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“Great Evening”

Soo Locks Boat Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Sault Ste. Marie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We wanted to see the Soo Locks in action and we were told to try the Lock tour and dinner cruise. We are very glad we did. The buffet dinner was excellent! The staff was very helpful and informative during the entire cruise, which was 2 and 1/2 hours. We went through the locks upbound and downbound, viewed the steel plant, and were able to see a ship go through the lock next to us. The cost was $44 per person and well worth the price!

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This tour is great for the family and for everyone you go with! You board a very basic boat and curse the river, you come up to the locks and enjoy seeing and leaning how they work and why they are needed. I will recommend this tour to anyone looking for some fun and education in the Sault Sainte Marie area..

2  Thank awesomereviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was an excellent tour! The captain was knowledgeable and witty. I agree with others, sit on top to the left. Our boat had about 12 passengers total. Also, bring a windbreaker. We went at 10A in the middle of August and it was brisk. GREAT tour! Also, if you have a dog, you cannot take it but the do kennel dogs for free during your tour.

2  Thank ipapyrus
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

After reading everyone else's reviews, I really can't add anything except that it seemed that most of the scenery was on the left side of the boat. If you are going to be taking pictures, make sure you sit on the top deck on the left side of the boat. Great tour! I told my husband that now we don't have to go to the Panama Canal! ha!

7  Thank mnmwillis
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Take a 2 hour cruise on one of these boats for a first hand look at the locks and the surrounding area. There are two separate docks for the tour boats and they load at one dock, continue on to the next dock and load the those passengers. I would recommend looking on line or calling them to find out which dock will be boarding first, especially if you want a seat in the bow or a seat closer to the railing for better viewing. Really, there are no "bad" seats on board but if we had to do it again, we would try for the open air seats on the bow. The trip is narrated and informative but we sat in the very rear seats and I'm guessing the only speakers are in front so hearing was an issue. Just sayin'. Very enjoyable and relaxing two hours.

7  Thank lovesthebeach07
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