Beaver Island Boat Company

Ride the Boat!

Beaver Island...
America's Emerald Isle

Group Tours

Leave your passport at home and come visit the only former Kingdom in the United States. Beaver Island, also known as America’s Emerald Isle, is a perfect destination to take a step back and surround yourself with natural beauty. Covered in dense forests and surrounded by pristine waters, Beaver Island will allow you to truly appreciate the simple things in life.

Located in downtown Charlevoix, MI, the Beaver Island Boat Company dock is conveniently located within one city block of several hotels. Our ferry boat will take you on a beautiful 2-hour cruise across Lake Michigan to secluded Beaver Island. While on the Island you will enjoy a customized island tour by our knowledgeable resident guides, as well as free time to go shopping, have lunch and enjoy the beautiful sites.

On your guided tour you will find out about the former Kingdom of Jesse Strang, how Beaver Island became America’s Emerald Isle. You will hear tales from our guides of life on a secluded island.

Group Tours are available for discounted rates and  can be customized for groups of 20 or more. Please call our office for more information. 888-446-4095 or email us at 


REMINDER: If going to the island just for the day, you must take the 8:30am boat departing from Charlevoix. Check in at the Charlevoix office is at 7:30am.

Itinerary and Hotel List

Charlevoix Lodging.pdf