Superior Trips 2019 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 7/28/19

The 2019 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.  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.  The boat again wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 2019 we will cross Lake Erie, go through the Welland Canal, spend two and a half weeks on the Hamilton & Scourge Monitoring Project across the the north shore of Lake Ontario cruising through the Trent Seaverns Waterway back to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay.  We will then go through the North Channel to the Straits, dive a week in the Straits then down the west shore of Lake Michigan close to Chicago then back up the west shore wintering somewhere around Two Rivers.  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.  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.

May 2019

 

June 2019

 

July 2019

 

August 2019

 

September 2019

 

October 2019

 

Tentative Circum-Navigation Plans 
Trip Descriptions 
Split Expenses Trips Planned for 2019.               

Cruise to St Catharines (May 20 - May27) -  This will be a seven-day trip.  We will leave Fairport Harbor on good weather, cruise to Geneva on the Lake and search for the Marquette & Bessemer II for a few days then cruise to Erie PA.  On a good weather day we will cross to Long Pt dive Atlantic (150') depending on weather and if time the St. James in 165'.  We will then cruise to Port Colborne go through the Welland Canal to St. Catharines resupply on Tuesday. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Hamilton Scourge Project (May 29 - June 16) -  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 Trent then Trent Severns Waterway then to Colpoys Bay (June 17 - June 28) -  This will be a eleven day trip starting at St Catharines, Ontario crossing the lake to Brighton then Trent.  It will take eight days to do the Trent Severns Waterway.  This one is mostly sight-seeing but if it is early we may try diving off of the penninsula .(Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

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, Search for Russia then to the Straits (July 4-July 13) - 
  This will be cruising and shipwreck hunting for the Russia, a famous steamer that sank near Pt Detour and if we find something potentially a dive on it depending on depth.  It will start in Lion's Head and end in Makinaw City, Michigan with maybe a pass or two for the shipwreck Asia and a dive on the North Wind on the way. You don't need to do the whole trip.  You can do the cruise if shipwreck hunting is not your cup of tea. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 Jerry Eliason (probably Russia hunting only)
Tom Farnquist (probably Russia hunting only)   Ken M.
Wait List     

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

    Ken M.
Wait List    

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.
Wait List    

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.
Wait List    

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