Spend less time planning and more time enjoying!

Northern Michigan’s premier specialty boating charters.

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The path less traveled is made of warm water, sandbars, and boats. Get on board!

Experience the best of Northern Michigan summers on our private boat tours with H2Go Charters. Whether it’s relaxing swims, lively sandbar parties, or indulging in local wine and food along the lakeside towns, we ensure unforgettable days on the water. Contact us to explore the hidden gems of Lake Leelanau, The Narrows, the Cedar River, Leland and the Leland River. Make weddings and special occasions truly remarkable with our services, including captain options for a worry-free experience on the water.

Our Choose-Your-Lake Tours allow you to explore some of the other smaller lakes in the Traverse City area including Long Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Ann, Green Lake, Elk Lake, Lake Skegemog, and more!

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Our Tours

Plan Your Next Excursion

Lake Leelanau 4-Hour Tour

Explore Leelanau County by Boat! • For All Ages • Up to 8 Passengers

$575 – Private Charters Up to 8 Passengers

About

Spend less time planning and more time enjoying! Explore the sandbars and great swimming spots on Lake Leelanau. If time permits, go ashore in the quaint towns of Lake Leelanau or historic Fish Town in Leland. We will customize your itinerary based on your interests and the weather conditions. This is a day to remember!

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Private and Public tour options.

Perfect for:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Pre/Post Wedding Parties
  • Business Retreats

What to Bring

  • Food and beverages
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats

Lake Leelanau 6-Hour Tour

A Full Day of Awesome! • For All Ages • Up to 8 Passengers

$725 – Private Charters Up to 8 Passengers

About

Go ahead, take a full day off, you deserve it! During your trip we will explore the sandbars and great swimming spots on Lake Leelanau. Get off the boat and explore the towns of Lake Leelanau and Leland along the way. Walk one of the best beaches in Northern Michigan and play in the waves of Lake Michigan! Wine tasting, food, and drinks ashore are available. This is pure Michigan at its finest!

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Private and Public tour options.

Perfect for:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Pre/Post Wedding Parties
  • Business Retreats

What to Bring

  • Food and beverages
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats

Sunset Cruise with H2GO Charters

2-Hour Sunset Cruise

The Perfect Ending to Your Perfect Day! • For All Ages • Up to 8 Passengers

$275 – Private Charters Up to 8 Passengers

About

Wind down your day on our sunset cruise. Sip your favorite beverage and enjoy watching the sun set and listening to the loons.  Bring your suits if you want to go for a dip!

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Private and Public tour options.

Perfect for:

  • Individuals/Couples
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Pre/Post Wedding Parties
  • Business Retreats

What to Bring

  • Food and beverages
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats

Choose your own lake boat tour

4-Hour Choose-Your-Lake Tour

Name Your Lake! • For All Ages • Up to 8 Passengers

$675 – Private Charters Up to 8 Passengers

About

Have you always wanted to explore other inland lakes around Traverse City? Renting a lake house and want to get out on the water? H2Go Charters has you covered. We are licensed to operate on nearly every lake in Leelanau, Grand Traverse, and Antrim Counties. We can pick you up on these lakes or even your home or rental to give you a memorable day on the water.

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Private and Public tour options.
We can help you explore:

  • Glen Lake
  • Lime Lake
  • Little Traverse Lake
  • Glen Lake
  • Elk Lake
  • Torch Lake
  • Long Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Green Lake
  • Duck Lake

Perfect for:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Pre/Post Wedding Parties
  • Business Retreats

What to Bring

  • Food and beverages
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats

Fall Colors Boat Tour

Fall Color Tour

Bundle Up and Enjoy! • For All Ages • Up to 8 Spots Available

$75 – People Priced individually

About

Experience the fall colors in a whole new way as we cruise to the more secluded parts of Lake Leelanau to take in the fall foliage.

Duration

1 Hour

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Private and Public tour options.

  • Blankets provided so you stay toasty.

Perfect for:

  • Individuals/Couples
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Pre/Post Wedding Parties
  • Business Retreats

What to Bring

  • Food and beverages
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats

Additional Services

Discover boundless offerings from H2GO Charters—explore a plethora of additional services for an unmatched experience.

Hire a Captain!

You’ve rented a boat but you want to enjoy yourself and not worry about where to go, what to see, or having a few drinks. No worries, we have you covered!

Kitesurfing Tours

Kitesurfing on an inland lake? Yep! If the conditions are right, we’ll put you on the best spots for a session you will not soon forget.

Naturalist Tours

Hop on board for a 3 hour tour of some of our local backwaters with a trained naturalist/ornithologist that will show you local species that make this area so special!

Staff

Capt. Jeff Dungan

U.S.C.G. Ref# 8617860 | Near Coastal 50 ton Master & Aux Sail Endorsement

I have spent my life on and in the water. From growing up on the inland lakes of Metro Detroit to international waters of the Caribbean and East Asia, I have always sought out locations where I can be close to a coastline. I am an avid competitive sailor in the Great Lakes region and have had the good fortune to explore many exotic locales by boat including Cartagena Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand to name a few. I am blessed to call Traverse City and Leelanau County home.

H2Go Charters | Captain Jack

Our Fleet

What We’re Working With

All craft have passed DNR dry dock and dockside inspections and are licensed by the State of Michigan to operate.

Frequently Asked Questions

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

  • BATHING SUIT, GOOD SUNGLASSES, SUNSCREEN, AND HAT WITH BRIM OR BILL WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR MEMORIES Persist…not your sunburn!
  • A light fleece or jacket is more than sufficient in most conditions and may be totally unnecessary depending on your charter and the time of day/season.
  • Leave your shoes on the dock! Flip flops or sandals are great!
  • Please avoid wearing clothes with hardware that could tear cushions and scratch fiberglass. (jeans with bling)
  • You can bring any food or drink you would like beer, wine, liquor, cans, anything is fine. If you run out, we can stop on the lake at several spots to “refuel”.
  • Bring snacks if you like, things that don’t stain are preferred. Unwrap and serve type goodies are best.
  • We have ice aboard to cool or, mix into, your refreshments.
  • We have paper and plastic picnic amenities on board.
  • No glass containers!
  • Once a tour is booked it is non-refundable (no matter what, zero exceptions).
  • If you need to reschedule for any reason, you are able to do so within 72 hours of your tour for a store credit.
  • A weather cancellation can only be determined by H2GO Charters. Weather-related cancellations will be determined on the day of the scheduled tour only.
  • If the weather is severe the company will contact you within 2 hours of your tour and provide you with a store credit which you can use to book another tour in the future.
  • We are 100% a kid and family-friendly operation. However, for the safety of our passengers, our minimum age requirement is 4 years old.
  • We have kids ourselves and have been taking them on boat trips since they were old enough to walk. We understand nap times, snacks and keeping kids happy and entertained. We do our best so that mom and dad get to enjoy the day as much or more than the kids do!
  • We have a selection of water toys/activities available for kids and families.
  • All kids (under 8) will wear a USCG-approved life jacket while underway or on the boat at all times. We can provide life jackets for your littles if needed!

Our largest group size is 8 people on inland lakes. We can carry a maximum of 6 people on East/West Grand Traverse Bay.

You are the DJ! Hook up your phone to our speakers via bluetooth/Aux or let the captain provide the soundtrack for your perfect day!

Yes! Should you wish to schedule a time longer than 3 hours, please contact us. We can create a fully customizable tour for you!

  • Meeting places will be discussed and decided on during your pre-charter phone call. The meeting place will vary depending on the location and itinerary of your charter.
  • We have permits on nearly every lake in the Grand Traverse Area and can put on where ever you want to explore and enjoy a day on the lake.
  • If you have rented a lake house, we can come to you!

Heck yes! What is a boat charter without a dip or three? Lake Leelanau and the surrounding lakes are shallow enough to swim comfortably by the middle of June. So, jump in, the water is awesome!

Kids under 8 years old will need to wear a life jacket at all times while on the boat unless anchored at a sandbar (knee-deep shallow water)

Our boat has multiple swim ladders so even if we stop in the middle of the lake (recommended), you will be able to get back onboard with no problem!

  • The docks where you are going to embark on your charter are not always designed with accessibility in mind. Therefore, passengers must be able to board themselves by stepping down on the boat.
  • Passengers should be in good enough fitness to be able to get themselves out of deep water using a swim ladder or onto the boat when on the sandbar (knee-deep water).

H2GO Charters is not a licensed fishing charter so we leave the fish where they belong, in the lake. Due to liability, we cannot offer towing of any kind for watersports. This includes tubing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, etc.

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Plan your charter today and get set to enjoy unforgettable moments to last a lifetime!

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