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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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Burt Lake, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thought that we would finish up our mini-getaway with our two youngest grandchildren (ages 6 & 8 y/o) to Sault Ste Marie, MI with a ride through the famous Soo Locks on the venerable tour line. It didn't disappoint, but we knew that it wouldn't. We had taken our own kids multiple times as they were growing up, and... More

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Newland, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family took the sunset dinner cruise. The meal was very good ( the menu changes nightly), the crew was excellent, and the locks were so cool. The amount of information given to you by the narrator and Captain Bob was incredible. They share cool local stories as well as facts about the locks. We had an awesome evening. One... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took the boat tour, late morning. We were able to use the lock right next to a iron ore freighter and watch how fast the locks really work. then there was all the information about the locks and the St Mary's river that we did not know. They also gave us a brief water side tour of the steel factory... More

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Belding, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Most people come to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (the “Soo”) to see the locks - a wonderful and amazing place to visit. We come every year! To get the full appreciation of what the locks are all about is to take one of the trips through the locks on a Soo Locks Boat Tour. A very informative and educational tour... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We travelled with 4 grandchildren ages 9-15. They all enjoyed the cruise and were particularly excited about going through the Canadian and American locks. We had gone to the observation deck at the Locks Park on Portage Ave the night before to watch one of the huge freighters go through which was great. Actually going through on a boat was... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took the Lighthouse Tour through the Soo Locks Boat Tours company. Worth every penny! Great narration and friendly captain and crew. The trip through the lock was awesome. Highly recommend this trip.

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Michigan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The boat tour is relaxing and informative. It's a great experience! They have a snack bar and restrooms on board. If you are in the area and have about 2 hours you won't regret going.

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Park City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My travel partner talked me into taking a boat tour of the Soo Locks. I was reluctant at first but glad I did. There is a lot of history in that area and the tour guide did a great job of pointing out the history of the locks and St Mary's river. Definately worth the time and cash.

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Probably best way to see the locks and river but really nothing special about it. Nice crew though and somewhat interesting. We went through the same lock twice, Canadian lock was broken. Stay in canada at the comfort suites and eat at Soto Trattoria (?? if you like Italian food.) It was very very good. We also ate ate clydes... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I recently went on the Soo Locks Boat Tour while vacationing in Sault Ste Marie. I went on the 1:00 tour from Dock #1. Unfortunately, I did not realize that Dock #2 was loading at 12:40, and therefore got the better seats by the time our dock loaded. When I called the day before for information on the boat tour,... More

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