Places to Visit
Explore Tobermory, Fathom Five National Park, Bruce Peninsula National Park and Manitoulin Island
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Tobermory has long been known as the scuba diving capital of Canada.
The cool, crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay behold some of Canada’s best preserved shipwrecks, many dating back to the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.
There are 20+ shipwrecks, underwater caves and other underwater geological features to view.
Many are accessible from shore or local charters available leaving from Little Tub Harbour in the village of Tobermory. If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent what you need at the local dive shops.
There are several areas nearby, such as the “Tugs” which provide excellent snorkeling. Equipment is available for rent at local Dive Shops.
G & S Watersports has recently changed hands and the website is being updated.
Take a stroll around Little Tub Harbour. There are tour boats, souvenir shops, dive shops, restaurants, clothing stores, crafts and the National Park Information Centre.
Sit on the dock and watch the harbour traffic while enjoying and ice cream from Peninsula Supply or the Sweet Shop.
Tobermory has two harbours. The second is called “Big Tub”. A visit to the Big Tub Light House will provide an exceptional view of the Islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park. The lighthouse is also an excellent place to take a refreshing dip or throw in a fishing line. The rock wall plunges 40 feet and is home to many fish in the rock formations.
Tour Boats and The Chi-Cheemaun
One of the most popular things to do while visiting Tobermory is to take a tour boat to Flowerpot Island. You can take a trip around the Island or you can be dropped off for a hike on the trail. If you wish you can visit the Light Station (a 20-minute hike from the dock) and visit with the volunteers who are working to restore the site.
Alternatively you can take a tour around the Islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park and down the Georgian Bay shoreline to view the incredible cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment from a totally different perspective.
Or take a sunset cruise – an incredible experience! The local tour boat operators will be happy to explain their different trip options.
Or try their Sunset Dining Cruise and Concert or Stargazers Delight on a round-trip cruise to Manitoulin Island. Reservations are required and these dinners book up very quickly. To make reservations call 1 (800) 265-3163