Great Turtle Kayak Tours, Mackinac Island

#1 of 7 in Adventure in Upper Peninsula
Scuba / Snorkeling · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Great Turtle Kayak Tours delivers personalized kayak & SUP tours from Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City to individuals, couples, families, and large groups. We spend some time at the beginning of the tour on land and on the water guiding customers through the basics, then our ACA-certified guides are ready to share the Island's science, history, geography, notable landmarks, and on-the-water experience. Above all, these are custom tours: we can do everything from an info-packed curriculum to a great cardio workout, or from a relaxing sunrise paddle to everything in between.

- We've had participants as young as 6 and as old as 90

- We're the #1 rated vacation activity in the Upper Peninsula on TripAdvisor

- We're the only business on Mackinac Island with a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor

- We're only 6 years old but we've maintained incredible growth

- We're featured on the cover of the 2014 Pure Michigan Travel Guide
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  • We loved Jacob, who was our tour guide. He gave a lot of good instruction as to paddling techniques, and leg and knee position in a kayak, which I appreciated. Also, the water wasn't too deep so I.....  more »
  • This kayak tour was perfect! Participants ranged from beginners to experienced, and all loved the trip. Glen, our guide, was skilled in teaching and attentive to every kayaker. The setting was...  more »
  • I had a wonderful time at Great Turtle Kayak tours. Our guide was so nice friendly and provided us with a lot of information about the island. I didn't feel rushed either. We were able to take our time and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets and scenery. I absolutely loved it and the pricing was reasonable.
  • If you are a laid back couple looking to catch a scenic sunrise, go on this tour. You should get a really nice view as long as the clouds aren't in the way. If the clouds block the sunrise, it's cool... There's all sorts of other things to look at in the clear waters and across the straits. Q was a great guide. The other families were friendly and we all got along great. We'll do it again next time we come back.

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