Boating & Fishing

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Inland Lake or Lake Michigan, You'll Find Boating & Fishing Fun in Ludington!

The Ludington area is a paradise for those who love boating and fishing. Numerous marinas along Hamlin Lake rent a variety of boats such as pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, and jet skis. For the Lake Michigan boater, our marinas are some of the most beautiful in the state and offer modern facilities. We have many charter captains, eager to make your fishing excursion a successful one. They will guide you to the best spots for catching trout, steelhead or salmon- perfect for that fresh fish dinner. What a way to vacation!

Boating & Fishing in Ludington

Lie-a-Lot Charter Boat Fishing

Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.

Experience the Pere Marquette River Lake Trail in a single kayak, canoe, double kayak, or SUP board. Rental rates on our website. Bait, tackle, and sport licenses available here.. Huge selection of golf discs and accessories! Get your beer, wine, liquor, live bait, tackle, and camping supplies here! Open daily 6am-11:30pm.

Climb aboard Captain Doug Karakas' 28' Cherokee and get ready for the fishing experience of your life! Head out of Ludington's port aboard the E-Fish-N-Sea, equipped with up-to-date electronics, rods, reels, tackle. Captain Doug is fully-licensed, insured and trained in CPR & first aid. Over 30 years experience.

Raptor Charters

(231) 233-5176

Raptor Charters has been purchased by Mike Darke of Lie-a-Lot Charters. Please contact Mike to book your charter boat adventure!

Boating & Fishing Around Ludington's Hamlin Lake

Cruise the Dunes! Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes by boat. Available by the hour, day, week. Reservations suggested.

Family-friendly fun on Lower Hamlin Lake! Rent a pontoon boat for pleasure or fishing. Also 14' and 16' fishing boats with 8 hp to 25 hp motors. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses,and picnic supplies. Also cottages for rent on the lake! For lodging, call (231) 843-8481.

Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, beach supplies/toys, and tubes to float the Sable River. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.

Rent a 22' pontoon for $45/hour (two hour minimum), $375/day. 14', 8/10 hp motor fishing boats also available. Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Important--please call for reservations.

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Lodging

Ludington’s lodging facilities provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back.

Bed & Breakfasts

You’ll find personal, friendly, and cozy accommodations at a Ludington Bed & Breakfast, many of which are located within Victorian homes.

Shopping

The friendly merchants welcome you to Ludington and invite you to shop until you drop! The variety of stores is not to be missed.

Hotels & Motels

Ludington area hotels and motels offer all the amenities to make your next vacation or business trip an enjoyable one.

Camping

Enjoy nature’s beauty by sleeping under the stars at clean campgrounds, forests, or parks in the Ludington area.

Things to Do

There are a huge variety of things to do that will keep you entertained while you’re in the Ludington area!

Dining

Most restaurants and dining establishments in Ludington are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.

Health & Beauty

There’s no need to take a vacation from your health, beauty routine, or fitness while you’re enjoying yourself here in the Ludington area.

Convenience & Party Stores

Stop into a West Michigan party or convenience to store to get your beverages, ice, snacks, lotto tickets, gas, and more.