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Arch Rock Adventure Kayak Tour provided by Great Turtle Kayak Tours

Arch Rock Adventure Kayak Tour

Arch Rock Adventure Kayak Tour
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About
Enter the straits outside the east breakwall towards Arch Rock and coast over the beautiful underwater caves and rock formations of the Rock Maze. Picture taking, sunrise tours, and snorkeling are a couple of the favorite options of this highly recommended tour.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • There are several choices of kayaks available that are great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. You'll get an ACA trained tour guide with your tour who gives dedicated attention and instruction on the shore as well as on the water. No matter your skill level, they can also show you the best sights and history to go along with it. Every booking includes a life jacket, paddle, and a beautiful perspective of the waters of Mackinac Island. Please meet on the beach 15 minutes prior to your reservation, so that we can get out on the water on time.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • There are several choices of kayaks available that are great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. You'll get an ACA trained tour guide with your tour who gives dedicated attention and instruction on the shore as well as on the water. No matter your skill level, they can also show you the best sights and history to go along with it. Every booking includes a life jacket, paddle, and a beautiful perspective of the waters of Mackinac Island. Please meet on the beach 15 minutes prior to your reservation, so that we can get out on the water on time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11378P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Kayak, life jacket, and paddle
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Horse Corral Mall Location Address: 7395 Main St. Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Upper Peninsula, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Maximum weight is 450 lbs
Inclusions
  • Kayak, life jacket, and paddle
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Horse Corral Mall Location Address: 7395 Main St. Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Upper Peninsula, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Maximum weight is 450 lbs
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5.0
217 reviews
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Krista O
3 contributions
Best part of our trip to Mackinac Island
Sep 2021
The kayak tour to the Arch was THE highlight of our trip. We had no experience kayaking, but Glen was a great teacher and guide. It was a beautiful morning and truly the best part of the entire trip to Mackinac Island.
Written 13 September 2021
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MaryFran D
Houghton, MI18 contributions
Beautiful views!
Aug 2021
We have been to Mackinac Island several times. It was great to get to see Arch Rock and the coast from a different perspective. The guides were very patient and did a good job explaining how to improve.
Written 8 September 2021
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jacklynrs24
Schererville, IN28 contributions
Fun in the sun
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed the Kayak Tour with Bonesy! We chose the mid day tour since we were beginners and we took great pictures of the Arch Rock and even the clear and beautiful water. We would highly recommend this two hour tour.
Written 24 August 2021
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Brooke G
1 contribution
Fantastic Activity!
Aug 2021
We spent the afternoon with Nathan paddling out to Arch Rock. Nathan was knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to perfectly time our tour so that we experienced our full amount of time while getting back just as the rain started. We have been visiting Mackinac Island for years and have never kayaked with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. It will now become a regular activity when we're on the island.
Written 20 August 2021
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Becky H
3 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did the group kayak trip to Arch Rock. Kayaking on the crystal clear lake was such a fun way to see the island and learn a little about the history. Bonsey was a great tour guide!
Written 15 August 2021
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Mommann
Artesia, NM1 contribution
Great trip
Aug 2021
We did a beautiful afternoon tour to Arch Rock. I've been kayaking before, but never had such a great educator as Bonesy. We had such a lovely time. It was totally worth the reasonable price. I could have gone for several more hours.
Written 13 August 2021
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We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your adventure with us! Along with the curated tours on our website, we also offer private tours with customizable routes and durations. Bonesy is grateful you appreciated his paddling instruction and knowledge of the island and wants to leave you with a message: “Thank you again for reviewing Great Turtle Kayak Tours. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!”
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RS Burgess
Cape Coral, FL315 contributions
Great Turtle delivers an outstanding experience
Aug 2021
We took an August 3, 2021 kayak tour with Bonesey and had a great time. There were a few very inexperienced kayakers in the group that probably would have benefited by taking a private guided tour as they tended to fall behind and thought there was a sub-sport called bumper kayaking, but Bonesy was appropriately in charge to keep everyone safe, yet humorous and informative throughout the trip. The water was beautifully clear and the views of the island and Arch Rock from the water is something to be experienced.

There is a reason Great Turtle receives so many 5 circle reviews. The equipment is great, they are very well organized, and the entire staff is very welcoming and focused on providing an enjoyable experience. Next time we would probably opt for a private guided tour, which is not just for the inexperienced, but experienced kayakers would find the customization and flexibility to be highly enjoyable.
Written 11 August 2021
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Colton M
Houston, TX89 contributions
Nathan is the best!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a fabulous kayak tour today to the Arch Rock. The water was so beautiful and the weather nice. Nathan made sure that the group was safe and had a great time. The tour takes two hours. Nathan took everyone’s picture in front of Arch Rock which was nice. Thank you Nathan!!!
Written 9 August 2021
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swirv
3 contributions
Great guide but disappointing overall
Jul 2021
Nice tour, and great guide, but we didnt get all the way to arch rock as others on the tour who were not in our party were not able to paddle through some wind and waves so we had to turn back. For $400 for the 4 of us that is a disappointment as our family was able to move along including our 11 yr old son.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for going paddling with us, and for taking the time to leave us feedback! While we are happy that you had a nice tour and enjoyed your guide, we are very sorry to hear of your disappointment overall. Based on your comments it seems this was one of our public group tours, which attract people of all ages and experience levels, and so we can be limited in terms of safe locations in varying wind and wave conditions. That is why we also have Our Custom Private Tour options, which allows you to choose any tour content and paddling conditions you are comfortable with. The private option is new and very popular, and it is a great fit for our more experienced paddlers. It sounds like we chose an alternate route to accommodate beginning paddlers on your public tour, due to the day’s wind and water conditions. Usually the east side near Arch Rock is the calmest area, and when it is not, we do our best to communicate the destination change on the shore before we launch. Uncooperative weather can be a challenging situation. Which is why our guests are always free to cancel their booking for a full refund if they find the day’s weather conditions or resultant route changes to be unacceptable at the start time of their tour. Sometimes route changes need to happen at a moment's notice from the water. During summer months this is very rare, but does happen, and we will continue to work on doing a better job of managing expectations than we did with your group. We aim for a 5 star experience every time, so we’d be happy to discuss further and see what can be done here. Please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email and we’ll work with you to make the situation right. We sincerely hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations. Take care & hope to paddle with you again, Paul
Written 10 August 2021
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Autumn
South Lyon, MI3 contributions
Awesome Mackinac Island Adventure
Jul 2021
Amazing views of Mackinac Island, Arch Rock and the lake bed through the beautiful clear waters of Lake Huron. Our guide, Paul, was professional and patient, yet fun and entertaining. The experience was everything we expected and more! We visit Mackinac Island every summer and a Great Turtle Kayak Tour will now now be an annual event for us.
Written 29 July 2021
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By: Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Debi N
Debi N
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Afternoon Arch rock kayak tour in mid September
We loved Jacob, who was our tour guide. He gave a lot of good instruction as to paddling techniques, and leg and k
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naturenut-11
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Arch Rock Sunrise Tour
This kayak tour was perfect! Participants ranged from beginners to experienced, and all loved the trip. Glen, our
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barbarabN9138JM
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Highly recommend for a great kayaking experience!
Did the sunrise kayak tour and had an amazing time. Glen, our guide was professional, friendly and skilled at makin
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Trip50805813811
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Super fun and great tour guide!
Such a fun time! The kayaks were of good quality and our guide Jacob was very informative. He gave us good directio
ajknizner
ajknizner
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Favorite thing on the Island
This was so much fun! I had never kayaked before and our guide Jacob make it so easy! It was a beautiful day and my
Brandi S
Brandi S
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First-time Kayaking, Fantastic Experience
This was my first time kayaking and it was a fantastic experience. Jacob was our tour guide and he was excellent. A
petertO975ER
petertO975ER
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Unbelievably Gorgeous
I am not a morning person but my wife wanted to do the sunrise kayak tour. Needless to say it was gorgeous and nee
bethwB697OZ
bethwB697OZ
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Great
First time kayaking! Was awesome great guide highly recommend if on the island! Easy to find and the views of the
terih753
terih753
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Kayaking
Our kayak experience with Jacob was fantastic!! He made us feel comfortable and safe! An experience of a lifetime
northlibertytraveler
northlibertytraveler
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Great way to see the island
I didn't even know this excursion existed! Had only ever toured the island on bikes/hiking. Was so cool to see a di
Fronick
Fronick
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Excellent
Great tour and experience all around! Patient friendly staff from shore to the water! Our guide was knowledgeable a
Stacey A
Stacey A
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Great day out with the family
Anthony took us on an amazing family kayaking tour. We were quickly outfitted in our wet suits and out on the wate
jackiefI808FM
jackiefI808FM
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Great adventure
Fantastic daytime adventure. Our guides Anrhony and Megan went above and beyond to make the trip awesome. Will def
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X2559CCsharonf
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Great Kayak experience even for a beginner!
My husband and I had a GREAT time with our guide, Anthony, on our private kayak tour. Anthony provided excellent i
Stoft03
Stoft03
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First time kayaking there, won’t be my last!
I was hesitant to “sea” kayak… but Jacob did an amazing job of explaining everything and easing those fears. He wa