Hessel Boat Show Cruises
The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show has been a major attraction since it began in 1978 and it continues to improve every year. Two seasonal residents of the Islands, Chuck Letts and Ken Horsburgh each had beautiful antique wooden boats and felt there were more boats from early 1900 through the 1930’s still used in the Islands than anywhere else because of the cold water and short boating season. Thus the boat show began in the small town of Hessel. They formed a committee and had 30 volunteers to help. Today we attract about 150 antique and classic boats and have more than 300 volunteers to assist with this amazing show. It is known as one of the largest shows featuring antique and classic wooden boats. Mertaugh Boat Works, which is included at the eastern end of the boat show, had the first Chris-Craft franchise in the United States and continues to thrive.
St Ignace to Hessel Package
We will depart St Ignace at 8 AM for the Hessel Antique Boat Show. This cruise also includes admission into the boat show as well as a Channel Cruise. We will make a brief stop at Mackinac Island to pick up more passengers. No dogs except for service animals are allowed in the show. There will be refreshments and snacks available for purchase. We will leave promptly at 4:30 PM to head back to St Ignace, again stopping briefly at Mackinac Island. If you wish to get off on the island, you will have to purchase a one way ticket back to the mainland.
Hessel Adult Package (Includes Admission and Channel Cruise)
(1) Hessel Boat Show ADT
(1) Hessel Channel Cruise Adult
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(1) St Ignace to Hessel Round Trip Adult 8/10/2019 8:00 AM
Hessel Child Package (Includes Admission and Channel Cruise)
(1) Hessel Channel Cruise Child
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(1) St Ignace to Hessel Round Trip Child 8/10/2019 8:00 AM
(1) Hessel Boat Show CHILD
Hessel Channel Cruise
Channel Cruise exploring the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands. Refreshments, snacks and cash bar available for purchase on the vessel.
Adult Channel Cruise
 (Hessel Marina)
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Child Channel Cruise
 (Hessel Marina)
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