The Fathom Five National Marine Park Experience

Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada’s first National Marine Conservation Area, is 130-square-kilometre, triangular-shaped park that embraces 20 islands, 22 shipwrecks and several historic light stations. The shipwrecks, mostly schooners, barges and steamers, make the area one of North America’s best scuba diving locations for all levels of divers, from beginner to advanced!

Before you embark on your journey, grab a big breakfast at Leeside Restaurant; it'll keep you full for hours!

All Aboard! Book your cruise tickets with Blue Heron or Bruce Anchor to see shipwrecks from a glass-bottom boat, 3 lighthouses, the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, and, of course, the flowerpots for which the world famous Flowerpot Island is named!

We recommend getting off the boat to explore several stunning hiking trails on Flowerpot Island. To fully enjoy the experience, plan for 5 hours on the island, and remember to wear hiking footwear: rugged, adventurous terrain ahead!

Once back on land, head to the Crowsnest Pub for dinner. Their large patio has stunning views of Tobermory’s Little Tub Harbour. Enjoy watching the sunset over a delicious meal.

Don’t miss the annual Chi-Cheemaun Spring Cruise, setting sail on May 5th and marking the opening of the season. Call 1-800-265-3163 to reserve your spot today!

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- Flowerpots – try to get both in one picture
- The Shipwrecks - the wreck of the schooner the Sweepstakes (1885) and of the steamer the City of Grand Rapids (1907)
- Big Tub Lighthouse built in 1885