Beat the Winter Blues by Booking Your Next Bruce Anchor Cruise!

If you can’t get away this winter, why not consider making some summer plans in advance? A Bruce Anchor Cruise is an excellent way to make sure you enjoy your next summer vacation with family and friends. The cruise operates within the Fathom Five National Marine Park home of some of the most gorgeous views of the Great Lakes. Its rich history begins from the early the 19th century making it an intriguing place to discover. Here are some ideas to make the most of your next summer trip.

Plan a family reunion

Planning a summer cruise with Bruce Anchor is an easy way to accommodate many kinds of interests across all the age groups. This makes it an incredible opportunity to plan a family reunion. Reconnect with generations of your family by staying in Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. The Bruce Anchor Motel is a great place to rest before heading out on a glass bottom cruise in the morning.

Glass bottom cruise

The cruise unveils two 19th century shipwrecks, Big Tub Light (1885) and Flowerpot Island among other islands on the route. A stop at the island lets passengers go swimming, discover natural sea stacks, caves, and a variety of rare plants. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery with the whole family. The ride back to Tobermory is just 10 minutes away.


We have 37 deluxe motel units at the Bruce Anchor Motel, some with a gorgeous water view that have 2-bedrooms that can fit up to a family of four, two couples or a group of relatives.

Amenities at the Bruce Anchor Motel include:

  •      Mini fridge with freezer
  •      Air conditioning
  •      WiFi
  •      Cable TV
  •      Coffee maker
  •      Restaurants nearby
  •      Pavilion open to guests featuring a charcoal BBQ, picnic tables, toaster, kettle and a microwave

You can also a rent a cottage if you want a private space for you and your family!

Attractions in Tobermory

Downtown Tobermory has a cluster of shops and restaurants. Little Tub Harbour and the ferry dock are within walking distance of the Bruce Anchor too.

Catch the sunset from the hotel on the deck at the motel that overlooks the Georgian bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour.

Take advantage of scuba diving activities in the area along the two surrounding harbours Little Tub harbour and Big Tub Harbour. The shipwrecks are an exciting aspect to explore while diving!

Enjoy nearby attractions like Bruce Peninsula National park, the Bruce Trail, a natural reserve perfect for hiking, nine-hole golfing and mini golf and St. Edmund’s museum that collects historical photos of the people, places and history of the surrounding area.

Planning a family reunion has never been easier. Spend time catching up with loved ones while exploring the multifaceted region surrounded by Canada’s Great Lakes.

Are you interested in booking a summer vacation with us? Get in touch with us to learn more.


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