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Introducing the Tobermory Evolution!

Tobermory's Newest Glass Bottom Boat

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

Bruce Anchor Cruises own 4 vessels, the Tobermory Evolution, Tobermory Crusader, the Tobermory Frontier, and the Tobermory Explorer.

The Tobermory Evolution

This is our newest and largest glass bottom boat. It was delivered to us in July 2016 and has been custom built to provide the best possible tour of Fathom Five Marine Park. It has the most passenger capacity of any tour boat operating in Tobermory. The vessel features two large glass bottoms, a large upper deck, shelter from weather and sunlight and is built to the highest standards to ensure passenger comfort.

No Open Water Transfers!

All three of our new and modern boats are specially designed with an extremely shallow draught to operate in the waters surrounding Tobermory. They allow us easy access to all points of interest, even with today’s currently low water levels, without doing  open water transfers (transferring passengers from one boat to another boat in open water).

Glass Bottoms Designed For The 21st Century!

In the past, glass bottoms in Tobermory were constructed as a viewing chute where passengers would have to look over a railing in order to to view the glass located far below.

But it was time for a change! All Bruce Anchor Cruises boats have tempered glass built into the deck allowing passengers the ability to actually stand on the glass and look at the attractions below!! Our shallow draught improves glass bottom viewing by letting far more light under the boat to illuminate the attractions, compared to the older boats with displacement hulls that shadow the area under the glass bottom.

Stay Protected on the Water!

The Frontier and Explorer feature specially designed UV resistant canopy’s constructed from Makrolon Polycarbonate sheets. The canopies shelter our passengers from damaging UV radiation on the sunny days and protect passengers from the wind , cold, and water spray on the cooler days. The windows roll right up into the roof to allow for flawless photographs and to let the cool breeze of the lake refresh you on the hot days.

Fast! Quiet! Safe! & Environmentally Friendly!

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

The propulsion systems on our vessels are immensely-efficient prop-drive, saving fuel and cutting down on harmful emissions while maintaining outstanding performance for an exciting ride.

Bruce Anchor Cruises has done everything possible to ensure passengers enjoy a quiet and fume free experience, while admiring the attractions on our tour. Our gasoline motors are virtually silent at an idol and produce very little exhaust fumes.  All of the gasoline motors also meet EPA 3 Star Emissions Specs. Our Diesels are equipped with resonators and an under water exhaust to keep them quiet, and are EPA Tier 2, IMO and RCD certified.

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

Passenger Glass Bottom 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 dock we immediately…

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