Test the Waters
Experience the scenic Kalamazoo River and the expansive, fresh waters of breathtaking Lake Michigan on Schooner Serenity, Saugatuck’s only authentic Tall Ship. Or consider taking a ride on the Star of Saugatuck, a 51-ton doubledecker paddlewheel boat which traverses the Kalamazoo River into Lake Michigan, giving you a leisurely view of the town, harbor, and scenic natural areas.
Families or groups may want to consider renting a Donut Boat, a fun and dog-friendly way to explore the harbor on your own. Or, embrace a bygone era by renting a classic runabout Retro Boat from the late 50s and early 60s for a more nostalgic method of exploring Saugatuck’s waterways. For those looking for a more active way to take in the water, take the party to West Michigan Cycleboat where groups of up to 12 people provide pedal power and enjoy beverages while a staff member steers them along the Kalamazoo River. Explore the natural beauty of the area and wildlife with sightings of bald eagles, foxes, and river otters while kayaking along the lower Kalamazoo. Kayaks and paddle boards can be rented from Velocity Adventures and Running Rivers Kayaks, no experience necessary.
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