Island Tours

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Farm and Schoolhouse loop tour:  

The island’s personality unfolds with tales of human history at the old schoolhouse, farms and cemetary.  Some tours focus on natural history as we hike through lush undercover, containing hundreds of wildflowers or take a hike to the top of the perched dunes.   Hop aboard one of our wagon tours to view the Giant Cedar Trees on the Southwest corner of the island. These Giants that escaped the lumbermen’s ax date back to before Columbus. You will also be able to see the Francisco Morazan shipwreck :the Liberian freighter that ran aground in 1960.  Tour options are available, please see crew onboard for more information and to sign up.

TOUR COST: Adults: $10/person Kids 12 and under: $7 for kids

The tour is available to either 1) THE FARM/SCHOOLHOUSE LOOP, OR 2) THE CEDAR/SHIPWRECK LOOP.

Giant Cedar Trees

Hop aboard one of our wagon tours to view the Giant Cedar Trees on the Southwest corner of the island. These Giants that escaped the lumbermen’s ax date back to before Columbus. You will also be able to see the Francisco Morazan shipwreck :the Liberian freighter that ran aground in 1960.

Tucked away on the southwest corner of South Manitou Island is a grove of virgin white cedar trees, the largest in North America. One of the fallen trees showed 528 growth rings dating its existence back to before Columbus. These trees are over twice as large as the average White Cedar. The trail loops through this area, so you 228850_10150338753302059_1422391_ncan get a good appreciation for the size and number of these trees. It is a mystical walk. Some say that these trees were spared because their bark is infused with wind-blown sand, and the lumberman didn’t want to have continually resharpen their saws, which they had to do by hand. This hike is about 0.3 miles beyond the turn-off to the Shipwreck of the Morazan. It is also on the wagon tour route.

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