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Daily Tours to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Daily Tours to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

By Up North Tours LLC
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 8-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Snacks, drinks and lunch included.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
    Look for the Up North Tours vehicle in the West Bay Beach Resort parking lot
  • Option 2
    Meijer, 4900 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690, USA
    Look for the Up North Tours vehicle at the far west end of the Meijer parking lot.
Pickup details
  • We do pick up from certain "in Town" Air B&B's. Please call the office to determine if we can pick up from your location. For traveler's not within our pick up area, we have 2 designated meeting locations. 1. 4900 M-72 E, Williamsburg, MI 49690 - The west side of the Meijer. parking lot. 2. 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686 - The West Bay Beach Resort parking lot.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 180066P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Participants must be 6 years or older. We do not accommodate infants.
      • Walking is required to access the vista at Empire Bluffs. The trail is designated as "Easy". Expect to walk 1.5 miles over a dirt and sand Trail.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 180066P1

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        Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
        Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
        A guided tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Tour includes round trip transportation from Traverse City with snacks and drinks provided. Stops include an easy walk out to Empire Bluffs, Scenic Pierce Stocking Drive, Lake Michigan overlook, Glen Lke overlook, Sleeping Bear Dune overlook, Lunch on the beach in the village of Empire, Dune Climb, Historic Village of Glen Haven and Glen Arbor.
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      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Up North Tours LLC
        58
        Traverse City, Michigan
        Joined in July 2019
      • jabber1976
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent and professional
        We are so glad we did this tour by Up North Tours! Even though the weather was a little misty, we still had a great time. Our tour guide had a wealth of knowledge about the area. We learned many things about Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and the surrounding areas. He was also very personable and professional. Stopping from time to time was a nice touch. The trees were just starting to change to fall colors and the scenery was beautiful. I highly recommend using this company for any of their tours! Thanks UNT, we had a blast!
        Written October 11, 2019
      • macfaminsc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour
        This was a great day tour of the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes. I was in town for work and glad I took this tour instead of trying to navigate this on my own. I enjoyed the history and geology that Matt talked about throughout the tour. The weather wasn’t great - windy and a bit rainy - so I didn’t climb far on the dune climb, but it looked like a fun hike for a future trip. There are other places in the park besides the dune climb to see the lake and there were some beautiful views. Thanks to Matt for an enjoyable day!
        Written October 8, 2019
      • jjw46
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Sleeping Bear Park tour
        This is a great tour! We've been to Sleeping Bear before and really appreciated the information about the history and geology of the northwest Michigan region. We loved all the history of native Americans, especially the legends and beliefs around Manitou. Our guide Matt was flexible and affable and provided plenty of time for pictures and questions, even providing binoculars and a tripod for great viewing of shipwrecks, lighthouses, etc. As a final bonus, he provided expect navigation through Traverse City traffic!
        Written August 30, 2019
      • SusieJ2468
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Tour/Great Guide!
        We loved this tour! Although we have been coming to this area for many years, and thought we knew it, we learned so much that we hadn't known before!. A wonderful way to help us enjoy one of our favorite places even more. Thank you, Matt!
        Written August 20, 2019
      • ezesartori
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We loved Up North Tours
        We had an amazing time on our tour! Matt was so informative which was a pleasant part of the tour and he even involved our 4 year old who also had a great time. We learned so much and got to see beautiful northern Michigan from his awesome van that was clean and full of snacks!! We highly recommend Up North Tours!!
        Written August 17, 2019
      • LindaSue890
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautifully conducted tour.
        We have been to Sleeping Bear Dunes several times but having a tour guide that can tell you what you are seeing and the history behind it makes it so much more interesting. Our tour guide Matt was very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. We actually had our own private tour since another group cancelled. The lunch, snacks and beverages provided were delicious. The van was modern and very clean. The weather was beautiful and Michigan is a beautiful state.
        Written August 7, 2019
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      ME M
      Winchester, UK140 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      Not cheap by any means, but well worth while for us. I went with 2 adults on an unpleasantly hot day, with Matt as our guide. We saw places and did (mostly short) walks in wonderful scenery, comfortable between walks in our cool minibus. Plenty of information about history, geology, flora and fauna, local life, with good humour and efficient guiding. We would never have managed to see and do so much on our own, it was worth every cent to see such an interesting area in detail. Lunch too was simple but good. Just one recommendation - please find snacks that are low in salt/flavouring, perhaps some fruit/nut bars as well - gluten free and low sugar?
      Written June 15, 2022
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      Renita L
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021 • Friends
      We had a fabulous tour with Matt Webster. He was knowledgeable about the history, geography, flora and fauna. He was also entertaining with stories of local lore. I highly recommend this tour for anyone from singles to families.
      Written August 9, 2021
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      Regan B
      Key West, FL3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      Our guide, Matt, was exceptional! It was obvious he does this for a living year-round and for decades now. An encyclopedia of interesting info, smooth delivery, great sense of humor and easy conversationalist. Our whole group enjoyed the day and the delicious lunch from the local mom n’ pop restaurant. He took us to the best spots in a great order and we lucked out on perfect weather and visibility. It was so nice to have the shuttle come right to us and drop us back off. Also, I’m pregnant and he made sure to check on me that I was comfortable with the activities and feeling ok. On that note, he was a great driver and for someone who was already nauseous and easily gets carsick his driving did exasperate it at all. We would do this or any other tour with him as our guide again! We appreciate your efforts and expertise…thank you!
      Written July 16, 2023
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      Kimberly P
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022 • Friends
      The Michigan Lake overview, the shipwreck, and view of the lighthouse with Matt’s bird scope. We also enjoyed the town of Glen Haven and history of coast guard. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Sleeping Bear Dunes and Michigan history and geology.
      Written September 7, 2022
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      philpbkjd
      Naples, FL2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We came to Traverse City from Florida because friends said we have to take the Sleeping Bear tour. The tour company followed up on arrangements for tour the day before. Bus arrived on time. Matt, the tour director was awesome. One of the best we’ve had. Very knowledgeable, flexible and pleasant. He made the day special. Tour is somewhat long but broken up in easy pieces. Sites and views are very unique. Would certainly recommend to others.
      Written August 21, 2022
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      cfoleym
      Algonquin, IL350 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021
      MATT! We have taken a lot of tours, in many different cities and countries. Matt is probably the very best guide we have ever had. He was more knowledgeable than you could imagine. He really tailored his topics to what interested those of us on the tour. He would throw in tidbits of info you didn't think you wanted or needed to know but then...we found ourselves doing some self guided tours the next day. We'd say "what kind of plant, tree, bug, wave, etc is that? & immediately look at each other & say "where's Matt!" It was such a pleasure to spend the day with him.
      Written June 1, 2021
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      Thanks guys. Glad you had a good time!
      Written June 2, 2021
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      michael c
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021
      Beautiful day and great tour. Matt is very knowledgeable about local history and ecology. He had some great stories to share, some very cool anecdotal facts, and was very accommodating. If you want to tour the dunes, he's the guy to do it with.
      Written July 1, 2021
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      Destination354957
      Macomb, MI1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021 • Family
      Matt provided my daughter and I with a wonderful tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes. He provided us with some great historical information and took us on a hike through the Empire Bluffs. We learned a great deal about the Manitou Passage, surrounding areas and visited several small towns in the area. Great lunch and snacks were provided. His knowledge is invaluable and he was a joy to tour with. Best tour guide ever!
      Written July 27, 2021
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      Glad you guys had a good time!
      Written July 28, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Laura P
      Ider, AL132 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      We had 7 in our group and Matt as our guide. We were picked up at our hotel and lucked out to have a very enjoyable group of folks to spend the day with. Matt was EXCELLENT as a guide. He knew so much about the area, history, science and folklore of the area...we all loved listening to his information and stories. Lunch was included and also excellent. This tour was the highlight of our trip.
      Written October 18, 2023
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      Kevin M
      Scottsdale, United States5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Couples
      Matt was best guide I've ever had on a day tour. He is over the top friendly and very knowledgeable on the history of Sleeping Bear Dunes. The lunch included on the tour was a nice surprise.
      A great way to spend an afternoon.
      Written October 16, 2021
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