Camping reservations

Camping reservations for Flowerpot Island in Fathom Five National Marine Park will launch January 14, 2020 at 8:00 am EST. They can be made on-line at or by calling 1-877-RESERVE (877-737-3783)

There is one camping location in Fathom Five, on Flowerpot Island. You'll fall asleep to the sounds of Georgian Bay lapping at the shoreline! 

Information for Camping on Flowerpot Island

  • There are six tenting sites on Flowerpot Island, each with a wooden tent platform. The sites are a short walk from Beachy Cove - the main dock on the island.
  • Access to the island is by private tour boat from Tobermory, your own boat or kayak (experienced paddlers only).
  • Before going to the island, you must obtain your camping permit from the Park's Visitor Centre in Tobermory.  
  • There is one composting toilet facility near the campsites.
  • Carry your own water, or purify bay water.
  • Bad weather can leave you stuck on the island for an extra day or two.
  • The island is isolated, so be prepared with everything you need.

For more information about camping on Flowerpot Island, please contact the park.

Top Rules & Regulations for Camping on Flowerpot Island

  • Most people visit the park for a quiet getaway. Excessive noise is prohibited at all times.
  • To protect the park ecosystem, removal, damage or disturbance of any natural or cultural items is prohibited.
  • Campfires are not allowed on the island.
  • Keep pets on a short leash (3m or less) and clean up after them.
  • The Ontario liquor laws apply in the parks. Liquor may only be consumed at your campsite. Liquor is banned from the park on Victoria Day weekend in May.
  • A maximum of four people are permitted on each campsite.
  • Fireworks of any kind are prohibited in the park.
  • Campsite check-out time is at 11 am.
  • If planning to dive in Fathom Five, you must first register and purchase a Dive Tag at the park Visitor Centre.