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.

2024 Cruise Ship Schedule

Sunday, June 2nd – Pearl Mist
Tuesday, June 4th – Pearl Mist
Wednesday, June 5th – Pearl Mist
Monday, July 22nd- Pearl Mist
Wednesday, July 24th – Pearl Mist
Thursday, July 25th – Pearl Mist
Tuesday, Aug 13th – Pearl Mist
Thursday, Aug 15th – Pearl Mist
Friday, Aug 16th – Pearl Mist
Tuesday, Aug 27th – Pearl Mist
Thursday, Aug 29th – Pearl Mist
Friday, Aug 30th – Pearl Mist
Thursday, Aug 31st – Le Bellot
Monday, Sep 2nd – Le Bellot
Saturday, Sept 14th – Le Bellot
Monday, Sept 16th = Le Bellot
Wednesday, Sept 18th – Pearl Mist
Friday, Sept 20th – Pearl Mist
Saturday, Sept 21st – Pearl Mist
Saturday, Oct 12th – Le Bellot

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 Muskegon Tour Co. or call 231-855-TOUR (8687)

One Day in Muskegon Guide


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.



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:

Additional Operations

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 Muskegon Tour Company. Please contact Rick Murak at or 231-855-8687.


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