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Address: 868 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
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Unique one to three hour cruises on the Kalamazoo River at Saugatuck aboard...

Unique one to three hour cruises on the Kalamazoo River at Saugatuck aboard a colorful wooden houseboat.

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Such a good time

My friends and I hired Chris to take us out for a 3 hour tour and we couldn't be more happy! Chris was awesome to work with. He got back to me within a day to book the tour and... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Anna G
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Indiana
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We walked all the way from downtown to the wooden boat - no one was there and the other people in the building didn't know anything about the wooden boat - got a generic phone message when trying to call about wooden boat trips - what a disappointment

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Thank junebug b
Christopher C, Owner at Saugatuck Wooden Boat, responded to this review

Junebug, I'm very sorry that you came to the boat and couldn't arrange a cruise. Cruises are by reservation only and need to be booked in advance. In addition the marina doesn't allow signage or other advertising on premises. I'm not sure what day you came but I also rent the boat out for people to stay on overnight or... More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I hired Chris to take us out for a 3 hour tour and we couldn't be more happy! Chris was awesome to work with. He got back to me within a day to book the tour and was quick to respond to my questions about the trip. It was exactly what we were looking for because we... More 

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Thank Anna G
Lansing, Illinois
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179 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We rented this boat last year and the owner drives the boat. We went up river and had a nice relaxing ride and views of the area.

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Thank William C
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Had a wonderful relaxing cruise on the Kalamazoo River. Such a nice change from the hustle and bustle of downtown saugatuck.

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Thank 48jean
Columbus, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Certainly the highlight of our days in Saugatauk. Four of us had the colorful, little houseboat to ourselves, along with Chris, our very knowledgable captain/owner for an evening tour out the channel to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan and behind us a full moon rising in a pastel tie-dye sky. We anchored in a beautiful little lagoon as the... More 

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1 Thank Eddiejune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I called for a late day 1 hour tour & Chris offered me a 1 1/2 hour sunset tour for just a slightly higher fee. So glad I took him up on it! We brought sandwiches & beverages & met Captain Chris at the dock. He took us up & down the river then out to watch the sunset on... More 

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1 Thank Lisa S
Bellaire, Texas
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441 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Last summer my wife and I took a cruise on the Wooden Boat and we did it again last week. It is such a pleasant, relaxing adventure. I am looking forward to our scheduled sunset cruise. The captain is easy going and friendly.

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2 Thank TomFromBellaire
Oak Park, Illinois
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94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Touring the backwaters of the Kalamazoo River starting from Saugatuck on a sunny Saturday morning was an unforgettable experience. Chris has extensive knowledge of the river and is a fine captain and expert tour guide. The backwaters are quiet and serene as you would expect. Look forward to taking the tour in the fall color season.

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2 Thank DANIEL M
Bellaire, Texas
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441 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My wife and I spend a very pleasant , relaxing afternoon cruising up and down the river. The arrangements with Chris worked out well and we had a beautiful day on the river. I look forward to doing it again next summer and highly recommend the outing.

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Thank TomFromBellaire
DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Perfect way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Very enjoyable and relaxing, the weather even allowed us to go out onto Lake Michigan and capture pictures of the most amazing sunset! Chris was very accommodating and helpful, and would definitely do again!

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Thank Michele D

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