Place：Fathom Five National Marine Park,Flower Pot Island,Scenic Caves & Suspension Bridge
***(Meals, glass bottom boat fee, park entry fee, tips not included.)***
Departing from Toronto our first destination is the famous Blue Mountain. Explore a labyrinth of caves and crevices. Search near Ekarenniondi for the shadows which marked paths to the mysterious underworld. Explore the hidden natural fortress which sheltered the Petun people from their enemies. Descend into the ice cave - a crevasse so deep and cold that snow and ice often remain here through early summer. Fun and Adventure at the Highest Point on the Niagara Escarpment, venture across Ontario's longest suspension bridge and see the magnificent views.
After lunch, our second destination will be the Bruce Peninsula National Park. We will hike the world-famous Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail starts its journey in Tobermory, and travels 773 km following the Niagara Escarpment, which then runs right past the visitor centre, to scenic coves on Georgian Bay. It is in the North Bruce Peninsula that the most spectacular hiking on the Bruce Trail occurs.
For dinner, you will enjoy an unique specialty dish of this place; delicious Georgian Bay whitefish.
After dinner, you can take a walk through a small fishing port in the quiet summer evening or choose to take a sunset cruise, and enjoy the breathtaking sunset for an unforgettable memory.
Hotel: Travelodge Owen Sound or Similar
After breakfast, we will take the Blue Heron Glass Bottom Boat to Flowerpot Island. We depart from Little Tub Harbour, one of Tobermory's two natural harbours. When leaving Little Tub we will pass by the dock for the car ferry Chi-Cheemaun which runs to Manitoulin Island. Next we see Tobermory's other harbour marked by Big Tub Lighthouse, built in 1885, and view two shipwrecks at the head of Big Tub Harbour. These are the wreck of the schooner the Sweepstakes (1885) and of the steamer the City of Grand Rapids (1907), both shallow enough to be visible from the sides of the Blue Heron V as well as through the glass bottom viewing area. Then it is off to our destination Flowerpot Island, which is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park. Famous for the two "flowerpots" or "sea stacks" on it's eastern shoreline. Next the Blue Heron V will stop at Flowerpot Island and passengers can go ashore via the Jet Boats. Flowerpot Island is about 1.6 kilometers wide and covers 200 hectares (495 acres), with well marked hiking trails covering most of the Island. This cruise is 1 hour and 20 minutes, plus the length of time you decide to stay on the Island if you disembark.
After lunch, on our way back to Toronto.
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* For Glass Bottom Boat ticket fee $49 (child $39) and Flowerpot Island park fee $5, have to pay together with tour fee