Viking Great Lakes Explorer

Explore the Great Lakes on Vikings beautiful Expedition ship: The Viking Octantis!

This is the only itinerary that spends 3 days in the Georgian Bay, giving you plenty of time to explore the near 30,000 granite islands of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Over 8 days you’ll enjoy the magic of the Great Lakes, from the forests, sweeping vistas, and exciting wildlife the are has to offer.

The itinerary includes visits to Thunder Bay, Mackinac Island, Milwaukee, Little Currant, Killarney, and Georgian Bay.

Time to explore!

Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $6,995 pp/do*

CalendarJune 1, 2024 | June 27, 2024 | July 11, 2024 | September 3, 2024 | May 26, 2025 | June 24, 2025
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September 1, 2025

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome aboard the Viking Octantis!

    2Mackinac Island, MI
    Your cruise starts off with a destination favorite of passengers- Mackinac Island! This old-fashioned island is car free, creating an intriguing atmosphere with bicycles and horse drawn carriages. You won't want to miss the Mackinac Island Tour, which is on a horse drawn carriage and takes passengers to the Revolutionary War fortress: Fort Mackinac. Walk through the downtown streets with a guide to answer your questions and then delight in lunch at the Grand Hotel.

    3Georgian Bay, Canada
    Sip on coffee and marvel out your window in the morning, you'll have a scenic view of the still waters. Over the next few days you'll have your choice in activities, from kayaking through the gorgeous area, learning about local Native culture from members of the Anishinaabe First Nations, hiking green forests, researching bird activity with an onboard scientist, or a Zodiac Cruise.

    4Georgian Bay, Canada
    See day 3 for activity options.

    5Georgian Bay, Canada
    See day 3 for activity options.

    6Scenic Cruising: Soo Locks Transit
    Today will be spent cruising, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities! You'll want to watch from the Explorer's Lounge as the ship transits the Soo Locks, it'll be quite the sight! During the day, head to the Aula, a beautiful entertainment room that will be showing a documentary about the Great Lakes. Listen to a lecture on the theories about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a freighter that now lies at the bottom of Lake Superior. In the evening you'll want to head to an outside deck for out-of-this-world stargazing.

    7Thunder Bay, Ontario
    There'll be many ways to explore today! Take a hike on the trails of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, offering grand views of nearby mountains and granite cliffs while keeping a look out for wildlife. Enjoy a RIB cruise to Thompson Island, a tiny island surrounded by the waters of Lake Superior. And don't miss the "Niagara of the North", Ontario's largest waterfall, the jaw dropping Kakabeka Falls. And there will be another cultural opportunity to connect with the people of the Anishinaabe First Nations, to learn songs, traditional fishing techniques and about local plants.

    8Disembark in Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Disembark and return home on your flight, or consider extending your stay with post cruise stay in Churchill on Hudson Bay!


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Nordic Balcony (N1)$6,995 pp
Nordic Balcony (N2)$7,095 pp
Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN3)$7,295 pp
Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN2)$7,495 pp
Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN1)$7,695 pp
Nordic Penthouse (NP) $8,995 pp
Nordic Junior Suite (NS)$9,995 pp
Explorer Suite (ES)$15,495 pp
Owner's Suite (OS) $21,495 pp

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Viking Great Lakes Explorer

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