Ride the “Superior Rocket” this Summer in Sault Ste. Marie

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By Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

The Zodiac Hurricane Is heading to Sault Ste. Marie this summer. Tickets are limited so book today!

Do you fancy ripping around Lake Superior at speeds of up to 90 km/h in a military-style boat? Then look no further, your one-of-a-kind Ontario adventure starts here!

The “Superior Rocket” is heading to Sault Ste. Marie for a limited run series of high-speed adventure tours departing from downtown Sault Ste. Marie in August. This unique Ontario tourism attraction allows up to 12 passengers at a time to experience the thrill of 90 km/h speeds, skimming along the surface of the St Marys River and out to Lake Superior. 

Check out these videos below for a taster!

The details

Tell Me More About The Boat
The “Superior Rocket” is a 12 passenger, 30 ft Zodiac Hurricane 920. Zodiac is a trade name for a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) or Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). The Rocket is constructed of aluminum and ringed with large air-filled tubes. Super-fast, lightweight, durable and incredibly seaworthy. Canadian forces and most militaries around the world use Zodiacs on their missions. Just think of James Bond.

When Is This Happening?
Tours will be available leaving from downtown Sault Ste. Marie from August 7th – 15th.

What Tours Are Available?
You can book a half day ‘Soo Rapid’ trip in the morning, or a 90-minute ‘Soo Locks Blast’ and 60-minute ‘St. Marys River Rip’ trip leaving at various times in the afternoon from 2pm.

Tell Me More About ‘The Soo Rapid’ Tour?
Departing each morning on the five-hour ‘Soo Rapid’ trip passengers can choose their own destination! With an experienced tour guide and an expert captain the Zodiac will either head west through the locks, past Gros Cap out into Goulais Bay, Lake Superior, or head east past Garden River to St. Joseph’s island or even as far as Bruce Mines. This tour is booked as a private group of up to ten people ride making the ‘Soo Rapid’ perfect for families, corporate team building or birthday parties! The cost is $1475 per boat.

Tell Me More About The ‘Soo Locks Blast’ and ‘St. Marys River Rip’ Tour?
Head west through the locks and up to Gros Cap and back with on the 90-minute ride Soo Locks Scramble, or pick the St. Marys River Rip for a 60-minute dash east and back. The costs are $99 or $75 per person respectively, or passengers can book the whole boat and receive a 10% discount.

How Can I Book?
Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Visit the Sail Superior website here to book. 

Further details

What About Covid?
Sail Superior follow strict guidelines sanitizing your seat and equipment before each trip. Passengers will be required to wear face masks. If you book the whole boat you can enjoy the ride within your bubble if you wish. The afternoon tours are booked by individual seat.

What About Bad Weather Or If I Can’t Make It?
Once booked Sail Superior will make sure you get a ride, but if there are any unexpected weather events such as thunder storms, Sail Superior will postpone your ride for your own safety. If you cannot make the ride you purchased, then try to offer your ticket to someone else because refunds are not possible.

Excited right?
You probably have lots more questions about food, the weather, group bookings, what to wear and more. Sail Superior are expert tour guides and know how to take care of people. Check out their FAQ here