Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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Welcome to Soo Locks Boat 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 historic Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Located only 50 miles north of the 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.

We also operate Fireworks Cruises and Fireworks Dinner Cruises for Canada Day on July 1 and Independence Day on July 4, plus many other Special Event Cruises.

  • See all four U.S. Locks, St. Mary’s Rapids, giant hydro-electric plants and Historic Canadian Lock.
  • Experience “locking through” from Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
  • Cruise underneath International Highway Bridge and get a sailor’s view of many interesting sites.
  • Cruise along side giant lake freighters & ocean vessels.
  • Learn of passing ships as you get a close up view from your boat.

Trans Superior Yacht Race Start & Lighthouse Cruise


August 3, 2019
Departure time: 9:30 AM
Dock #2 - Purchase Tickets Online

Experience the start of the Trans Superior Yacht Race at the east end of Whitefish Bay at the Gros Cap Light, near Sault Ste. Marie, MI as well as enjoying the Lighthouse Cruise before the race start at 1:00PM.

 The Trans Superior Yacht Race is a biennial event!  The challenging course is a 338 nautical mile race from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Duluth, MN. It is held every odd year and is sponsored by the Lake Superior Yachting Association in conjunction with the Duluth Yacht Club and the Algoma Sailing Club in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  The cruise will be approximately 5 hours in length.

Enjoy the snack bar and full bar onboard.

A full description of the Lighthouse Cruises is available here.

Please call Soo Locks Boat Tours, Dock 2, at 906-632-2512 to sign up for this fun cruise, or order your tickets on-line

Special price of $30.00 per person

Ride with the Freighters