Sip n' Sail Cruises
Enjoy some of the most beautiful Michigan views on one of the exciting Sip 'n Sail Cruises. These cruises provide unforgettable fun while allowing guests to enjoy some awesome sightseeing all while you sip on a cocktail around Lake Huron. Purchase your favorite drink, sit back, and relax on the water for a tranquil evening.
There are many different cruise options available, allowing guests to select the trip that best suits their vacation. Whether they want to enjoy a Bloody Mary themed cruise, or venture on the Great Turtle and Mackinac Bridge Cruise, there are plenty of choices. Each of these cruises are sensational and full of adventure, allowing guests to enjoy drinks, listen to live music, learn about the local ecosystem and waterways, and bask in the gorgeous views.
About the Boat
The boat used on these tours is comfortable and is decked out with amenities. The Isle Royale Queen III features awesome amenities such as live music or a DJ. Of course, there is the awesome Porthole Bar which serves up amazing cocktails on each of these adventures. Seating is limited, but there are two decks of awesome viewing opportunities.
The Royale Queen III started in the 1950s as a ferry boat to carry passengers across the Lake Superior to Isle Royale National Park. It was able to carry 57 passengers and 2.5 tons of cargo. After it was lengthened in 1989 and could now carry 100 people. In 89 it was renamed from the Royale Queen II to the Royale Queen III. It was given an extra bit of power in 1990 when they added new engines to the ship which was now able to traverse over rough waters. It stayed as a ferry boat until 2010 when new ownership occurred the Queen III and refurbished the ship and added new supports to the top deck to allow passengers to ride topside. It spent 3 years cruising Lake Superior operating as a Harbor Cruise. Since 2015 it has been used for Sip n' Sail cruises off of Mackinac Island.
- What type of seating does Sip n' Sail Cruises have?
There is outdoor lounge seating on the top deck with cushioned row seating on the bottom deck.
- Is the boat handicap accessible?
Yes. Wheelchairs can be accommodated on the lower deck. The restroom is also handicap accessible.
- How many decks or levels are there aboard the Sip n' Sail Cruises?
There are 2 decks aboard the Isle Royale Queen III
- What lake or river does the Sip n' Sail Cruises cruise on?
The cruise is along Lake Huron around Mackinac Island.
- What is the dress code?
Dress code is casual. It's recommend to bring a light jacket as it may get breezy.
- Where does the cruise depart?
Mackinac Island Cruises depart from Arnold Freight / Coal Dock (Located between Seabiscuit Cafe and Taxi Office)
- What time do I board?
Boarding time is typically 30 minutes prior to departure for all cruises. The cruise will leave right on time, so don't be late!
- Is photography & video recording allowed?