[note]  Nedra was provided with admission for the purpose of review.  All opinions are her own. [/note]

[pullquote_left] by Nedra, aka Adventure Mom [/pullquote_left]

Today we are joined again by Grand Rapids blogger, grkids mom and Adventurer Extraodinaire, Nedra McDaniel.

Nedra has a taste for adventure that just can’t be quenched. We’re happy to have her share her family & mom adventures with us from time to time on grkids.com. Today Nedra and her boys tell us about the Star of Saugatuck boat cruise.  Welcome back, Nedra!

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If you are looking for a peaceful way to end your day in Saugatuck, then The Star of Saugatuck has a cruise for you.

Our family chose to complete our day trip to Saugatuck with the sunset cruise.

The Star of Saugatuck is located downtown Saugatuck and has daily cruises in the summer that go on the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan.

Their business is mindful of their younger patrons. They have an area where the kids can play with in the sand box while you are waiting to board the boat.

Our family had the only kids on the evening cruise that evening but all ages were welcome on every cruise.

The cruise circles around Saugatuck and then makes it’s way to Lake Michigan.

You can see all sorts of wildlife and beautiful properties along the water while on the cruise.

The river wound around to an amazing view of Lake Michigan.

Every angle shared a breathtaking landscape.

Absolutely Beautiful!

The boat offers concessions if you want a snack or drink during your cruise.

The captain shared about the area during our journey to Lake Michigan and then gave the passengers the perfect photo set up.

The views of the big lake were magical.

After watching the sunset, we made our way back to the dock.

You might want to pack a jacket because the weather does cool off after the sun goes down.

The lights on the boat and the music gave us the laid back feel of a cruise in the Caribbean.

We ended our day totally at peace.

Here is some information from their website that will be helpful with planning your trip.

GENERAL FACTS:

  • 1 ½ hour (approximate) cruise with live narration of harbor and area.
  • Cruise the Kalamazoo River and enter Lake Michigan (with permitting lake conditions) This decision is made on a trip-by-trip basis, when the physical condition of the lake can be viewed by the captain.
  • Restroom facilities on-board.
  • Snack bar available – selling beer, wine, mixed drinks, pop, chips and candy.
  • U.S. Coast Guard licensed and inspected. 100% adult/child life jackets on-board.
  • Meals – Available for groups of 20 or more.
  • US Coast Guard licensed captains.
  • Ship-to-Shore radios on-board.
  • The Star is a “non-smoking” vessel.
  • You should be able to “reach out and touch” your children at all times.
  • Due to heightened security measures, no packages may be brought on-board the boat. All backpacks, coolers, diaper bags, purses, etc. may be subject to security searches. Anyone refusing their items to be searched will be denied access to the boat. At heightened security levels, photo identification may be required.

Check out the Saugatuck Boat Cruise website for more information

Tickets are

Adults (Age 13 and Up)$19.00$18.00
Children (6 through 12)$ 8.50$8.00
Children (3 through 5)$ 5.50$5.00
Infants (2 and Under)Free – Requires Ticket for Boarding
* Receive discount when paying with cash or check.

 

 

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive admission for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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Adventure MomNedra McDaniel is Adventure Mom.  Encouraging people to try something new is number one on her list. She writes, “I have always loved to try new things because of my quest for variety. I’m more like an ADD adventure sampler. I like to try, taste and experience different things and places all the time. I will try just about anything and bring along my friends and family for many of the adventures I experience.”

You can read about more of her exploits and adventures at her blog, Adventure Mom. [line]