A SAIL SUPERIOR PRODUCT
The Superior Rocket is the latest vessel in Sail Superior’s fleet. What does that mean for you? A new experience! Combine a Rocket Tour with an island excursion to Porphyry Island Lighthouse, Spar’s Top of the World Lookout or a hike to the top of the Sleeping Giant.
A GAME CHANGER
For the first time ever, you can zip from Marina Park in Thunder Bay to the Sleeping Giant in as little as 30 minutes! Eat, shop and go for a hike all from one phenomenal spot, the Waterfront Park and surrounding entertainment district.
WHAT IS THE ROCKET
The Superior Rocket is a Zodiac Hurricane. “Zodiac” is a trade name for a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) or Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). The Rocket is constructed of aluminum and ringed with large air filled tubes. Super fast, lightweight, durable and incredibly seaworthy. Canadian forces and most militaries around the world use Zodiacs on their missions. Just think of James Bond. There is almost always a chase scene with a RIB.
TOURS PAIRED WITH
Our 12 passenger Zodiac RIB, the “Superior Rocket”, combined with our two sailboats you have already come to love, “Frodo” and “Journeyer”, brings our total capacity to over 32 passengers. Set out on a high-speed Zodiac river tour, hit the waves on the Big Lake, or try the sailboat and experience the serenity and the power of the wind on the sails. Meet up, raft together, swap laughs and photographs over a catered lunch. Perfect!
With 500HP at our fingertips, those islands don’t seem so far away. A mere 30-minute ride and you are staring up at the 1200 feet sheer cliffs of the Sleeping Giant. The Rocket can get you to your climbing or hiking destination in no time. Back by lunch if you want. No visit to Thunder Bay is complete without a Zodiac adventure.
GREENER THAN YOUR CARS
How green are we on a powerboat? Pretty green because the Superior Rocket is state of the art. The Rocket is outfitted with two 2018 Evinrude E-Tec G2 250 HP two-stroke engines. They have the highest EPA rating and highest fuel economy in their class. We know you are going to the Giant, it’s iconic. But everyone takes their own cars. Unless you all pile into one car, we can take you to the Giant with a smaller carbon footprint. Bonus, we’re faster!
TOP SPEEDS OF
What does 60 km/h (40 mph, 30 kts) really mean? Time! More time to explore your destination. Less time driving or in some cases sailing. Spar Island, Porphyry Light House, Silver Islet, the Sleeping Giant. See the entire harbour and the Kaministiqua river, round the big lakers and salties in the Bay, and still be back in town for the great food and drink Thunder Bay is known for.
SUPERIOR LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Thunder Bay’s fastest water adventure: Sail Superior’s Zodiac Harbour Tour is the most thrilling activity at Marina Park! New to Thunder Bay, the 500HP Superior Rocket can reach incredible speeds of up to 60km/h.
30 MIN WELCOME ISLAND BLAST
Designed for thrills! Get an up-close view of the three picturesque islands known as the Welcome Islands. Hit the big waves of Lake Superior in the outer harbour. Tight turns, wind, and waves make for an unforgettable thrill ride!
Get together with family and friends and take the adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy a thrilling Zodiac ride on the biggest lake in the world. Explore the surrounding region. Hike, climb, swim. Discover untouched islands and beautiful beaches. Crystal clear waters, refreshing spray, and scenic views await.
Make your next corporate outing something to remember. Clients from out of town? They won’t forget the challenge of climbing the Giant or the Rocket trip across the bay. Large group? No problem. Combine the Rocket with our sailboats. Raft up at the Welcome Islands where the brave can take a swim.
SLEEPING GIANT HIKES
The Giant, the Giant, the Giant. No visitor or local should leave Thunder Bay without having climbed the Sleeping Giant. The views are beyond imagination. Lake Superior blue to the horizon, the city a pin-prick in the distance. Only the massive grain elevators can be seen and they are tiny! Out in the morning, back for lunch. Get more out of your visit by riding the Rocket!
BRING YOUR BEST FRIEND ON BOARD
The Zodiac is pet-friendly! Bring your dog along for the adventure. The car is no place for a dog!
EXPLORE REMOTE ISLANDS
Take your next adventure to a new level! Explore the secluded Spar Island. Accessible only by watercraft, you will likely get the whole island to yourself. Hike to the Top of the World and marvel at the incredible views of Lake Superior, the Nor’Wester Mountains, and Isle Royale.