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Soo Locks Boat Tours

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
+1 800-432-6301
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boat trip through locks

The trip through the locks was worth it. You learned about the history of the area and why the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna M
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Wolcottville, Indiana
Love seeing the sea by boat

This is a gr at water tour and gives you a chance to see the industry, the ships, and beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kiniwahine
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Washington State
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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+1 800-432-6301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip through the locks was worth it. You learned about the history of the area and why the locks were built in the first place.

Thank Donna M
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your 5 Star Review! We do appreciate you cruising with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gr at water tour and gives you a chance to see the industry, the ships, and beauty of the area. You get to go through the locks on the US side and then back on the Canadian locks. Excellent narrative even though...More

Thank kiniwahine
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your nice comments. We always appreciate hearing from our guests and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The narration was excellent! The tour boat actually goes through the lock system twice: one on the USA side and then the one on the Canadian side. If you're in Sault Ste Marie, do it! The entire tour is about 2 hours. I would have...More

Thank Ann B
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and hope you will tell others about Sault Ste. Marie, and the boat tours.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We concur with most of the positive comments by other reviewers. This is an excellent way to see the Sault Ste. Marie area, both the US & Canadian sides of the waterway. Very informative and interesting and a great value. Good, close up view of...More

Thank Gaboon
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your responses to our boat tour. We really appreciate you taking the time to critic our attraction. We are sorry you did not see more freighter action. It is surprising to only see one ship during our tow hour cruise.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent way to see the locks. I have driven past the Soo locks many times but never seemed to have time to stop. I made a special trip just to see them and it was definitely worth it. The boat tour was excellent, the crew...More

Thank Bob M
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your review of our boat tour and are so glad you decided to take the time to experience the rich history of Sault Ste. Marie. Thank you for voting us a 5 Star Attraction.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This activity is relaxing, informative and a fascinating way to see the Soo Locks. The boat ride includes traversing the commercial side and the recreational side (Canadian Lock) of the locks. The narration is valuable and not boring. The history of the Soo, important buildings...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice leisurely cruise around the Soo Harbor and through the locks. Our tour guide was excellent, very informed. Good way to spend a few hours

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Many years ago I was told about the Soo Locks, but didn't have a chance to go until today. If you are in the area, make a point to take the boat tour. I went with my parents. It was great. The three of us...More

Thank msspider66
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your 5 Star Review and the thoughtful comments about our tour. We are so glad you and your parents were able to visit us. Enjoy the rest of your travel time Up North.

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Tour was over 2 hours long. Captain and guide both had lots of information to share. Three pet kennels were available for people on the tour. Bring towels or a pet bed for the dog to lay on. Lock system is amazing.

Thank Rika G
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you for your review and also mentioning that we do have free pet kennels with individual locks. The kennels are very roomy and keep your dogs safe, cool, and happy while you enjoy the boat cruise.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

My mother is 89 years old, broke both hips last year . She wanted to go on the boat tour " one more time " . We got there, bought our tickets from a very friendly lady . Mom wanted a snack from the snack...More

Thank dodi534
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

I can see why you labeled your review as Good and Bad Event. We are pleased that your mom wanted to visit us again, but sorry her time with us was not all that she wished it could be. The sound system is usually very...More

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JenniferKnebel
4 October 2017|
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Response from Gaboon | Reviewed this property |
I do not have their brochure handy, but I am pretty sure they run tours well into October.
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Paul W
21 August 2017|
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Response from Carol B | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry, The two hour boat tour adult ticket price is 29.00. The children's price is 12.00. We do offer a 2.00 discount for children with a coupon from one of our brochures. We hope to see you... More
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Roberta G
6 July 2017|
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Response from Annie B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you may purchase tickets at the dock. We have a schedule on our website. We run many tours throughout the day.
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