The Port of Muskegon is one of the Great Lakes most popular cruise ship destinations.
With a unique combination of great art and great outdoors, the port has something for everyone to enjoy. The deep water of Muskegon Lake provides a safe harbor for vessels of all sizes with world-class marine services.
Docking Facilities and Reservations
Ships will enter Muskegon Lake through a deep water channel. The maximum depth of Muskegon Lake is 79 feet while the size is 12 square miles. For cruise ship dock reservations and services contact Bob Lukens or call 231-724-3103
For cargo, material handling, and storage, contact West Michigan Port Operators
Excursion Planning and Dockside Welcome
Great Art! Great Outdoors!
Muskegon is a very unique place where you can experience an outdoor adventure and/or museums, maritime ships, and Victorian home tours all in one day! Most sites are within walking distance or a short ride away.
The Muskegon Lakeshore chamber can coordinate hop-on/hop-off bus tours and customized guided tours to fit your schedule. For planning assistance, transportation, and guide arrangements contact Linden Peterson or call 231-722-3751
Arts and History Tours: Muskegon has something for every passenger to enjoy with over 9 museum facilities in the Historic District! The professionally manage and accredited programs can be combined for half for full-day excursions.
- Muskegon Museum of Art
- Muskegon Heritage Business & Industry Museum
- Victorian Hackley Home Tours
- Fire Barn and Depression Home
- Public Art and Architecture Tour Maps
Maritime Museums: Walk where heroes walked! Learn how the Great Lakes are part of our WWII victory stories. Full ship tours or chats with veterans who volunteer and help maintain the museums. Visit the lighthouses for scenic beach views.
Outdoor or Eco-tourism Experiences:
- Miles of Hiking and Biking through forests, sand dunes, and freshwater beaches
- Zipline above the White Pine Forest, with Archery and Trail Quests programs
- Beach BBQ Excursion
- Science Presentations on Great Lake Water Restoration, Save the Lakes discussions
- NOAA and GVSU Annis Water Research
The Port of Muskegon is the eastern host for the Lake Express High-Speed Ferry as well the local Aquastar. We are also the host to multiple Great Lakes Cruise Lines including the Pearl Mist, Victory I & II, and Le Champlain. On the commercial side, our facilities and marine services are world-class.
In addition to commercial facilities, 12 recreational marinas operate on Muskegon Lake with over 20 fishing operations.
There is always a need for volunteers to help welcome passengers to our wonderful city! Trolley guide and volunteer training are provided by the Chamber in early/mid Spring. For information, call 231-722-3751 or by emailing Linden Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cruise Ship Schedule