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Alpena Shipwreck Tours

Alpena, MI, USA
About Alpena Shipwreck Tours
Explore the shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The crystal clear waters and our large ‘glass bottom’ viewing wells allow you to dive the wrecks – without getting wet. During our 2 hour cruise you will experience the magnificently preserved shipwrecks and the scenic shorelines of Thunder Bay. Learn the exciting tales of many famous ships and the history, legends and lore of Lake Huron.
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smerk44 wrote a review Sep 2021
Leesburg, Virginia62 contributions16 helpful votes
This tour is billed as an opportunity to see old ship wrecks in Lake Huron thru a glass bottom boat. It was a total disappointment. We saw only 2 shipwrecks and they were just a bunch of wooden boards. There was nothing discernible that resembled a boat. And the guide rambled on incessantly about outlandish stories I think he made up which really took away from an otherwise peaceful boat ride.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Rick M wrote a review Aug 2021
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Absolute waste of money. 8-11-21 morning tour. 2 plus hour boat ride. 1 I repeat 1 shipwreck stop less then 8 minutes. claimed the weather was too rough for any more. really....... not too rough to take my money that morning... my 2 children were very disappointed.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Kimberly K wrote a review Jul 2021
Grass Lake, Michigan3 contributions
This was an amazing experience. Loved seeing the lighthouses and we went over 3 ship wrecks. The crew and the captain were amazing. If you have not done it please make plans to do so!
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Date of experience: July 2021
laura19 wrote a review May 2021
Michigan3 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on this tour yesterday and was beyond disappointed. The sound system didn’t work, couldn’t hear any of the history about Thunder Bay. To make it worse, we were in the boat for almost three hours and only saw two shipwrecks the whole time. Thunder Bay has 160 known wrecks. We saw two in three hours! Lastly, the young man trying to be the tour guide was a power hungry fool. Horrible experience, waste of time and waste of money! Everyone on the boat was playing on their cell phones.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Shalee G. wrote a review Aug 2020
Wyoming, Michigan7 contributions2 helpful votes
I can’t believe I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life and not done this! Cheap price for a fun 2-2 1/2 experience. Funny, informative guides who answered any questions. But also didn’t talk so much that it was annoying. Shipwrecks were easy to see. And so beautiful. If you are in Alpena during the summer time, it’s a must do. Covid update: they require masks and it was easy to keep distance for others with the decreased capacity. Order tickets ahead of time online.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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