Shipwreck Tours
glass bottom boat shipwreck tours

Narrated Tours of Lake Superior Shipwrecks
in a Glass Bottom Boat
Lake Superior Shipwreck Scuba Diving

Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours 
1204 Commercial St.
Munising, MI 49862

Ticket Office and Gift Shop:
Phone: (906)387-4477 or
E-mail for information

Touch The Past on an Exciting Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Come Aboard! Discover the shipwrecks of the Alger Underwater Preserve through the clear waters of Lake Superior, and the rock formations of Grand Island. Visibility in this part of Lake Superior can be up to 50'.

History comes alive as you hear about these turn of the century wrecks with our narrated tour of these Lake Superior shipwrecks. Explore three of these shipwrecks aboard the Miss Munising or the Fireball, both 60' Coast Guard Certified vessels equipped with specially designed viewing areas.

Guests looking through the viewing glass as they get
a full narration of what exactly they are looking at.
This is the Shipwreck Bermuda from looking over the side of the boat
on a calm day. Imagine what it looks like through the glass!

You will also view Grand Island's East Channel Lighthouse and the original settlement on the island, some of the oldest buildings on the south shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy the beauty of the rock formations on the shoreline of Grand Island. Fun for the entire family.

•Tour is Approximately 2 Hours • Reservations Highly Recommended
• Private Tours Available Upon Request.
Open 7 days a week, May 25, 2013 to October 12, 2013.
See the Herman Hettler, the Bermuda, and the mysterious old Scow Schooner.

Shipwreck Tour
Scheduled Daily Departures 2013

May 25th through May 31st: 1pm

June 1st through June 14th: 10am and 1pm

June 15th through June 30th: 10 am, 1 pm, & 4 pm

July 1st through September 1st 10 am, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, and 4pm

September 2nd through September 30th: 10 am and 1pm

October 1st through October 12th: 1 pm

Fares
Adults: $32.00
Senior Citizens: $29.00
Children 12 and under: $12.00
Children 5 and under: Free

Reservations Recommended: Please make one day in advance.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover

Bus Tours Welcome
Dog Kennels Available
Unique Gift Shop

See the Herman Hettler, the Bermuda,
and the mysterious old Scow Schooner
from our glass bottomed boats.

The boat passes the old East Channel Light, one of the earliest established lighthouses on Lake Superior.

A closer look at our glass bottom boats.
 

The Bermuda, a 135 foot wooden schooner foundered and sank in the spring of 1870 in Murray Bay on Grand Island. Her top deck is just 12 feet below the water's surface where she has remained for 140 years. The wreck is intact, remarkable condition for a shallow wreck.

The Old Scow Schooner, a 150' section of the wooden schooner lies close to shore along the Grand Island thumb. This was a cheaply built vessel with a flat bottom, flat sides, and a square bow and stern. Historical research has not found any record of a scow schooner meeting her end near Grand Island.

 

In November of 1926, the Herman H. Hettler was seeking shelter in Munising Harbor when she slammed into a reef. The Hettler, built in 1890, was bound for Duluth carrying a cargo of 1,100 tons of bulk table salt. The 210' wooden steamer was driven far up on the reef and a storm then carried off the upper works and sank the stern.

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Scuba Dive the shipwrecks of the Alger Preserve
 Morning-Afternoon-Evening-Night Dives.
Individual and group rates.
Dive shop and air service at dock.
Limited Rental scuba equipment is available

Contact:
Shipwreck Tour Office
1-(906) 387-4477

E-mail for Scuba Diving information

Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours 
1204 Commercial St.
Munising, MI 49862

Ticket Office and Gift Shop:
Phone: (906)387-4477
E-mail

Order Tickets Online

Specialty Cruises Available for Group Gatherings. Call or e-mail for information.

Please check our website at www.shipwrecktours.com

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Underwater wreck photo courtesy of Tom Buchkoe

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