"Take a Ride on a bit of South Haven history "
About The Elsie J
The ELSIE J. is a 48 ft. x 13 ft. fishing tug that was built by the Burger Boat Co.in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1945 for Chris Jensen of South Haven, Michigan.
The Elsie J. has undergone several changes over the years to include the addition of the pilothouse and modification of the stern for passengers. We are able to accommodate up to 17 passingers.
Chris Jensen began commercially fishing aboard the Elsie J. just after taking delivery of her in 1945. His son Chuck eventually took over the family business and fished aboard the Elsei J. until 1976 when commercial fishing was banned on the Great Lakes.
Equipped with her original 75-90 hp. Kahlenberg Oil Engine, the boat is still at South Haven operating as a licensed charter boat by the original owner's grandson, Captain Bob Jensen.
Explore the shore.
Passengers will have plenty of room to enjoy the view and tour the tug. Tickets are available individually or for private parties and passengers may bring refreshments if desired. Please call for questions about any special needs.
Starting at $200 for up to three people
Pirate Treasure Trip
Passengers will have a one of a kind opportunity on board our boat ElsieJ. Tuesday, Wensday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday between June - Labor Day. Help us trick the priates so we can find and abscond with their treasure.
Please call for questions about any special needs.
Starting at $42 per person. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring family and friends to join us on our day/morning cruises, perfect setting for those who want to enjoy the lake at it's best time. Please call for questions about any special needs.
Starting at $150 for up to three people.
Plan your own special event aboard the Elsie J. Email or call us and we'll help you arrange everything to make your cruise truly unique. As much as possible we will accommodate you with trip times and the length of your cruise and can hold up to 17 passengers.
Bachelorette / Bachelor Parties
Plan your bachelorette or bachelor party board the Elsie J. A unique boat were you can party up above in the sun or down below. Contact us and we'll help you arrange everything to make your cruise truly unique. As much as possible we will accommodate you with trip times and the length of your cruise.