PRIVATE Tour - Tobermory & Flowerpot Island

Private Tours / Private Vehicle (Sedan/Van)
14 Hours
  • Itinerary

     
    PRIVATE Tour to Tobermory & Flowerpot Island
    Available every day from WED, 1 JUL 2020 to MON, 12 OCT 2020
    Tour's duration: About 14 hours
    Pick-up location: Your residence/hotel/airport in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    Operation: May to October
    Date: You choose
    The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your needs
     
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    Summary of The Day: On today's journey we proceed to one of Ontario’s must-see attractions, the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. The Bruce Peninsula offers visitors miles of majestic shoreline, clear-blue waters, amazing coves, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, quiet wooded trails, and nearly endless, extraordinary scenery.
    OVERVIEW
    Once we get there, we will take a glass-bottom boat tour of Little Tub Harbour in Tobermory. Along the way, we will see the Big Tub Lighthouse and more. After seeing all sorts of interesting features during this tour, we will reach Flowerpot Island, which is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park. Famous for the two "flowerpots" or "sea stacks" on its eastern shoreline. Flowerpot Island is about 1.6 kilometers wide and covers 200 hectares (495 acres), with well-marked hiking trails covering most of the Island. The cruise will take us to Fathom five national marine park, (approx. 50 mins cruise), you will see shipwreck on the cruise and will arrive at Flowerpot Island. Then we will take the hiking trail on the island to see the flowerpot, the lighthouse and the museum that tells us the story of the lighthouse keepers ...
     
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    8:00 AM: Your guide-driver will pick you up from your residence/hotel in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    We head towards Tobermory (290 km = about 3.5 hrs).
    8:45 – 9:15 AM: We will have a short coffee/washroom stop on the way
    12:00 noon: Estimated arrival time in Tobermory (depending on the road traffic).
    Tobermory is located at the top of the Bruce Peninsula. Tobermory offers visitors fresh, clean air, gorgeous scenery, tranquil waters, and the darkest sky's in southern Ontario. Tobermory is almost surrounded by water - Lake Huron on one side and Georgian Bay on the other. It is a naturalist haven, having 2 national parks - Fathom Five National Marine Park and the Bruce Peninsula National Park.
    Enjoy a simple 3-course lunch at the dining room of Tobermory Princess Hotel (including: Garden Salad + Lightly breaded White Fish /or/ Grilled Chicken + Roasted potatoes + Coffee, Tea or soft drinks). ** The vegetarian option is Roasted vegetables with Roasted Potato & Rice –Must be ordered before the trip.
    We may have some time to walk around the little harbor, which is a beautiful destination to snap a few shots. Walk down the boardwalk and take a picture of the beautiful sailboats sitting in the harbor. While you’re there, visit all of the unique stores and restaurants that wrap themselves around the harbor. Try an ice cream cone from The Sweet Shop, sip back a cold one at the Tobermory Brewing Company, and find all sorts of knick-knacks at the Marco Polo Trading Company.
    1:15 PM: Line up to board the Glass-bottom Boat
    1:30 PM: Enjoy a one-hour amazing scenic Cruise - Tour. The Glass Bottom Vessel touring The Shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour, Flowerpot Island Light Station and the two Flowerpot Rock Formations. You will disembark to explore the Flowerpot Island on foot and then take a jet boat back to the mainland!
    2:30 PM: Arrive in the amazing Flowerpot Island, and enjoy a guided walking tour to visit the flowerpots, cave, and light station. You can also use your free time to enjoy Swimming, Snorkeling, or hiking the entire loop trail.
    5:00 PM: Line up at the dock to board the boat
    5:15 PM: Board on the boat and return to Tobermory
    5:45 PM: Arrive in Tobermory
    6:00 PM: Return to Toronto - (290 km = about 3.5 hrs).
    We will have a short coffee/washroom stop on the way
    We expect to arrive in Toronto around 10.00 PM (With regular traffic)
     
    *** The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your needs

    Price & Inclusions

    PRICES:  
    Group Size  ADULT (18+ years old)  CHILD (3-17 years old) INFANT (0-2 years old)
    1 $1,094 N/A N/A
    2 $606 $576 $546
    3 $443 $421 $399
    4 $443 $421 $399
    5 $378 $359 $340
    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars. 
    ** Prices are subject to 13% HST
    ** For larger group size, please contact us to get a quote 
     
    What’s Included:
    • Air-Conditioned Private Transportation (sedan or van) 
    • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel/residence/airport in Toronto 
    • A simple 3-course lunch (menu below*) 
    • Glass-bottom Boat Cruise from Tobermory to Flowerpot Island
    • Glass-bottom Boat Cruise from Flowerpot Island to Tobermory
    • Admission to Fathom Five National Marine Park
    • Guided visit to the Flowerpot Island
    • Accompanying Guide-driver
     
    Lunch Menu:
    Garden Salad + Lightly breaded White Fish /or/ Grilled Chicken + Roasted potatoes + Coffee, Tea or soft drinks. The vegetarian option is Roasted vegetables with Roasted Potato & Rice – must be ordered before the trip
     
    What’s NOT included: 
    • Tip to the driver /guide
    • Personal expenses
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    NEW in 2020 - End Plastic Pollution
    Effective January 1, 2020, Toronto Fun Tours will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles, many of which end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 

    Pickup

    Pick-up location: Your residence/hotel/airport in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    Pick-up time: 8:00 AM
    Please enter the address of your Residence / Hotel in the "comment" section when you place your order. If you forgot to do so, please notify us by email info@funtours.ca 

    Tour Attractions

    The Bruce Peninsula is a peninsula in Ontario, Canada, that lies between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. The scenic region of Bruce peninsula houses two national parks - the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park - and miles of gorgeous, untouched coastline. Popular among tourists from Toronto, the coast features frequent boat tours to the famous Flowerpot Island, as well as kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. Visitors are also encouraged the explore the forests and caves riddled throughout the peninsula, so long as they respect the local wildlife, which include black bears, red-shouldered hawks, and the endangered Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake.
     
    Little Tub Harbour: This quaint, picturesque little harbor on Bruce Peninsula in Ontario is the main settlement near Bruce Peninsula National Prak, considered one o the most beautiful locations in Canada, jutting out into Lake Huron. 
     
    Big Tub Harbour: Resort This resort is a laid-back motel right on the waterfront of Lake Huron. It is a beautiful place to sit back and admire the scenery. There is a wonderful array of activities to take part in, like kayaking.
     
    Tobermory: Located at the top of the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is a lakeside town surrounded by crystal clear water, the majestic Niagara Escarpment and is home to Flowerpot Island and two national parks.
     
    Flowerpot Island: Flowerpot Island is an island in Georgian Bay, located 6.5 kilometres northeast of Tobermory. The island is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park and is famous for the two natural rock pillars or sea stacks on its eastern shoreline that gives the Island its name. On the island you will find 4.3 kilometres of well-marked trails that cover the east side of this 200 hectare Island which lead you past cliffs with old growth cedars growing in the most unimaginable places, caves, rare ferns, wildflowers, and orchids. On the island, there is a large picnic shelter to enjoy, composting toilets at Beachy Cove and the Lightstation, as well as the historic lightstation that is maintained by the Friends of Bruce District Parks.
    When travelling to Flowerpot Island, be sure to bring: Sturdy Footwear (hiking shoes, boots, sturdy sandals), Sunscreen, Drinking water (there is no tap water available on the island), Food and snacks (in the summer months, some drinks and snacks may be available at the lightstation). NOTE: Please be aware that there are no garbage facilities on the island – so visitors must take back everything that is brought onto the island.
    Boat Cruises to Flowerpot Island: The Glass Bottom Vessel touring The Shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour, Flowerpot Island Light Station and the two Flowerpot Rock Formations. You will disembark to explore the Flowerpot Island on foot and then take a jet boat back to the mainland!
     
    lunch at the dining room of Tobermory Princess Hotel
     

    Note

    1. Please do not forget to bring your bathing clothes and towel in case you want to swim. Also, please be informed all risks and responsibilities involved in swimming/hiking and personal activities in this trip is waved by Toronto Fun Tours.
    2. Due to weather conditions, if the boat ride is not operating, we will take a Bruce Peninsula National Park walking tour instead. And your cruise ticket will be refunded.
    3. This tour is considered as easy-medium activity. The hikes last approximately 1 hour. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    4. Appropriate footwear “sturdy walking /hiking shoes” and clothing (based on the weather) are highly recommended.
    5. This tour is entirely in Canada and passports are NOT required.

    ************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *
     
    IN THE TIME OF COVID-19Physical distancing is practiced on all of our tours and additional cleaning measures and protocols will be adhered to.
     
    Reasonable Level of Fitness: A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), get on and off the car unassisted.  
     
    ITINERARY FLEXIBILITY
    This is a suggested itinerary. On any private tour, you have the flexibility to modify your itinerary according to your needs with professional advice from our experienced travel consultants.
    During the tour, you can easily skip the activities that you do not like, explore options for additional activities, and tweak our itinerary as needed.
    Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance!
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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020