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Soo Locks Boat Tours

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
+1 800-432-6301
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Worth Doing!

Many years ago I was told about the Soo Locks, but didn't have a chance to go until today. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
msspider66
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Warren, Michigan
Great tour, especially for the cost

Tour was over 2 hours long. Captain and guide both had lots of information to share. Three pet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rika G
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Brighton, United States
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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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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stood on the observation platform next to the Soo locks watching boats, including one from Soo Locks Boat Tours, going through the locks. It looked interesting, so we went on one the next morning. The 2+ hour trip was fun, informative, and well worth...More

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

We are so glad you decided to join us for a boat ride. Yes, it is the best way to see all that the lock system has to offer. Thank you for your review. We hope you tell your family and friends about us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two youngest kids and they loved it! My son was super excited to get close to bridges and boats while my daughter just enjoyed being in the water. Worth the money, would do it again!!

Thank SheriK2
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad your family enjoyed the tour and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great boat tour. It takes you through the locks and also the Canadian side locks. They narrate through the tour. Its busy and lots of people but if you get their early you get a good seat. Great for the whole family

Thank Puddler2014
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your 5 star review, and are so happy that your whole family enjoyed their time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both fell in love with the Soo and all it has to offer - this boat tour was an absolute highlight!! We sailed on the Hiawatha, chose the upper deck, had an amazing view with a really great bunch of other travellers. The Captain...More

Thank TeresaS812
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review. We love to hear comments from happy customers. Yes, the Soo, is easy to fall in love with, and we share your enthusiasm for our community. We hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and the tour was very informative. We enjoyed ourselves very much. It would be nice if AARP was accepted for a discount! But overall it was great tour!

Thank Newfie2008
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate them and will share them with the management. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long trip for young ones ...very informative consider taking a babysitter too help out or a family members.

Thank deannan141
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you found the trip a little long with children. We find many children love their time onboard, and the movement of the boat has helped many a child take a nap. Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so boring if you have kids I would not recommend this trip. It's 2hrs and it isn't worth the money. For most of the trip you on the Canadian side don't use your data because it will cost you moneyMore

Thank Grace G
Carol B, Public Relations Manager at Soo Locks Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

i am sorry your children did not enjoy the boat trip. During the school year we have many school groups visit us, and the children really enjoy their time onboard and get quite an education on the Locks system. I hope you enjoyed the rest...More

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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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Susan J
2 July 2017|
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