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Enjoy the most spectacular  view in Tobermory and on the whole of the Bruce Peninsula from the Bruce Anchor Motel’s “sunset deck”, overlooking Georgian Bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour. Sunsets, however, are only one of the scenes worth viewing. The car ferry, the ChiCheemaun, backs out and turns broadside almost directly in front of the deck on its daily trips back and forth to Manitoulin Island. A wide variety of watercraft traverse these waters, and the islands make a rugged backdrop to the watery vista.

The Bruce Anchor Motel is located within walking distance of the ChiCheemaun, a convenient place to stay overnight before boarding the ferry in the morning! Divers, families, couples and seniors will enjoy the fine amenities of the motel, and cottages for a longer stay in the beautiful village. Downtown Tobermory with its cluster of shops and restaurants, Little Tub Harbour, and the ferry dock are within walking distance of the Bruce Anchor.

All 37 deluxe motel units (some waterview) have balconies or terraces for taking a breath of fresh air, or just relaxing. A two-bedroom suite comfortably accommodates a family of four, or two couples, or a small group of divers.  All units have a mini fridge with freezer, except the king units, which have a mini fridge. All rooms have air conditioning, free wi-fi, cable tv, and a coffee maker.

We also serve coffee and tea in the office from 5 am to 2 am.  There are lots of restaurants within walking distance.  We also have a pavilion behind our motel complete with microwaves, toasters, kettles, charcoal bbq’s, and picnic tables, available for everyone staying at our motel.


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.

Flowerpot Island

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.




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