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Boating on Lake Superior

Boating on Lake Superior in Duluth, MinnesotaAt the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, we know our customers come to Duluth for a wide variety of reasons, and we do our best to cater to everyone.  One thing that brings our guests back year after year are the unbeatable opportunities for outdoor recreation in the forests and waters surrounding Duluth.  As we get ourselves ready for summer in Duluth, it’s time to talk about the myriad of ways you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior at this time of year. Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, offers visitors more than extraordinary sunsets. Its invitingly clear blue water, and on its edges rocky cliffs and pristine forests. Duluth is a city unlike any other that you’ve been to before. It is a virtual paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and has long been a popular destination for those seeking a getaway into Mother Nature. Boating is a perfect way to relax and unwind on your vacation this summer. Book your room at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast today.

Boating in Duluth, Minnesota

You don’t have to be a boating expert to enjoy the expansive waters of Lake Superior. From Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking, to sailing excursions, scenic cruises, and shipwatching in the Duluth harbor, there’s something for everyone on Lake Superior. However you choose to explore Duluth’s waterways, we’re sure you’ll find it relaxing and fun. Along the way, you’re bound to pass ocean going ships, historic lighthouses, stunning sea cliffs, and plenty of wildlife.

Kayaking & Canoeing

There are plenty of exciting and interesting places to explore via canoe, kayak, or even a stand-up paddle board. At the A G Thomson House, we have teamed up with The Duluth Experience to offer our guests the perfect package deal. This summer, the Duluth experience is offering their Wednesday night paddles, which will end in front of the stunning Glensheen Mansion for their Wednesday evening series of events. In June, enjoy a Beer Garden Paddle; In July, celebrate with Concerts on the Pier; In August, enjoy Kayaking & Bonfires.

Alternatively, you can also try out the latest craze to hit Lake Superior, the stand-up paddle board (or SUP). Northshore SUP offers rentals, classes, guided tours, and more.

Boating on Lake Superior in Duluth, MinnesotaHarbor Tours & Sailing

There are plenty of companies offering charters and sightseeing tours around the harbor.  The Vista Fleet offers visitors an informative 1½-hour narrated cruise from early May through October.  If you want to sit back and enjoy a scenic sail on Lake Superior, a sailboat is the way to go. Amicus Adventure Sailing to offers two different boating packages; a day and evening sail. Both trips last approximately 2 hours, and offer a special glimpse into the beautiful waters of Lake Superior.


Shipwatching in Duluth is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike, and Duluth’s busy harbor never disappoints during this time of year.  Ships were once considered part of the industrial landscape.  Today, they are a romantic icon. With over 1,000 ships that call in it’s harbor each year. Visitors to Duluth can keep track of all shipping traffic coming to and from Duluth via Duluth Shipping News. Every boat’s journey into the Duluth Harbor begins with the Aerial Lift Bridge, which was completed in 1905.  The sound of its bell ringing is signal to the people of Duluth to come down to the harbor, where they can sit and enjoy a beer while watching the lifting bridge in front of them. The Canal Park neighborhood is a great place to watch ships come and go.

One look at the sparkling blue waters of Lake Superior, and you’ll understand why people flock to this area.  Go ahead and treat yourself to a getaway this summer; you won’t regret it! With summer just around the corner, you don’t want to wait too long to book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast in Duluth.  We look forward to helping you plan boating and other activities, so that you make the most of your summer adventures!

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We’re excited to welcome you back for a visit! We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation but are also happy to be on the road to recovery. Find out how you can stay small, stay safe with your future getaway to Duluth!

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