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Old 06-17-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Has anyone taken one of these cruises out of Munising? We'll be there in late August. Looks like the sunset cruise would have some great colors for photography, but where could we get a bite to eat after the cruise?

Thanks for any insight.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Has anyone taken one of these cruises out of Munising? We'll be there in late August. Looks like the sunset cruise would have some great colors for photography, but where could we get a bite to eat after the cruise?

Thanks for any insight.
We took the kids on the shipwreck tour. It was fun but the kids got bored. I wish we would have done the pictured rocks tour. I was amazed by the shore line we went past. Pretty amazing.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: NW Michigan
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I usually go to the Dogpatch when I am in Munising. Basic American food but good and friendly waitstaff.
Dogpatch Restaurant of Munising Michigan

Sydney's has a bit better selection but it has been a long time since I last was there.
Sydney's Restaurant - Great Food, Fun, Catering - Munising Michigan

There are a few more other restaurants in town.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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The Pictured Rocks boat tour is fantastic. Go in the evening (not sure if it's a sunset tour or not) and the light on those cliffs is pretty incredible.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Sydney's looks like a good bet, plus they are open late. Do you know if it's a non-smoking restaurant?

Yes, we agree that the sunset cruise is probably the best bet to get the colors.

Thanks, both of you!
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Old west side, Ann Arbor, MI
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Has anyone taken one of these cruises out of Munising? We'll be there in late August. Looks like the sunset cruise would have some great colors for photography, but where could we get a bite to eat after the cruise?

Thanks for any insight.
As others have said the scenery is amazing, the only thing is late August and lake Superior can be trouble (big seas). The tours can be cancelled due to weather so I would certainly check ahead once it comes closer to time. I'm not certain about what is open late in Munising...I haven't been there in several years.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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I don't recall the seas getting rough in August. I could be wrong. Obviously, they can rake up 20 footers any time of year in a storm, but I think late August is still safe.

I second Dogpatch or Sydney's. A nice place to stop in for a dessert / snack beforehand is Falling Rock Books and Cafe.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I did not even see you were looking for a place to eat. LOL Selective reading kicking in again. Well when we were waiting for our boat tour we had to find a place that served pasties. There was a little place close bye that was a home converted into a restaurant and they had some goooood stuff. Sorry I do not recall the name.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Old west side, Ann Arbor, MI
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I don't recall the seas getting rough in August. I could be wrong. Obviously, they can rake up 20 footers any time of year in a storm, but I think late August is still safe.

I second Dogpatch or Sydney's. A nice place to stop in for a dessert / snack beforehand is Falling Rock Books and Cafe.
I took the ferry from Copper Harbor to Isle Royal national park August 20 in 1999, when we woke in the morning there was snow and rain mix flying, 35mph winds and 15-20ft seas ALL the way over on our 4hr ride. Either you sat inside and smelled puke or went out on the deck and got drenched. The ferry service said it was there 2nd worst trip they recorded. I wouldn't count anything out on Lake Superior.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Couple of good points there - thanks!

Maybe I should allow for an extra day in case of bad weather. Even absent rough seas, it would be better to have a nice, sunny day to get the best photos of the formations. We could always make a circle to St. Ignace and the Soo and back to Munising.

And what would be the point of going to the UP without having a pasty?
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