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Star of Saugatuck II

CONTACT: Marilyn Starring

CAPACITY: 150 Passengers Enclosed lower deck seats 70. Open upper deck with partial canopy seats 80.

2018 RATES: Group Discount
Adults (Age 13 and Up) $20.00 $18.00
Children (6 through 12) $ 9.00 $8.10
Children (3 through 5) $ 5.50 $5.00
2 & Under No charge - must have a ticket for boarding

* Ask about our cash discounted rate, when payment is made by cash or check.

Our cruises are on a first come first serve basis. In 2017 we began a new reservation policy for upper deck seating for the evening cruise only. All cruises offer the option to purchase guaranteed upper deck seating for an additional fee. Our upper deck seats 80 passengers. When making online reservations (can be done 30 days in advance of the date you wish to take the cruise) or purchasing tickets the day of the cruise (subject to availability) we will be selling reserved upper deck seating. This will guarantee you/your party a seat on the upper deck. Seating will still be on a first come/first serve basis, and make sure to keep your part together when boarding. Lower deck tickets will be available at our regular fare. Upper deck tickets are limited to 80 passengers (adults, children and infants): ADULTS (Ages 13 and Up) add an additional $5.00 per ticket to our regular fare, and all children (infants through 12) are $13. You will be given an approximate boarding time the day of the cruise when you purchase your tickets, or when you pick up your tickets. Any unsold upper deck tickets will be available on a first come/first serve basis after all upper deck ticketed passengers have been seated.

CRUISE LENGTH: 90 Minutes (approximate)


Group rates are offered for 20 or more paying passengers with 1 week's advanced reservations.

PAYMENT ACCEPTED: Credit, Debit, Check or Cash


May - June - Sept - Oct 7 days a week
excluding holidays
13 & up $18.00
6 - 12 $ 8.10
3 - 5 $ 5.00
July and August Monday through Friday 13 & up $18.00
6 - 12 $ 8.10
3 - 5 $ 5.00
Sat - Sun & Holidays 13 & up $20.00
6 - 12 $ 9.00
3 - 5 $ 5.50
1 Escort No Charge
1 Driver (If arriving on a motorcoach or bus) No Charge
Payment: Due upon arrival

* As about cash discount

Credit or Debit Card, Check* or Cash*

Boarding: Ask When Making Reservations
Box Lunch Available for Additional Fee
Schedule: Daily operation early May through Sept. 30th - Fri - Sat - Sun & Mon in October. Nonscheduled departure times may be arranged for groups of 25+ paying adult passengers.
NOTE: Please call for the last day of operation in October 2017 (mid-month)
Seating: Open seating - groups with meals will be served on lower deck.
Misc: 75-90 minute (approximate) cruise with duration dependent on lake and weather conditions.


There are numerous activities in the surrounding area for your group to see and do. Check out the Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Museum 269-857-7900 - Free but donations are gratefully accepted. Saugatuck Dune Rides ($) 269-857-2253 offers a 40 minute scenic/narrated ride through Lake Michigan’s sand dunes – great fun for all ages! If unusual shops, antiques, or art galleries peaks your interest, Saugatuck/Douglas are the towns to go to! Just 15 minutes north is Holland, where you’ll find Dutch Village ($), New Holland Brewery and Windmill Island ($). Twelve miles SE is Fenn Valley Winery ($) 269-543-2396 offering self-guided tours, video and wine tasting, and Crane’s Orchard’s 269-561-2297 offers fresh fruit in season, their restaurant serves a light fare and scrumptious desserts. Lake Michigan Maritime Museum ($) is just 20 miles south in South Haven. Historical tours of Saugatuck/Douglas ($) are available using your motorcoach and a step-on-guide by calling Kit Lane 269-857-2781.

Visit or for additional information on the Saugatuck/Douglas area; or for information on Holland. Visit our Outboard page for more helpful links.

The following restaurants in the Saugatuck area have accommodated groups for meals in the past. Prior reservations are required.

Coral Gables: Teresa 269-857-2162 (5 blocks from our dock on the river)
Clearbrook: Candy 269-857-2000 (2 miles from town @ Clearbrook Country Club)
The Mermaid: Sharon 269-857-8208 (4 blocks from our dock on the river)
Pumpernickel’s: Larry 269-857-1196 (5 blocks from our dock in downtown Saugatuck)
Spectators: 269-857-5001 (2 miles from town just off Exit 41)

There are numerous other restaurants in the area if you are doing a meal on your own. If you would like a directory of the Saugatuck/Douglas area, please contact Marilyn and she will supply your group with directories.

Saugatuck is 12 miles south of Holland, 40 miles south of Grand Haven, 55 miles south of Muskegon, 20 miles north of South Haven, 35 miles SW of Grand Rapids, 60 northwest of Kalamazoo – 150 miles from Chicago and 175 miles from Detroit. Visit our Mooring page for directions and maps.

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