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Introducing the Tobermory Evolution!

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Tobermory’s Newest Glass Bottom Boat – The Tobermory Evolution!

Bruce Anchor Cruises owns 4 vessels:
The Tobermory Evolution, The Tobermory Crusader, The Tobermory Frontier, and The Tobermory Explorer.

The Tobermory Evolution

First of all, allow us to introduce our newest and largest glass bottom boat, The Tobermory Evolution! This custom built vessel was delivered to us in July 2016.  We had it built to provide the most impressive tour of Fathom Five Marine Park while ensuring the highest standards of passenger comfort. The 150 passenger capacity makes it the largest of any tour boat operating in Tobermory.  The Tobermory Evolution features two large glass bottoms, a large upper viewing deck as well as shelter from inclement weather and direct sunlight.

No Open Water Transfers!

All of our boats are specially designed to operate in the shallow waters surrounding Tobermory.  This allows us easy access to all points of interest with no need to transfer passengers from one boat to another boat in open water.

Glass Bottoms Designed For The 21st Century!

In the past, glass bottoms of boats were built with a viewing chute.  Passengers looked over a railing in order to view the rather small glass window below.

Bruce Anchor Cruises made a rather exciting change! As a result, all of Bruce Anchor Cruises boats have tempered glass built right into the deck.  With real glass bottoms, passengers can actually stand on the glass and look at the attractions below!!  Our shallow draught improves glass bottom viewing too.  Due to this, there is more light underneath of the boat to illuminate attractions.  Older glass bottom boats are equipped with displacement hulls, shadowing the area under the glass bottom.

Stay Protected on the Water!

In addition our Evolution, the Frontier and Explorer feature specially designed UV resistant canopy’s constructed from Makrolon Polycarbonate sheets. Therefore, canopies are present to shelter our passengers from damaging UV radiation on sunny days and protect passengers from the wind, cold, and water spray on the cooler days. The windows roll up allowing for flawless photographs.  On those days where the windows are rolled up, passengers are able to take in the refreshing, cool breeze of the lake.

Fast! Quiet! Safe! Environmentally Friendly!

Our vessels are built to meet Transport Canada Near Coastal Class 2 Specifications and the Frontier and Crusader are Positive Buoyancy Foam Filled Construction.

Because the propulsion systems on our vessels are immensely-efficient prop-drive, they are very fuel efficient.  Fuel savings cuts down on harmful emissions while maintaining outstanding performance for an exciting ride.

In addition, Bruce Anchor Cruises has done everything possible to ensure passengers enjoy a quiet and fume free experience.  Our gasoline motors are almost silent at idle and produce very little exhaust fumes.  Furthermore, all of our gasoline motors meet EPA 3 Star Emissions Specs. Finally, our Diesels are equipped with resonators and an under water exhaust to keep them quiet.  They are EPA Tier 2, IMO and RCD certified.

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Tobermory Evolution

The Evolution was custom built vessel and delivered to us in July 2016.  We had it built to provide the most impressive tour of Fathom Five Marine Park while ensuring the highest standards of passenger comfort. The 150 passenger capacity makes it…

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Tobermory Crusader

The Tobermory Crusader gets you from our dock in Tobermory to Flowerpot Island in under 25 minutes, including glass bottom viewing of the two shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour! Once we leave the dock we immediately pass…

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Frontier

The Tobermory Frontier

47 Passenger Glass Bottom Zodiac Style Vessel touring The Shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour, Flowerpot Island Light Station and the two Flowerpot Rock Formations. You may disembark to explore the island on foot. Once we leave the…

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Tobermory Explorer – Glass Bottom Stay Aboard Tour

The Explorer is a glass bottom vessel touring the shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour, islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park, Flowerpot Island Light Station and the two Flowerpot Rock Formations. Once we leave the dock we…

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