Rates & Schedule

South Manitou Island

RATE:

$40/adult – $20/kids (12 & under)
(Round Trip)

Kayak/Canoe Transport Rate:   (We do not rent kayaks/canoes, we just transport for people)

$35.00 roundtrip single Kayaks

$70.00 roundtrip tandem kayaks/canoes

SCHEDULE FOR DAYTRIP:

10:00A.M. DEPART LELAND FOR SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

11:30A.M. ARRIVE AT SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

11:30A.M.-4:00PM LAYOVER ON SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

4:00PM:  DEPART SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND FOR LELAND

5:30PM:  ARRIVE AT LELAND


May:

Trips usually start mid may.  We need a minimum 30 people.  Please call or email for early season.

Memorial Day Weekend:

Friday May 27

Saturday May 28

These days we will run our normal summer schedule as follows:

10:00 am Depart Leland with our Day visitors and one-night campers.

11:30am Depart South Manitou with our returning campers.

1:50pm:  Depart Leland with our campers to both islands.

4:00Pm: Depart South Manitou with our returning day visitors and one-night campers.

Sunday May 29

We will run exactly the same as above, but there will be no afternoon run to North manitou Island.

Monday of Memorial weekend, there is no Daytrip.  We depart Leland at 12:30pm and pick up at 2pm.

June 1-7

Daily except no runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

***ON SUNDAY JUNE 5, WE WILL  NOT BE HAVING A DAYTRIP.  WE WILL BE RUNNING TO SOUTH MANITOU AND NORTH MANITOU FOR CAMPERS ONLY. (NO LAYOVER)

June 8-14

Daily except no runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

June 15-30

Daily trips seven days a week

For the most of the above dates: We will be departing for South Manitou at 10 a.m. and then the boat stays on the island until 4 p.m., getting back at 5:30 p.m.

DATES EXCLUDED FROM THIS SCHEDULE ARE:

June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29

These dates will be our regular summer schedule.

In the morning at 10 am to South Manitou, we will be taking “day visitors”, this boat is mainly for passengers who are just going to spend the day on the island, not camping.

The 1:50 pm boat is for campers going over to North Manitou Island and South Manitou Island. The 11:30 am departure from South Manitou will be picking up campers from previous days and the same with the 12:40 pm pick up on North Manitou, we will be picking up campers from other days.

See below:

10:00 am Leave Leland
11:30 am Arrive South Manitou Island

11:30 am Leave S. Manitou
12:30 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

12:40 pm Leave N Manitou
1:40 pm Arrive Leland

1:50 pm Leave Leland
2:45 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

2:55 pm Leave N. Manitou
3:50 pm Arrive S. Manitou Island

4:00 pm Leave South Manitou Island
5:30 pm Arrive back to Leland

 

July 1 – Labor Day

We are now going to be running seven days a week July-labor day to both South and North Manitou Islands.

10:00 am Leave Leland
11:30 am Arrive South Manitou Island

11:30 am Leave S. Manitou
12:30 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

12:40 pm Leave N Manitou
1:40 pm Arrive Leland

1:50 pm Leave Leland
2:45 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

2:55 pm Leave N. Manitou
3:50 pm Arrive S. Manitou Islan

4:00 pm Leave South Manitou Island
5:30 pm Arrive back to Leland

In the morning at 10 am to South Manitou, we will be taking “day visitors”, this boat is mainly for passengers who are just going to spend the day on the island, not camping.

The 1:50 pm boat is for campers going over to North Manitou Island and South Manitou Island. The 11:30 am departure from South Manitou will be picking up campers from previous days and the same with the 12:40 pm pick up on North Manitou, we will be picking up campers from other days.

ALL RETURNING CAMPERS ON AUGUST 30/31 WILL BE RETURNING OFF SOUTH MANITOU AT 4PM. 

****ALL Day visitors to south will be departing Leland at 10 am and leaving the island at 4 pm.

 

***ON LABOR DAY MONDAY, WE WILL NOT HAVE A DAY TRIP.  WE WILL DEPART LELAND AT 12:30PM AND WE WILL DEPART SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND AT 2:00PM.

WE WILL DEPART LELAND FOR NORTH MANITOU ISLAND AT 10 AM ON LABOR DAY,  MONDAY AND DEPART NORTH MANITOU ISLAND FOR LELAND AT 11:00 AM RETURNING TO LELAND AT 12:30PM.

Labor day  – September 15

We run Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
(Day trips are ONLY on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Depart Leland at 10 a.m./Return at 5:30 p.m.)

September 15 – First full weekend of October

**We do need a minimum of 30 passengers to make a trip.  Trips will be cancelled if the minimum is not met.

Fridays, Saturdays (daytrip) and sundays.

Fridays and Sundays in the fall are just for campers, departing Leland at 10 a.m. and stopping at both islands and returning back to Leland at 2 p.m.

In the fall, daytrips are only available on SATURDAYS.

Kayaks: $35 each
Canoes/Tandem Kayaks: $70 each


SCHEDULE:

  • 9:15 am- check in at ticket office
  • 10:00 am – boat departs for island
  • 11:30 am – boat arrives at island
  • 4:00 pm – boat departs for Leland
  • 5:30 pm – boat arrives in Leland

North Manitou Island

RATE:
$40/adult – $20/kids (12 & under)
(Round Trip)

Please check schedule below for different times of the year as North manitou times vary.


MAY 1-31 (See Memorial weekend additional days and different times) Early season always call/email to check if we are running.  We need 25 passengers to run. 231-256-9061

2016:  Our first trip will be May 20, 2016

Fridays and Sundays

* 10:00 Depart Leland

*11:00 Arrive North Manitou

(immediate turnaround, pick up returning campers at 11:00am)

Memorial Day Weekend:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  of Memorial weekend:

10:00 am Leave Leland
11:15 am Arrive South Manitou Island

11:30 am Leave S. Manitou
12:25 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

12:30 pm Leave N Manitou
1:35 pm Arrive Leland

1:40 pm Leave Leland
2:45 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

2:55 pm Leave N. Manitou
3:50 pm Arrive S. Manitou Islan

4:00 pm Leave South Manitou Island
5:30 pm Arrive back to Leland

In the morning at 10 am to South Manitou, we will be taking “day visitors”, this boat is mainly for passengers who are just going to spend the day on the island, not camping.

The 1:50 pm boat is for campers going over to North Manitou Island and South Manitou Island. The 11:30 am departure from South Manitou will be picking up campers from previous days and the same with the 12:40 pm pick up on North Manitou, we will be picking up campers from other days.

Memorial Day Schedule (monday)

9:15 am check in

10:00am departure for North Manitou (early departure)

11:00 am pick up on the island (immediate turnaround)

12:30 arrival back in Leland

 

June 1-30

Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

*10:00 departure for North Manitou for June 1, 3, 5, 8, 15, 22.

FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS AFTER THE FIRST WEEKEND OF JUNE WILL BE OUR NORMAL SUMMER SCHEDULE AS WELL AS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH JUNE 29:

 

campers depart at 1:50pm with a check-in by 1pm.

*** ATTENTION NORTH CAMPERS RETURNING:

** Returning campers on these dates will go to south manitou island after pickup for the day, with a return as late as 5:30pm to Leland.  Returning campers for these dates need to be on the North Manitou dock by 11am.

DATES THAT THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT NORTH MANITOU CAMPERS: JUNE 1, JUNE 3, JUNE 5, JUNE 8, JUNE 15 AND  JUNE 22. THESE DATES YOU WILL POTENTIALLY BE GOING ON TO SOUTH MANITOU FOR THE DAY. YOU WILL NEED TO BE AT THE DOCK ON NORTH MANITOU FOR PICKUP AT 11AM.

 

 


JULY 1 – Labor Day  ( see below for changes last two weeks of summer.)***

We are now going to be running seven days a week July-labor day to both
South and North Manitou Islands.

 10:00 am Leave Leland
11:30 am Arrive South Manitou Island

11:30 am Leave S. Manitou
12:30 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

12:40 pm Leave N Manitou
1:40 pm Arrive Leland

1:50 pm Leave Leland
2:45 pm Arrive North Manitou Island

2:55 pm Leave N. Manitou
3:50 pm Arrive S. Manitou Island

4:00 pm Leave South Manitou Island
5:30 pm Arrive back to Leland

In the morning at 10 am to South Manitou, we will be taking “day visitors”,
this boat is mainly for passengers who are just going to spend the day on
the island, not camping.

The 1:50 pm boat is for campers going over to North Manitou Island and South
Manitou Island. The 11:30 am departure from South Manitou will be picking up
campers from previous days and the same with the 12:40 pm pick up on North
Manitou, we will be picking up campers from other days.

 

***Saturday August 27, Monday August 29, Tuesday August 30, Wednesday August 31, and Thursday September 1, There is no 1:50 p.m. boat to North Manitou. North Manitou campers are required to go on the 10 am boat…

ALL RETURNING CAMPERS ON TUESDAY AUGUST 30, AND WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, WILL BE PICKED UP AT 11 AM. AND THEN GO TO SOUTH MANITOU FOR THE DAY, RETURNING TO LELAND AT 5:30PM.

Labor Day, September 5

On Labor day, we will run a 10 am boat to North Manitou Island picking up campers at 11am and returning to Leland at 12:30pm. The south Manitou island boat will depart on labor day at 12:30 pm and pick up campers at 2pm, returning to Leland between 3:30-4:30pm.

After Labor Day – September 15

Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Departure at 10 a.m.

September 15 – First weekend of October

Fridays and Sundays in the fall are just for campers, departing Leland at 10 a.m. and stopping at both islands and returning back to Leland at 2 p.m.

SCHEDULE:

  • 9:15 am – check in at ticket office
  • 10:00 am – boat departs for island
  • 11:00 am – boat arrives at island
  • 11:00 am – IMMEDIATE TURNAROUND FOR LELAND. NO LAYOVER. 12:00 pm – boat arrives in Leland

Spring/Fall
Please call operator.  Off-season, we do need a minimum of 25 passengers to make a trip.  Trips will be cancelled if minimum is not reached.

We will be running one boat to both islands on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through the fall, which could make your return as late as 5:30 pm.

Hunt Schedule
NEW INFORMATION BEGINNING 2016 SEASON:

Starting the 2016 season, our rifle and muzzleloader hunt will now depart the last saturday of October, with the pickup being the next saturday.

 

2016:  Saturday October 29-November 5

Departure  :   check in by 8:00am. and departure at 9:00am.

Return:.  Pick up on the island is at 10:00 am.

Cost for the hunt is $100.00 roundtrip per person.  A permit from the National Park Service in Empire is needed.  231-326-5134.

Please call 231-256-9061 for details.

Off-Season
We will not take campers over on Sundays in the fall and early spring.
We want all the campers to go over on Fridays or Saturdays and have everyone
return together on Sundays. We can’t guarantee boat trips that far in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Individuals require a 48 hour notice for a refund.
  • Groups of 10 or more require a 2 week notice for a refund.
  • There is a 20% cancellation charge for all reservations.
  • Parking is available for $2.00 per day.
  • All schedules are dependent on the weather.

SPECIAL CHARTER TRIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLUBS AND GROUPS.

WE DO NOT OFFER GROUP RATES AS OUR RATES ARE SET THROUGH OUR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONCESSION CONTRACT.
PLEASE CALL 231-256-9061 OR E-MAIL  MANITOU@FREEWAY.NET  FOR MORE INFORMATION.