Are you craving an adventure during your time in Saugatuck but feel like you might need a little extra guidance? Luckily for you, Saugatuck is home to many excellent tour operators specializing in a variety of fun-filled, one-of-a-kind experiences for visitors of all ages. Tours are an excellent way to try something new without having to worry about all the tiny details that can make a trip go awry. With these first-rate tours, you will receive all the helpful guidance you need to make your Saugatuck adventure as safe, memorable, and stress-free as possible.
Saugatuck Boat Cruises
Set sail on the Star of Saugatuck II with Saugatuck Boat Cruises. At Saugatuck Boat Cruises, they believe that Western Michigan is best experienced from the water. As you glide down the Kalamazoo River or through the gorgeous waters of Lake Michigan, you’ll see the region from an entirely new perspective and maybe even catch glimpses of wildlife along the way. Saugatuck Boat Cruises offers both day time cruises and sunset options, open to guests of all ages. Snacks and drinks are available onboard, including wine, beer, and cocktails for the adults.
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Saugatuck Dune Rides offers 40 thrilling minutes of non-stop excitement and fun. This is perhaps the best way to experience West Michigan’s treasured sand dunes. You’ll explore them on a state-of-the-art dune schooner, disembarking along the way to explore and snap photographs. Their friendly and informed guides will teach you about the history, wildlife, and vegetation of the dunes while also ensuring that your trip is both safe and fun. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind Saugatuck adventure.
Best Chance Charter Fishing
Looking to reel in a big catch or two during your time in Saugatuck? Best Chance Charter Fishing is probably your best bet. Your Captains at Best Chance will expertly navigate the local waters and help you find the best place to cast a line. They offer both full and half-day options. On a single trip, guests are often known to catch Michigan’s limit of 5 fish per person. That’s pretty impressive! This is a very popular tour, so we recommend making your reservation as far in advance as possible. All ages are welcome.
If a casual day of drinking is more your pace, then Coastal Tours is the perfect tour for you. Their comfortable, 14-passenger bus will take you to all the best local wineries and breweries so you don’t have to worry about planning an itinerary or finding a designated driver. All you have to do is hop on and enjoy the ride. Tours typically run 4 hours, but you can add on more time for an additional charge. Coastal Tours is a popular option for large groups like birthdays, bachelor or bachelorette parties, or work events, but couples or small groups of friends can have a great time too. With Coastal Tours, you’ll have the chance to taste some of the region’s finest wines or craft beers in a single day. Complimentary bottled water and snacks are provided in the bus.
Explore the beauty of the Kalamazoo River with Running Rivers. Running Rivers goes way beyond basic kayak and paddleboard rentals. When you arrive, they will provide you with life vests and up-to-date equipment and then brief you on basic instructions so you hit the water feeling as confident as possible. After you are briefed, the owner will drop you off at one of the many put-ins located all along the river. Rental periods last anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. You’ll paddle through beautiful forests, wetlands, and sparkling stretches of open water, often sighting animals like fox, deer, bald eagles, and other waterfowl. Once your journey is done, the owner will pick you up, ensuring that the only thing you have to worry about is having a great time.
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