Beaver Island Boat Company

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Beaver Island...
America's Emerald Isle

Vehicle Reservations

Please call our office to book your vehicle reservation! 

  • Charlevoix office is open all year call 231-547-2311
  • Beaver Island Office (April-December) at 231-448-2210.
Passenger fare is not included in the price of the vehicle.

Please have the following information available at time of reservation:

  • Departure Dates (see SCHEDULE for boat times)
  • Mailing Address, phone number (email if available)
  • Vehicle dimensions – make, model, height, width, length. (We cannot make reservation without this information)
  • All non-factory items that will protrude from vehicle (hitch, kayaks, bike rack, etc)
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)

***Please note, customers must measure their vehicles before making reservations (Trucks, Trailers & SUVs)

Vehicle Reservation Policy:

  • For security purposes, only make reservation for your own vehicle.
  • Passenger Fare not included.
  • Vehicles must be checked in 1 ½ hours before departure time, under penalty of forfeiture. Being overloaded, leaking or having low exhaust may prohibit loading of vehicles.
  • Keys to vehicles and trailers must be left on dock with BIBCO personnel. We reserve the right to inspect the contents of all vehicles and trailers.
  • You will be charged accordingly if any items on the outside of vehicles exceed allotted/reserved space. Items may need to be moved.
  • No portable containers containing gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, etc. in any quantity can be brought aboard our ferry vessels. If you arrive with fuel in a non-approved container you may be charged a disposal fee or storage fee. Propane tanks must be checked in at our dock.
  • Any damage to automobiles due to transport, loading or unloading shall be reported to the captain prior to leaving the dock at destination in order for claims to be heard.
  • There is a surcharge for all trailers requiring electrical power while waiting on the dock overnight.

Unaccompanied Vehicle Policy

  • Unaccompanied Passenger Vehicle is subject to a $25.00 valet fee if a vehicle is not picked up from dock location upon arrival of ferry.

Valet Policy

Passenger Vehicle Valet Policy

  • We offer a one way valet service from our dock locations to our designated Parking areas for $25.00.
  • During passenger Check-in a customer that request the valet service will receive a Valet tag and a Parking permit for the lot they are being parked in.
  • Valets will be tagged with the location of the parking lot the vehicle will be parked in, along with any special instructions on where the keys should be left until claimed by the vehicle owner.
  • Vehicle must be in safe operating condition and in a state of cleanliness that allows for safe operation of the vehicle to the parking area.
  • Vehicles that do not meet the above requirement maybe refused Valet service.

Unaccompanied Vehicle Valet Policy

*Applies during Peak season only*

  • If your vehicle is shipped unaccompanied, a customer has 1 hour from the time their vehicle has arrived at the dock to remove their vehicle from the vehicle unloading area.
  • After this hour has expired the vehicle maybe valeted to one of our parking areas. The $25.00 valet fee would need to paid by the customer prior to them retrieving their keys.

Vehicle Restrictions


  • Weight restrictions call for no more than 50 tons GVW and no more than 4,500lbs per tire.
  • Height restriction of 13 feet 6 inches
  • Length restriction of 46 feet, forward of that 46 feet the height restriction drops down to a maximum of 7’6”.


  • Weight restrictions call for no more than 50 tons GVW and no more than 4,500lbs per tire.
  • Height restrictions is 7’6″ in a small area and 6’4″ is all other areas.
  • Trailers are not allowed on vessel.

Cancellation Policy

  • A $100 forfeit fee is charged if you cancel or reschedule less than 72 hours before departure. $150 forfeited for oversized vehicles.
  • There is a $20 processing for all cancelled vehicles more than 72 hours before departure.