Great Adventures with Great Lakes Aquarium

Witness the wonder. Experience the fun. Travel the world.

It is our mission to connect people with Lake Superior and the waters of the world… and what better way is there to connect than to adventure there in person? Travel to faraway places – or explore right here in Lake Superior – to learn about local ecology, history, and culture while hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving with experienced guides and expert educators.

Ready to dive in on an adventure of a lifetime? Check out this year’s calendar and book your ticket today!

 

St. Lucia

May 5 – 12, 2018

SCUBA. Snorkel. Kayak.

Explore Caribbean coral reefs, whether you’re SCUBA certified or just like to snorkel at the surface — there’s something for everyone on this volcanic, rainforest-covered tropical island!

The package includes round trip transfers from local airports to Anse Chastanet Resort*, all meals, sea kayaking, and a variety of other resort activities. If you sign up as a certified SCUBA diver, you’ll also be free to experience 12 boat dives, 2 night dives, and 1 additional beach dive as a part of your package**.

Diving participants must provide proof of SCUBA certification and their own dive gear (or may rent on site at the resort for additional cost) (This does not apply to non-diving participants).

Price: $2,179 per SCUBA diver; $1,889 per non-diver (or divers staying in three-per-room accommodations)

Aquarium members receive a $50 discount! Join today.

*Airfare not included; participants must book travel to the island of St. Lucia on an individual basis.

** Nitrox availabile for an additional $75 for the week.

Register Online

Registration closes February 28, 2018.

Questions? Contact Jorie Strunk at (218) 740 – 2051 or jstrunk@glaquarium.org

 

Isle Royale National Park

June 18 – 22, 2018

Explore the largest island in the largest lake in the world and explore the history of Lake Superior’s shipwrecks then dive in to investigate these wrecks up close and personal.

Board the Lake Superior Diver in Grand Portage, MN* and begin your adventure to Isle Royale National Park! Dive to shipwrecks ranging from 25 to 150 feet deep all around the island. Enjoy live-aboard accommodations provided by Captain Ryan Staley (Isle Royale Charters), and take the opportunity to explore on shore as the boat docks in various locations around the park each night. All meals, park fees, and diving air** are included.

Participants must provide their own dive equipment (drysuit highly recommended), and a minimum of advanced open water certification is required.

Price: $1,000

Aquarium members receive a $50 discount! Join today.

* Travel to Grand Portage, MN not included.

** Nitrox is available for an additional $100 fee.

Register Online

Registration closes May 31, 2018.

Questions? Contact Jorie Strunk at (218) 740 – 2051 or jstrunk@glaquarium.org

 

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

September 29 – 30, 2018*

SCUBA. Snorkel. Kayak. Hike.

Explore Lake Superior’s south shore, from the geology of sea caves to the history of lighthouses to the mysteries of shipwrecks on this weekend getaway.

This package includes live-aboard accommodations provided by Captain Ryan Staley (Isle Royale Charters) as it tours between the Apostle Islands, weaving between lighthouses, around sandstone sea caves, and over shipwrecks in crystal-clear Lake Superior. All meals, park fees, diving air, and kayaks are provided.

Participants must provide their own dive equipment and proof of open water certification.

Price: $325

Aquarium members receive a $50 discount! Join today.

*Complimentary on-board accommodations are also available the night of September 28th.

** Travel to Cornucopia, WI not included.

Register Online

Questions? Contact Jorie Strunk at (218) 740 – 2051 or jstrunk@glaquarium.org