Merry Time is a 1929 Chris Craft Cadet made of gorgeous mahogany. One of just over 1,000 Chris Craft Cadets built since 1927, the boat, hull number 1886, is capable of travelling as fast as 35 mph. Today this classic beauty takes Michigan Maritime Museum visitors out for a ride unlike any other.
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-8078
The Michigan Maritime Museum is unique among museums because it offers nearly a half dozen different sailing and river boat excursions on both historic and replica vessels.
Mr. Bill Charters
280 Oak Street, Slip #3 - South Haven
Phone: (269) 760-7388
Salmon and Trout Charters. 5 Hours - up to 4 people, $450. 6 Hours - up to 4 people, $500. 8 Hours - up to 4 people, $600. Each person added up to 6 persos, $25 each. Includes: All safety equipment and fishing gear. All fish are cleaned and packaged for you. Required: A valid Michigan fishing license and soft-soled shoes. Recommended: Food, beverages, and sunscreen.
114 Dyckman Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-5555
Rentals: Bike, Tandem, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Boogie Board, Skim Board. Open 7 days a week. Also beachwear and sport accessories.
Paw Paw River Water Trail
51st Avenue and North Kalamazoo Street - Paw Paw
The Paw Paw River is 68 miles long. It flows through Van Buren and Berrien Counties and joins the St. Joseph River just above its mouth at Benton Harbor. The Paw Paw River offers paddling through mostly beautiful wooded flood plains colored brightly during the fall with Paw Paw trees. The paddling along the river is mostly remote, very scenic in places and requires good paddling skills.
Sailing South Haven
418 Phoenix Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 214-2445
They offer two hour cruises aboard a 37' Gulfstar. Join them for a morning sail, an afternoon in the sun or a romantic sunset. Passengers are encouraged to take the helm or simply sit back & enjoy the cruise. This is the perfect addition to your South Haven vacation--a sail on beautiful Lake Michigan. Bring your own beer and wine.
SoHa Kayak River Rentals
123 Dunkley Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 872-3044
Kayak rentals, but also selling paddle-sport related merchandise, food and non-alcoholic drinks. Open daily 10:00 am to 7:00 pm weather permitting. Come on down to the large white enclosed trailer with our logo on it. We are located at 123 Dunkley Street South Haven, Michigan. You can also call or email to make reservations for kayak and paddleboard rentals.
South Haven Fishing Charters
519 Williams Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 208-3545
Salmon and perch, we also offer sunset cruises. Captain Jeff has been salmon and perch fishing for over 30 years out of South Haven. We offer two boats a 30ft. SeaRay for salmon and a 22ft. SeaCat for perch. We can accomodate a maximum of 6 people. Call for more information or visit our website.
South Haven Municipal Marinas
4 locations - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-3171
There are four (4) municipal marinas with 229 boating slips available for either seasonal or transient boaters. The marinas are known as Northside Marina, Southside Marina, Museum Marina, and Black River Park Marina. The municipal marinas are open from April 15 - October 15.
South Haven Yacht Club
401 William Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-2305
The South Haven Yacht Club is available for catering, You do NOT have to be a member of the club to obtain this service!
Lakeshore Drive - South Haven
Phone: (312) 952-0888
Experience the thrill of Kitesurfing on the shores of Lake Michigan with Stoke Riders Kiteboarding School.
Strong Performance Charters
River Noire Yacht Club - South Haven
Phone: (269) 217-9845
Enjoy a "Get Involved" fishing trip for salmon and trout on a clean, licensed boat. The boat has all the fishing equipment and we clean and bag your catch.
The Sun Setter
345 Water Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 364-0608
Feel Safe; the "Sun Setter" is an ex-United Stated Navy Utility Launch Boat. The Vessel is United States Coast Guard inspected and licensed to carry 40 passengers. Children of all ages welcome. Alcohol is permitted only, canned beer and boxed wine preferred. Personal size coolers permitted. Duration of a cruise is approximately one hour, twenty-five minutes.
260 Dyckman Avenue - South Haven
This 36-foot Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat was built in 1941 in Curtis Bay, Maryland. In 2012, as they were starting work on their new film The Finest Hours, which tells the true story of the Pendleton rescue, Disney approached owner Jeff Shook, asking to use 36460 in the movie. After its time in the spotlight in Hollywood, 36460 has found a no-less exciting home as one of the stars of the Michigan Maritime Museum fleet!
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau