What People Are Saying About Pictured Rocks Cruises

The Chapel Rock, one of Pictured Rocks Cruises’ tour boats, is seen along the Pictured Rocks shoreline.The Chapel Rock, one of Pictured Rocks Cruises’ tour boats, is seen along the Pictured Rocks shoreline. PC: mi playground

For over 50 years, Pictured Rocks Cruises has given visitors a tour of the towering sandstone cliffs, formations and magical colors of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – a top Michigan vacation spot – on board. Departing from Munising, these boat tours are 2 to 2 ½ hours long and travel alongside the most stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes.

Intimate views of the cliffs from the boat.Intimate views of the cliffs from the boat.

As an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service and the oldest tour company in the area, Pictured Rocks Cruises has garnered an admirable reputation over the years as the top attraction in town. With thousands of beaming reviews shared online, here are several comments from visitors that have recently taken a Pictured Rocks Cruises tour:

“Can’t Wait to Go Again”

Lovers Leap, one of the landmarks in the Pictured Rocks park.Lovers Leap, one of the landmarks in the Pictured Rocks park. PC: Chrissy Barnes.

“Went out on a tour last night (June 23, 2021) and got to see the amazing cliffs at sunset with the sun glowing off of the rocks and capture not only the sunset, but also the strawberry moon rise from (Lake) Superior,” Chrissy Barnes shared on the Cruises’ Facebook page. “Was the perfect ending to the evening. I will definitely book more tours with these guys when I visit again!”

Tour Highlights

“It Was a Great Day”

Spray Falls.Spray Falls.

“My husband & I took the Spray Falls tour today. The weather was beautiful and Captain Dave was a great narrator,” says Stephanie R on TripAdvisor.

Spray Falls Cruise



“Some of the things we saw were: Lover’s Leap, Battleship Rock and Battleship Row (looks like a row of battleships), Rainbow caves (with the dripping water), Chapel Rock, Chapel Cove (which we went into), Miner’s Castle, Spray Falls, East Channel Grand Island Lighthouse, plus much more. There were many caves along the shoreline … It was a great day.”

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“Exceeded My Expectations”

Up Close & Personal to the Cliffs and Coves of Pictured RocksUp Close & Personal to the Cliffs and Coves of Pictured Rocks. Photo credit: Tim Trombley.

“I had really looked forward to doing this cruise, and it exceeded my expectations. Staff in the store and on the boat were super nice all around. The tour was well-narrated… without being intrusive so. We were able to get up super close to some of the rock formations. Gorgeous natural beauty all around. Highest recommendation!

If I make it back this way again, I will do this all over again without a moment’s hesitation. Thank you so much!” said Syndi C on Google Reviews.

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“Close enough to everything to give us incredible views”

Cruising along the Pictured Rocks CliffsThe Pictured Rocks Express, one of the Pictured Rocks Cruises’ tour boats — where you can sit on top to view the cliffs.

“We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise touring the Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior. We didn’t have the best weather, as it was cool and overcast the only day we had available. However, we were just glad that it didn’t rain on us, especially since I wanted to ride up top where it’s not covered,” said Dana L on Yelp.

Pictured Rocks Cliff faceThe colors of the mineral stains are truly stunning.

“The captain and crew were great. All the information provided during the boat ride was very interesting, especially the geological facts

…The tour itself was a great ride and they were able to get close enough to everything to give us incredible views. They were also very safe in their driving.

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Going into Chapel Cove.Going into Chapel Cove.

The best part was pulling into the small cove and then backing out. There is a gift shop … if you want to purchase souvenirs. If I were to come back to the area, I would consider repeating this boat ride, and I usually don’t like to repeat much. Definitely recommended.”

Plan Ahead and Enjoy

Plan Ahead and EnjoyGuests can see the cliffs easily from their seats.

“Lovely cruise. We bought tickets online a couple weeks prior. It sells out quick, so don’t hesitate if this is on your list of travel sights to see,” says Christine C. on Yelp.

“The narration was great. They explain a lot, the waters, the sights, and the stories, and a few jokes. The sights are beautiful and worth seeing. We went on the sunset cruise and the glow of the sun on the cliffs on the way back was beautiful. Great trip. There were small restrooms onboard and they sold sodas.”

Planning Your Pictured Rocks Adventure

A sunset on the lake.A sunset on the lake. PC: Chrissy Barnes.

Pictured Rocks Cruises is located at 100 City Park Drive, Munising. All tours depart from the launching facility in front of the building.

Tel: (906) 387-2379