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Soo Locks Boat Tours

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Soo Locks Boat Tours
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1157 E. Portage Ave., 515 E. Portage Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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+1 800-432-6301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted to do the dinner cruise on a September Sunday night for our anniversary, but we did not make reservations in time. We ended up going on the regular tour, which was still fun! It’s a great tour and the narration and history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were unable to take the dinner cruise for your anniversary. The dinner cruise does fill up rather quickly in the fall. We are glad you did enjoy your tour of the Soo Locks and hope you...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

I have never been to the Soo Locks so I enjoyed going through the lock. It was a interesting tour. Be sure to tip your guides. There are two docks to catch the boat. We went to the dock that shares the parking lot with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you visited us at Dock 2. We appreciate you taking the time to rate us. Hope you stop to see us again.z

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

The Soo Locks Boat Tours are a great value. We have actually taken the tour 6 or 7 times. Very informative. The 4th of July tour is great, it culminates in watching the fireworks display from the boat. The donner cruise is okay if you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you are a frequent customer. We appreciate your opinion and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 19, 2018

My wife and I are not especially fond of cruises, boats . . . water. But, THIS is a "do not miss" tour. We were vacationing in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We thought we wanted to step into Canada for a day and thought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

We are so glad you decided to join us on our boat tour and we really appreciate your thoughtful description. We realize not everyone is comfortable on water but we are never very far away from shore and our boats are extremely stable. Thanks so...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

My husband & I finally took the Soo Locks tour. It was a very enjoyable two hours. The weather was nice, a bit windy & chilly on the way back but not unbearable. The guide (I think her name was Deidre) was fantastic. She was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

We appreciate your high review of our business. Deidre is very knowledgeable and a very good narrator. I will be sure to let her know your kind words. Thank you for sailing with us !!

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

As part of the Soo Locks experience I'd highly recommend taking the tour. The boats give you the experience of going through the locks and inform you about everything you're seeing and experiencing on both sides of the border including size and cargo of any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you for your endorsement. We greatly appreciate your insight and are so glad you enjoyed your boat tour.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I recently stopped by Soo Locks Boat Tours to learn a little history of the area and to experience the lock system. I was please with both the tour staff and Kay who greeted me when I arrived.

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour. Yes, Kay, is such a delight. Thanks for mentioning her and your 5 Star Review.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Was a busy day on the boat, but plenty of room to see all the sights described by the captain/crew. Was so much fun going through the actual locks, they are so amazing! The tour takes you under the friendship bridge over to the Canadian...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

We appreciate your thoughtful 5 Star Review and are so glad to hear you were pleased with our boat tour. Thank you for bringing your friends from Pennsylvania too.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the boats and buildings on both the American side as well as the Canadian side. We went upstream in the Canadian locks which are now just for recreational boats. We went downstream in the MacArthur...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your comments. We are very proud of our great staff and they love to hear that they are appreciated.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

A 2 hour narrated boat tour. Inside and outside seating. Restrooms and refreshments available. Go up river through American lock, ride under the international bridge, ride by a working iron mill, back through the Canadian lock. Pleasant ride. Great narration.

Date of experience: September 2018
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CarolB4967, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for your 5 Star Review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate you sharing your experience with others.

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All the answers are good ones. There really is not a bad seat on the boat. You can move around to see different scenery along the way. Some people enjoy being right up front on the top level, while others enjoy being on... More
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Thank you for your inquiry. The kennels are located outside of our main building. It is covered with a roof to shade your pet. Each kennel comes with its own lock and key, so your pet is safely inside its kennel until you... More
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