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Address: Caseville Municiple Harbor, East Tawas, MI 48703
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+1 517-579-3182

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A unique dinner/boat cruise!

We decided to take the final dinner/boat cruise to Charity Island and we were not disappointed! A newly made friend of ours who has been touring lighthouses in America for the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2014
Robert H
Southgate, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

My now fiancé took me on this so called dinner cruise two summers ago on a date. I was very excited since as a girl my father was quite the fisherman and I enjoyed being out on a lake. Plus a dinner cruise sounds so romantic, right? Well when we got there it didn't appear to be much of a... More 

2 Thank Lexxi C
flint mi
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We took The Miss Charity Isle from Browns Landing to Big Charity Island September 24, 2016. Our captain and crew were friendly and accommodating. The lighthouse owner greeted us at the dock and we took a pleasant 7 minute walk through the woods to the lighthouse. The owner gave a funny and informative presentation about the history of the island... More 

2 Thank time2travel55
Brighton, Michigan
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Yesterday I and three friends visited Charity Island on the Boat Dinner Cruise that leaves out of Caseville Michigan. On a positive note I will say that we all enjoyed the boat ride to and from the Island and the crew were friendly and attentive. So now comes the negative part of our trip. As soon as we depart the... More 

3 Thank julie e
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

SUMMARY It's difficult to even know how to rate this experience. This 'dinner cruise' is run by a couple who use an old rusty fishing boat to transport people to their house on Charity Island, where they talk about themselves for 45 minutes, serve some steak tips and fried perch on paper plates, and then transport the people back to... More 

16 Thank Travel_Crazy_GRR
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

FANTASTIC!!! Great views, relaxing. Great food. They allow (or did) you to bring drinks with you. We packed a backpack (I recommend) with essentials. Had a nice walk on the island.

3 Thank nemichigan
Southgate, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We decided to take the final dinner/boat cruise to Charity Island and we were not disappointed! A newly made friend of ours who has been touring lighthouses in America for the past four years was on this cruise...we enjoyed talking with him about Charity Island as well as about other Michigan lighthouse adventures. The dinner was highly anticipated and it... More 

8 Thank Robert H
Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

My friend and I took the charity island cruise from the port in Caseville, MI. It was a great experience overall. They only accept cash or check and collect when you board the ship so be prepared for that. The ride over was beautiful and they serve cheese and crackers as an appetizer. They also provide water or pop free... More 

8 Thank Schmeminemone
Albion, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

My husband and I took this trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to see the lighthouse. Capt Tom was wonderful and so was his crew helper. Ride out to the island was rough and it was even rougher on the way back with heavy fog and big waves. Dinner was FANTASTIC. We found out that Capt Tom cooked it.... More 

3 Thank MandT080109
Vassar, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Our first trip to Caseville for the Cheeseburger days. Just happened upon the link to the Dinner Cruise. What terrific good fortune. The weather was perfect. Arrived early enough in the day to get a place to park. I consider it very much similar to meeting a friend at the Caseville Municipal Marina and riding with him on his boat... More 

7 Thank Mike S
Lapeer, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We started in Caseville and Captain Tom and his very friendly crew welcomed us aboard. The trip to the island was about 75 minutes with spectacular views. Once we landed we walked through the unspoiled woods to the lighthouse for refreshments. Dinner was outstanding. The perch was cooked to perfection and the rest of the meal was equally as good.... More 

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