Day Trips / Travel

Daytripping: Tobermory

Going up to Tobermory is a perfect fall day trip. The crowds have thinned out so you can actually enjoy the scenery! I went camping and spent one day in the town. Tobermory is about 5 hours away from Toronto, so make sure you plan to stay over night! It’s famous for its unique formation of “flowerpot” rocks. While we were there, we hopped on a glass bottom boat tour ($35). I strongly recommend that you book your tickets. Even though we went off season, we only got on the boat because of a cancellation!

Before we went on our boat tour, we stopped for lunch at the Fish & Chips Place. They specialize in Georgian Bay Whitefish. The fish was very fresh and lightly battered. I think it could have used some more seasoning though, because it wasn’t that flavourful. After lunch we went to board the boat.

The boat tour takes you out to Flowerpot Island, which is in Fathom Five National Marine Park. It’s a lot of fun, and you get to see some shipwrecks. The water is super clear, but in my opinion the “glass bottom” feature isn’t really worth it. It’s so tiny that you might as well just look over the side of the boat. When we got closer, we went on a zodiac boat to take us to the island. The boat drops you off on the island for about 2 hours. You get to hike around and explore the formations. They were beautiful!

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