Fathom Five National Marine Park, Tobermory
This is where the path on flowerpot island stars from here you see everything there is to see on the islande like all kinds of flowers,both the big and small flowerpot and at the end of the trail the lighthouse.whene we went we saw chipmonks snakes and all kinds of birds, and don't forget the wonderfull view's of the shoreline
Even the kid have fun on the seaview 3 the captain of the ship let's all the kid's who want to one at a time , to take the the helm and and pilot the ship,they even get a certificate with there name on with the date. And i know what your thinking is it safe? Yes the captain wait's untell he is out in the harbour and far away from any boat's and islands, and he is there right beside theme. so very worry free. And the kid's love it
This is the seaview 3 are boat for the trip to the sunken ships and flower pot island Now the bottom isn't all glass ,there is some just a pot hole in the floor that's alows you to see the bottom of the bay and you only get a 2 by 2 foot view of the bottom on this boat i don't know about the outer boat's
The best view and you can take my word on it is from the top of the boat not the glass pot holes the water is cristal clear and the sunken boats are not to deep when i went there was like 5 feet of water over the boat
Not many sandy beaches in Tobermory , but there are a few this one is my favourite. To find this beach is very easy . going north on Highway 6 (1.5 KM) before you reach little tub harbour we will come up to a road on your Right called Dunks bay Rd make a right and that road will end at the beach. From little tub harbour going south it the 4 th road on your left . Now there is a catch to this beach there are many privet cottages on this lake so the beach is only about 600 feet wide the rest is all privet property but not many people no about this beach so not to many people there as you can c in picture. so wont be crowded.
We continued along the south shore of Cove, through the Otter Island Channel and east to Flowerpot Island. This 200 hectares island gets its name from two unusual rock formations on its eastern shore. This is the only Island where camping and hiking is permitted. We cruised right by the Flowerpot rock formations where we took lots of pictures. There were many tourists either hiking over the rocks or sitting by the Flowerpots rock formations. Although we were not in a position to do any hiking on the island, for those interested in taking another ship there, the dock is located at Beachy Cove and it is a 15 minute hike up to the Flowerpots.
Today I've been to Tobermory and did a boattrip to Flowerpot Island. Tobermory is about 3 hours a drive north-west of here. It's a cosy little harbour village, but known for it's beautiful coastline and the many shipwrecks that lay here. With the boattrip you get a roundtrip to Flowerpot Island, a beautiful little island in front of the coast, with weird rock formations, called "flowerpots"
But Tobermory has more to offer, there is also a provincial park here : Bruce Peninsula Provincial Park. A beautiful park and a great place to do some hiking. Through the park goes the "Bruce Trail", and it is fantastic to do a part of this trail.
Though expensive, the ferry out to Flowerpot Island was wonderful. It starts by going over two shallow shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour. Then it goes out to Flowerpot Island. We sat on the top deck of the boat and enjoyed the beautiful views. The walking is easy on the island. The flowerpots are large! Look closely and you'll see the flowerpots have been repaired with cement! Note: We stayed only an hour (9:00 am ferry arrived at 10:10 am; we took the 11:20 am ferry back to Tobermory); that was not enough time to visit the light station and the flowerpots.
2 stop the sunken ships in the Fathom Five National Marine Park.
Which is Canada's first National Marine Park, with over 20 shipwrecks and 19 islands . The deep clear water and the numerous shipwrecks attract over 8,000 divers each year.
On Flowerpot Island you will find 2 huge rocks. These rocks look like a flowerpot. This Island is known for these flowerpots. On the rest of the Island you will find a forest.
From Tobermory there are boats going to Flowerpot Island.
Here you can see the entrence to a cave on the side of a cliff. You have to climb up alot of stairs to get up here. and the view from up here is veary nice.