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Soo Locks Boat Tours

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Address: Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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+1 906-632-6301
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We are a top 5 Michigan Attraction that has been offering exciting tours...

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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When you are visiting the locks the best bang for the buck is the Soo Locks Boat tour. For the fee you get a boat ride on a reasonable comfortable, clean, tour boat. The guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rockford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you are visiting the locks the best bang for the buck is the Soo Locks Boat tour. For the fee you get a boat ride on a reasonable comfortable, clean, tour boat. The guide / narrators are knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their job. They know the locks and vicinity well, most live in the Soo. Their is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat cruise itself was ok, but the dinner and fireworks on the 4th of July is what set this apart. Yes, no matter what, if you are visiting this area this is THE must do venture to really experience the locks and see the surrounding area, including parts of Canada.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I visited my parents in the Soo in August and asked that they plan something "different" for us to do, so they chose the dinner cruise. The food was ok. Each cruise has a theme, and this one apparently was chosen through a contest. Sadly, the only people who seemed really excited by the Medieval theme was the couple who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were on the tour boat for entry, lowering, and departure through the locks first hand. A real great experience. The time through the locks in narrated and is very interesting. You also get to go through the smaller Canadian lock on the return trip. Your tour takes you on a lake tour with narration. We had a really great... More 

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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your boat tour. Thanks so much for sharing our experience on TripAdvisor! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Get there a bit early to get the best spots. You can take food and drinks onboard or you can grab a limited selection on the boat.

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Thank Heather T
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

Yes, the boat tour through the Soo Locks is fun! Thanks for sharing you thoughts on TripAdvisor. We do appreciate your 5 star review. More 

Grove, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When I started researching things to do and see in and around Mackinaw City, the "Soo Locks" came up. Just an hour from our hotel in Mackinaw City we decided to check it out. We knew very little about how the locks system worked. This trip was so informative and a great way to experience the locks as you travel... More 

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Thank CayugaCarol
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you did you research and decided to join us for a boat trip through the Soo Locks. It is a wonderful way to experience Sault Ste. Marie and you learn so much about the history of our area. Thank you for joining us onboard! More 

Alpena, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took the Soo Locks Boat Tour in mid-October--after the normal tourist season. The day was a little overcast, cool, and breezy, but the boat had a covered/enclosed area. We elected to sit on the open upper deck. There were few enough passengers that everyone who wanted could sit in the very bow of the boat--the best viewing area. The... More 

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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time on our boat tour. Thank you for your 5 star review! We do appreciate it. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I took the "regular" 10 AM cruise on a Saturday in October. It was cold, overcast, and windy, so we opted to sit inside where the heat was. We still had really good views, and you're free to move around the boat as you please. I don't know if it's due to where we sat, but we... More 

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Thank Heather P
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you had a hard time hearing the narration. Ususally that is not a problem, but if the heaters were running, perhaps a different seat would have helped. Thank you for your review. More 

Flint, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I didn't know what to expect. I thought it might be a little cheesy. It wasn't. It was great! Very informative. The two hours seemed to go by so quickly. I will definitely go on the tour again next time we are in the Soo, but I think the next time will be on one of their dinner cruises.

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Thank Cindy L
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time onboard, and also delighted that you did not find it one bit "cheesy". 😊 You will really enjoy our dinner cruise, as you do see more of the river system, and also have a fantastic meal. Thanks so much for your review. More 

Corunna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Took the Sunset Dinner Cruise and enjoyed it. Dinner was Buffet style and very tasty lots to eat. On this Cruise the there was no sunset to see due to the inclement weather but we stayed nice and dry inside the boat. The locks were interesting to go thru both on Canadian and US side. Definitely a great experience for... More 

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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us on our Sunset Dinner Cruise. Thank you for your kind words. We hope you will join us again, when you visit Sault Ste. Marie. More 

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