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Soo Locks Boat Tours

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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Great tour

I have watched the locks operate from the observation deck. That experience pales in comparison to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
woosusan
great tour

Well worth the time to take this tour. The staff person at the ticket window was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
willow711
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We are a top 5 Michigan Attraction that has been offering exciting tours through the famous Soo Locks since 1934. Over the years we have grown to a fleet of five tour vessels and two dock facilities in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi. Located only 50 miles north of Mackinac Bridge, we are a must-see destination in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. We offer a wide variety of maritime sightseeing adventures, including our popular Soo Locks sightseeing tours, enjoyable Luncheon and Dinner Cruises, and adventurous Lighthouse Cruises.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have watched the locks operate from the observation deck. That experience pales in comparison to going through the locks themselves. The locks themselves are an engineering marvel and so important to North American industry. As you are planning your trip be aware that the...More

Thank woosusan
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your informative revue. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour. One correction to the boat tour schedule. Dock #1 opens early to begin the boat tour season. Both dock 1 & 2 are open for peak season, late June until late...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the time to take this tour. The staff person at the ticket window was friendly and courteous. The crew of the boat were kind. The narration was easy to hear and loaded with essential information and facts. The boat was clean and comfortable....More

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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We strive to give the excellent customer service and love to be rewarded by your nice comments.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third locks tour in the last ten years, and by far the best one yet. I took my daughter , her first time , the naration was very informative , went thru Canadian locks my first time , there was a ship...More

Thank wel79zim
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your 5 star review ! So glad you enjoyed the tour!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our vacation. Learned so much up in an upLose and personal way. The staff and crew were friendly and knowledgeable. This was worth every penny and a must see if you are in the area!

Thank Laboss121
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for review !! We are so glad you sailed with us and very happy you had a great time !!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of info. Friendly staff. Had a lovely tour.enjoyed everything. Wish there were more that chips and pop at snack bar. But was well worth the price of the trip.

Thank jacquemorris60
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff always loves to hear they are appreciated. Thank you for your response.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The guided boat tour left the Dock #1 area of Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The boat easily held our group of 35 people, plus another 30 individuals. The top deck was covered from the sun, but open to the cooling breeze. The lower deck was...More

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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed the dinner cruise. It is a wonderful way to see the locks and relax with a good meal. Thanks so much for your review.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

All of my travelers said this was the highlight of our 3-day trip up to Mackinaw City and Sault Ste. Marie.More

Thank DianeDemersCASC
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

That is great news! We really appreciate hearing this and enjoy meeting so many people the bus tours bring our way. We love showing off our beautiful community and waterways to so many who have not been to Sault Ste. Marie. Thanks so much for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip! Going thru the locks is only part of the excursion. We were able to see two over 1,000 foot lake freighters, bridges and architecture. The steel plant up close was pretty impressive. Lots of interesting historical information is narrated during the trip.

Thank SnoRenegade
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your high review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you take the time to do this boat tour. Bring a camera and block off 2 to 3 hours you get to see all the sights of the locks and get an informational tour of the area from the water.

Thank John T
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are delighted that you appreciated all the sights and information shared during your boat cruise.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Cool ride through and around the locks. Great views. Snacks and drinks were also available on board.

Thank Brandon B
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Brandon !! We appreciate your 5 star review !!

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Bluecarolinamom
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Private123B | Property representative |
The kennels outside . Please call our (800) number for details.
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Donna G
June 19, 2018|
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You would purchase tickets at Dock # 1 if you are coming next week.
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WHStoneman
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Carol B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not offer a Senior Citizen discount, however we do offer a discount to active and retired Military.
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