Superior Trips 2021 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 2/21/2021

The 2021 calendar is the tentative schedule for the season.  I have retired from running scuba charters and Isle Royale Trips.  I am five years into now a six 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.  In 2018 we made a loop starting at Fairport Harbor, OH through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, up the St. Lawrence 30 miles then through the Trent Seaverns Waterway to Georgian Bay then back down Lake Huron west shore and back to Fairport Harbor.  In 2019 we again looped through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario then directly to the Trent Seaverns to Lake Huron.  We crossed Georgian Bay and North Channel then looped around Lake Michigan only missing the northwest corner then directly back to Fairport Harbor via Lake Huron's west shore. In 2020 due to Covid and the closing of the Canadian border we cruised west through Lake Erie, up the Detroit River through Lake Huron then looping around the northern half of Lake Michigan then directly back to Lake Erie for the winter. The boat again wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

In 2021 we will be on all five Great Lakes. We will cross Lake Erie eastward, go through the Welland Canal, spend two and a half weeks on the Hamilton & Scourge Monitoring Project then head across the the north shore of Lake Ontario hopefully diving around the Picton penninsula and the Ducks Is. and maybe Kingston.  We will then cruise through the Trent Seaverns Waterway back to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay where we will dive the wrecks we found in 2018.  We will then make a short stop at Tobermorey and cross directly to Alpena and from there go through the Straits to Lake Michigan, I hope to spend a bit of time shipwreck hunting and diving on Northern Lake Michigan then down the west shore of Lake Michigan as far as Port Washington to continue our documentation of the Marquette and Bessemer 18.  Our route will then go north and cross to Lake Michigan east shore for some diving near Beaver Island.  From Michigan's east shore we will head back to Lake Superior Whitefish Bay and maybe some shipwreck hunting mid-lake before the final run home back to the Straits and Cheboygan, Michigan.  We should be able to dive the Straits and the wrecks out of Cheboygan. We will spend our time doing what we all love doing diving, fishing, sight-seeing, and shipwreck hunting along the way. We will also make a concerted effort to photograph and make photogrammetry models of as many shipwrecks as possible along the way.  My goal is to do twenty to thirty models this summer.   All trips listed are "split expenses" and typically cost around $350 per week.  You may sign up for them by emailing me at info@superiortrips.com or calling evenings at my phone listed on the home page.  On some of the longer trips you can go for part of the trip if we can work out the ride logistics. 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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Tentative Circum-Navigation Plans 
Trip Descriptions 
Split Expenses Trips Planned for 2021.               

Cruise to St Catharines (May 22 - May28) -  This will be a six-day trip.  We will leave Fairport Harbor on good weather, cruise via the search area of the Marquette & Bessemer II doing a few days of searching then to Erie PA.  On a good weather day we will cross to Port Colborne go through the Welland Canal to St. Catharines. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Hamilton Scourge Project (May 29 - June 13) -  This will be a two week ROV and dive monitoring project by invitation only and roster is already set. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Roster set.  Ken M.

 

Cruise from St. Catharines to Kingston (June 16 - June 29) -  This will be a two week trip starting at St Catharines, Ontario crossing Lake Ontario to Picton Pennisula to dive wrecks off the penninsula and Duck Islands then on to Kingston, ON. You are welcome to sign on to part of the trip subject to working out land transportation. Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Trent Sevearns Waterway Cruise (June 30-July 7) -    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

    Ken M.
Wait List    


Dive New Wrecks in Georgian Bay (July 10-July 14) -    This will be a five day tech diving trip to dive the new shipwrecks we found in the last two years -- the Manasoo, J. H. Jones and hopefull the Jane Miller.  Since we will likely be returning to the marina for most nights you can come for all or part of this trip.  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

John Scoles John Janzen
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Shipwrech hunt for Asia with stops at Byng Inlet and then Little Current (July 15-July 21) -   This will be a week of shipwreck hunting when weather permits and sight-seeing on the remote Georgian Bay north shore.  It will start at Wiarton and end at Tobermory.  Of course this search is dependent on being granted a search license. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Dive Tobermory (July 22-July 26) -   This will be a five day dive trip out of Tobermory.  Starting and ending at Tobermory (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Dive Thunder Bay Shipwreck Sanctuary (July 29-Aug 3) -   This will be a six day shipwreck diving in the Thunder Bay Shipwreck Sanctuary out of Alpena. We will be doing some photogrammetry there. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 Jon Connolly
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Cruise from Alpena to Manistique and Shipwreck Hunting (Aug 4-Aug 14) -   This will be cruising and mostly shipwreck hunting for the Griffon and Plymouth, with a break for a dive along the way.  It will start at Alpena then Cheboygan, Michigan and end in Manistique with a stop at Beaver Island. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 
    Ken M.
Wait List     

Washingtion Is to  Port Washington (Aug 15 - Aug 24) -   Either we or I will run the boat from Manistique to Port Washington then we will document the Pere Marquette 18 using drop camera. You can join at Port Washington or Manistique.  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Jerry Eliason
    Ken M.
Wait List    


Manistee to Frankfort Dive Westmoreland (Aug 29-Sep 4) - I or we will cruise the boat from Manistee to Frankfort for a couple dives on the Westmoreland then possibly dive on a couple other new wrecks in the Beaver Island area. This will be all tech diving trip.  Since we will likely be returning to the marina for most nights you can come for all or part of this trip.  The trip will probably end in Charlevoix. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    


Charlevoix to Straits then Whitefish Diving (Sep 7-Sept 12) - We will cruise the boat from Charlevoix to the Staits then up the St Mary's River and through the Soo Locks to Lake Superior. We will dive the Samuel Mather among other wrecks.  I would like to shoot photogrammetry video of the engine room interior and outside of the Mather so we will spend a couple days on it along with other light tech or deep air dives. We will end up in Cheboygan Michigan. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Cheboygan (Sep) -  Diving in Cheboygan area (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List