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Pictured Rocks Cruises

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Address: 100 City Park Dr, Munising, MI 49862-1132
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Come aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises, the only boat cruise touring the...

Come aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises, the only boat cruise touring the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. is the only authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service to provide interpretive programming on cruises of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Cruises has been guiding the public to view the magnificent Pictured Rocks for over 50 years.“The Only Official Boat Cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore”

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Great Family Experience

Our family took the cruise to Spray Falls and loved it. It was a sunny summer day and the views of the rock cliffs in the afternoon were amazing. The boat was comfortable and... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family took the cruise to Spray Falls and loved it. It was a sunny summer day and the views of the rock cliffs in the afternoon were amazing. The boat was comfortable and clean and the crew were professional and courteous.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I wish I could have enjoyed the boat ride to view the Picture Rocks a bit more. When they tell you on the day of the viewing that the water will be choppy, they're not exaggerating. Our boat was flying with every hit of the waves. It was a 2.5 hour ride and I was ready to toss my cookies... More 

Thank Dawn P
Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

OMG!! The views that we got from the cruise were incredible!!!! It was the perfect summer day for the cruise, and the sights were incredible!! To hear the history that the ship captain provided was excellent and was just a peaceful journey along Lake Superior and I just really truly cannot put into words just how beautiful it really was.... More 

Thank irishbear142017
Neenah, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We decided to take the Pictured Rocks Cruises because the waves were a bit much for us to Kayak the day we visited. There were some people on our cruise who did not handle the waves well (they got toxic bags!). Overall this cruise was a great option to go about when you aren't able to kayak. We stayed out... More 

Thank JenniE54956
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

We came to Munising primarily for the chance to see Pictured Rocks; when we arrived, the skies were gray and threatening. Thankfully, Pictured Rocks Cruises was forthright with information and very accommodating under the circumstances. They announced that with rough weather approaching, they were uncertain if our cruise would get very far out on the water, and offering anyone with... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went on an afternoon tour with my family and we choose to sit in the front, top, left (port) side of the boat. Unfortunately, the left (port) side of the boat was the wrong side of the boat to choose to get clear views, and especially bad for taking pictures. They only do the tour of the rocks on... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I booked this cruise about 3 weeks in advance, and I chose the 4pm Spray Falls cruise. We were staying in St. Ignace, and it took us about 2 hours to get to Munising. I called at 8am the day of our cruise to check with them to make sure it wasn't canceled (their website said to call ahead about... More 

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PicturedRocksCruises, Manager at Pictured Rocks Cruises, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced on your recent trip. Due to uncertainly of the weather on Lake Superior we always advise our customers that cruises can be canceled at any time and unfortunately that can mean they are cancelled right before they are scheduled to depart. It is our policy to notify customers as soon as there is... More 

Strathroy, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Incredible views, great commentator, worth the price. Another great way is to kayak along the rocks which we did.

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574 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Due to really bad weather and lake conditions, our trip had to be cancelled. The office contacted us in a timely manner and offered us options to consider for rescheduling the tour and getting a full refund. I have highly recommend this company for their professionalism and service alone. Unfortunately, we were not able to complete a cruise due to... More 

Thank Chuck2010
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was more amazing that I had imagined. The weather wasn't exactly cooperating (overcast, gray, occasional drizzle) but the crew was great, the captain(?) was funny (assuming you like dry humor), capable, and knowledgeable. The rocks themselves were just more -more than expected. I just didn't think that they would be as spectacular as they were. Seeing them from the... More 

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