The Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are a unique collection of freshwater lakes in North America which connect to the Atlantic Ocean and offer cruising grounds that rival some of the best in the world. Home to abundant wildlife, vibrant cities and diverse landscapes, you can pack your itinerary full of activities from watersports to hiking
For cosmopolitan city breaks head to bustling Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit or to spend some time getting back to nature, the northern reaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron offer sandy beaches and remote and rocky shores. With approximately 5,000 shipwrecks haunting the beds of the Great Lakes, from indigenous canoes to steamships preserved by the fresh water, it is one of the best wreck-diving destinations in the world.
Explore the rugged, isolated island of Isle Royale where wolves and moose roam freely, surrounded by the vast Lake Superior. Lake Michigan is the longest freshwater shoreline in the US and plays host to more than 100 beaches and the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Pictured Rocks, the perfect place to relax and enjoy swimming and sailing. The smallest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is home to a relatively small stretch of shoreline brimming with sandy beaches, lagoons and coastal wetlands full of wildlife including muskrat, turtles and migrating birds.
- Delve into the fascinating underwater world of Lake Ontario that holds a number of well-preserved shipwrecks.
- Visit the historic harbour of St. Ignace, Michigan.
- Discover the beautiful rock formations, natural archways, waterfalls and sand dunes in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
- Take advantage of all the watersports available, from kayaking to water-skiing.
A visit to the magnificent Niagara Falls.