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Soo Locks Boat Tour Overview


  • Tour the Soo Locks by Boat
  • A Soo Locks Boat in Sault Ste. Marie
  • A Soo Locks Boat
  • A Soo Locks Boat Cruising Canadian Waters

Experience the great Soo Locks for yourself aboard a Soo Locks boat excursion which includes an exciting narration, lets you ride with the freighters, cruise the Canadian waters and enjoy the historic city of Sault Ste. Marie. 


What to Expect on your Soo Locks Boat Tour

Your Soo Locks boat tour will float along the St. Mary’s River until it reaches the Soo Locks and is raised 21 feet, level with Lake Superior. Once level with Lake Superior, journey along the waters and under the International Bridge and Railroad Bridge of this great lake. Cross into Canadian waters to see Canada’s largest steel plant in operation today. Heading back to native waters, you’ll return to the lower harbor through the historic Canadian Lock. Sail past St. Mary’s rapids and through the birthplace of Michigan, Sault Ste. Marie.


Explore Sault Ste. Marie

After your Soo Locks Cruise, take time to browse Sault Ste. Marie. Whether you want to spend time in the Soo Locks Visitor Center, explore the shops, or indulge in local cuisine, you will be sure to find something to fill your afternoon in the city.


Soo Locks Visitors Center

Gain a better understanding of the planning and construction of the wondrous Soo Locks at the Soo Locks Visitor Center. Fun interactive exhibits, artifacts, photographs and a movie chronicle the construction of the Soo Locks and explore the rich history of the largest waterway traffic system on earth.

Please note all visitors of the Soo Locks Visitor Center are subject to security checks by the Border Patrol. It is important you cooperate with all standard procedures. 

Don’t Miss Out on the Observation Area

Take time to admire the ships coming and going from the Locks Observation Area. The waterway traffic system will amaze you.