Enjoying the beautiful, freshwater coastlines of Michigan

The coastlines of Northern Michigan are both elegant and charming with an array of sandy beaches, village shopping and dining, historic sites and more.  It is the perfect element for any boating enthusiast, from amateur to skilled.  If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere, you’ve certainly landed in the right location.

Look no further for a place to dock your vessel.  There are plenty of boat slips ready for rental and purchase.  Be sure to check out many of Michigan’s supreme yacht clubs, like the pristine and private Bay Harbor Yacht Club of Little Traverse Bay near Petoseky, Harbor Spring and Charlevoix.

Little Traverse Yacht Club, located in Harbor Springs, is open to members who are looking for the pure enjoyment of boating,  Their mission is to “enhance the enjoyment of boating in and around Little Traverse Bay for its members, through activities that promote racing, cruising, instruction, social activities,and fellowship.”


Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club– On a gentle promontory of Lake Charlevoix’s southwestern shore, lies Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club & Marina, an intimate and exclusive waterfront destination. Click for more.


Little Traverse Sailors – From youth to adult, learn to sail like a pro at the Little Travers Yacht Club.  Click for more.


Boats on the Boardwalk – The Water Wonderland Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society welcomes you to the Annual Boats on the Boardwalk, set beside the tree-lined boardwalk along the Boardman River in Traverse City. View vintage Chris Crafts, Centuries and more, talk to their skippers and enjoy all the excitement as these fabulous boats are judged in various categories.  Click for more.

Great Lakes Sailing Company – Sail boat charters, captained to bare boat, day or weekly. Vessels range in size from 27′ to 44′. An award-winning ASA Sailing School offers beginning through advanced sailing courses, bareboat charter certification, live-aboard cruising experiences and even radar and navigation courses.  Click for more.


Bay Harbor Yacht Club – Bay Harbor Yacht Club is a private club located on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay near Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs. Bay Harbor Lake is a great destination for your water activities. The quiet inlet allows ample opportunity to swim, sail, paddleboard and kayak near our private beach. Click for More.

Bay Harbor Municipal Marina – Bay Harbor Marina in Bay City, Michigan is a full service marina for the true boating enthusiast. Your destination for summer fun for the whole family and satisfaction for your summer boating season. Located near the mouth of the Saginaw River, boaters can quickly get to the Saginaw Bay to cruise on the open water or anchor at the beaches of the state parks and other destinations on the Saginaw Bay. They can also choose a smooth cruise up the river to view nature, dock at restaurants and bars or enjoy festivals like the outstanding Bay City Fireworks festival and the Tall Ships Celebration. Click for More.

Irish Boat Shop – At each location, new and used boat sales, chandlery, dockage, storage and complete service are integrated to make your boating fun and hassle-free. Click for More.


Charlevoix Municipal Marina – The 69-slip Charlevoix City Marina, located at the base of East Park in downtown Charlevoix, is equipped with floating docks, a boaters’ lounge, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Other services, including diesel and gasoline, pump-outs, marine repairs, and marine supplies are provided by Ward Brothers’ Boats, located adjacent to the marina. Slip reservations can be made by using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Reservation System at www.midnrreservations.com, or by calling (800)-447-2757.

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