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:

  • $5 for all veterans and active duty military.

  • We have partnered with Air Zoo and Gilmore Car Museum to bring you a Passport to Adventure! Join these three attractions for a By Land, By Sea, By Air & Space Tour! Through October 31, if you PAY FULL PRICE ADMISSION at one of the three facilities and you will receive an official passport and be offered $2 off general admission at BOTH of the other two facilities! Pick up your passport at any of the locations.

Guided Group Tours

Guided tours of the Museum are available for groups of 10 or more. All guided tours are booked in advance and are subject to availability. If your group is interested in a guided tour, please contact the Director of Education & Administration, Ashley Deming at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or email

Friends Good Will Ticket Prices

Sailing Schedule

28 passengers: 4 yrs +

Day Sails - 1 1/2 hour cruise
May 25th - September 30th - 1:15 pm & 3:15 pm
Sunset Cruise -2 hour cruise
May 24th - September 30th 
Pirate Chaser Sail - 1 1/2 hour cruise
June 13th - 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 base price
Light Keeper's House Grounds $1,000 base price
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 269-637-8078 ext. 4 or contact us 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.