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About Riptide Ride
25 Miles of Pictured Rocks Cliffs, 360 degree spins, countless smiles! Riptide Ride has the ultimate package of fun and beautiful scenery. Bring your camera since you'll have plenty of opportunity to capture photos as you admire bald eagles, towering cliffs, wildlife and waterfalls. You'll be entertained from the moment you step on board until we return to shore. Between sights we'll have a blast with spins, turns and amazing speed on our jet boat!
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Munising, MI
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All reviews captain tim bald eagles family owned business degree spins grand island jet boat pictured rocks super fun fast boat getting wet rain ponchos lots of fun wonderful family gift shop awesome adventure big waves great attraction
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the ride with my family including child. The ride is little bit away from cruise point. The ride is thrilling and memorable too. Its about an hour ride covering all points which most cruise rides don't cover. The boat goes into the caves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank praveensingh85
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Went back and forth on which boat tour to go on, and feel that we made a great choice. Since I had 2 kids I figured they would like the speed and the 360 degree turns. Riptide ride was a great friendly family business. Captain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank V9865EOmichaels
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Tim and his family were amazing! I loved this boat ride because he got us up close and personal with the cliffs and waterfalls. This made for awesome pictures. He was fun and knowledgeable. If we visit again we will definitely be doing this tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kasey M
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Customer Service is phenomenal !! Captain Tim is very knowledgeable and capable Captain to his vessel. Please note there are seatbelts. YOU WILL GET WET!! You will have a blast ... bring a change a clothes (don’t forget shoes and socks like I did) so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather L
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It is a must do in the UP! Captain Tim takes you on a great ride around Grand Island and stops at beautiful pictured rocks locations along the way. On top of that the jet boat is a great experience as he pulls 180s and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ryan P
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Captain Tim takes you on a 90 minute boat ride that is beautiful, informative, exciting. The trip goes around Grand Island. We got close enough to cliffs and caves to touch the walls. He took us underneath a waterfall. We saw several bald eagles. He...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pam R
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This boat ride is simply amazing!!! A family run business, everything was super! But please do get ready to get wet...the ride and the driver of the boat were outstanding....will do it again!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 204jcp
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a wonderful experience, and definitely the best way to see the Pictured Rocks. This is a family owned business, with the couple and the kids all working together. The ride around the island is fun and informative. I highly recommend this experience. It's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sanders293
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

If you are planning on seeing the Pictured Rocks do the Riptide Tour, my family and I have been up there twice before and took the other tour, the 1st time it was cancelled because of waves and the 2nd time they turned back after...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rkderoos6
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Riptide Ride is operated by a courteous, welcoming and friendly family. I enjoyed the beautiful views of Grand Island from Captain Tim's jet boat and learning more about the island's history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Darlene S
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Cody W | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually work for them. But here is there website. riptideride,com Phone number is (906) 387-8888 Thanks,
Brad E
July 5, 2018|
Response from RiptideRide | Property representative |
Ticket prices for adults are $39 ea, children $29. All of our tours go the same route. Thank you.
June 25, 2018|
Response from RiptideRide | Property representative |
Hi, We appreciate your interest in our ride. We do five spins on the ride, but sometimes do less depending on lake conditions. Most children have fun on the ride, but it depends on the child. The majority have a great... More