Full Day – Single Angler – $425

  • Trip Duration: 7-9 Hours
  • Streamside Meal
  • Available Year-Round

Full Day – Two Anglers – $450

  • Trip Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Streamside Meal
  • Available Year-Round

Half Day – 1 or 2 Anglers – $350

  • Trip Duration: 4-5 hours
  • No Meal
  • Available Year-Round


ECO-TOURS are geared toward those interested in floating down the Au Sable or Manistee rivers taking in the flora and fauna without fishing. This is especially beneficial for “birders” in the spring and fall when area bird species are migrating.

I am not a birder but I love the outdoors and all the flora and fauna in northern Michigan. Upon request, I will stop the boat so guests may observe and or listen to the flora and fauna. The following are my guided float durations and rates, for one or two clients:

  • Half Day Float (4-5 hours) –                     $300
  • Full Day Float (7-9 hours) –                      $400

Clients are responsible for bringing their own personal items such as cameras, binoculars, rain gear, snacks/meals, beverages other than water, etc. A fishing license is not required and no fishing gear will be on the boat. Water will be provided.

I am a certified USCG Captain and trained in Infant/Child/Adult American Red Cross First Aid. The boat is equipped with life jackets and First Aid equipment, should the need arise.

Instructional Rates (aside from guiding trips)- $75/Hour

  • Minimum 2 hours
  • Rate Includes 1 or 2 Students.
  • Typically Available Mid April Through October.