To try and capture what is available for you to enjoy in the Northern Great Lakes in a web page is impossible … there is SO much to do! However, in the interest of what’s popular, here are a few suggestions:

Grand Traverse Bay has a number of great destinations for:

  • swimming/snorkeling,
  • shopping/dining
  • fantastic vistas and
  • scenery, especially during the fall color change!
  • Power Island – Geocaching – Picnics
  • Bowers Harbor
  • Suttons Bay
  • Northport
  • Omena

… are all just minutes away with the speed and range of AMBITIOUS

Beyond that, if you enjoy running offshore, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Bay Harbor, Petoskey and Harbor Springs can all be round tripped in a day from Traverse City. Charlevoix is just under two hours and Petoskey just under 30 minutes farther.

The Leelanau Peninsula offers some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. A start at Leland’s Harbor puts the Manitou Islands, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Frankfort within a days range to be explored… Having fun yet?

Trailering AMBITIOUS to Cheboygan opens up the Inland Waterway — including passage through the Cheboygan River Lock raising us to Mullet, Burt and Crooked Lakes and Indian River. A fabulous day transiting northern Michigan via boat! Cheboygan also puts the Eastern Straights and Upper Peninsula within reach for exciting day cruises that include Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, the Le Cheneaux Islands…even Sault St. Marie and the Locks!

A short trailer run over to Elk Rapids opens up the Chain-O-Lakes from Elk Lake thru Lake Skegamog into the Torch River to Torch Lake then the Clam River to Clam Lake. This adventure must include a burger at the famous Dockside!

Incidentally, if you’ve never had a fine meal aboard a vessel on a still evening near dusk in a quiet bay … well … you have my number, right?

So what would you like to do? … an all day excursion, or an evening sunset cruise … Either way … AMBITIOUS Charters will make it a memorable experience!

The Leelanau Peninsula offers some of the most beautiful scenery around.

What a great day on the water!


Meet Your Captain

Captain Michael Nowak is a zero loss and trustworthy Captain.

His credentials include:

  • U.S.C.G. Ref# 3437632 | 100-ton Master – Great Lakes and Inland Waters
  • US Powerboating Certified Cruising Powerboat Instructor, Instructor #040
  • Search-and-Rescue SCUBA Diver
  • Private Pilot

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