We look forward to seeing this summer and want to assure you we are taking all precautions for a safe environment for our passengers. Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours is open May 15th-October 17th. Please be advised that masks will be required for anyone visiting our boat tour. The policy will remain in effect until the State of Michigan COVID protocols change. Stay updated on events and news announcements, sign up below.

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2021 Operation Questions

Will Masks be required?

Yes. All Famous Soo Locks employees, working with the public are required to wear masks. In Addition all visitors are required to wear masks per the President issued Executive Order (13998) and the Mask Mandate for Michigan, masks are to be worn on all “public maritime vessels, including tour boats.” If you are need of a mask, you may purchase one from our ticket office.

Will the tour boat be at full capacity?

No, although our original boat capacity was 300, our boats are now are licensed for 150 passengers. We will only be filling to 125 passengers, allowing plenty of room to spread out.

Are boats cleaned regularly?

Yes, our boats are cleaned between every trip with a sanitized hydro sprayer. In addition to this our boats are deep cleaned every evening.

Will Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours accept cash for ticket purchase?

Yes, however we encourage online purchases and the use of credit cards at the ticket window.

How can passengers be assured of a safe and comfortable experience?

Please mind your space and wear a mask. We ask that guests respect their personal space and the space of those around them. Please keep an appropriate distance between yourself and others while boarding.

Is hand sanitizer available for visitors use?

Yes, hand sanitizer stations are set up in the ticket office building and boats.

What is Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours doing to assure that employees are healthy?

We monitor our employees and are taking temperature checks before every shift as well as asking health questions.