Mackinac Island Water Sports and Golf
There’s truly no place like Mackinac Island. Attractions at every turn mean that there are always delightful memories waiting to be made at this vibrant and visually stunning setting. Sports, family fun, outdoor experiences, historical venues, theater, fine dining, varied shopping, and more help make Mackinac a truly unique vacation destination.
From light adventure to more challenging activities you are going to find something to keep you busy and make a wonderful memory.
Get your feet wet, spread your wings, stretch your smiles, and jump into the Mackinac islander way of life! Explore our website to get ideas, inspiration, and information as you plan your dream getaway.
Water Sports & Activities
Offering themed cruises aboard the Isle Royal Queen III, a charming 81′ vessel featuring multiple outdoor viewing areas & heated indoor cabins, restrooms, a cash bar and state-of-the-art sound system. Sip a cocktail as you enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with your special someone, take in the sights with family aboard a Mackinac Bridge excursion, celebrate a special occasion with the fireworks & starry summer sky above.
Cruise tickets are available for purchase online only. Event pricing is available by visiting the cruise of your choice on the event calendar. 800-542-8528
Join us for a relaxing and exciting day of fishing on the gin clear waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Fish in CALM waters within view of Mackinac Island and the world famous Mackinac Bridge. For fishing and beautiful scenery, the Straits of Mackinac is probably one of the best kept secrets on the Great Lakes. Osprey VI is our 30″ pursuit boat with a cuddy cabin and a clean private bathroom. Osprey VI is fully equipped with the latest electronics, radar and fishing gear and is inspected annually by the Michigan DNR. (251) 504-1046
North Shore Sport Fishing Charter, based in St. Ignace, specializes in trout and salmon fishing on the Straits of Mackinac and offer competitive prices on full and half day charters. 906-430-2839
Explore the Straits aboard your choice of single kayak, tandem kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Our guides have been paddling the local waterways for over 20 years, and will show you the best of Mackinac from the water, providing you with a safe and rewarding experience every time. 231-715-2925
Parasailing is an exciting water sport for all ages. Come view the “Straits of Mackinac” from a new perspective. our custom boat enables the parasailers to take off and land directly from the flight deck, making for a smooth, safe and dry parasail flight. Fully Insured with experience Captain and Crew. (866) 436-7144
Mackinac Island Sailing Charters offers a premier on–the-water experience. Lay back and enjoy the ride or join the crew with a hands on sailing experience on this 50-foot custom offshore racing sailboat. (517) 712-6918
The Straits Area Tour Company offers tours out of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island along with charter opportunities from anywhere in the Straits of Mackinac. Explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac on our United States Coast Guard certified charter boat to explore under the Mackinac Bridge and around Mackinac Island. (231) 436-5094
Sailing the magnificent waters around Mackinac Island will be the highlight of your vacation. You can enjoy an afternoon or evening of the tranquil beauty and romance of Mackinac Island from offshore. Daily cruises available for two hours or four hours with up to six passengers. Contact Captain David Rowe at (810) 516-5052.
Our 220-foot-long, serpentine-shaped heated pool is a popular gathering place. Take a refreshing dip, soak up some rays on the deck or relax on one of our lounge chairs overlooking the pool and the Straits of Mackinac. Guests are also welcome to enjoy our sauna and two whirlpools on the pool deck.
Golfing On Mackinac Island
Classic golf at its best will be found on the Island with the following choices.
The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. Enjoy unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens. The Grand nine is located across the street from the hotel, with views of Lake Huron and Round Island. The Woods nine is set in the interior of Mackinac Island, with views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Upper Peninsula.
After completing the Grand nine, you and your clubs will be transported via horse-drawn carriage a mile and a half to the Woods nine. The leisurely 15-minute ride includes parts of the island unseen by many visitors. 906-847-3331
The Wawashkamo Golf Club is a nine-hole links golf course. The course was laid out by Alex Smith in 1898, and is as of 2015 the oldest continuously played golf course in Michigan. The golf course retains many of the features of a nineteenth-century golf links, including a relatively treeless layout, comparatively short holes, and very long rough. Wawashkamo was laid out on a farmer’s field that had been the site of the 1814 Battle of Mackinac Island. Separate historical markers commemorate both the golf links and the battlefield.
Wawashkamo was honored as one of “America’s Historic Golf Landmarks” by Golf Digest in 1996. The course is contained within Mackinac Island State Park. 906-847-3871
The Greens of Mackinac is an 18 hole putting course. Located alongside Bistro on The Greens, this course offers a truly unique putting experience with 18 real bent grass greens that rivals conditions of any championship course!
The fun and laid back atmosphere allows guests to visit the bar at Bistro on The Greens and carry their beverages with them during their round. 906-847-3000