Eastbound Lighthouse Cruise

Embark on a Shepler’s Eastbound Lighthouse Cruise for an unparalleled view of the captivating lights along the eastern shores of Lake Huron!


Begin with a pass under the mighty Mackinac Bridge, then cross the Straits of Mackinac towards the Round Island Lighthouse and Round Island Passage Light.  We’ll then head east passing the privately owned Bois Blanc Lighthouse, then finally the Poe Reef Light, and Fourteen Foot Shoal Light before turning into the South Channel.  A quick trip up the Cheboygan River takes us past the Cheboygan Crib Light and Cheboygan Front Range Light before heading back to Mackinaw City.  Underway, we’ll sail the clear blue waters of Lake Huron while hearing plenty of maritime history from our narrator with the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.

A special highlight with this particular direction in 2024 is the opportunity to rise with the sun on a morning tour from 7:30-10:30 a.m.  The only date this is offered is Tuesday, June 4th.

All Lighthouse Cruises depart from and return to Mackinaw City.


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  • 3 Hours, Restroom on Board


Included Lights:

  • Round Island Lighthouse
  • Round Island Passage
  • Bois Blanc Lighthouse
  • Poe Reef
  • Fourteen Foot Shoal
  • Cheboygan Crib
  • Cheboygan River Front Range

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Adult: $79.00
Children (ages 5-12): $48.00
Children (under 5): Free


Please note: Cruise Terms and Conditions have been updated as of December 15, 2022.


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