What We Are Doing To Keep You And Our Crew Safe During COVID-19
We look forward to our time together on the Princess of Ludington. To ensure the safety of our guests and crew members, we have implemented new policies and procedures that meet current EO guidelines.
Face masks will be required to be worn when boarding the boat, while visiting the enclosed main level, and in situations where social distancing is not possible.
Once on board, we ask that everyone practice social distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible. Be safe, be kind, and enjoy your time with us!
We are sanitizing between cruises and have implemented wipe-down procedures for high-touch surfaces during the cruise.
We have reduced capacity by half to allow room for social distancing.
Ludington, Michigan USA
Experience the magic of seeing the Ludington lakeshore from a great inland sea.
DAILY PUBLIC TOURS
We operate a seasonal schedule of weekly public tours that are open for anyone to book - or just show up half an hour before the tour starts to pay onsite. Come alone, bring your best mates, or rally the whole crew and experience the Ludington lakeshore from a whole new angle.
We require a minimum of 10 adults to guarantee a tour. If you want to insure the minimum is met you can pay the difference.
Tour #2 (Day Cruise)
Pere Marquette Lake, South to Pump Storage Project, North to Ludington State Park
This excursion is the most popular venue we offer. When the weather warms it becomes increasingly in demand. It provides spectacular viewing and beautiful photo opportunities. We cruise offshore or anywhere the sunset is the most scenic and visible.
The Pere Marquette Lake is surrounded by history. It is brought to life by an audio presentation courtesy of the Mason County Historical Society. It reveals the location of logging, lumber mills, a flourishing fishery, salt mines, shipping, and transportation.
It is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette, world famous explorer. A large memorial cross was erected marking the end of his journey. The Pere Marquette watershed gave rise to the birth of the CITY OF LUDINGTON which has become a mecca for tourism from around the world.
On a cruise to the south you will view the Father Marquette Memorial Cross, Buttersville park and dog beach, sand dunes, homes threatened by dangerous erosion, miles of nets protecting fish from the massive turbines at the project, and a manmade barrier reef that has become a home to thousands of fish eating cormorants.
On a north cruise, you will see harbor lighthouses, inner and outer harbor break walls, miles of popular sand beaches, historic Epworth Heights, the Lincoln and Sable River mouths, and the Ludington State Park, the largest and busiest park in Michigan.
The destination for tour #2 will depend on the wind and waves we experience. We will tour the Lake Michigan shoreline in whatever direction provides the calmest water for your enjoyment. Our first priority is your safety and comfort.
This lighthouse was established by Congress in 1867 after 12 ships were wrecked in what is known as the most treacherous stretch of the Lake Michigan shoreline. It displays one of our tallest Lighthouses at 112 ft. and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is the furthest point west in Lake Michigan. It serves as a guide to private and commercial vessels navigating the eastern shore of Lake Michigan shoreline.
Book any one of our regular tours for your own private group or choose your own date and time for a custom cruise or event. This is a great option for FAM tours, family reunions, wedding rehearsal parties, conferences, and employee appreciation activities. It's great for small groups who want a more intimate and private experience aboard the Princess of Ludington.