Pure Michigan Boating Plus Pure Michigan B&Bs Double the Fun

Lake Michigan Charter FishingThere’s a magic-like freedom to being in a boat on a Pure Michigan lake. If you’re also enjoying the friendly hospitality of a Pure Michigan bed and breakfast inn, it’s doubly magical!

Enjoy Part 3 of this four-part series on Bed & Breakfasts and Boats. Click here for Part 1; click here for Part 2.

Picture yourself aboard this fishing charter, enjoying the excitement of a catch on the blue waters of Lake Michigan. Port City Victorian Inn B&B perches atop a bluff overlooking Muskegon Lake, which empties into Lake Michigan. Innkeepers Barbara and Fred Schossau have teamed up with Captain Mike Taylor to offer their guests the experience of deep water charter fishing. As their guest, if you mention you saw this blog post, you’ll enjoy a 10 percent charter discount.


Dock your boat at Linda's Lighthouse InnHave your own boat? You can dock it here at Linda’s Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Algonac. Play on the North Channel of the St. Claire River all day, then enjoy warm hospitality at night and a great breakfast in the morning.  Innkeepers Ron and Linda Yetsko will happily drive to the Algonac Yacht Harbor to pick up guests who want a bed and breakfast break from boating.

Sailing Charter on Grand Traverse BayGuests at the Grey Hare Inn in Traverse City can join owners Captain Jay Ruzak and First Mate Cindy on their 42-foot sailboat for a three-hour sail on Grand Traverse Bay.  Cost is $100 per person and includes food and local wine tasting. The Ruzak’s also offer a “boat and breakfast” option where guests stay on the boat overnight and come to the inn for breakfast. A multi-day option is an all-inclusive, captained yacht charter anywhere in Northern Lake Michigan. Wow.

Traverse Bay Tall Ship Schooner ManitouPerhaps the biggest wow factor is also the most unique bed and breakfast in Michigan. Enjoy an Evening Sail on Grand Traverse Bay aboard The Schooner Manitou, a replica of a “coasting” cargo schooner, circa 1800. Then sleep aboard overnight, secured dockside, in one of its 12 cabins. In the morning, enjoy a hearty, homemade full breakfast cooked on a wood-buring stove. As a bonus, take a wine tasting cruise, with specially-catered Mediterranean fare, on Tuesdays and Thursdays or an entertainment cruise on Wednesdays.  The Schooner Manitous ia 114 feet long with a 21-foot beam. She sails between June 15 and September 11.