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A Cruise through Michigan America

A Cruise through Michigan America

Lake Michigan is one of America's most renowned lakes, notable for being the second largest by volume and the only Great Lake entirely within the United States. It is surrounded by some of the nation's largest dunes and most beautiful beaches, with depths reaching nearly 900 feet at its center. The lake's powerful waves can be so forceful that they have been known to damage ships, showcasing their immense strength. Plan your vacation here and enjoy a cruise from bustling cities to sandy shores, with charming villages, stunning resorts, and cozy family-owned cottages along the way.

In this blog, we will explore the top tourist attractions in the USA, guiding you on a scenic journey through these iconic destinations:

Manitou Island Transit

A Cruise through Michigan America

The beautiful Manitou Island is a portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which is easily accessible by a ferry ride. Plan a memorable day trip that includes a stop at the lighthouse’s panoramic views, ancient farms and schoolhouses, the great Francisco Morazan Wreck, and an enormous stand of Virgin white Cedar. It is suggested to bring lunch along with you, as there are no eateries on the island. The ferry ride will take you along timely, departure from Leland Harbor at 9 AM and arriving back at 5:30 PM, the good thing is, it arrives back in time to take other passengers for a trip down the Whaleback Dunes with an opportunity to catch the stunning sunset in Leland

The Holland Princess

A Cruise through Michigan America

Starting on Lake Macatawa, Holland offers amazing Lake Michigan cruises on the riverboat known as the Holland Princess. During this 2-hour cruise, the boat passes through a narrow channel connecting to Lake Michigan. In Muskegon, the Port City Princess provides cruises on Lake Michigan with meals, live entertainment, and beautiful sunset views.

Star of Saugatuck II

A Cruise through Michigan America

Saugatuck is one of the best places to see in America, where the cruise will take you back in times of 1860. Here you’ll be traveling like the ancient era, travel down the Kalamazoo River and get back on Lake Michigan while enjoying the serene rhythm of flowing cascade over the red paddlewheels of the oh-so-amazing Star of Saugatuck II. Snacks are provided on board with a scenic sunset view to cherish.

The Emerald Isle

A Cruise through Michigan America

Take a cruise on the Emerald Isle, a 130-foot beauty that passes beneath the drawbridge connecting Charlevoix and Beaver Island. Every day, this boat travels 32 miles, taking approximately 2 hours to reach Beaver Island. Along the Pine River Channel, spectators often gather to watch the impressive sight. Once on the island, you can enjoy a variety of activities such as camping, hiking, dining, biking, cycling, kayaking, and lodging.

The island's intriguing history includes the story of James Jesse Strang, a politician and religious figure who declared himself king and established a kingdom on Beaver Island.

Sunshine Charters

A Cruise through Michigan America

Take a cruise in Michigan on the Sunshine II, a 40 ft. sailing catamaran that offers tours combining Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix, with a refreshing swim stop along the way. This two-in-one cruise provides options for early to late noon sails and stunning sunset sails. Passengers can also cross the drawbridge separating Round Lake from Lake Michigan, enjoying the charming views of mushroom houses that the city is known for.

The Inland Seas Education Association

A Cruise through Michigan America

If you’re a science lover, you must reserve a public sail on the schooner Inland Seas, as it takes you along to explore Suttons Bay and allows learning through a microscope. Plan your vacation to Suttons Bay, aside from the interactive science excursions that come with onboard microscopes, you can choose from themes for your cruise ranging from art, astronomy, music, and even breakfast. Enjoy your time by the lake!

NautiCat

A Cruise through Michigan America

Take a fun-filled nighttime cruise on a 47-foot catamaran, where you can enjoy glowing hula hoops, champagne, and live music. During the day, hula hoop to your favorite Disney melodies and savor a donut for lunch on deck. This commercial sailing vessel offers an enjoyable experience for all ages. Take advantage of great prices on the afternoon kid’s cruise, where everyone can help raise or lower the sails and blow bubbles from the rear. On weekends, the dancing continues until midnight, making for an unforgettable experience.

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