24 Apr 2018
Michigan City Tour Boat and Speedboat to Offer Lake Michigan Cruises This Summer | Northwest Indiana Business Titles
Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer said he hopes tour boats become another major attraction on the lake and the city is considering “marketing the devil.”
The main tour boat, which can accommodate up to 150 people, will offer four cruises per day, which will cost $ 30 for adults and $ 16 for children. This includes sunset cruises from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On weekends, the Emita 2 will sail from 9:30 p.m. to midnight as a party boat with a DJ or live band for a crowd 21+.
“All other things being equal, and you want to have a drink with friends on a Friday, what better place than to go and see a group on the top deck of a boat on the lake?” Tieri said.
Alternatively, tourists could pay $ 30 for adults or $ 22 for children to take a 40-minute tour in a speedboat that can accommodate 12 people.
“It’s a fast boat flying over the lake, while the tour boat is more of a slow cruise with cocktails or lemonade,” he said. “They are completely different experiences.”
The operation will employ more than a dozen workers and will be based at Millennium Plaza, just south of Washington Park, on the shores of Lake Michigan City. People can book tickets online up to 10 days in advance or go out and buy tickets.
“Beyond the port’s obvious size, Michigan City stood out for being a maritime city with a rich history,” Tieri said. “It is a business friendly city with new restaurants, hotels and the Blue Chip Casino.”