Frequently asked questions

How far in advance do I need to reserve a boat?

  • During our heavy rental weeks (June 20-Sept 10) a reservation for a week day  is needed at least one week in advance and for a weekend we recommend at least two weeks to ensure a boat is available for you.
  • Rentals for the 4th of July weekend usually fill up as far in advance as two months.
  • A deposit will be taken when the reservation is made, and is refundable up to 48 hours before the rental.
  • If you’re unable to plan that far ahead, we do occasionally have boats available for walk-in customers.
  • Considering a rental? Don’t hesitate, feel free to call or stop in!


Can I bring my pet onboard the rental boats?

  • Yes. Please understand that there is a $15 pet fee charged for this privilege.


I’m from out-of-state, how much is sales tax in Michigan?

  • Michigan has a 6% sales tax, which applies to boat rentals, merchandise purchases, and boats sales.


Are there places nearby to stay?

  • Yes, we have a rental house on the property that sleeps up to 8 people and includes a transient slip; see our Marina Rental House page on this web site for detailed information.  There are also many cottages, hotels & motels nearby.  We recommend you contact the Indian River Chamber of Commerce via their web site or call 231-238-9325.


Do you have information regarding the Indian River community area?

  • During your stay, you can visit the Indian River Area Chamber of Commerce; or call them at: (231) 238-9325

Still have questions? You can call us at (231) 238-9373
or you can email us at info {at}

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