Plan Your Visit

Experience the rich maritime heritage of the Great Lakes by visiting Michigan's most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation and education.

Five separate buildings offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor, including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a center for the teaching of boatbuilding and related maritime skills, and a regionally renowned research library. Waterfront festivals and events are complemented by the hustle and bustle of a modern harbor and vast sandy beaches in one of west Michigan's most picturesque shoreline communities.


Each sail or cruise ticket includes Museum admission.

At the Michigan Maritime Museum, we are more than just a boat ride!



Price Schedule Adult Senior Child
Museum Admission
Dockside boarding of Friends Good Will is included with Museum Admission if the vessel is in port & crew members are available.
$8.00 $7.00 $5.00

Free Museum Admission:

  • All Museum Members.
  • All educators, showing school identification.
  • Children, under 4 years of age.

2018 Admission Specials:

  • Winter Admission Special: $5 admissions for everyone! *regular rates apply to events
  • In correlation with the opening of our new exhibit, Lake Michigan's Call to Duty, the Museum is offering a special admission price of $5 for all veterans and active duty military.

Friends Good Will Ticket Prices

Sailing Schedule

28 passengers: 4 yrs +

Day Sails - 1 1/2 hour cruise
May 27th - September 30th - 1:15 pm & 3:15 pm
Sunset Cruise -2 hour cruise
May 26th - September 30th 
Pirate Chaser Sail - 1 1/2 hour cruise
June 15th - September 2nd



Lindy Lou Ticket Prices

Cruising Schedule 12 passengers: All ages

1 hour cruise

12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, & 4:30 pm




USCG Motor Lifeboat Ticket Prices

Motor Lifeboat Schedule 6 passengers: 4 yrs +

20-minute excursions

10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm,

1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, & 3:45 pm




Bernida Ticket Prices

Sailing Schedule

4 passengers: 12 yrs +

2 hour sail $50/person

Call the Museum at 269-637-8078 for instructions on booking directly with a captain.​



Facility Rentals

Michigan Maritime Museum Campus $1,000 per day
Light Keeper's House Grounds $1,000 per day
Museum Gallery $150 per hour
Friends Good Will Private Charter Sunset Sail $1,176 (2 hours)
Friends Good Will Private Charter Day Sail $980 (1.5 hours)
Lindy Lou Private Charter River Cruise $240 (1 hour)


Call or contact for more details and to let us assist you in personalizing your special event or outing!

Welcoming Environment

The Michigan Maritime Museum has an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, age, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender & gender identification, disability, marital status, or any other characteristics protected by law.