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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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Highlight of My Tip

I spontaneously decided to go on the Riptide Ride and it exceeded my expectations. The captain was able to steer the boat under a waterfall, into a cave, point out two eagles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Marshall, Michigan
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Marshall, Michigan
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I spontaneously decided to go on the Riptide Ride and it exceeded my expectations. The captain was able to steer the boat under a waterfall, into a cave, point out two eagles, and give an interesting history of Grand Island. The spins were fun and everyone was soaked. I would do this again if I ever come back to Munising,

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Lapeer, Michigan, United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I can't speak for the other boat tours, but Riptide Ride is awesome. Fast, exciting, and definitely worth the money! You'll get to see some great Pictured Rocks, bald eagles, falcons, waterfalls, and get a little fun with the 360's. Tim and his family run a great company!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As others have said, you WILL get wet and may get soaked. The advice on wearing a poncho helps but does not guarantee you'll stay dryish. The 180's are fun and the kids had a blast, but to see the rocks around Grand Isle is truly spectacular. It's not an inexpensive experience but priced similar to the other rides. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The ride was a ton of fun! You WILL get wet! The Captain was very skillful with an 'Eagle eye'. We saw two! Highly recommended!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I will start by painting the scene for the day. It's was a beautiful sunny mid 80's August day, but the wind picked up significantly to 20+ MPHs. The great thing about this ride is my family had no clue what the ride would be like. The good...family run operation that was top notch and no details were missed. The... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This is an experience not to be missed! But it can be a pretty rugged ride when it is wavy and windy. A few tips: Leave your shoes behind because you feet will get soaked. They will provide rain ponchos and you will get wet though not soaked. Stay drier by sitting on the inside of the 2-person seat. Sit... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Captain Tim was great! They have a lot of information about grand island. They make sure everyone has fun and enjoys themselves. You get up close to rock formations and waterfalls too.

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Petersburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I highly recommend this boat tour. It's a fun, exciting ride while also informative with plenty of opportunities to take pictures of the beautiful sights. The owners/staff are great. The gift shop and restrooms are very nice. They even provided a kennel for our dog who was traveling with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

For the adventurous type....this is the only way to go to see the Pictured Rocks and Grand Island. This family owned company is top notch in service and entertainment. It's a like a roller coaster on water without the heights!!! Worth every penny and the captain made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Waterfalls, beautiful rocks , Eagles. Nature at its best!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We were on a large family vacation and this was one of our stops. This was by far the highlight of our trip. We had 11 kids and 9 adults and everyone had a ball. We couldn't stop smiling and laughing. This family owned and operated business is top notch. The tour around the island is beautiful and of course... More 

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