Surround by three beautiful freshwater lakes, Charlevoix is a boaters paradise. Whether you bring your own boat or need a rental, vast expanses of freshwater are just waiting to be explored. Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix offer visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy great freshwater fishing, water sports, kayaking and stand up paddling. Equipment rentals are available at area beaches. There are numerous marinas in the Charlevoix area that offer private charters, boat tours, and sunset charters are available along Lake Michigan. Boating in Charlevoix is a great way to experience the award-winning waters of the area! 

Boat Cruises

Sunshine Charters - 231-547-0266
Sit back and relax, bring a picnic, jump in and swim, or take the wheel on this 40-foot custom boat designed for creating lifelong memories. Sailing multiple times per day during summer, making sailing easy and accessible to visitors. Groups up to 28 welcome. 

Pure Mish Sailing Charter - 517-294-6050
Totally customized, private sailing charters with a licensed captain in the beautiful waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Charter from 6-hour day trip sails to multi-day sleep-aboard cruises on our 36 foot Catalina sailing yacht. 

Charlevoix Yacht Charters - 231-340-0508
Bareboat or captained sailing charters aboard a 37 foot Hunter. Sail for a half day or a full week. 

Boat Launches

Looking to get out on one of the world's most beautiful lakes? Bring your boat to the Charlevoix area to experience pure boating bliss! Below is a list of Charlevoix area lakes and boat launches:

Lake Charlevoix & Round Lake

  • Ferry Beach- Large watercraft boat launch located on Stover Rd and Ferry Ave
  • Ironton- Large watercraft boat launch located on Sweetbriar Ln (M 66 south left on 5th Ave)

Lake Michigan 

  • Nine Mile Point- medium watercraft boat launch on US 31
  • South Point- small watercraft boat launch on Lakeshore Dr between Charlevoix Hospital and St Mary's Cement Plant *Lake Charlevoix boat launches also provide easy access Lake Michigan

Susan Lake

  •  Medium watercraft boat launch on Shrigley Rd

Adams Lake

  • Small watercraft boat launch on Pops Rd

Nowland Lake

  • small watercraft boat launch on Wickersham Rd/Nowland Lake Trail

Torch Lake

  • (Clam Lake, Grass River, Lake Bellaire) - on M88, on US 31, in Alden, in Torch River

Walloon Lake

  • Boat launch on M75 and Sumner Rd

Six Mile Lake and Sinclair Lake 

  • Two boat launches on Six Mile Lake Rd, and one on Miles Rd

Ellsworth Lake

  • Boat launch on Lake St

Wilson Lake 

  • Boat launch on Ruston Rd 

Benway Lake

  •  From Wilson Lake

Intermediate Lake

  •  Boat launch on Lake St

Lake Bellaire

  • boat launch on Fishermans Paradise Rd 


Boat Rentals

Summertime Rentals- 231-547-7700 

Ward Brothers- 231-547-2371 

Boyne Water Sports- 231-881-6000