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

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is the best narrated tour I have been on. The tour is 2 hours long and includes going through the U.S. and Canada locks. One can watch the boats go through the locks(if you are lucky enough to be there when a boat comes through) or much better experience it by taking this tour. Depending upon the time, the... More

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Redford, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

An interesting and beautiful trip through the Soo Locks gives a glimpse into the workings of water travel between the Peninsulas and the Great Lakes. Really good family trip

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The forecast was for increasing chance of rain during the day so we caught a 10A tour that turned out to be rather small for the size of the boat and thus totally uncrowded. It did start to rain lightly before the end of the tour but that was no real problem as there was plenty of covered or enclosed... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend the Soo Locks Boat Tour. My family and I had a great time, despite the cool and windy weather. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the tour itself was very informative; you will not get this by simply standing on the side and watching the boats go by. As a tip, try sitting on the top... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed this tour. Very informative and interesting. My only complaint was that the narrator was hard to understand because she spoke too fast.

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The day we went it rained quite a bit. We sat on the top deck under the covered section and we were just fine. We had a group of 11 with kids ranging in ages between 2 and 13. It was great fun for all. Our narrator on the boat was very informative without being overly chatty. Later, we went... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really enjoyed this tour. It cost $25 for adults for a 2-hour tour. Unfortunately, it was rainy and foggy on the day we toured, but that can't be helped. The boat does have an enclosed interior section downstairs and most of the second level is covered. The narration was interesting, full of facts and history, though it is read... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

in the last 40 years we have gone through the locks 35 times always enjoy the 2 hour boat ride and often pass close by to freighters return trip through the canadian locks is so cute will go again this summer

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