Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you really see things down there?
A: YES! The items we look at range between 10-20 feet below the surface of the water. Lake Superior is so clean that sometimes we can see up to 45 below!
Q: Can you still see as well if its overcast, foggy or raining?
A: YES! Sometimes the viewing is at its best during cloudy days if you can believe that. When it’s overcast, the natural light is evenly distributed throughout the water. On sunny days our drifting boat can cast unwanted shadows and in that event the captain works a little to angle the drift to even out the light.
Q: What are some recommended things to bring with us on the tour?
A: A jacket, even if its hot on land, binoculars, camera, snacks, especially for kids. Soda and bottled water are sold on board.
Q: How deep is it here?…How deep is it here!
A: We’ll be happy to answer this most common question at anytime during the trip.
Q: Why are there so many shipwrecks in this area?
A: Grand Island offers the only protection from the open water of Lake Superior. When storms would arise, ships would and still seek shelter in Munising Bay. Getting to the safety was a huge challenge with old navigation techniques, rock reefs and sand bars that seem to come out of nowhere. There are 73 Shipwrecks that have been found in the area of Grand Island and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There are many more that are still missing.
Q: Where do you store the tour boats in the winter?
A: In the parking lot of course!