If you have lived in Michigan for a long time you have probably visited Mackinaw City, The Island, and the Fort along with other sites at the tip of the mitten many times. On my last trip to northern Michigan, I took a ride on the Yankee Sunshine. It is a glass-bottom boat operated by Nautical North Family Adventures in Cheboygan.
We went out of the Cheboygan River and saw the 14-foot shoal lighthouse and then went over to Duncan Bay and through the windows in the hull saw three shipwrecks. I have always been fascinated by shipwrecks and wanted to scuba dive on one. With my health and vision, I am not sure it is possible but the Yankee Sunshine was an amazing way to experience some historic shipwrecks without even getting wet. It was like looking back in time through the glass at the old timbers of ships built over a century ago. It is difficult to get a good photo through the glass but incredible to view in person.
They do offer the option to snorkel the wrecks if you want to get up close to them. The crew was fantastic and knowledgeable. They gave a lot of information and stories about the shipwrecks and the area. They were also a pleasure to hang out with for the hour and half the tour lasted. They say “what is better than owning a boat, is a friend with a boat” and that is what it felt like was hanging out with friends on a Pure Michigan afternoon adventure.
If you are up near the bridge and looking for something different to do, be sure to check out Nautical North Family Adventures. You can find their website HERE
Full disclosure, I paid for a ticket and was not given anything in return for this post. I usually don’t do review posts like this, but I was so impressed with my experience I wanted to share it with others that don’t know about the glass bottom boat tours in Cheboygan.
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