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Address: 1309 Commercial Street, Munising, MI 49862
Phone Number: +1 906-387-8888
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Description: 25 Miles of Pictured Rocks Cliffs, 360 degree spins, countless smiles...
25 Miles of Pictured Rocks Cliffs, 360 degree spins, countless smiles! Riptide Ride has the ultimate package of fun and beautiful scenery. Bring your camera since you'll have plenty of opportunity to capture photos as you admire bald eagles, towering cliffs, wildlife and waterfalls. You'll be entertained from the moment you step on board until we return to shore. Between sights we'll have a blast with spins, turns and amazing speed on our jet boat!
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So Much Fun! Take Your Kids!!

We wanted to do a boat tour but couldn't fathom being on a boat more than 3 hours for the typical rides. Read the reviews on here and wow they are all right on!! Excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Dawn A
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Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We wanted to do a boat tour but couldn't fathom being on a boat more than 3 hours for the typical rides. Read the reviews on here and wow they are all right on!! Excellent service! Owner and his son drove the boat. Music blasting, the boat whipping around in circles! Pulled right under a waterfall. My kids 5 and... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The spins were a lot of fun (much faster than I thought) and the crew was friendly. We went late September 2013. We sat in the front so we could shoot video and take pictures. The boat pulled up really close to shore in front of the lighthouse so it was easy to capture the scene. Then, after a few... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I had been here few weeks ago and by far this was the best time we had at Pictured Rocks... We had such a fun time on the ride. The guide was very knowledged about the beautiful cliffs. And the best of all, the spins he took on the boat!! My oh my ! They were too... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a fun way to see Grand Island. My 12 year old just loved it. We saw the beautiful cliffs and lots of eagles on our boat ride, all while whipping spinners in the lake and getting totally drenched. Be prepared to get very very wet! The guide was very knowledgable. The only reason I didn't give it five stars... More 

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RiptideRide, Owner at Riptide Ride, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. At the time you rode the boat we had just upgraded our stereo system and we have since made adjustments to the output. We're glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the scenery! Thanks again, Tim & Joni More 

Munising, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had a wonderful time. I went on this exciting cruise twice in two weeks. Seeing the island was my main goal but the fun spins were pretty awesome. The first ride was calm......but the second ride was 12 ft rolling waves. OMG what a ride. The scenery was wonderful and we saw a few bald eagles. This is a... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ripide Ride was fun way to see a part of Pictured Rocks! The tour is around Grand Island in a fast boat. There are numerous stops to see the rock formations, lighthouses, and wildlife. We saw bald eagles and falcons. The stops involve a spin - the captain lets you know it is coming and tells you to hang on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This wasn't exactly what I had expected when I booked the trip; but I'm so glad that we did it! It wasn't your grandma's boat tour for sure! The scenery was beautiful and the staff was very kind. I would wear sandals instead of tennis shoes the next time. The tour was the perfect length of time and the sights... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sadly I can't comment on the actual ride. It was the one attraction that my family was looking forward to the most. I was not aware that they only have one boat in the water. They also only go out 2-3 times a day but I see that that is posted on their website. Perhaps it would have worked out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We could not have imagined how much fun this 28' inflatable boat ride could be until we went on one of Capt. Tim's cruises around Grand Island National Recreation Area near Munising, MI. He took us by lighthouses, beautiful Pictured Rock cliffs, waterfalls (some of us even got to stick our fingers under one of the falls), and some bald... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a must do if you are in or traveling through Munising. Captain Tim and his family provide an incredible experience of water adventure. The trip provides the natural beauty of Grand Island, pictured rocks and a chance to see an American Eagle and get so close to a waterfall that you think you are going to take a... More 

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