"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.
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.
Tour trip options.
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. Every Tuesday, Wensday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday between June - Labor Day we collaborate with Friends Good Will to do a reenactment of a priate treasure raid. Please call for questions about any special needs.
Starting at $37 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.
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.
Captain KATHY is an ordained and licensed minister and officiant for weddings so join us on the Elsie J for your special day. Email or call us and we'll help you arrange your perfect day.