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Soo Locks Boat Tours

1157 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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Super cool ride

Cool ride through and around the locks. Great views. Snacks and drinks were also available on board.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandon B
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Amazing service

Great people and very knowledgable. Be sure to check it out. Fun ride for kids of any age. You will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa B
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1157 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2447
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool ride through and around the locks. Great views. Snacks and drinks were also available on board.

Thank Brandon B
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Brandon !! We appreciate your 5 star review !!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great people and very knowledgable. Be sure to check it out. Fun ride for kids of any age. You will have a great time.

1  Thank Lisa B
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Lisa ! We appreciate your 5 star review !!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable and informative ride down the st marys river system. Awesome to be able ride up close to massive lake freighters. Highly recommended.

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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you Anthony for sailing with us and your 5 Star review !

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went on a blustery, rainy Saturday. The staff was on point, drying seats, spreading knowledge and making sure everyone was taken care of. The cocoa from the snack bar warmed us right up. This is a business that has obviously been around a minute. Thank...More

2  Thank amyscribner
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Private123B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your "Awesome" review !!!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Donna M
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

1  Thank kiniwahine
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank Ann B
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank Gaboon
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

2  Thank Bob M
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Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

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

1  Thank Kathleen D
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Erica B
19 April 2018|
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Response from Carol B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. you do not need a passport to travel through the Canadian Lock system on our boats. As you stay on the boat, a passport in not necessary. Hope to you will join us for a cruise this year!
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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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