Great Lakes cruises come in a variety of forms, but who would ever expect a glass bottomed boat? In Munising, Michigan you can find that exact cruise offered by Ship Wreck Tours Glass Bottom Boats and Great Lakes Diving company. This is the only glass bottomed boat company that I’ve found operating in the Upper Peninsula and maybe the only one on all of the Great Lakes.

For a unique day cruise, these folks offer two different glass bottomed boats that will take you to view a number of shipwrecks dating from the turn of the century (the last century, not this new one). Ships wrecked in Lake Superior tend to stay in reasonably good condition due to the cold temperature of the water, and the water is relatively clear. The tour company promises visibility of 50 feet or more which is good for many areas in the Lakes.

The 2 hour long tours include stops at 3 wrecks, the Bermuda, the Scow and the Herman H. Hettler. A guide narrates the visits and explains the history of the ship and the wrecks.

The company bills itself as the only glass bottomed boat company in the United States that views shipwrecks. This may be so, it is certainly the only one in Northern Michigan.

This short Great Lakes cruise also includes a view of the East Channel Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses on Lake Superior and the Pictured Rocks, a destination and tour worthy by themselves.

At the moment, fours cruises are offered per day in July and August, two per day in June, September and October. The cost is advertised at $30 for an adult and $12 for children 12 and under which places the pricing in line with other day cruises in the Munising area.

As a unique Great Lakes cruise that is hard to top anywhere, these Glass Bottom Boat tours are unlike anything else in this part of the world, and if you find yourself in or near Munising, you might want to consider giving them a try.

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