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Beaver Island Boat Company

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Relaxing Ride and AWESOME Island Tour

Took the Beaver Island Ferry over to the Island and took the 1 1/2 hour tour! Had a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Suanne W
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South Bend, Indiana
Trip to Beaver Island

The Emerald Isle is a great boat with an excellent captain. The only downgrade is the lack of food... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
CaptnMikeRochester
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Indian River, Michigan
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26210 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
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All reviews emerald isle boat company hour trip two hours next morning smooth ride both ways nice ride weather was perfect dogs are allowed fun and relaxing bring food return trip ferry ride sandwiches outside seating free wifi
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Took the Beaver Island Ferry over to the Island and took the 1 1/2 hour tour! Had a wonderful time seeing sights from memories years ago as a little girl. In fact, our very knowledgeable tour guide knew the owners of the cabin I stayed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Suanne W
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience and giving us a five star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the trip to Beaver Island along with the 1 1/2 hr tour. We hope you come back next time...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Emerald Isle is a great boat with an excellent captain. The only downgrade is the lack of food on the vessel. Only a couple of vending machines are available, so it makes sense to bring snacks and drinks. On our return trip, the waves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your helpful review. We're happy to hear you had a great experience with our vessel and captain. We apologize if there was miscommunication on our vending aboard. We offer light vending do to the ride being 2 hours. However, we encourage and...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

First time on the ferry and enjoyed it very much. There are various areas to sit and relax whether choosing inside or updeck.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mlsmich
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our business! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you ride the boat again!

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Took the Emerald Isle from Charlevoix to Beaver Island and back for a day trip adventure. We didn't bring a car or luggage. The boat seems recently fixed up and you can bring food on (saw boxes of sandwiches and a whole deep dish pizza!)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hello and thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you had a good trip over to the island. We apologize if we did not have record in our office of the tour, and glad we were able to sort things out for your...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

The boat ride took 2 hours and 20 minutes for both the trip to and from the island from Charlevoix. I do not know why they state it's a 2 hour trip on their website. The water was calm when we traveled.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike M
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Mike, thank you for your review. It's approximately a 2 hour ride each direction, however bridge/boat traffic in Charlevoix, passenger counts and many other factors play a part in adding a tad more time to the trip sometimes. Thank you for riding the boat,...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

We did NOT take the ferry for both our visits to Beaver Island (we flew), but we did send our vehicle over (and back) on the ferry.... Can’t speak for the ferry ride itself, but i found the customer service to be very good, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you had a good experience with our services and staff. We hope to see you ride the boat in the future! Happy travels ahead!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Nice boat ride, though a bit long for my taste. Then again only one of two ways to the Island and surely the most affordable. Its comfortable, but not for those who get motion sickness (take something), though dogs seemed not to have any issue...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you had a comfortable journey. Getting off the grid 32 miles into Lake Michigan to escape to the island, does require about a 2hr boat ride. We agree that it's comfortable and relaxing on your journey....More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The service is great, they answer all your questions. The ride was very smooth and we were able to walk around the boat. It is a 2 and 1/2 hour ride, so make sure you have games or activities for kids. People can bring their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had a smooth ride and fun time. We are not equipped with a bar, but passengers are allowed to bring their own beverages, adult beverages as well provided they consume safely and respectfully. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Our ride was smooth and seemed to go pretty quickly! The boat was pretty clean and love the fact they provide bags incase you get sick! There is parking and the driver only can get a shuttle from the parking at the school to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you so much for your helpful 5 star review. Glad to hear you had a wonderful experience aboard and we hope you choose to ride with us again. Happy travels!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very smooth and enjoyable ride. Our price included an Island tour Vending machines on board. Inside and outside seating

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sharon P
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your helpful review. We hope to see you ride the boat again very soon. -BIBCO

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YorkForrester
20 September 2018|
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Response from Jessica M | Property representative |
The $32.50 is a one way adult ticket during our peak season (which is Memorial Day to Labor Day), and $27.50 during non-peak. Round trip is $65.00 during peak season and $55.00 in non-peak. $12 is a one way bike during both... More
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Carmen J
2 July 2017|
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Response from bookittt | Reviewed this property |
There is a discount if you want to take a island tour and book with the ferry ticket purchase, but I did not want find any discounts for the ferry ride itself.
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BenPhasey
23 June 2015|
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Response from Heidi D | Reviewed this property |
The ferry was a comfortable ride. It takes two hours and you don't see any land for awhile. Take something to do, they do have WiFi on the boat. I read while I rode. On the ride over we meet an islander and learned about... More
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