Day Trips To Big Charity Island – Dinner Cruises No Longer Available

We have substituted a Day trip to replace our Dinner Cruise trip.

We are preparing to dredge sand from the channel entrance to the Charity island harbor.  We hope to have it completed by August 1, 2023, Once completed we will post the schedule.  Check here for updates.

Day Trips to Big Charity Island will begin May 25th 2024 through Oct 12th weather permitting. Trips last about 4 1/2  to 5  hours.  Our trip includes the one hour ride to Big Charity island with about  2 1/2 hours s on the island.

Bring a small cooler or picnic basket with you.  Upon arriving at the island there is a 10 minute walk through a hardwood forest to the light house where you can enjoy your lunch at the Lighthouse dining pavilon.  After lunch you have time to take in some island history and take pictures of the lighthouse and do a short walk down the beach.  Island wildlife you might see include Bald eagles, white pelicans, fox, mink, raccoons, a multitude of song birds including Orioles, rose breasted grosbeaks, warblers, and swans.

The departures are from Charity Island Landing & RV park located at 3728 E. Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703

Call us after May 1st for exact dates and departure times 989 737 4078

                                                              Lighthouse Dining Pavilon


The light keepers home is available as a vacation rental from July 1st 2022 through September 3rd.  For more details call us at 989 737 4078 or check out for availability by searching property id number 573659,


The Trip to the Island

Arriving at Charity Island Marina

A Short Walk through a Beautiful Forest And Arriving at Island Lighthouse
Island History Displays at the dining area
Island history awaits you

 catch the sunset half way back to the mainland



Tour Operators note:

Charity Island Excursions