Pictured Rocks #1 Boat Tour

Adventure. Sights. Fun. We've got it all! Pictured Rocks, waterfalls, lighthouses, eagles with a splash of smiles in 90 minutes. Explore 25 miles of breathtaking Pictured Rocks along Grand Island.

Why Riptide Ride?

You'll see 25 miles of breathtaking Pictured Rocks Cliffs along the Grand Island coastline. Our route includes the tallest Pictured Rocks in the area, up to 300 feet, and as a bonus, you’ll also see two lighthouses. All of this beauty in only ninety minutes. Oh yeah, and did we mention you'll also have a blast! Our tour is a perfect balance of nature and adventure!

The Tour

Bring your camera on board as we explore the beautiful coastline of Grand Island. Along the way, you'll see Pictured Rocks, waterfalls, the island's two lighthouses, and on most trips we'll also see a few eagles.


Grand Island is part of the Hiawatha National Forest and contains 25 miles of the tallest and most beautiful Pictured Rock cliff formations in the area.

Riptide Ride Schedule & Rates

2024 Season Schedule

Eastern Standard Time

May 25 & 26: 1:00p | 3:00p

May 27: 11:00a

May 28 – June 14: 1:00p

June 15 – 30: 1:00p | 3:00p

July 1 -Aug 15: 11:00a | 1:00p | 3:00p | 5:00p

Aug 16 – Aug 30:     1:00p | 3:00p

Aug 31 & Sept 1: 11:00a | 1:00p | 3:00p | 5:00p

Sept 2: 11:00a

Sept 3 – Sep 30: 1:00p 

2024 Season Rates

Trip length:  1 1/2 hours

Adult:  $48.00

Children (ages 3-9): $38.00

Ride limited to ages 3 and up

Schedule subject to change

Reservations recommended

FAQ - We've all got them.

To ensure, you have the best time possible with us. We've answered some of the most popular questions about our tour. Click the link below to get the answers and insight on how to get the most out of your adventure.

riptide rider reviews!

Still not convinced? Well, don't listen to us; we're rather biased. Here's some lovely words from our guests.

"If you only do one tour of Pictured Rocks, do this one! I definitely recommend this tour and it's the most fun I've had on a tour in a long time! It is a rollercoaster-off-the-tracks, wild ride and we look forward to going again in the future!"
Heather E.
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