entire day. Upon departing Flowerpot Island it is a ten minute boat ride back to Tobermory.
Just 6.5 kilometers off the coast of Tobermory lies Flowerpot Island, one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. Flowerpot Island is famous for its natural sea stacks, the “flowerpots”, as well as its caves, historic lightstation and variety of rare plants. Accessible only by boat, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with campsites and hiking trails. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours or a full day exploring the island, viewing the scenery, picnicking, or swimming.