Superior Trips 2018 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 5/3/18

The 2018 calendar is the tentative schedule for the season.  I have retired from running scuba charters and Isle Royale Trips.  I am two years into a five year voyage to circum-navigate the Great Lakes.  In 2016 we circum-navigated Lake Superior and in 2017 we cruised across Lake Superior and zig-zagged through Lake Huron and crossed half way across Lake Erie.  The boat wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 2018 we will make a loop starting in Lake Erie, go through the Welland Canal, across the the south shore of Lake Ontario to Kingston.  We will dive in Kingston for a week or two then spend ten days cruising through the Trent Seaverns Waterway back to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay.  We will then go back to the Huron west shore and repeat part of the path we did last year hitting the best parts and what we missed last season.  We will end up crossing back to Fairport Harbor, Lake Erie where we will again spend the winter.  We will spend our time doing what we all love doing diving, fishing, sight-seeing, and shipwreck hunting along the way.   All trips listed are "split expenses" and you may sign up for them by emailing me at info@superiortrips.com or calling evenings at my phone listed on the home page.  Right now the plan is rough and I am looking for input on what you want to do on each week of the trip.  All "split expenses weekends" are subject to change and reserving a spot does not require a deposit and should in no way be construed as a charter reservation commitment.  The list of people signed up for each week is at the bottom of the page.

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October 2018

 

Tentative Circum-Navigation Plans 
Trip Descriptions 
Split Expenses Trips Planned for 2018.               

Cruise to Buffalo (May 25 - May31) -  This will be a seven-day trip.  We will leave Fairport Harbor on good weather, cruise across the lake and dive the Colgate (80') check in to customs in Erieau, cruise to Long Pt dive Atlantic (150') once or twice depending on weather and if time a deep intact schooner in 165'.  We will then cruise to Buffalo and switch crews resupply on Thursday Friday. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Merryman
Dave Sederberg   Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Shipwreck Search & deep water camera bounce (June 1 - June 8) -  This will be a seven-day trip.  We will leave Buffalo Marina on good weather, cruise to Colbourne then through the Welland Canal and locks to Niagara on the Lake.  We will search for one or two shipwrecks and bounce camera on hopefully the second deepest wreck on the Great Lakes the Isaac Jenkins ending up in Kingston, Ontario. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Bob Nelson  
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Dive Kingston Wrecks and See Thousand Islands (June 9 - June 16) -  This will be a one-week trip starting and ending at Kingston, Ontario.  The Kingston wrecks are the best on Lake Ontario.  If time we will spend a day or two sight-seeing in Thousand Islands .(Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Merryman
Bob Nelson   Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Trent Sevearns Waterway Cruise (June 17-27) -    This will be a ten day cruise and sight-seeing trip through the beautiful 240 mile Trent Seaverns Waterway.   There will be lots of overnight stops in small towns and parks along the way.   This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will start in Kingston and end in Wiarton on the Bruce Penninsula  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Bob Nelson
Kent Myhrman   Ken M.
Wait List    


 Mostly Shipwreck Hunting and Diving Georgian Bay & Tobermory (June 28-July 7) - 
  This will be shipwreck hunting for the Manasoo and J.H. Jones or alternatively the Asia and if we find something potentially a dive on it.  It will start in Wiarton and end in Alpena (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Jerry Eliason  
    Ken M.
Wait List     

One Week Diving at Preque Isle (July 22 - July 28) -   This will  be a tec diving week in Presque Isle including a couple 300 ft dives on the two newly discovered shipwrecks last year.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Dave Sederberg Al Fossum
Lee Carlstrom   Ken M.
Wait List    

Break or Diving Alpena (July 29 - Aug 4) -  Depending on interest we could do recreational diving in Alpena or I will take a break. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Dave Sederberg
    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Western Lake Huron (Aug 5 - Aug 11) -  We head down the western shore of Lake Huron diving mid-lake and wrecks off Port Austin.  This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will probably be mostly diving and sight-seeing  I hope to do a couple tech dives on Steamer Detroit (Depth 200') and Keystone State (Depth 150). (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Dave Sederberg?
    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Port Austin Area (Aug 12 - Aug 18) -  We will be diving the wrecks mid-lake and wrecks off Port Austin.  This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will probably be mostly tec diving and a little recreational diving .  Wrecks I'd like to do are Daniel Morrell (200' - 218), Metropole (210' and might have to hunt for awhile), City of Detroit (176'), Troy (97') (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Port Austin Area to Port Sanilac (Aug 19 - Aug 25) -  We will be diving the wrecks mid-lake and wrecks between Port Austin and Port Sanilac.  This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will probably be mostly recreational diving .   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Lake Huron through Detroit River to Geneva On the Lake (Lake Erie)(Aug 26 - Sept 1) -  This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.   It will probably be mostly sight-seeing with a dive or two.  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Central Basin Lake Erie (Sep 9- Sept 15) - -  This is a comfortable trip for up to four people on the boat searching for Marquette & Bessemer II and fishing.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Jerry Eliason
    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Central Basin Lake Erie (Sep 16- Sept 23) - -  This is a comfortable trip for up to four people on the boat fishing and searching for M&B II.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Mike Wachter  18th to 20th
Georgann Wachter 18th to 20th   Ken M.
Wait List