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Pictured Rocks Cruises

100 West City Park Drive, Munising, MI 49862
906/387-2379
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Ranked #2 of 7 Activities in Munising
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Boat Tours
Owner description: Come aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises, the only boat cruise touring the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. is the only... more » Owner description: Come aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises, the only boat cruise touring the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. is the only authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service to provide interpretive programming on cruises of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises has been guiding the public to view the magnificent Pictured Rocks for over 50 years.“The Only Official Boat Cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore” « less
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The pictured rocks are beautiful and the cruise takes you almost the entire length. The boat make several close up passes and slowed down at key spots for pictures. The right side of the boat is nearest the rocks on the way out and the left side on the way in. The views are amazing and I am already planning... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Having visited the UP many times we decided it was time to take the “world famous” Pictured Rocks boat tour out of Munising. We enjoyed the 2.5 hour trip with the narrator/pilot giving nice commentary. Several points for future visitors: We traveled with two dogs, and were pleased to learn that they have a free kennel service for those going... More

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East Granby, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We visit national parks in between our international travels. Lake superior has so much to offer (but is unfortunately remote from airports and requires careful planning if you are traveling from northeast USA). We took the 2pm spray falls cruise in Late September. The lighting, blue skies with fluffy clouds made for spectacular photos. The autumn colors in the hills... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Just do it. This is one of those unique "bucket list" activities that is guaranteed to please. We took the sunset cruise, and selected seats on the left (Port) side of the tour boat. Just about the time the boat turned to return to the dock, the sun was setting and we had a front row seat for the fading... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took the Sunset Cruise and had an absolute blast. You cannot imagine what the Pictured Rocks actually look like until to go past them! The tour guide was fun and informative. We felt it was a bit pricey. But we don't regret going at all!

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Cincinnati
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a picture perfect day..........fantastic for September, which I think is the best time on the UP. I would suggest you get in line early, as is recommended. People lined up an hour ahead of the cruise departure time. They did take out two boats so everyone could be on top or on the bottom. The captain and crew... More

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Starbuck, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

2 boats went out at 5:45pm. Desk said it's a popular time for photographers to go - which makes sense since the sun is working it's magic on the rock face. That being said, people who think they are "photographers" can be extremely rude. They won't move so someone can get the shot. It was particularly brisk out on Lake... More

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Wausau
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Terrific value. Great narration. Comfortable cruise. Rocks are spectacular! Captain got us so close to the rock formations. We hit great pictures!

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Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Excellent tour we never would of had views like this without being on the water. Crew was extremely professional and considerate. ( and kind of goofy/funny:) if you are in this area this is a must! Time went by very fast.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did the cruise on our last day in the area before heading home. I'm so glad we did! We got to see all the views that we couldn't while hiking. The tour guide did a wonderful job. He was informative and funny. The staff was friendly. I recommend this cruise to everyone!

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