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 two of these shipwrecks aboard the Miss Munising or the Shipwreck Express, both 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.

The tour is a two-hour fully narrated excursion of two shipwrecks, Bermuda (1860-1870) and Herman H. Hettler (1889-1926) on the bottom of the Lake with the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the backgr ound. Enjoy a close-up view of the historic East Channel Lighthouse and colorful rock cliffs and caves of Grand Island.

See the Herman Hettler, the Bermuda, and thefamous East Channel Lighthouse.

Shipwreck Tour: 2024 - Scheduled Daily Departures - 2024
Memorial Weekend, May 25 & 26: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM
May 27 - June 15: 10AM & 1PM
June 16 - June 30: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM
July 1 - August 23: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM
August 24 - August 30: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM
Labor Day Weekend, August 31 & September 1: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM
Sept 2 – Sept 30: 10am & 1pm

2024 Shipwreck Tour Fares:
Adults: $38.00
Senior Citizens: $34.00
Military: $34.00 (must show military ID)
Children 12 and under: $14.00
Children 5 and under: $1.00

  • Handicap Accessible: Yes (The Shipwreck Express)
  • Reservations are highly recommended!
  • To guarantee your reservation, purchase your tickets online.
  • Full payment is due to hold a reservation
  • Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover

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

The boat passes the old East Channel Lightfhouse,
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.


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
Open Water Certification Required &Dash; Must have your own Gear &Dash; Tanks and Weights are available for rent

We will escort you on our 6 passenger boat, Hannah Marie, with head, indoor cabin, heat and hot water or the Wreck Express, a 38' delta that can accommodate 12 divers, and maybe a few extra riders, for some great diving for all experience levels in the M unising Alger Underwater Preserve. The Wreck Express has a head (bathroom), large indoor cabin space, heat, a chase zodiac, oxygen on board, and easy access in and out of the water from the back platform.

Each trip includes two different shipwreck sites, normally one deep and one shallow. Cost is $100 per diver. We must have two divers to make a dive trip go.

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

Order Tickets Online

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

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Underwater wreck photo courtesy of Tom Buchkoe