Boat rental in Michigan

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2002 - 2023
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Sailboat Sailboat 30 9.1m

Traverse City
With or without a captain

From $654 per day

Boat Rental in Michigan with Click&Boat

The great state of Michigan is a lovely destination for visitors. While Michigan is cold about 9 months of the year (seriously), the three summer months are prime time for getting on the water. Michigan is shaped like a mitten and surrounding that mitten is water. Fun fact! Michigan’s 3,288-mile coastline, is the longest freshwater coastline in the United States

This upper Midwest state is located in what’s called the Great Lakes Region. Michigan is surrounded by some of the biggest freshwater lakes in North America. Can you name all 5 Great Lakes? Use the acronym HOMES to remember — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. Boat rental in Michigan is available with Click&Boat. We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around the Great Lakes.

Boating destinations in Michigan

We could write a novel on all of the boating destinations in Michigan thanks to its 3,288-mile coastline. During the summer, visitors and locals flock to the coasts to enjoy the freshwater lakes that surround the state. You don’t need to have a boat to enjoy Michigan. Click&Boat offers boat rentals to help you get on the water. Here are some of the best boating destinations in Michigan:

  • If you think the Caribbean is stunning, well, you haven’t been to Torch Lake. This 19-mile long lake in Antrim County, Michigan is known for its crystal clear, teal blue waters, and sandbar parties.
  • Grand Haven is a waterfront town known for its beaches, national parks, and hiking trails. Yes, freshwater lakes have sandy beaches! The waters are calm for a day boat rental, with the icing on the cake being sunset.
  • Mackinac Island is located on Lake Huron and arguably the most beautiful of the Great Lakes. Scuba diving is a popular activity in Lake Huron because there are a lot of shipwrecks. Mackinac island is a quaint town to stop on the water for lunch.
  • Lake Michigan is a popular boating destination in Michigan because it also borders Wisconsin, Indiana, and Chicago. Ludington State Park is a great destination to stop and walk along the hiking trails or visit Big Sable Lighthouse.
  • Boat rentals on Lake Charlevoix are a super fun activity! It’s an inland lake in Northern Michigan that’s lined with public beaches and parks. Drop the anchor and cool off in the freshwater!
  • Traverse City is also at the northern tip of Michigan and offers a waterfront city with a lot of personality.
  • Lake St. Claire in Detroit was first discovered in 1679 and connects Lake Erie to Lake Huron. During a Michigan boat rental, you can stop in Detroit to visit this groovy city.
  • Lake Erie in and of itself is a great boating destination in Michigan because there are a lot of cute little islands scattered around the lake that you can pull up to by boat and no one will bother you.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Michigan?

That’s like asking how much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Michigan? It’s a big state. And it varies! Boat rental price in Michigan depends on what you’re looking for — Click&Boat offers peer-to-peer motorboats, sailboats, catamarans, and yacht rentals in Michigan.

If you opt into hiring a captain or crew, it might cost a little extra than if you choose to rent a bareboat. The addition of water toys, length of charter, age/model of the boat all affect the price of a Michigan boat rental. On average, Michigan motorboat rentals start at $2,000/day for 16 passengers and sailboat charters start at $1,200/day for 6 guests.

Harbors in Michigan

As we mentioned, Michigan is a huge state. So there are a number of harbors scattered around the coastline. On the east coast of the state, you have Lexington State Harbor and Harbor Beach. If you travel north, there’s Straits State Harbor and Bay Harbor Lake Marina. And on the west side of Michigan are Frankfort Harbor and Safe Harbor Great Lakes. Boaters visiting Michigan are bound to find a harbor with boat rentals during the summer months in Michigan. Check Click&Boat’s website to find something that fits your needs.

Things to do in Michigan

Michigan is a very seasonal state. Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring are clearly defined by the drastic change in temperatures. It’s best to separate this list into seasons as you wouldn’t go boating on an icy lake…. Would you? Nah, save boating for the summer if you know what’s best.

Things to do in Michigan: Summer

  • Ride a dune buggy on the sand dunes in Silver Lake
  • Scuba dive and explore shipwrecks in Lake Huron.
  • Visit Michigan’s wine country and taste cherry wine
  • Check out Headlands International Dark Sky Park to stargaze at a clear sky.
  • Camp in one of the many national parks. Jump in a freshwater lake for a shower
  • Spend the night at a lighthouse! (Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state. And people can volunteer to be a keeper, while others are transformed into Bed&breakfasts!)
  • Rent a boat in Michigan and discover a sliver of the Great Lakes.

Things to do in Michigan: Winter

  • Take a winter hike along the Great Lakes.
  • Build a snowman.
  • Go dog sledding in the Upper Penninsula.
  • Look at Christmas lights from a sleigh ride.
  • Try the luge in Muskegen.
  • Embark on a snowshoe hike in Crystal Mountain.
  • Go ice skating on a lake.

Rent a boat with a captain in Michigan

Click&Boat offers boat rentals with a captain in Michigan! When you rent a boat with a captain, you can enjoy more of the boating adventure without worrying about navigation, anchorage, docking, or boating laws in the state. The Great Lakes are huge! So they can be tricky to navigate if you’re unfamiliar with the area.

A captain and/or crew may come as an additional cost to your rental, depending on the size of the boat, the number of crew, and other possible requests. Enjoy your private boat rental in Michigan for a full day or half a day, and don’t worry about the hassle of navigating the vessel!

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