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    A little fun for the kid's

    by orlandom Updated Jul 22, 2005

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    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

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    Sea view 3

    by orlandom Updated Jul 22, 2005

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    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

    The seaview 3

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    Many cottages on the river

    by orlandom Written Jul 22, 2005

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    Tobermory is such a beautifull place that lots of people buy cottages like this one to enjoy nature and the fresh air you allso see many boats and yachts all over the place.Veary nice place to visit and is not crowded

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    Cold and fun

    by heitzenrater Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    Fathom Five National Marine Park is made up of two components, 45 square miles of clear water and an archipelago of 19 islands. Sheer cliffs, limestone overhangs and large caves can be found both on the islands and submerged beneath the water.

    Tobermory is also the home of the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, the southern terminus to Manitoulin Island. Reservations are definitely recommended for the 7:00 am sailing in July and August. Or take advantage of the incredible Chi-Cheemaun Dinner Cruise - you won't be disappointed!

    This place is considered a paradise by naturalists, photographers, divers, hikers, kayakers, leisure-seekers, golfers and art lovers. It offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, rest and relaxation, sweet & clean air & water and a scenery that is absolutely breathtaking.

    Hike the majestic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment along the world famous Bruce Trail or the inland trails of Bruce Peninsula National Park! A feast for the eyes - and camera lenses of the naturalist

    1 of the many dive wrecks called the Boiler
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    The Bruce County Lighthouse Tour

    by windsorgirl Written Aug 17, 2004

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    The lighthouse is a beautiful structure that reminds us of adventure and peril on the high seas. Now, unmanned and fully automated, the Bruce County lighthouses are a part of marine history.

    There are many to see along the Bruce Peninsula and you can pick up the free brochure at a tourist information, or see the website below.

    The lighthouse pictured here is located at Cape Croker and was built in 1909. It has "a rare and beautiful diamond-like Fresnel lens imported from France, one of only three in Canada."

    Cape Croker Lighthouse
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    Cabot Head Lighthouse

    by windsorgirl Updated Aug 17, 2004

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    This is an original 1895 wooden lighthouse that has been restored by volunteers. It is hard to believe that back then, the light was actually produced by kersosene lamps and metal reflectors.

    Today the light is produced automatically on a much less beautiful metal frame tower, but you can tour a small museum now housed inside of the old lighthouse. It is open daily 9am to sunset, May 1 to mid Oct.

    Cabot Head Lighthouse
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    Big Tub Harbour

    by windsorgirl Updated Aug 17, 2004

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    The other harbour in Tobermory, Big Tub, although larger than Little Tub Harbour, is much quieter. It doesn't have the hustle and bustle of boats and ferries and shops and restaurants. Rather it is lined by beautiful cottages and the Big Tub Lighthouse stands guard at the entrance.

    "In the 1870's Charles Earl, one of the first settlers in the area, hung a lantern in a tree to guide ships into Big Tub Harbour where they took refuge from storms. Grateful for this service, sailors gave Earl coal, flour and oil. In 1883 he was paid $100 for this service. A lighthouse was built on that same spot in 1885. Earl became the first keeper of the new lighthouse and remained so until his death."

    Big Tub Lightouse wildflowers growing through the rocks
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    Lion's Head

    by windsorgirl Updated Aug 17, 2004

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    Lion's Head boasts a natural harbour that has become a popular port with a full service marina. There is also a rare sandy beach here on the Georgian Bay side of the Bruce Peninsula.

    At the entrance to the harbour, you can also see a small lighthouse, it is a replica of the last light that stood here in the 1960's.

    Lion's Head is also the starting point for a wonderful hike south along the Niagara Escarpment to Gun Point or north to White Bluffs.

    Lion's Head Lighthouse
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    Tour Private Gardens

    by windsorgirl Written Aug 15, 2004

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    The Bruce Peninsula must attract a large number of avid gardeners because there are several private citizens that have opened up their gardens to be viewed by the public.

    We happened upon Virginia's Garden on Dyer's Bay Road on our way to visit the Cabot Head Lighthouse. Virginia was more than happy to take us on a guided tour of her beautiful garden and answer any questions that we had, gardening or otherwise.

    Virginia's garden backs onto the Niagara Escarpment and she has a wonderful variety of perrenials. She has some potted up for sale or as in my case, she will dig up a particular variety for you from her own beds.

    Virginia's Garden is open everyday except Tues and Thurs and a $2 donation is suggested for your tour.

    Virginia's Garden
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    Bruce Peninsula National Park

    by windsorgirl Written Aug 15, 2004

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    This national park lies at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, 11kms south of Tobermory. There are camping facilities here, and some of the most dramatic scenery of the Niagara Escarpment. The Bruce Trail also traverses the park, and there are several short hikes that will get you onto some of the most scenic parts of the Bruce Trail, including the Natural Arch, the Grotto and Halfway Rock Point, pictured here.

    The trails can become very busy since there is some good swimming here (despite the rocky beach!), so if you prefer solitude, try to hit the trail by 8am.

    I will give a further description of the hikes under Sports Travel Tips.

    Halfway Rock Point Bruce Peninsula NP Natural Arch Georgian Bay Shoreline
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    Little Tub Harbour

    by windsorgirl Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    Tobermory village consists of two deep, natural harbours, or tubs. One is called Big Tub, the other Little Tub.

    At Little Tub Harbour, you will find the Chi-cheemaun ferry, many quaint shops and galleries, restaurants and bakeries. You will also find many beautiful boats harboured here, and organized tours to the Flower Pot Islands. It is a nice place for a stroll or to sit and watch the activity in the harbour.

    You can also stroll along the boardwalk to see the remains of a wrecked tugboat jutting out of the water. This is a popular dive and snorkelling spot. There are many shipwrecks in the Tobermory area and this photo is of a recovered anchor from an 1898 wreck. The anchor is about 5 feet tall.

    Little Tub Harbour

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    Dyer's Bay

    by windsorgirl Written Aug 12, 2004

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    I happened upon Dyer's Bay by accident, on my way to visit the Cabot Head Lighthouse. We passed by many charming cottages, some with beautiful gardens, backing up against the white cliffs of the Niagara escarpment and overlooking Georgian Bay to the front.

    My favourite hike on the Bruce Peninsula is also found here in Dyer's Bay. It is a very short 3km loop that takes you up to the edge of the escarpment, overlooking some of the most dramatic scenery that I have ever seen. My intro photo is also from this hike, looking to the south.

    The path then descends through a wooded forest and along a small lake with an active beaver population.

    looking north from Dyer's Bay
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    Sauble Falls Provincial Park

    by windsorgirl Written Aug 12, 2004

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    This Provincial Park has developed on the banks of the Sauble River, near the very popular Sauble Falls. There are 152 campsites here, but you must reserve far in advance.

    Even if you are not camping here, you can still visit the falls. During the day and early evening it is a very popular spot for children to play in the shallow waters. If you'd like to photograph the falls without all the people in them, plan to be there before 9am.

    In the spring and fall you can watch the trout and salmon as they migrate UP the falls to their spawning grounds.

    Sauble Falls
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    Check out the scenery

    by Simonneeddy Updated Jul 16, 2004

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    This is SIMONNE on our first trip several years ago when we boarded on Manitoulin Island to go to Tobermory.View of the bay and Lake Huron from the deck. It was sunny and warm unlike our June 29, 2004 trip

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    Swimming...but it is cold!

    by richiecdisc Written Nov 7, 2003

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    The Georgian Bay is a diver's paradise and the Fathom Five National Marine Park is perhaps Eastern Canada's most renowned area for such activities. Even though the waters can be quite cold, it is hard to not take a small dip on a warm summer's day after hiking along the Bruce. We did and loved it.

    the inviting but cold waters of the Georgian Bay
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Tobermory Hotels

  • Tobermory Princess Hotel

    34 Bay Street South, Tobermory, N0H 2R0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Big Tub Harbour Resort

    236 Big Tub Road, Tobermory, N0H 2R0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Grandview

    Earl Street, PO Box 35, Tobermory, N0H 2R0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

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