By Marissa Bergen
West Michigan’s proximity to the Great Lakes makes it a boating kind of town. Visiting maritime museums is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There are also tons of opportunities for scuba diving, boat cruises and more. If you are on board for some adventure on the high seas, find out what Michigan has in store for you.
Sailboat Charters: How does a day on Lake Michigan sound? West Michigan has a number of sailboat charters offering days out on the lake with expert sailors. Enjoy the sensation of having the breeze in your hair while enjoying the peace of the high seas. Depending on the package you sign up for, some guests can enjoy actually taking the wheel and manning their own sailboat.
Boat Cruises: There are a number of boat cruises around the West Michigan area. Enjoy a scenic lunch or dinner while taking in views of picturesque homes, historic lighthouses and stunning nature. Guests can also participate in karaoke other fun activities for the whole family. Private and public cruises are available, and boats can be rented out for parties, weddings, receptions and more. Here are some great boat cruises available in the West Michigan area:
Scuba Diving: Sailing out on the ocean can be fun, but those who are truly adventurous might want to experience what it’s like to be under the sea. West Michigan has many opportunities available for a scuba diving adventure. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced scuba diver, you can count on a terrific and safe tailor-made experience. Diving lessons are available as well. If you’re looking for a scuba diving adventure in West Michigan, here are some great options:
Maritime Museum: While some may enjoy the adventures the West Michigan Great Lakes has to offer, others might be interested in the rich cultural naval history of the area. To that end, there are several maritime museums guests can visit. Some museums offer history, artifacts and exhibits that tell stories of West Michigan’s water travels while others are preserved ships that you can actually climb aboard to get an authentic taste of what it was like to be a part of West Michigan’s history. Here are some maritime museums in the West Michigan area that are worth checking out:
Fishing: Fishing can be an excellent way to relax, enjoy a sporting adventure and bond with friends and fellow fishermen. Whether you choose to fish on land or on the water, West Michigan has tons of great spots that are prime for terrific catches. In fact, there are many websites that are set up specifically to let you know the best places to fish in Michigan and educate you on the best methods to use to catch fish. Here are some worthwhile links:
With spring just around the corner, the water is thawing and sailing season is ready to start up again in the West Michigan area. Sea-faring folks can look forward to getting in gear for an adventurous season. Hope to see you out on the docks!