West Michigan Area Boating & Fishing

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West Michigan is a Paradise for Those Who Love Boating & Fishing

From Manistee, Ludington and Hamlin Lake to Pentwater and Silver Lake, there are inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan–all yours to enjoy. Numerous marinas rent a variety of boats, such as pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, and jet skis. For the Lake Michigan boater, West Michigan marinas are some of the most beautiful in the state and offer modern facilities. Book your next fishing excursion with a Lake Michigan charter captain to guide you to the best spots for catching a trout, steelhead or salmon in West Michigan. Guides area also available for fishing area rivers including the Pere Marquette River and Manistee River. Fish on! What a way to vacation!

Waterside Resort and Boat Rental

Family-friendly fun on Lower Hamlin Lake! Rent a pontoon boat for pleasure or fishing. Also 14' and 16' fishing boats with 8 hp to 25 hp motors. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses,and picnic supplies. Also cottages for rent on the lake! For lodging, call: (231) 843-8481.

Lie-a-Lot Charter Boat Fishing

Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.

River Run Canoe Livery

Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals

Rent a 22' pontoon for $45/hour (two hour minimum), $375/day. 14', 8/10 hp motor fishing boats also available. Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Important--please call for reservations.

Experience the Pere Marquette River Lake Trail in a single kayak, canoe, double kayak, or SUP board. Rental rates on our website. Bait, tackle, and sport licenses available here.. Huge selection of golf discs and accessories! Get your beer, wine, liquor, live bait, tackle, and camping supplies here! Open daily 6am-11:30pm.

Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, beach supplies/toys, and tubes to float the Sable River. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.

Climb aboard Captain Doug Karakas' 28' Cherokee and get ready for the fishing experience of your life! Head out of Ludington's port aboard the E-Fish-N-Sea, equipped with up-to-date electronics, rods, reels, tackle. Captain Doug is fully-licensed, insured and trained in CPR & first aid. Over 30 years experience.

More Ways to Play in West Michigan

There’s such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you’re in the West Michigan area! Check out the links below for more ideas.