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Soo Locks Boat Tours

1157 E. Portage Ave., P.O. Box 739, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-6301
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Akron
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was on our "must do list" for vacation. It was very interesting & enjoyable. We learned a lot about not only the locks, but the steel mill on the other side of the locks. It was fun to go through both the American & Canadian locks, and learn the history of both of them. Since the Canadian lock is... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting going through the locks. Even the teen enjoyed it! Lots of great info about the locks. The topless jogger was unexpected, but legal in Canada apparently.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What an opportunity to actually go through the locks, not just look at them from above! The tour goes through both an American lock and the historic Canadian lock. The live narration really describes how it all works without overdoing it. It was all fascinating. The boat was comfortable, too. Good for kids as they can run around the boat... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

So Pretty ! Everyone on board was very knowledgeable . Locks just amazing ! Adam very Dreamy too ! 😊

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This 2hr boat ride was packed full of great information about the history of the Soo Locks and the surrounding areas. Experiencing the lock system first hand was lots of fun for everyone. We had 2 teens and a 7yo with us and everyone had something to interest them. The boat was fairly comfortable with sun, shaded, and enclosed seating.... More

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Crookston, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was one of my husband's choices, so I was a little hesitant. Boy, was I wrong! It was a beautiful morning for a boat ride and it was very informative and interesting. There are two docks to choose from when loading the boat. It really doesn't matter which one you choose, because if you are the first ones on,... More

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Comstock Park, MI
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171 reviews 171 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went on the dinner cruise/lock tour and it was great. Buffet style and all food was prepared by a local restaurant - there was plenty of food. Tables were assigned prior to boarding so there was no crush of people trying to get the "best" table. All the tables on our trip were excellent for viewing. They go down river... More

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La Vista, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a great time, and really interesting to see first-hand how the locks work. Our 4-year-old was fascinated by "filling the bathtub" on the way up, and he had fun counting how many ladder rungs were visible when we were on our way down. A big freighter was coming through another lock at the same time we were in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great boat tour that let you see first hand how the difference in 2 lakes can be adjusted for ship traffic by filling in (or out) locks (compartments). It is great to see this first hand. Tour lasts about 2 hours and it is about 1 hour north of Mackinaw city. Carry some food though since restaurants... More

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The tour was very fun. The staff was super friendly and very accommodating. They were so accommodating that they watched my little dog for me so I could go on the tour. While they have kennels free of charge, my little dog could fit under the door. Now, My dog was dirty from the day before...his little feet and legs... More

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