Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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Ride through the world famous Soo Locks!

Soo Locks Sightseeing Tours

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Experience an exciting sightseeing tour through the famous Soo Locks, the world’s largest locking system. You will actually ride through the Soo Locks and cruise alongside giant lake and ocean ships. Inside the Soo Locks your boat will ride the water as it is raised 21' straight up, to the level of Lake Superior. The typical tour route includes an up bound and down bound lockage through both the giant U.S. Locks and historic Canadian Lock. A live narration explains everything you see, including the history and operation of the Locks. Your boat brings you close to all the interesting sights along the shorelines of the twin border cities. Whether you’re on a weekend get-away, family vacation, group tour, or school class trip, definitely put this maritime adventure on your list of exciting things to do.

  • No reservations are needed. Many departure times to choose from.
  • Soo Locks Sightseeing Tour is approximately 2 hours.
  • We sail rain or shine (7 days a week)!
  • Boats are climate controlled with restrooms & snack bars.

Individual Passenger Rates

Adults  $26.00
Children (5-12 years)  $11.00
No reservations needed for Individual Passengers.

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Group Tour Rates
Organization Rates
School Group Rates

Soo Locks Tour Departures

9:00 am departures and later afternoon departures available for Motorcoach Tour Groups, with advance reservations. Individual passengers welcome to sail with groups.

  • ALL DEPARTURES DOCK #1
    May 1 - June 25
  • May 1 - May 15
    Call for departure times
    May 16 - May 22
    10:00 am, 1:00 pm
    Daily including Sundays - Call for additional departure times 800-432-6301
    May 23 - June 21  (Three departures start Memorial Day Weekend!)
    10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm
    Daily including Sundays
    June 22 - June 25
    Monday through Saturday
    10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm
    Sunday
    10:00 am, 1:00 pm. 3:30 pm
  • DOCK #1 AND DOCK #2 DEPARTURES
    June 26 to August 20
    Tour boats board at two docks on Monday through Saturday and board only at one dock on Sundays
  • June 26 - August 20
    Monday through Saturday
    Times in red have first boarding and first choice of seats.
    DOCK #1 - 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:15 pm
    DOCK #2 - 10:20 am, 11:20 am, 12:40 pm, 1:40 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm
    June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26
    Sundays
    DOCK #1 - 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
    August 2, 9, 16 
    Sundays
    DOCK #2 - 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
  • ALL DEPARTURES DOCK #2
    August 21 - October 17
    Tours run daily including Sundays
  • August 21 - August 31
    10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm
    September 1 - September 30
    10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm
    Call for additional departure times

September 5 - 6 - Labor Day Weekend
10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm


October 1 - October 17
10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Call for additional departure times

  • Post Season After October 17 - Call for departure times.
  • Docks & Boats are handicap accessible.
    Schedule is subject to change without notice.
    Company reserves the right to cancel tours
    for less than 10 passengers
    .
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