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“great views!”

Pictured Rocks Cruises
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Munising
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Owner description: Come aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises, the only boat cruise touring the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. is the only authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service to provide interpretive programming on cruises of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises has been guiding the public to view the magnificent Pictured Rocks for over 50 years.“The Only Official Boat Cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore”
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“great views!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

After being on the land overlooking the cliffs to lake Superior it is nice to see things from the water as well. Beautiful cliffs and colors. Nice boat ride, trip was a bit choppy and they stated it was on the verge of being closed due to the waves, but even though it was an adventurous ride we enjoyed the views :)

Visited September 2012
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Williamsburg, Michigan
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“Vacation 2013”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The boat tout is great if you want to see the best of the rock formations. Sit up top on the port side for the best picture taking experience. The cliffs are awe inspiring. Definitely worth doing. The whole trip last about 2 hours 40 min. Our Captain was entertaining and funny. highly recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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East Lansing, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Boat Cruise over Troubled Waters”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The view is spectacular, but be careful if you have smaller children. At 2 hours and 30 minutes, I would not recommend the boat cruise for smaller children, although I agree that it is the best way to see Pictured Rocks. Another thing to remember is the possiblity for choppy waters on Lake Superior. If you get motion sickness, like many of the cruisers on our boat did, they don't turn around. For those that may want to see a few of the sights, there are at least 3 sites that visitors can drive to and walk to a viewing platform. I wish we had done that because of the ages of our children who were bored and ended up with motion sickness because of the choppy water.

Visited August 2013
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Narvon Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very cool tour, the water and the rocks were gorgeous. It was a beautiful day for us that just added to our relaxing boat tour. I do think the price was a tad much at $36/person.

Visited August 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“I Would Definitely Go Again!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our trip was cut short by fog coming in, and we were graciously offered a 50% refund or a free trip in the future, so what could be more fair? The boat was very comfortable, we were immediately made to feel welcome by the very knowledgeable captain, and the rocks were amazing! Do get your tickets early; we bought ours online a day ahead as they sell out. The sunset cruise we took is the most popular, and they had two boat loads go out when we went. I would categorize this as a "do not miss" when visiting Munising or the UP!

Visited August 2013
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