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Address: 712 W Munising Ave, Munising, MI 49862
Phone Number: (906) 387-2323
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Amazing experience

The all day guided tour to the Pictured rocks national lakeshore was an amazing experience. I think there is another company that does the tour but I was recommended Northern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Vishal C
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My husband and I decided to do the kayaking day trip because we read that kayaking was the best way to explore Pictured Rocks. Our day trip had to be rescheduled for the next day because of three foot waves forecasted for the original date (in early September). Rescheduling wasn't an issue. The next day we showed up early as... More 

1 Thank NPC86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The all day guided tour to the Pictured rocks national lakeshore was an amazing experience. I think there is another company that does the tour but I was recommended Northern waters as they are better organized (less crowded). We were not disappointed. Me and my wife had limited kayaking experience but our guide was awesome. We enjoyed the experience a... More 

Thank Vishal C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We loved our experience with northern waters! Carl was great and very informative before the trip and our guides were great! We had to turn back early because of bad weather but we had a great time looking at the shipwreck underwater!

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Jackson, Michigan
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We've done many many kayaking trips (day and multi-day), so have an idea of how things usually go. First, the good: Good equipment, nice touches like plenty of zip-locks as well as drybags available, two of the three guides were very good (safety conscious and when one woman tipped they got her back in her kayak very quickly), very good... More 

1 Thank rickandpat
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We did the full day tour on Thursday, August 27th and had an absolutely amazing time. The guides were incredible and so was Annie (the woman who did a wonderful job rescheduling everyone after 3 days of cancellations due to extreme weather)! The tour was absolutely beautiful. The staff were all knowledgeable and extremely helpful. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK... More 

Thank Meg H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Mom and teen son took the sunset kayak trip. We thankfully got a tandem, because the water/waves were very rough on the way back (like 1 foot swells!!). Guides were great-- Jake and Joe (aka Ghost Rider and Goose). Northern Waters provided: water proof bags (we didn't need it), extra Ziploc for phones, they did have extra old water shoes... More 

Thank FatOlive3
Chaska, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are considering Northern Waters vs. Paddling MI (Uncle Ducky's) in Munising, MI, I would highly encourage you to choose Northern Waters. The staff was more friendly on the phone and were patient to answer many questions. Our guide Karl, was experienced, enthusiastic and encouraging. But the biggest reason is that you will get much more personal attention at... More 

1 Thank Rachel H
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went out on the half day tour with our sons, ages 16 and 13. Our tour guide, Joe, was super. None of us had ever kayaked before and we were all surprised by how easy it was. This will be an experience we'll talk about forever. We also took the boat tour in the afternoon. We are glad we... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband, my 10 yr. old son and myself did the 1:00 pm tour and it was great. Lake Superior can be very intimidating and on the day we kayaked, there was a lot of ferry boat traffic kicking up some waves. Brooks and Henry did a wonderful job explaining what to do, the layout of the kayak and how... More 

Thank Lisa M
Elk River, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was an exceptional experience for our family. The Northern Waters Adventures team is very experienced, provided very helpful instructions on kayaking and they provided an educational commentary during our paddle that was exceptional. This was are 11 year old twin grand daughters first trip out onto Lake Superior and they were simply thrilled. This was a safe, professional, customer... More 

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