Frequently Asked Questions

We catch king salmon, coho salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout (steelhead), and more! We may be a little biased, but our salmon and trout fishing charters are among the best in Michigan. Check out our gallery to check out our latest catch!

Our ships are the first in the water and the last out! The typical season is May to October. June, July and August book up fast, so book your trip in advance! Click here for contact info and for booking.

Rates apply whether you have 1-6 members in your party. If you have more than six people, we can accommodate with another boat.

Yes. You can buy a 24-hour fishing license here or purchase a license at The Fish Hook in Leland prior to your trip.

Cash and check are preferred. If necessary, we can process a credit card upon request.  If you feel your captain did an exceptional job, it is appropriate to tip as you feel fit. Don’t forget to leave a review as well! Find us on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook or Google.

We do not require a deposit to reserve your trip.  However, if you need to cancel, we appreciate advance notice in order to re-fill the spot. Cancellations within 24-hours will result in a 50% charge of the original trip price.

We recommend you bring warm clothing and layers, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, snacks and any drinks of your choice.  Alcoholic beverages are permitted. You will also want a cooler to transport your fileted catch home. Forgot a sweatshirt or need a souvenir? Visit The Leland Harbor House or Tug Stuff! Stop by the Leland Merc for snacks, beverages and a foam cooler. Pick up a famous sandwich to-go from the Village Cheese Shanty located just down the dock. Fishing licenses and other gear can be purchased at The Fish Hook.

The historic Carlson’s Fishery of Fishtown, just down the dock from our slips, will filet and prepare your fish for you. The cost is $5/fish. You can take your fish home to cook up with a favorite recipe OR take your fresh filets to one of Leland’s acclaimed restaurants to be prepared for you! We recommend The Leland Lodge and The Cove.

Leland is one of the best vacation spots in all of Northern Michigan with loads of activities, beautiful beaches, great shopping, renowned restaurants and other tourist attractions. Click here to find out more about what to do in Leland, or visit Pure Michigan to start planning your trip today!

Leland is a beautiful 26 mile drive up M22  from Traverse City, which has a number of lodging options. Want to stay a bit closer? We recommend The Leland Lodge, The Riverside Inn, the Whaleback Inn and the Falling Waters Lodge, which are all within a few minutes drive or walk from where the boats are docked. You may also choose to check out  Airbnb and VRBO for additional options! Northport, Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau and Glen Arbor are all a short drive as well.