It's a boat! It's a bar!
It's a...bike boat?
West Michigan Cycleboat gives you the unique opportunity to throw your own private party right on the water in our one of a kind party barge. We are the first "Cycleboat" on the west side of the state - a 12 passenger pedal powered charter boat! You've seen the bar bikes and now we're bringing it to the water!
Find your seat at the bar, grab a drink (or two) and start peddling around Kalamazoo Lake in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. You pedal, a captain steers and when you’re tired turn on the motor! We rent you the whole cycleboat for 2 hours so it is the same cost for any amount of people up to 12. Contact us if your group is larger or smaller and we will work with you. The boat can fit 13 if necessary but not preferred. The Coast Guard requires you to hire a captain separately which you can do by clicking the button below. Choose the time slot you booked with us and the captain will meet you at the boat.
Cycleboat Questions? We’ve got answers!
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN RIDE?
Our boat comfortably holds 12 with 8 pedal stations and 4 bench seats. We can fit 13 if necessary but it is not ideal. Contact us if you have a bigger or smaller group and we will work with you. We can get another boat to cruise with the cycleboat for the rest of your group. People can switch boats at the halfway stop. See the form below to fill out if you have more or less than 12 people.
WHERE DOES THE TOUR START/END
Our starting and ending point is 219 N Union St. Douglas, MI right behind the Red Lighthouse off the highway.
WHAT HOURS DOES THE CYCLEBOAT RUN?
We run 7 days a week with tours running in 2 hour increments.
We go rain or shine because the boat is covered. If the weather is really bad such as lightening or high winds, we will work with you to reschedule or fully refund.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel or reschedule. We are very flexible and will work with you. We can fully refund if two weeks notice is given.
On the Cycle Boat:
West Michigan Cycleboat is a private charter for hire so this is your boat for two hours.
Safety is very important to all of us of course! We provide life jackets for all. You must sign the waiver found online and in the confirmation email to board the boat.
* No Swimming unfortunately
DO ALL RIDERS HAVE TO BE OVER 21?
No. All ages are welcome as long as those under 21 do not drink.
WHAT CAN I BRING?
You can bring any food or drink you would like beer, wine, liquor, cans or bottles, anything is fine. We do not provide ice or coolers so please bring your own. In our bar we have spots to put your coolers.
DO YOU HAVE MUSIC?
You are the DJ! Hook up your phone to our speakers via bluetooth.
Book your Cycle Boat ride today for the best bar ON the water in Saugatuck!
How can i book a captain?
We rent you the boat. To operate the boat we require everyone to hire a Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Their rate is $30 an hour so $60 for a 2 hour cruise. The captain will meet you at the boat before your tour. Click button below to book the captain for the time slot you booked with us.
If your group is more or less than 12 please let us know how many, what date and time you want and we will make it work. Thank you.
Things To Do In Saugatuck
Small Town. Big Party.
Obviously, a town that has a floating peddle pub is going to know how to have a good time. There’s so much this little town has to offer before, during and after your Cycleboat ride. Here are just a few...
Located directly on the water in downtown Saugatuck, the BARge has a roof top tiki bar (Yes. Tiki Bar.), full food menu and the best barstool views in town. Opening Summer 2018.
269-857-2194 : 528 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Did someone say canned wine?!?
Only a short walk from the dock, J. Petter Galleries will serve Cycleboat customers canned Pampelonne Sparkling French Wine Cocktails that can be brought ON the boat. Prayers. Answered.
269-857-2230 : 161 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406
Didn’t have time to stop at the store? No problem! Scooters is not only able to deliver a hot pizza right to the dock (that you can bring on-board), but they can also deliver beer. You heard right. Beer. DELIVERY!
269-857-1041 : 322 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453