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Come Play On the Water With Us!

Have you and your family been searching for things to do in Northern Michigan? Look no further! Nautical North Family Adventures offers a wide variety of options to get you out on the water, having fun, learning history and enjoying the natural beauty that defines our area. Whether you are looking for glass bottom shipwreck tours, family kayak rentals or you’d really prefer to see a Lake Huron lighthouse up close, we have you covered! If Northern Michigan boat rentals leave you scrambling for a captain when you’d rather enjoy the day…let us take the helm with our private charters! If you are visiting & want things to do in Northern MI as a new and wonderful experience for the whole family consider a glass bottom boat ride. We are here in Cheboygan, just 20 minutes from Mackinaw City, Mich.

One of the top things to do in Cheboygan MI is our shipwreck tour. Come join us on our brand new 36 foot Newton boat. Our educational, historical, and scenic offerings include our 1.5 hour professionally guided shipwreck tour traversing down the Inland Waterway, past three lighthouses and out into the majestic Lake Huron. We then travel to Duncan Bay, where passengers receive narrative rich in the history of the shipwrecks and Great Lakes, as well as stunning views through the glass bottom of the Yankee Sunshine. If you’re feeling adventurous, we even offer daily snorkeling over one of our oldest wrecks! Of the shipwreck boat tours Michigan has to offer, Nautical North Family Adventures delivers a phenomenal personalized family experience.

We also offer an educational and historical Cheboygan River Tour where you can enjoy a leisurely ride up the Cheboygan River through the lock and dam system. Bring your friends, refreshments, and settle in to enjoy Northern Michigan in a unique way. We can go up the Inland Waterway system all the way to the Black River. Just give us a call to design your unique Inland Waterway charter!

If you prefer the privacy of your own tour, both of these tours are available as private charters, or you can build your own trip! From two to 28 guests, we accommodate your needs as requested! Families, corporations, couples, birthdays, anniversaries, organizations – we’ve even done a unique engagement on board. Call us to discuss your ideas.

Lighthouse lovers, you now have the ability to get out to those far off Lake Huron and Lake Michigan lighthouses! We offer private charters to most of the Northern Michigan lighthouses aboard our 6-passenger vessel. See as many as you like, call to arrange your itinerary.

If you are scuba certified, come join us aboard the Huron Explorer! Our 6-passenger vessel takes groups over the wrecks two times daily. We frequent world class shipwrecks ranging in depths appropriate for open water certified divers all the way to technical depths. Come see what Northern Michigan scuba diving has to offer!

For those that have been training and yearn for challenging open water distance swimming, Nautical North Family Adventures offers swim pilot services. Contact us to plan your next great distance challenge!

If you want to rent your own kayaks and explore the river or any one of our local inland lakes, we have 10 brand new kayaks available for full or half day rental, or even weekend or weekly kayak rentals!

Of all the glass bottom boat tours Michigan has to offer, our intimate experience will leave you in awe of the beauty of our area and the friendliness of our staff. The next time you search for glass bottom boat tour near me, click on Nautical North Family Adventures and let us help you experience Northern Michigan’s natural beauty!

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Google Reviews

This was fun. It is closer and cheaper than the other shipwreck tours. The water was choppy but that is Lake Huron. Saw 3 shipwrecks and learned some history of the area. The captain Jen was very friendly and the historian was very knowledgeable.

thumb Susan Plowman
September 1, 2019

We took visiting family for a graduation-celebration sunset cruise: the crew were courteous, professional, and convivial— Captain Jen even played our graduate’s class song on the music system! The glass-bottom boat is a treat; the team’s knowledge about the river & lake extensive. We had a wonderful time & will be looking for opportunities to return!

thumb Sarah Olsen
July 3, 2019

We had a fantastic time on this boat tour!!! We were the only tourists aboard, so it was a little extra special. Both of our kids completed the shipwreck tour scavenger hunt and both got to drive the boat for a minute (with the captain's help, of course). Captain Jen even gave my son a little something special when she found out that it was his 13th Birthday. On the way home he told me, "This was my best birthday ever!!" Thanks to Nautical North Family Adventures for helping make his day so great!

thumb Katy Krantz
September 24, 2019