Friday, April 2, 2010

Ferry Service to Beaver Island Resumes April 7 for 2010 Season

The Beaver Island Boat Company will resume its 2010 ferry service between Charlevoix and Beaver Island, beginning Wednesday, April 7 – with limited runs through the end of May. Daily service begins May 24 and runs through September, with limited service returning for the last three months of the year.

Beaver Island Boat Company has been providing the most relaxing, affordable transportation for people, pets, vehicles, and freight to Beaver Island for over 25 years and reservations for passengers are never required. The distance from Charlevoix to historic Beaver Island is 32 miles across Lake Michigan and takes approximately two hours.

Once on the island, visitors can arrange for a guided tour to discover the rich Mormon and Irish history by visiting the St. James Light at Whiskey Point and the Beaver Head Island lighthouse; Donegal Bay – with views of High, Trout and Garden Islands; Dr. Protar’s home and tomb; and other sites of historical significance. Tour package, which include ferry service and the guided tours, are also available – June 3 through September 2.

As the most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes, Beaver Island is an eco-travelers dream, offering pristine woods, hiking and biking trails, uncrowded rustic campsites, SCUBA diving, fishing on inland lakes, nature watching and paddling through the archipelago. There are over 100 miles of scenic roads that travel past abandoned homesteads and farms, offering a glimpse into the history of the island’s past residents.

A trip to Beaver Island aboard the Emerald Isle or the Beaver Islander adds to the overall experience, reinforcing the adage that in life – it’s the journey as much as the destination!

For a complete schedule, rates and package tour details, call 888-446-4095 or log onto

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