How it all began…
Captain Gary has been boating for most of his life and has been a captain for the last 20 years. He started a successful sailing tour company in Charlevoix 15 years ago and has taken over 25,000 people sailing and inspired 8 other people to become captains. He has sailed the Caribbean and Pacific ocean with over 30,000 miles under his keel.
Five years ago Gary toured the Inland Waterway on his friend Emil’s pontoon boat. The two of them love this waterway and invite you to also experience it’s beauty, tranquility and wildlife with Riverboat Tours.
We are very excited to take you on a tour of Crooked River It is a very beautiful part of Northern Michigan that can only be enjoyed from the water. Crooked River is part of Michigan’s historical Inland Waterway connecting Crooked Lake to Burt Lake.
Our trip begins between the two lakes in the charming town of Alanson. From there you will be able to view the world’s shortest swing bridge.
The river twists and turns with fabulous views the whole way. We will glide past many wonderful cottages and homes along the banks of the river as well as many uninhabited natural areas. We never know what wildlife might pop out to say hello. We might see Eagles, osprey, swans, geese, beaver and deer.
In addition to enjoying the wildlife of the river, you will notice that the waterway is enjoyed by many boaters making their way to the lakes. Fisherman, pleasure boaters and kayakers all use the waterway. Now you too can enjoy the Inland Waterway without having to own a boat!