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BEAVER ISLAND BOAT COMPANY
For over 25 years, Beaver Island Boat Company’s ferry service has been providing the most affordable travel for passengers, vehicles and freight between Charlevoix and Beaver Island. Ride the Boat, forget your watch and begin to get acquainted to “Island Time”. Feel yourself start to relax the moment you board one of our ferry vessels. Soak up the sun and cool lake breezes of Lake Michigan on our open air deck, or curl up with a good book and loved one in our comfortable passenger cabins. A trip aboard one of our ferries is a must for those who believe the journey should be just as wonderful as the destination.
Experience the rich history and natural beauty of America’s Emerald Isle on one of our Beaver Island Tours, available daily from Memorial Day-Labor Day. For more information or to make a vehicle or tour reservations please call us! 888-446-4095 or (231) 547-2311. View Web Site E-mail
FRESH AIR AVIATION
Air Service to Beaver Island from the Charlevoix Airport. Charter flights to the destination of your choice. Welcome to Fresh Air Aviation where getting to Beaver Island has never been easier or more enjoyable. As your committed aviation service provider we take our mission seriously. We use modern, well-appointed and comfortable aircraft piloted by experienced aviation professionals. Come experience the difference. Reservations can be made online at www.freshairaviation.net
or call 1-888-FLY-RGHT (359-7448) or (231) 237-9482. View Web Site E-mail
Video – Tour of Fresh Air Aviation and Beaver Island
For more than 65 years, Island Airways has been both Charlevoix and Beaver Island’s committed aviation service provider. We have numerous flights daily from the Charlevoix Airport to Welke Airport on Beaver Island, as well as the capacity to accommodate your freight/luggage needs. We also offer charter flights to a multitude of locations in the United States. With our friendly staff and our history of safe, comfortable, and competitively priced flights, we are ready and able to serve all your aviation needs. At Island Airways, you are more than just a passenger, you are part of our family. Call toll free 1-800-524-6895, Charlevoix local (231) 547-2141,
or Beaver Island local (231) 448-2071 for reservations or more information or go to www.islandairways.com.
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C h a r t e r S e r v i c e s :
BONADEO’S BEAVER ISLAND BOAT CHARTERS
Outer Island Cruises
Explore the Beaver Archipelago! Join Captain Jon Bonadeo on a cruise aboard his boat “Liberty”, a stable 36′, steel-hulled, ‘Inland Seas’ motor vessel docked two doors north of the Beaver Island Boat Dock in the heart of the harbor on Beaver Island.
Discover the unique history and natural beauty of northern Lake Michigan’s islands! Visit the Beaver Archipelago’s picturesque bays, coves, outer islands and lighthouses with a knowledgeable guide for a truly unique and memorable experience.
Experience the fun of Great Lakes boating! Cruise the islands with a licensed captain who has more than 25 years of boating experience among the Beavers.
In addition to outer island and lighthouse cruises, we also offer relaxing Sunset Cruises and Drop-off and Pick-up for outer island Campers.
PARADISE BAY BOAT CHARTERS AND DIVE SHOP
Paradise Bay Boat Charters and Dive Shop provides a variety of water entertainment and adventure. SCUBA diving and boat charters are available. PADI dive classes are taught at many levels and instructed by certified master PADI instructor, Captain Mike Weede. Captain Mike also holds a 100 ton Coast Guard License.
Choose your trip: a private charter to one of the outer islands; a two tank dive on one of Beaver Island’s shipwrecks; a snorkel on shore or on a shipwreck; a sunset cruise or a combination of all of the above and more. A short trip around Paradise Bay may be your desire. We will customize our trips to provide you with the best water experience on the island. Paradise Bay Dive Shop is the only DNR certified charter boat on Beaver Island.
The “Resolute” a 49 foot steel dive boat, also can be reserved for special events, including weddings (on land or underwater), birthday parties, or the celebration of your choice!!!
Call (231) 448-3195 or Cell (231) 632-1063. View Web Site E-mail
M a r i n a s :
BEAVER ISLAND MARINA
A full service marina. Slips, transient and seasonal. Gas, diesel, ship’s store, lounge, bath house, laundry, picnic area, free launch ramp, repair, haul-out. Auto rental. (231) 448-2300. View Web Site E-mail
BEAVER ISLAND MUNICIPAL MARINA
The Beaver Island Municipal Marina is located in the heart of the St. James Township community right next to the ferry dock. The marina facility is only a few years old and features a comfortable lounge, spacious bathrooms and showers and a large picnic area. The Municipal Marina can accommodate small boats up to medium size yachts. Contact Harbor Master for specific water depth reports. The professional Harbor Master monitors channel 16.
A variety of shops and stores are just steps away. The Chamber of Commerce has an office on the property and provides free Wi-Fi to the dock area as well as maps and Beaver Island Information. The Community Center across the street provides year around entertainment with a robust summer schedule. The Beaver Island Municipal Marina, often called the Yacht Dock, offers home style comfort and traditional Beaver Island hospitality in the most beautiful protected harbor in the Great Lakes, Paradise Bay. Be sure to include Beaver Island in your cruise schedule.
The Marina is open from May 15 to September 30 and offers “off season” rates of one half the posted regular season rates, or $20 per night minimum. Call about reservations. (231) 448-2252. View Web Page
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BEAVER ISLAND AUTO & MARINE REPAIR
A full service repair and maintenance facility for automotive, light truck, and all marine application (inboard, outboard, I/O, gas or diesel). Also accessories, rigging, and electronics. We specialize in late model computerized vehicles. Master Michigan & Master A.S.E. certified technician on call – AAA Tow Service available. ALLDATA equipped. (231) 448-2307. E-mail
BEAVER ISLAND CAR RENTAL
Year round Mini-Van and Geo Tracker rental. Pick up at Ferry, Welke Airport, or near town cottage or hotel. We specialize in convertibles. Located at Beaver Island Marina. 4 hrs to 4 week rentals. Call Beaver Island Marina (231) 448-2300. View Web Site E-mail
GORDON’S CAR RENTAL AND CLINIC
Newest rental cars and most practical cars for road conditions. Full service auto repair & wrecker service. 25 years of Island Service. Pickup & delivery service. Our reliability and honesty is what Gordon’s Car Rental and Auto Repair is noted for. (231) 448-2438. View Web Page E-mail
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT
Hours of Operation:
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday except holidays)
Children under 6 years .50
Senior Citizen 60 and over .50
(Senior Citizens are currently riding for free.)
Youth ages 6 to 19 1.00
Regular Fare Ages 20 to 59 1.50
Note: All passenger fares are double 15 miles and over.
Mainland: (231) 582-6900
Beaver Island: (231) 448-2026
Toll Free (800) 918-3447
Administrative Office & Bus Garage Location
Jill Drury, Manager
Charlevoix County Transit
1050 Brockway Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Since 1980, Charlevoix County Transit has been providing public transportation throughout the county, and Beaver Island a few years later. The transit system operates 18 ADA accessible buses and provides over 100,000 rides annually. View Web Page E-mail
I n C h a r l e v o i x:
BUDGET RENT A CAR OF CHARLEVOIX
Car Rental on the mainland, located south of the airport entrance on US 31 about ¾ mile. We feature FREE DELIVERY and RETURN DROP OFF pick up to the BEAVER ISLAND BOAT CO. terminal, the Charlevoix Airport terminal including both ISLAND AIRWAYS and FRESH AIR AVIATION offices. Free Delivery is also available at the Charlevoix Municipal Marina, IRISH Boat Shop & NORTHWEST Marinas. Vehicle selection includes Late model 7 passenger Dodge mini vans with “Stow & Go” seating, Ford Fusion sedans, 15 passenger Van, SUVs. 06691 US 31 South. firstname.lastname@example.org (231) 547-6442. View Web Page E-mail