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Tulip Time
Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland
Phone #: (269) 637-8078

This is an off-site event NOT located at the Michigan Maritime Museum.

The Museum travels to Holland for Tulip Time with tall ship Friends Good Will. Step aboard history at Tulip Time with the Michigan Maritime Museum! 

Friends Good Will is available for dockside tours (not a sail) at BoatWerks Restaurant May 6-13 from 10am-4pm.

‚ÄčTickets for dockside tours will not be available the day of for purchase online.  Same day tickets may only be purchased at the admissions gate and are subject to availability.

Docked at Boatwerks Restaurant in Holland, MI, explore tall ship Friends Good Will above and below decks and learn about the history of this replica 1810 sloop and the original on which she is based. $8
Special Events
Address: 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven
Phone #: (269) 637-8078
Join the Michigan Maritime Museum for a celebration of the 2023 summer season Friday, May 26th from 5pm-7:30pm. Tickets include all event activities and perch basket (excludes cash bar). Members $15/Not-yet-members $20.
Friends Good Will
Address: 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven
Phone #: (269) 637-8078

The dramatic story of Friends Good Will speaks to the history of commerce in the early 1800s, as well as her pivotal role in the War of 1812. We are proud to be home to Friends Good Will and be able to provide our visitors with a unique on-water experience aboard this historic replica tall ship.

Step aboard history with a sail on replica 1810 sloop Friends Good Will. Experience the adventure and thrill of sailing on Lake Michigan in an unforgettable way. Maximum 28 passengers (4+ years). $40
Make some waves, swashbucklers! Help the crew protect the ship. Who is Billy Bones? Join us and find out! This special Adventure Sail geared towards children take place aboard tall ship Friends Good Will. Never has so much adventure been packed into one 90-minute sail. Maximum 28 passengers (4+ years). Children must be accompanied by an adult. $42
Enjoy the awe-inspiring Lake Michigan sunset coast during a 90-minute Sunset Sail on an historic 1810 replica sloop. Private charters book the entire boat for only your group (1 to 28 passengers). All passengers must be 4+ years. $1300
Lindy Lou
Address: 260 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven
Phone #: (269) 637-8078

Lindy Lou is an electric powered replica river launch. This cruise provides passengers with a chance to recapture those days from the late 1890s through the 1930s when launches plied the Black River, delivering guests to resorts, taking picnickers to up-river parks and pavilions, and generally helping fill the lazy hours of summer with relaxing diversions.

Relive days gone by with an hour long cruise up the Black River on our river launch vessel the Lindy Lou! Maximum 12 passengers (all ages welcome). $30
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36460
Address: 260 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven
Phone #: (269) 637-8078

Experience a the thrill of USCG Motor Lifeboat 36460! The 36460, built in 1941, starred in the Disney film The Finest Hours and played the role of the 36500 that accomplished the most daring rescue in Coast Guard history in 1952 off the coast of Massachusetts. This excursion will be sure to create a lasting memory for you and your family.

Experience the thrill of USCG Motor Lifeboat 36460 with this 30-minute excursion! Maximum 6 passengers (4+ years). $20
You and 5 others can enjoy the adventure of USCG Motor Lifeboat 36460 while experiencing the beautiful summer sunsets that Lake Michigan has to offer. Private charters book the entire boat for only your group (1-6 passengers). Excursions are 60-minutes. All passengers must be 4+ years. $175
Merry Time
Address: 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven
Phone #: (269) 637-8078

Experience the luxury and romance of the Roaring 20's while cruising aboard the Michigan Maritime Museum's 1929 Chris Craft Cadet Merry Time. Cruise back in time...to a time of flappers and jazz. Chauffeured cruises take passengers for a luxurious ride in South Haven's picturesque harbor or along the Lake Michigan coastline.

This 1929 Chris Craft Cadet is the bees knees! Enjoy pure luxury on the water with Merry Time. 45-minutes cruises take up to 4 passengers. All passengers must be 4 years old and up. $40
A private cruise on Merry Time is the perfect setting for a romantic evening out on the water, a unique scene for wedding and engagement photos, and a breath-taking opportunity for marriage proposals. Spend 45 minutes of exclusive chauffeured luxury on South Haven waters with up to 4 passengers. $200