At your service.

I am available for in-water relocations and deliveries, instruction, and day cruises. How I can help you?         

Delivery and Relocation –

$350 per day plus return travel and any additional expenses, including lodging if necessary. Fuel, haul and launch, docking, and break down or repair costs will be paid by the vessels owner.

Handling and Safety Instruction –

Aimed at new boaters, less experienced boaters, or owners moving to larger or twin-engined vessels. Handling and safety instruction is $175 for a two hour session and $300 for four hours. Most people start out with a four hour session and then follow up with one or more two hour sessions if they feel they need more time. Handling and safety instruction covers –

  • Safety Equipment Inspections and Recommendations
  • Bilge and Mechanical Inspections
  • Start up Safety and Procedures
  • Docking and Slip Access
  • Marina and Tight Quarters Maneuvering
  • Open Water Handling and Safety

Sunset Cruises –

About 2 hours on Lake Michigan aboard my 40 foot Sea Ray watching the sun go down. We leave one hour before sunset, and return around 30 minutes after. Weather permitting, trips are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, please call ahead to book. Sunset cruise costs are $150 for up to 4 people, and $50 for each additional person over the first 4. I can accommodate 8 people comfortably. Bring your own food and drink, I can provide plates, cups, etc., and of course there’s nothing for you to clean up when we return. Enjoy the ride and view, I’ll do the rest.

Captain Your Vessel –

Would you like to take the family or friends out and spend time enjoying their company instead of running the boat? Let me drive while you relax and enjoy the ride or a swim while someone else worries about the anchor. Half day (3 hour) trips are available for $175, and full day (6 hour) trips are for $300. Or, if you aren’t sure you can hire me for as long as you need for $50 per hour. There is a minimum charge of $50.

Sightseeing Trips –

Sightseeing or just fun trips are available for half days, full days, or hourly trips. 3 hour half day trips on your boat are $175, full day 6 hour trips on your boat are $300. Hourly trips are $50 per. Bring your refreshments and sunscreen and leave the driving and worrying to me.

Sightseeing or Cruising Trips on My Boat –

Cruises on my boat are a little more expensive since I have to pay for the gas and insurance of course. I can take you from Saugatuck up to Lake Macatawa with a swim stop either before or after if you like, or just cruise up the coast a bit and anchor up to enjoy the water. It’s your choice and I am at your service.

New Boaters –

Looking to purchase a new or used boat and don’t know where to start? Already bought a boat and want to know what gear you need? Just looking for some knowledge and guidance? I can help. I have been helping new boaters get comfortable for more than 30 years. Half day, full day, or hourly rates are the same as for Instruction and Handling or $50 per hour with a one hour minimum.

Please contact me for more information about any of the listed services, or if you would like info on something that isn’t listed here.