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Tour Details

Pictured Rocks Cruises offers three distinct tours for the enjoyment of our guests. We are open daily, from 8 am (EST) until the last boat returns to our dock, from mid May through mid October.

The Regular Cruise lasts approximately two hours and forty minutes and has departure times from mid-morning throughout the afternoon. This tour offers views of the East Channel Lighthouse, Miners Castle, the Painted Coves, several other caves of all colors, Lovers Leap, Rainbow Cave, Indian Head, the Gull Rookery, Grand Portal, Battleship Rock, Flower Vase, Indian Drum, Chapel Cove and Chapel Rock.

The Spray Falls Cruises tour extends beyond the Regular Cruise and includes the majestic Spray Falls. This cruise lasts roughly two hours and fifty-five minutes and takes place in the late afternoon.

The Sunset Cruise is the last tour of every day. It follows the same route as the Regular Cruise, but leaves port at a time which allows guests to view Pictured Rocks as the sun sets over Lake Superior. The Sunset Cruise is our most popular tour because of the scenery created as the sun sets and reflects off of the rock formations.


2015 Cruise Schedule

(Eastern Standard Time)

Date Range Regular Cruise Regular Cruise Spray Falls Spray Falls Cruises Sunset Cruise Sunset Cruise
May 16 – May 22 N/A 2pm N/A
May 23 – May 24 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 7pm
May 25 – June 5 10am 2pm 7pm
June 6 – June 12 10am, 1pm 4pm 7:15pm
June 13 – June 26 10am, 12pm, 2pm 4pm, 6pm 7:30pm
June 27 – July 15 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 7:30pm
July 16 – Aug. 23 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 7:15pm
Aug. 24 – Sept. 4 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 5pm 6:15pm
Sept. 5 – Sept. 6 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 4pm, 5pm 6pm
Sept. 7 – Sept. 20 10am, 12pm 2pm, 4pm 5:45pm
Sept. 21 – Oct. 11 10am, 12pm 2pm, 4pm 5:15pm
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18 10am 1:30pm 5pm


Cruise Fares

Age Fees
Adults $37
Children 6-12 $10
Children under 6 $1
Group Tours Group Tours Page


Refund and Exchange Policies:

  • A purchased ticket will be eligible for a full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled cruise departure time.
  • If the tour makes it to East Channel Light House and Miners Castle but does not make the complete trip due to rough water or inclement weather, then passengers will be given choice between either a 50% refund or a free future ticket. Trips that do not make it to Miners Castle will be given a full refund.
  • If Pictured Rocks Cruises cancels a cruise you will be provided a full refund.
  • Tickets will be exchangeable up to 24 hours before the scheduled cruise departure time. To exchange your ticket for another time please call us at 1-800-650-2379.

Tour Guest Notes:

  • Boats will board 15 minutes prior to the cruise departure time at the boarding gate on the Munising City Dock. Those in the front of the boarding line will have first choice seating.
  • No illegal drugs or alcohol are allowed on board our boats under the Zero Tolerance Policy of the United States Coast Guard.
  • For information on handicap accessibility, please click here.