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Exploring the Best of the Great Lakes

From creation to execution in more than 15 US and Canadian ports, our staff will design high quality experiences for your passengers to discover the natural beauty and culture of the Great Lakes.

Our 15+ years of experience in tourism and hospitality ensure we not only provide a high quality guest experience, but also prioritizing efficiency and safety. 

We have teams of local tour guides, naturalists, historians in each Great Lakes port cities.

We also offer ground handling services to provide a warm and authentic welcome to your passengers embarking or disembarking. Our efforts including airport and hotel transfers, airport greeters, hospitality staff, and luggage trucks.

Land Services Offered

Shore Excursions

Coordination of shore excursions for the whole ship, or individuals and groups may arrange for private shore excursions in each city.


Enhance your passenger experience with pre- or post trips in your embarking / disembarking port of call.

Dock & Hospitality Staff

We employ a team of dock staff available for hire to ensure a smooth transition for your passengers.

Embarking / Disembarking

Allow us to coordinate your transfers, luggage handling, and hospitality staffing needs.

We Are Hiring!

Want to lead a shore excursion in your community?

Apply for Algoma, Mackinac Island, ClevelandMilwaukee tour guide opportunities by clicking name above.

Seeking a full time position?

We are currently hiring for an Assistant Shore Excursion Manager. Details and application are HERE

Want to staff a turnaround day in Duluth, Milwaukee or Chicago?

Apply to work as a day-of staff member greeting guests and working with luggage in Duluth or Milwaukee

Want to be a vendor featured in a community?

Please reach out to us at with details about your attraction or location.

Sample of our Shore Excursions

Harley Davidson Museum

Milwaukee WI Shore Excursions

  • Milwaukee's Greatest Hits

  • Kayaking the Milwaukee River

  • Churches & Chocolates

  • Craft Breweries & Distilleries

  • Bloody Mary Brunch

  • Birding & Sea-Glassing

  • Expert led Hikes

Chicago Food Tour

Chicago IL Shore Excursions

  • Docent led Museum Tours

  • Chicago Food Tours

  • Architectural Boat Cruises

  • Italian Food Experience

  • Chicago Neighborhoods Tour

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island / St. Ignace Shore Excursions

  • Mackinac by Carriage

  • The Grand Hotel Experience

  • Natural Mackinac by Bike

  • Mackinac Straits by Kayak

  • Mackinac Fudge Tour

  • Historian Led City Walking Tour

  • Tall Ship Cruising

Voyager Canoe Fur Traders Ride

Duluth MN Shore Excursions

  • Scenic Railroad Experience

  • Lakefront Walking Tour

  • Fur Traders Canoe Adventure

  • Beer & Chocolate Tour

  • Historian Guided Glensheen

  • Veteran's Tribute Tour

  • Kayaking Agate Bay

  • Ornithologist led Birding

  • Lake Superior Estuarium Tour

  • Canal Park Eats Food Tour

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Thunder Bay, Canada Shore Excursions

  • Waterfront & North Core Walking Tour

  • Amethyst Mining in the Great North

  • The Full Finnish Experience

  • Gardens of Thunder Bay

  • The Fur Trade & Fort William

  • Sights & Tales of Thunder Bay

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 Cleveland OH Shore Excursions

  • Cleveland Rocks Best-Of Tour

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

  • Mansions & Millionaires

  • Cleveland Bakery Bus Tour

  • Shaker Heights Architectural Tour

Ford Museum of Innovation

Detroit MI Shore Excursions

  • Historian led Ford Tours

  • Iridescent Pewabic Tour

  • Maritime Heritage of Detroit

  • Historic Churches Tour

  • African American Heritage Tours

Silver Lake Dune Ride

Muskegon MI Shore Excursions

  • Golden Age Families Tour

  • Silver Lake Dunes Experience

  • Maritime Traditions of Muskegon

  • Historic Churches Tour

  • Depression Era & Back Tour

Soo Locks Boat Tour

Sault Ste Marie - US & CA Shore Excursions

  • Soo Locks Experience

  • Valley Camp Exploration

  • Guided Round Island Point Hike

  • Sault Locks Kayaking 

  • Whitefish & Bourbon Tour

  • Craft Beverages Tour

Alpena MI Charter Fishing Excursion

Alpena MI Shore Excursions

  • Maritime Heritage of Alpena 

  • Fossil Hunting at Rockport 

  • Cheers Alpena! Drinks Tour

  • Historic Lighthouses Tour

  • Catch & Cook Experience

  • Flora & Fauna of Northpoint

Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County WI

Green Bay / Algoma / Sturgeon Bay / Door County WI Shore Excursions

  • The Lambeau Experience

  • Wisconsin Miracles Shrine Visit

  • Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour

  • Whitefish Dunes Discovery

  • Moonlight Bay Kayaking

  • Maritime Heritage in Door County

Downtown Marquette Michigan

Marquette MI Shore Excursions

  • Maritime Heritage of Marquette

  • Mining Heritage of the UP

  • Taste of the UP

  • Historic Marquette Walking Tour

  • Magnificent Marquette Sightseeing Tour

Traverse City Cherries

Traverse City, MI Shore Excursions

  • Peninsula Winery Tour

  • Fairy Trail & Botanical Pairings

  • Cherry Delights Tour

  • Leelanau Tales & Trails

  • Botanics & Organics

  • Peninsula Highlights

Apostle Island Cruise

Bayfield WI Shore Excursions

  • Apostle Island Adventure Cruise

  • Murals & Architecture Tour

  • Sea Caves by Kayak

  • Sailing Among the Islands Tour

  • Fruit Loop Tour

  • Birding at NGLVC

  • Red Cliff Tribe Experience

  • Apostle Islands Golfing

Isle Royale Seaplane

Houghton MI Shore Excursions

  • Copper Mining in the UP Tour

  • Historic Boat Cruise

  • Houghton by Foot City Tour

  • Keweenaw Flightseeing

  • Finland in America Experience

  • Waterfalls of Copper Country Tour

  • Historic Bar Tour

Theresa Nemetz has been working with Viking officials for over a year to craft unique excursions for passengers to explore destinations when boarding and disembarking cruises. Her company, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, has been creating authentic food and history-centric city tours in Milwaukee for 13 years, so it was a natural pair.

MKE Lifestyle

That was the best transfer we have ever had. By the time we walked to the baggage carousel, our driver had our checked bags already picked up and on a carriage.  He sent us a text telling us where he was and gave a contact number. Flight was early, and we were off to Chicago.

Thank you, Art

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