Beaver Island Boat Company

Ride the Boat!

Beaver Island...
America's Emerald Isle


Please plan ahead and check for road construction.  CLICK HERE for up-to-date road construction information.

Here is a map of road construction from MDOT:

July 16 – 23 Heavy Charlevoix Traffic

The week of July 16th – 23rd Charlevoix will be celebrating its 86th Venetian Festival. There will be heavy pedestrian traffic and vehicle traffic in Charlevoix.  Please allow extra travel time to arrive at our offices located at 103 Bridge Park Drive. Arriving early will ensure your vacation gets off to a great start. Please see our website for more information if you are planning to travel during this time:

For those of you departing the Island on the July 23rd or traveling to the Island on the July 23rd the traffic level will be exceptionally high. US 31 will be rerouted down State St. from roughly 9:00am to 1:30pm for a parade and a one mile foot race. I have included a map with an alternative route to our offices and to the overnight parking areas. We will make an attempt to run a shuttle service to the overnight parking areas on the 23rd but cannot guarantee the service will be available for the 10:30am arrival in Charlevoix or the 11:30am departure to the Island. A section of the road closure will remain in place all day until after the fireworks.

During the road closure:

If you take a look at the attached map you will see that northbound and southbound US 31 traffic is being routed down State St. which runs parallel with Bridge Street/US 31.

If traveling to us from the North, go across the bridge and take an immediate left onto Bridge Park Drive. A Police Officer or Venetian volunteer will allow you to turn onto Bridge Park Dr.

If traveling to us from the South during the road closure times you will need to turn left onto State Street off from US 31 and follow it down to Park Ave. Turn right onto Park Ave. Turn left onto Bridge Street and then make an immediate right onto Bridge Park Dr.

If you have any question please give us a call at 1-888-446-4095.

map venetian2014.jpg