Star of Saugatuck II


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

Sit back and relax – listen to the water running off the paddlewheels as you gently glide down the Kalamazoo River. See Saugatuck from the water, a totally different view from what you see on land, and take in the majesty of Lake Michigan.

Take one of our many daytime cruises, or go for a sunset cruise taking in the beauty of a sunset on Lake Michigan. Snack bars onboard serve cold pop, water, or if you prefer a beer, glass of wine or mixed drink and chips or candy to snack on.

It’s fun for all ages – children see boats of every shape size, and you never know when we’ll see a fox, deer, or possibly a bald eagle! Our narrations are fun and informative!  It’s an opportunity to “escape” all the pressures of daily life, and take in the natural beauty of the area.  It’s a time to enjoy the pleasure of friends and family who have come with you on the trip; you may even make some “new friends” along the way!

The Star II is U.S. Coast Guard certified and annually inspected, and has all its safety equipment onboard – 100% adult and child life jackets, ship-to-shore radios, cell phone, and radar equipped.

We do not offer a senior citizen rate. Group rates and reservations are available for groups of 20+t.

CRUISE LENGTH: 90 Minutes (approximate)

PAYMENT: We accept Visa, American Express, Master Card, Discover, debit cards, cash or checks (personal or travelers). Cash discount applied when paying with cash or check.

SCHEDULE: We will open May - October 2019. Schedule coming soon.

SEATING: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Boarding takes place approximately 10 minutes prior to departure time. On occasion, the entire boat or a specific deck may be privately chartered. If you have questions about a specific day/time, please contact us.

TICKET SALES: Ticket sales are done on a daily first come-first serve basis. Our shop opens at 10:00 a.m. daily (May through Labor Day), and later in the morning in September and October. If you are a group of 20+, please call ahead for reservations and group rate information. We do not have online ticketing.


Online ticketing is available for parties of less than 20 via our web site.

Online ticketing will be available for 30 days prior to a cruise. 

Tickets may be purchased until 6:00 a.m. the day of the cruise.  

After 6:00 a.m. online ticket sales close and ticket sales become "in person," same day sales, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at our dock at 716 Water St., Saugatuck, MI 49453.

You may call our dock (269-857-4261) to check on availability of a specific day and time.

We do not take over the phone reservations for parties less than 20. 

Private charters prevail.

When purchasing your tickets online you will receive an e-mail confirmation.   You will need to bring a copy of this or an electronic version via your phone to pick up your boarding tickets at our ticket counter.

You may rebook to another date, but rebooking must be done prior to your scheduled departure day and time.

Please book tickets for all party members, including infants.

Seating is first come, first serve.*  We can seat 80 on our upper deck which is open and has a partial canopy, and 70 on our lower deck which has windows all around and is climate controlled.

*See information above on Guaranteed Upper Deck Seating.

Tickets are booked thru a third party ticketing company and a 6% fee is assessed to your sale.

CANCELLATION: All trips will depart as long as we have the equivalent to six (6) or more adult paying passengers. We do not operate in severe weather or electrical storms. If tickets have been purchased, and cruise is canceled due to weather or mechanical failure, a full refund will be issued


Saugatuck can be easily accessed at Exit 36 or 41 from I-196. We are 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 miles northwest of Kalamazoo – 150 miles from Chicago, and 175 miles from Detroit. Visit our Mooring page for directions and maps.

Visit our Outboard page for descriptions of things to see and do in the Saugatuck/Douglas area.

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