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Step Aboard the Emita II, right in Michigan City!

A tour boat in Michigan City? Dig the Dunes had to get the scoop! We talked to Victor Tieri, the owner of Harbor Country Adventures, located in New Buffalo, MI. Harbor Country Adventures will be chartering the Emita II right out of Michigan City. Learn more, right here!

When will the boat tours start? Where will the boat be docked/people board? I hope to start tours the first week of June as I still have to move the boat back from Syracuse New York via the great lakes. The Erie Canal does not open for the season until May 18th so that is the earliest I can leave. The Emitta will be docked along Trail Creek in Michigan City right at Millennium Plaza.

How much will it cost? Prices will be $30 for adults and $16 for children.

How long is each tour and where will you go? Our daily Classic Lake tour will be 90 minutes during which we will give the passengers some light history of the area and the lake. We will be cruising along the lakeshore towards the Indiana Dunes. Our sunset cruise will be 2 hours.

Will you have lunch/dinner/sunset cruises? We will be offering a limited menu of Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken sandwiches, Hot dogs and a few Panini’s. We also will have a full bar with cocktails and beer. The sunset cruise will have either a DJ or a Acoustic act performing on the top deck weather permitting.

What is the minimum/maximum capacity for general tours? There is no minimum for tours and we will tour regardless of how many people are on board. The vessel can hold up to 150 passengers but I am thinking of capping it at 100 so everyone has plenty of room to take in the views.

What should someone do if they want to set up a private charter? Anyone interested in booking any sort of event can visit or call us at 269-231-5867

Anything else you’d like to tell people? Harbor Country Adventures is very excited to also be moving our Sea Rocket tour boat to Michigan City from New Buffalo. We have been running tours in New Buffalo for 4 years and have taken thousands of people out for a view of the lake.

The Emita II is also available for private events and we are working with some of the best caterers in the area such as Bartlett’s Fish Camp and Great Lakes Catering.

We are also the number 1 wine tour company in Southwest Michigan and also provide luxury Limo bus rentals. Check out our website for more information!

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