Tobermory is famous for its shipwrecks and a glass bottom boat might be the closest way to explore the mysterious underwater world without getting a scuba diving license.
The Tobermory Frontier is a glass-bottom boat that allows you to cruise while exploring the lake below, passing well-known wrecks along the way.
Operated by Bruce Anchor Cruises, their boats operate in Fathom Five National Marine Park, home to some of the clearest waters in the Great Lakes.
Boat cruises depart from Tobermory on a regular schedule. Once aboard, you can immediately spot two 19th century shipwrecks – The Sweepstakes and The City of Grand Rapids – resting close to the surface of the water.
They can be spotted just five minutes after the start.
After viewing the wrecks, the boat passes the Big Tub Lighthouse, a structure that has played an important role in guiding ships to port since 1885.
It then circles around Flowerpot Island, home to a lighthouse, lighthouse keepers’ houses, and natural sea stacks that look exactly like flowerpots.
Tickets for the glass bottom boat tour can be purchased on the Bruce Anchor website, priced at $57 for adults, $48 for youth, and free for children up to 3 years old.
You can also select your preferred departure time, with boats usually departing every two hours from the dock.