Experience Sault Ste. Marie Soo Locks Boat Tours

Experience Sault Ste. Marie Soo Locks Boat Tours

Go on a journey on the border of Michigan and Canada to learn about the Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie. You and your family or friends will enjoy taking boat tours and dinner cruises up and down the St. Marys Rapids. The Soo Locks and Sault Ste. Marie provide many history and sightseeing opportunities the whole family can enjoy.

Learn more about the Soo Locks and what the boat tours offer today!

What Are the Soo Locks?

In the mid-1800s, engineers built locks that connect Lakes Huron and Superior to help boats continue their journeys. The locks allow ships to traverse the 21-foot drop between the upper and lower portions of the St. Marys River, the only connection point between Lake Superior and the lower lakes. The man-made locks became known as the Soo Locks and are the busiest lock system worldwide.

The innovative system became a phenomenon, earning attention from all around the world. While the lock system is still in operation, it's a significant tourist attraction, too. You can visit the Soo Locks grounds and traverse them yourself while on a boat tour. Experience the sights, sounds and movements of large freighters as they make their way down the Soo Locks.

While waiting for a boat tour, you can walk around the grounds to view the scenic landscape, watch birds and relax while connecting with nature.

What Do Soo Locks Boat Tours Offer?

The Soo Locks boat tours in Sault Ste. Marie are an excellent way to learn more about the area's history and significance. Whether you take a daytime tour or a dinner cruise, experience the iconic movements of the locks yourself.

Many boat tours occur daily, rain or shine, so as many guests as possible can experience the Soo Locks. The time allocated for each tour depends on lock construction and boat traffic during your trip. While on tour, you may learn about the history of Sault Ste. Marie, the formation of the Soo Locks and other local attractions worth checking out. The price of each tour varies by company, but the average price for Lock tours is around $30 for adults and $10-$13 for children ages 5 and up. 

Going on a Soo Lock boat tour in Sault Ste. Marie is one of the best ways to experience the St. Marys River. During your tour, you might have the chance to share the river with a shipping boat making its way to or from Lake Huron. The fun, educational experience will be an unforgettable adventure for all who join.

Stay at Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday

When you need a place to stay after your Soo Locks boat tours, come to Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday in Canada. We have many campsites that provide a comfortable camping experience. From RV and Tent Sites to Deluxe and Camping Cabins, you can create the camping trip you desire while sightseeing in Sault Ste. Marie.

While you're planning what boat tours to take, secure your lodging location by booking your campsite with Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday today!

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