Famous Soo Locks


A sailor’s view of historic lighthouses and both the American and Canadian shorelines.

Embark on a maritime adventure for a sailor’s perspective of historic lighthouses and essential navigational aids. Immerse yourself in the fascinating tales of these iconic beacons as you sail through picturesque landscapes of the United States and Canada (no passport needed).

Lighthouse Cruise

The Famous Lighthouse Cruise

Lighthouse History

Live narration will teach you about Birch Point, Round Island, Bay Mills Point, and many more.

Soo Locks

Pass through the Soo Locks both upbound and down bound while traveling for approximately 4.5 hours.

Up Close & Personal

Cruise right beside freighters and ocean vessels while learning about the history and importance of them.

Lighthouse Cruise Offers...

4.5 Hours

Time is approximate due to shipping traffic causing delays.

Limited Schedule

There are a limited amount of dates for this popular cruise. Please book in advance.


Climate controlled cruise with restrooms and snack bar, serving breakfast sandwiches. A box lunch is available to preorder by calling 906-632-2512


All docks and boats are accessible.

Famous Soo Locks

Special Cruises

Our most popular tour allows you to experience locking through the Soo Locks, while getting a close-up view of the construction of the new super lock.
Happy hour is best experienced on a cruise along the St. Mary’s River!
Experience the best view of the fireworks from the water! Our fireworks cruises sail on Canada Day, July 1 and Independence Day, July 4. Enjoy a beautiful lower harbor cruise away from the crowds for a special way to celebrate the holiday!

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