Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

soo-locks-boat-tours-webSoo Locks Tour

Take a maritime adventure locking through the Soo Locks on a tour boat. Soo Locks Boat Tours offers a variety of ways to experience the Soo Locks. Marvel at the sight of 1000ft freighters being raised and lowered by the magnificent waterway system constructed in 1850. The Soo Locks feature the largest waterway traffic system in the world! From your position on the upper viewing level you can stand close enough to almost reach out and touch these massive sea-going vessels. Tours depart frequently throughout the day. Distance: 59 miles

 

St. Mary’s River Lighthouse Cruise

The cruise is an approximately 4-1/2 hour trip that departs at 8:00 a.m. and is fully narrated. You will see the lightkeeper’s residence at Birch Point and what remains of the original lighthouse on Round Island. From there you will head toward Bay Mills Point along the shoreline leading to Iroquois Point Lighthouse, where you will get a sailor’s view of the lighthouse built in 1871. As you head toward the Gros Cap Light, you will view Whitefish Bay, the entrance to Lake Superior. You will then cruise into Canadian waters for a close-up, panoramic view of the Gros Cap Reef Lighthouse which is only accessible by boat. Another Canadian point of interest is the beginning of the Laurentian Mountains, the oldest mountain range in North America. Distance: 59 miles