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“A Memorable Experience”

Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kayak and stand up paddle board rentals based on Mackinac Island, MI. For beginners we offer basic instruction and guided tours in the calm waters of the marina, and for our more experienced paddlers, we lead tours to Arch Rock, Devil's Kitchen, Round Island, and Bois Blanc Island, on the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron. Our summer tours are popular, and they book up fast, so reserve on our website now to secure your time!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

When my husband, daughter & myself arrived for our 2 hour trip to Arch Rock we were greeted by Kwame. He is a very friendly fellow who helped get us ready for our kayaking experience. A great guy who was very helpful. Dominic, a young man who lives on the island, was our tour guide. He is a great source of information not only about the island but about the best places to eat & the best items on the menus. Our day was picture perfect and the water was very smooth. A relaxing way to spend the afternoon and the opportunity to see the Island from a different vantage point. This is an experience not to be missed.

Thank wier1960
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I went on the sunrise tour, which starts at a daunting 5:15 a.m., but is SO worth it! I was surprised how many others joined this tour, ten of us total. No experience with Kayaks? No worries! The guide was great. The views beautiful. The best way to see Mackinac Island!! Next time I'll try the paddle board.

Thank Ashen C
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had a wonderful time taking a kayak tour. It was a bit of a rough start, because they didn't have paddles at the first Great Turtle Kayak location. So, they sent us to the 2nd location. It worked out better because our tour guide was Ben, who was very knowledgeable about everything. He took pictures of us and sent them to us. We had a wonderful time using 2 single and 1 tandem kayaks.

Thank AlenaJeep
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

A big thank you to our kayak guide, Ben. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and patient. This was my first time kayaking and he did a great job of guiding me. We did a 2 hour sunset kayak and Ben gave us a lot of history on the island. It is such a great way to see the island from a different perspective. Don't be afraid if you are a beginner it's an easy trip.

1  Thank Santucci1
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This was our first time kayaking. We have 3 children. 2 rode in tandem kayaks, 1 with each adult and 1 rode in a single. Next time we would only get 1 tandem & everyone else in a single. We had an amazing time. So much fun! Will was such a good sport when our daughter started a 'splash war'! I gave Value a 4 because it was an expensive adventure for a family of 5. However, we did find many things on the island rather expensive. We definitely would have gone again the next day if it was more economical. It was a little hard to find, so we definitely would recommend a larger sign with a big arrow directing you between the buildings.

2  Thank Mgobluemom
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