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Great Turtle Kayak Tours

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Mackinac Island, MI, USA
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About Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Kayak and stand up paddle board rentals on Mackinac Island, MI. For beginners we offer basic instruction and guided tours in the calm waters of the marina, and for our more experienced paddlers, we lead tours to Arch Rock, Devil's Kitchen, Round Island, and Bois Blanc Island, on the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron. Our summer tours are popular, and they book up fast, so reserve on our website now to secure your time!
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Debi N wrote a review Sep 2021
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri4 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved Jacob, who was our tour guide. He gave a lot of good instruction as to paddling techniques, and leg and knee position in a kayak, which I appreciated. Also, the water wasn't too deep so I didn't feel afraid. I enjoyed getting arm exercise after walking and biking on the island, as well as dipping my hands in the crisp, clear water. I also like the legends he told. We brought water shoes, and I felt comfortable in stretchy yoga pants. Weather nice enough to wear t-shirt or light jacket under life jacket.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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naturenut-11 wrote a review Sep 2021
Muskegon, Michigan3 contributions2 helpful votes
This kayak tour was perfect! Participants ranged from beginners to experienced, and all loved the trip. Glen, our guide, was skilled in teaching and attentive to every kayaker. The setting was absolutely gorgeous and conditions were great. We have been to Mackinac Island, and this was one of the best memory making experiences ever.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Barbara wrote a review Sep 2021
Saginaw, Michigan6 contributions3 helpful votes
Did the sunrise kayak tour and had an amazing time. Glen, our guide was professional, friendly and skilled at making everyone comfortable kayaking even though several in the group had never paddled before. He also took fantastic photos of everyone in the group; an unexpected bonus. Kayaking is a great way to experience Mackinac Island from a different perspective.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Krista O wrote a review Sep 2021
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The kayak tour to the Arch was THE highlight of our trip. We had no experience kayaking, but Glen was a great teacher and guide. It was a beautiful morning and truly the best part of the entire trip to Mackinac Island.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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MaryFran D wrote a review Sep 2021
Houghton, Michigan18 contributions11 helpful votes
We have been to Mackinac Island several times. It was great to get to see Arch Rock and the coast from a different perspective. The guides were very patient and did a good job explaining how to improve.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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