Hey there lighthouse enthusiasts, an exciting new opportunity awaits you right here in Northern Michigan! Tackle that bucket list and write down ‘Get up close to a Lake Huron lighthouse’ on your list of things to do in Northern Michigan. Nautical North Family Adventures can get you out on the water and up close to some of the most magnificent lighthouse tours Michigan has to offer!
On board the Huron Explorer, you and five of your friends (or new acquaintances) depart from Mackinaw City to tour area lighthouses on a four-hour cruise. On this professionally narrated tour, you and your friends will experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Michigan, stopping for pictures underneath the Mackinac Bridge and cruising near to St. Helena Light, White Shoal Light, Greys Reef Light, McGulpin Point Light, and Waugoshance Light. Check out our website to see some of the stunning views awaiting you.
Nautical North Family Adventures provides one of the few lighthouse tours Lake Huron has to offer, going out as far as Spectacle Reef Light! In coordination with the Spectacle Reef Preservation Society, we are able to actually climb up this light. On the Lake Huron Tour, you will encounter the Cheboygan Front Range Light, Cheboygan Crib Light, 14 Foot Shoal Light, Poe Reef Light, Spectacle Reef (available), Bois Blanc Island Light, and Round Island Light.
While you’re here, some things to do in Cheboygan MI include taking a glass bottom boat ride aboard the Yankee Sunshine-one of the best glass bottom boat tours Michigan has to offer! Nautical North Family Adventures offers 1.5-hour long excursions passing three lighthouses and over three sunken shipwrecks-all with a professionally guided tour experience.
We are currently working on an exciting possibility in connection with St. Helena Island Keepers for a possibility of a day on the island with lunch prepared at the light. Call and let us know if you’re interested!
*Round Island Light
*Bois Blanc Island Light
*Poe Reef Light
*14 Foot Shoal Light
*Cheboygan Crib Light
*Cheboygan Front Range Light
*You can add on Spectacle Reef Light for an extra $100 (add on another 45 min, too!)
*Add on different lights for additional cost. Call to set up your lighthouse adventure!
- SIGN UP FOR THE EVENING CRUISE TO CATCH OUR SPECTACULAR SUNSET ON THE WATER!
We are available to visit any or all of the following lights departing from Mackinaw City at the Hook Lakeside Grille dock. Cost is $595 for the boat, (carries up to 6 passengers) with an extra $100 fuel charge.
- Gray’s Reef Light
- White Shoal Light
- Waugoshance Light
- St. Helena Light **Take a GUIDED TOUR of the actual light for an additional $10. (This money will go directly to the restoration of the light). We can pull right up to St. Helena Island and let you enjoy a welcoming guided hour long tour inside the light. Make it part of your lighthouse tour package!
*Cost is $695 per trip with a maximum capacity of 6 people
*Outside food and beverages are welcome
*Tours last approximately 4 hours
*Restrooms available onshore and small head (restroom)on board!
*Have more than 6 people? The sister ship Yankee Sunshine can accommodate up to 28 passengers. Check out the private charters tab or call 231-444-3400 to book your excursion!
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