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Star of Saugatuck II
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“the upper deck”(41 reviews)
“sunset cruise”(45 reviews)
“kalamazoo river”(63 reviews)
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716 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8421
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our tour of the Kalamazoo river on this informative tour. It was so enjoyable to sit on the top deck and enjoy an adult beverage while taking in the sites. Great hour or so tour.

Thank shari w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about the Star that the other reviewers haven't said. It is a wonderful old world paddle wheel boating experience. It will take you back to the 1800s when paddle wheel boats traveled the rivers of America. It's a quiet scenic ride...More

1  Thank vince c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful cruise along the Kalamazoo River out to the mouth of Lake Michigan and heading north towards Holland. Get there at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start so you can sit on the upper deck. The view was beautiful along...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ride is nice. like for us we have never been out so far in Lake Michigan its beautiful. Nice scenic ride.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our paddleboat tour was quite enjoyable - relaxed and fun - and the staff was both warm and accomodating. We learned quite a bit from the boat captain regarding the history of the area as well!

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our trip on the Kalamazoo river and Lake Michigan. We were lucky enough to have very warm calm day so the Captain took us quite a ways out on the big lake. We were able to sit up on the top and...More

Thank Tempest2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great boat trip to see the area and learn a little about the history of Saugatuck. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis so come a little early so you get the seats you want. Most people will likely want...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

at a time when so many things seems overpriced, this 1 1/2 hr. boat ride/narrated cruise along the Kalamazoo River sitting between Saugatuck and Douglas towns is such a great value. Outdoor deck or inside air-conditioned seating available. Lots of snacks /beverages available to buy...More

Thank pat p
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We took the 3:00 tour on the Star of Saugatuck on a weekday and there were plenty of seats on the top deck for us to enjoy the views all around. From the luxury homes on either side of the Kalamazoo River all the way...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The sunset cruise is a must-do when on vacation in Saugatuck. Make sure to pay the extra $5 to sit on the upper deck so you can feel the breeze and be surrounded by the sunset. So beautiful. Snacks, drinks and alcohol available for purchase....More

1  Thank Sarah H
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24 June 2018|
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Response from CAMellon | Reviewed this property |
You should be o.k. on the first floor as there are two decks.
13 May 2018|
Response from AlexandraTheEmpress | Reviewed this property |
There’s parking close by in street. I walked there and don’t remember if they had a parking lot.
9 March 2018|
Response from mikebag |
Yes you could. Traffic isn’t bad and you can get through Dutch Village in good time.