Superior Trips 2020 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 1/18/2020

The 2020 calendar is the tentative schedule for the season.  I have retired from running scuba charters and Isle Royale Trips.  I am four 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.  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.  The boat again wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

In 2020 we will be on all five Great Lakes.  We will cross Lake Erie, go through the Welland Canal, spend two and a half weeks on the Hamilton & Scourge Monitoring Project then back through the Welland Canal and across Lake Erie into Lake Huron. We will dive in southern Lake Huron then likely cruise the east shore of Huron to Georgian Bay.  We will then go through the North Channel to the Straits, dive a few days in the Straits then down the west shore of Lake Michigan as far as Port Washington for some shipwreck hunting.  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 start the treck back to Lake Superior's North Shore with a stop in Whitefish Bay and maybe some shipwreck hunting mid-lake before the final run home.  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 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 2020.               

Cruise to St Catharines (May 18 - May22) -  This will be a four-day trip.  We will leave Fairport Harbor on good weather, cruise via the search area of the Marquette & Bessemer II  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 23 - June 8) -  This will be a two and a half week ROV and dive monitoring project by invitation only and roster is already set. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Roster set.  
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Cruise from St. Catharines to Port Huron Bay (June 10 - June 26) -  This will be a two week trip starting at St Catharines, Ontario going through the Welland crossing the Lake Erie searching for the Marquette and Bessemer and dives on the way.  We will then cruise up the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers to Port Huron. Since we will be stopping each night at a marina, you can get on or off for any part of the trip.  We generally can work out the car logistics. Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
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Dive New Wrecks in Georgian Bay (June 29-July 3) -    This will be a five day tech diving trip to dive the new shipwrecks we found in the last two years  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    


 Cruise the North Channel, Dive North Wind & Russia then to the Straits (July 4-July 13) - 
  This will be cruising diving the North Wind (150 ft) and the Russia (210 ft depth), a famous steamer that sank near Pt Detour.  It will start at Little Current and end in Cheboygan, Michigan. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List     

Three days Diving at Straits of Mackinac (July 14 - July 20) -   This will diving in Straits of Mackinac mostly recreational dives or light deco dives.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
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After Break Cruising and Diving Manitou Passage & W Michigan Preserves (July 28 - Aug 3) -  We will cruise to Glen Arbor diving Manitou Passage wrecks then cruise to Muskegon and dive W Michigan Preserve maybe a little shipwreck hunting along the way. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

Diving W Michigan & SW Michigan Preserve (Aug 4 - Aug 7) -  We head down the eastern shore of Lake Michigan diving wrecks off Muskegon to Michigan City.  This is a comfortable trip for three to five people on the boat.  It will probably be mostly diving but maybe a little shipwreck hunting. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Steve
    Ken M.
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One Week Shipwreck Hunting (Aug 8 - Aug 14) -  Shipweck Hunting (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

Four Days SW Michigan  (Aug 15 - Aug 18) -  We will be diving the wrecks on Michigan's southeast shore .  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 Diving Michigan City to Waukegon (Aug 19 - Aug 24) -  We will be diving the wrecks mid-lake and wrecks between Michigan City to Waukegon.  This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will probably be mostly recreational diving but maybe some light technical.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Lake Michigan west shore Waukegon to Racine(Aug 25 - Aug 31) -  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    

Cruise & Dive Waukegon to Sheboygan(Sept 8- Sept 14) - -  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

    Ken M.
Wait List    

One Week Shipwreck Hunting (Sep 15- Sept 21) - -  This is a comfortable trip for up to four people on the boat searching.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
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Cruise & Dive to Two Rivers (Sep 22- Sept 28) - -  This is a comfortable trip for up to four people on the boat searching.   (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List