2019 will be our last season doing Dinner Cruise Excursions.  Watch our website for updates on our plans to offer a day trip in 2020.   On our day trip visitors will bring their own picnic lunch and dine up at the lighthouse. They will  arrive around 12 noon, get three hours on the island before boarding and returning to the mainland.


The light keepers home is available as a vacation rental from Mid May 2020 through mid September. For more details call us at 989 737 4078.

For the remainder of this season the following applies:

Award Winning  “Island Lighthouse Dining & Wine Tasting Adventure Cruise”

Listed Number One of Top Ten Great Water Adventures in Michigan!



Our Signature “1857 Island Lighthouse Dining Adventure Cruise” to Charity Island beginning Saturday May 28th will run every Weekend through the second Saturday in October. For the General Public we run every Friday, Saturday, & Sundays and typically have tour groups on weekdays with a General Public seats also available on those dates. Call for weekday availability.
Scheduled Departure Dates and Times are subject to change so check our departure schedule often!
Reservations are Strongly recommended Call 989-254-7371
Dinner Cruise Trips will be departing from  Browns Landing  Island Landing & RV park located at 1187 Dyer Road, Tawas City, Michigan 48763 and from the  Caseville Municipal Harbor at 6632 Main St, Caseville, MI 48725
Embark on a Journey to the 1880’s and experience Great Lakes Maritime History and a unique dining experience at a lighthouse built in 1857.

Complete Trip Description Follows Below:
The Trip to the Island

Our Signature Cruise begins with a leisurely one hour boat ride
across Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron to Charity Island with appetizers
and complementary soft drinks and bottle water.
“Guest may bring their own adult beverage along to enjoy on the boat –
but they must be left on the boat”.

Arriving at Charity Island Marina

A Short Walk through a Beautiful Forest And Arriving at Island Lighthouse
Island History Stories, followed by an Island Dinner
Island history awaits you
Your Table is waiting
Your Table is waiting
Crusty Artisan French Bread baked In
Island wood burning stove
Fresh bread Island wood burning stove
The Entrees
Served at the Lightkeepers house on Charity Island !
Lake Huron takes first prize with
Delicious Great Lakes Yellow Perch
(Lightly breaded & Deep Fried, mmmmm)

Lake Perch
and for Beef Lovers
Succulent Sauteed Tenderloin Steak Tips
Flaming Woks

The Tenderloin Steak Tips, Fire Seared to Medium Rare
in Flaming Woks within view of the Guests providing
an entertaining show that delights everyone!
Side Dishes:
Sauteed Fresh Michigan Vegetable Medley
With Michigan Baby Red Potatoes Poached in Fresh Dill Broth

Diners may opt to purchase a glass of one of our
Michigan Wines that have been crafted and bottled here in
Au Gres, Michigan for Charity island Excursions using.

dinner is served Michigan wine

After Dinner & tours of the Home, visit the gift shop, or relax in a
rocking chair on the porch of the light-keepers home and enjoy the
quiet Island ambience.

porch of the lightkeepers home catch the sunset half way back to the mainland

The return trip is timed to catch the sunset half way back to the
mainland while Raspberry Sherbert.

All those flavors uniquely blended with an entertaining
Lake Huron Maritime History Presentation!
Almost to much fun !

To Book & for Group Pricing
Call Karen at 989 254 7371

Tour Operators note:

  • For help with a Michigan Itinerary or to arrange a Preview Visit call Karen at 989 254 7371 or contact us by email or visit us at www.michigansunrisetours.com
    We Can Help You build a Winning Itinerary !

Charity Island Excursions
Call us today for Group rates and departure times: 989 254 7371

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