Beaver Island Boat Company

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Beaver Island...
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America's Emerald Isle

Schedule

⭐⭐ 2024 Vehicle Reservations Beginning January 22nd⭐⭐


4/12/2024

Dear Friends and valued Customers,

If my first post was difficult for me to post, this one is harder. Our staff and vendors have worked so hard and many long hours and we are down to the final stretch. Both engines have ran and are running well, but have not been ran while connected to the transmissions and still need to be tested under a load in the lake.  We had planned to do test runs tomorrow afternoon, but that has had to be pushed back. When you rebuild engines and transmissions and disconnect them from the shafts, they all have to be realigned within very tight tolerances. Unfortunately, when everything was put all back together, we are just outside of those tolerances and it is not worth risking a mechanical failure later down the line. We operated the last week under the plan to run on Monday the 15th, so I made a call to proceed in that direction and to reschedule all missed reservation. Everything had to go right and unfortunately it did not. The alignment vendor will continue to work thru the weekend to get things correct.

The Beaver Islander is already in Escanaba on the drydock and repairs have already started.

Until we have completed our test run, I cannot make any additional predictions on our start date.  You can have non-perishable freight dropped off that is already scheduled and we will store it if needed.  Vehicles scheduled to go to the Island can be parked in our lot and we can Valet them down when we are running.  Just check in at our office.

Once again, this was a ton of work in a very short window. I understand your frustration, concern, anger and disappointment. We have had a great track record over the last 20 years even added departures during the challenging times of COVID. I hope that our track record is good enough that you can grant us just a bit more patience as we work thru these last hurdles.

 

Tim McQueer

President

Beaver Island Boat Company


 

To stay up to date on boat cancellations, delays, and schedule changes, sign up for text alerts by texting “BIBCO” to 844-661-0033.

All departures are the Vessel Emerald Isle, with occasional departures for the Vessel Beaver Islander. The Emerald Isle is wheelchair accessible, see about the Emerald Isle Vehicle Restrictions.  Don’t forget to check out our Vehicle Reservation Requirements and Policy for those who are bringing a vehicle.

All trips are M/V Emerald Isle unless otherwise denoted. 

Rates, schedule, and specific vessel are subject to change without notice. All trips are weather permitting.

2024

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Departures

Departing Charlevoix Comments Departing Beaver Island

12:00 PM

ONE TRIP

8:20 AM

2:30 PM

ONE TRIP
*May 19th Additional 5:20 PM departure from Beaver Island

11:20 AM

11:30 AM

5:30 PM

TWO TRIPS

8:20 AM

2:20 PM

8:30 AM

ONE TRIP

11:20 AM

8:30 AM

ONE TRIP

5:20 PM

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

TWO TRIPS
*June 3rd Beaver Islander will depart 11:20 AM - June 6th 8:30 AM

*September 3rd NO 5:20 PM departure from Beaver Island

11:20 AM

5:20 PM

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

*5:30 PM

THREE TRIPS

11:20 AM

*2:20 PM

5:20 PM

8:30 AM

*11:30 AM

2:30 PM

*5:30 PM

FOUR TRIPS
*July 13th Beaver Islander will depart from Beaver Island at 8:00 AM

*8:20 AM

11:20 AM

*2:20 PM

5:20 PM