Sip n' Sail Cruises

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Sip n' Sail Cruises
Detail The tour lasts 1.5 hours.
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Enjoy some of the most beautiful Michigan views on an exciting booze cruise with one of these fun Sip n' Sail adventures. These amazing endeavors provide unforgettable fun while allowing guests to enjoy some awesome sightseeing all while you enjoy 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 trips 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.

Do not miss out on an awesome chance to see the best of the Mackinac Island Area on one of these remarkable adventures. Be sure to create the most memorable vacation yet

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Edlisha Hayden
Pontiac, MI
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It was beautiful, we spent our actual anniversary on the cruise and we loved it
Tip: Bring a thin blanket cause it may get cold on the water!
Frequently Asked Questions for Sip n' Sail Cruises:
  • What type of seating does the boat 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 on the boat?
    There are 2 decks aboard the Isle Royale Queen III
  • What lake or river does it 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?
    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. The cruise will leave right on time, so don't be late!
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
The Porthole Bar Menu

The Porthole Bar Menu

Beers ($4-$7 a can)
Bud Light
Labatt Blue
Coors Light
Michelob Ultra
Twisted Tea
Bell's Brewery Oberon
Bell's Brewery Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Brewery Pooltime Ale
Cheboygan Brewery Blood Orange Honey
Founder's Brewing Company Co. All Day IPA
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
Mountain Town Brewing Co. Railyard Raspberry

Wine Selection ($6-$10 a glass, bottles also available)
Chateau Grand Traverse Waters (Sweet White)
Louis Martini (Cabernet)
Ecco Domani (Pinot Grigio)
White Haven (Sauvignon Blanc)
Light Horse (Chardonnay)
Meoimi (Pino Noir)
Josh (Merlot)
Centine (Rose)
La Marca  (Prosecco)

Mixed Drinks $8
Top Shelf $8
Soda/Water $2
(Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade, Vernor's Fresca)
Red Bull/Ginger Beer $4
Martini/Manhattan $10
Bloody Mary $9
Mimosa $7
Moscow Mule $8


RUM: Captain Morgan, Blue Chair Bay, Goslings, Papa Pilar Dark, Bacardi, Malibu Coconut, Pusser's Dark
VODKA: Tito's, Grey Goose
TEQUILA: Jose Cuervo, Don Julio
SCOTCH: Dewar's, Johnny Walker Red Label
WHISKEY/BOURBON: Maker's Mark, Tin Cup, Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Jim Beam Red Stag, Bulleit , Bulleit Rye, Pendleton, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace
GIN: Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's
OTHER: Peach Schnapps, Amaretto, Fireball, Baileys, Jagermeister, Chambord

Signature Drinks
Queen's Cup

Blue Chair Bay Rum, Prosecco, Raspberry mix, a splash of OJ, and two fresh Raspberies
King's Cup
Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, Vernors, Cranberry
Seabiscuit Manmosa
Prosecco, Mango Rum, OJ, and Pineapple Juice
Summertime Fresca
Tito's Vodka, Fresca, and Prosecco with a lime
Captain's Special
Tito's Voda, Lemonade, Peach Schnapps, Club Soda
The Blue Anchor
Tito's Voda, Blueberry Lemonade, Prosecco, fresh blueberries