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Boating on Lake Michigan near Escanaba

From sailing to yachting, the Bays de Noc is a great location for boaters. There are several slips in the area available for transient boaters, and our harbors are a short distance from downtown locations. Our closely-knit communities make it easy to take day trips to several different locations. Plus, you get to explore one of the Great Lakes when you bring your boat here. This page has everything you need to know about boating on Lake Michigan near Escanaba. Have fun exploring our waters!

Be a rule follower

All boaters must follow these rules established by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources:

You can read up on the expanded safety guidelines here.

Where to boat

Ride the Bays de Noc area by yacht in our video below for some inspiration on places to visit by water! 

Boat launches near Escanaba

Choose to launch from these locations, or check out the bottom of this page for more.

Reserve your boat slip

Use the following links to reserve your slip before you come this way!

Lake Michigan boat rentals

Don’t have a boat? Visit Richards Boatworks for a rental so you can still get out on the water!

Always check the weather

Before you head out on your adventure, check out the current weather

Start planning your boating trip today! 

We can wait for you to take to our fresh, Great Lake waters. Start planning your stay today, and share your boating pictures with us using #visitescanaba.

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