Chasin’ Tail Charters

Captain John Roby has been an avid fisherman for over 40 years. He has fished inland lakes as well as the Great Lakes for decades. John has taken many a crew out on successful fishing expeditions for years. After much coaxing from family and friends John decided to officially get his captains license and start a Mackinaw Charter Fishing Service in 2013.
We offer Fishing Charters out of Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Cheboygan, St. Ignace Michigan and Charter Fishing in all of Northern Lake Huron.

Come spend a day of Sport Fishing on beautiful Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Straits aboard one of our fully rigged charter boats. We fish May through October out of the port of Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, St, Ignace and Cheboygan, the premiere ports on Upper Lake Huron. What you can expect on the trip is a friendly Crew, that includes a knowledgeable, experienced, licensed Captain and First Mate who will work hard to safely put you on fish. Our lake Huron Charter Boats are licensed to carry up to 6 passengers and are fully equipped with all the necessary safety gear, latest high-end electronics and fishing equipment/tackle. Charter boats also have private on board restrooms. Let us handle all the labor while you sit back and fight the fish of a lifetime. Most of our trips we target Chinook “King” Salmon, which can reach the 30# mark. These fish are hard fighting and don’t give up easy. As a bonus on many trips we will boat SteelheadCoho SalmonLake Trout and Brown Trout. Lake Huron fishing charters are perfect for all, from young to old and from first timers to seasoned anglers. Looking for a new corporate activity or Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party? We offer multiple boats to accommodate parties of all sizes.

  • Captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed and First Aid/CPR certified
  • All Boats are insured and inspected by Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

107 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

E.U.P. Fishing Charters

Join us for a relaxing and exciting day of fishing on the gin clear waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Fish in CALM waters within view of Mackinac Island and the world famous Mackinac Bridge. For fishing and beautiful scenery, the Straits of Mackinac is probably one of the best kept secrets on the Great Lakes. Osprey VI is our 30′ Tiara (with dual 350 h.p. engines) sport fishing boat with a hardtop, cuddly cabin and a clean private bathroom. Osprey VI is fully equipped with the latest electronics, radar and fishing gear and is inspected annually by the Michigan DNR. Call 251-504-1046 to schedule your trip today!

314 Murray St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Headlands, The, an International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands was established in the late 1950s when Roger McCormick hired a helicopter and dropped 50lb. sacks of flour to mark the boundaries of a property he desired to purchase.

The Park contains approximately 550 acres of pristine woodlands, more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Visitors to the Headlands may experience sightings of the many wild animals native to the area including: bald eagles, osprey, white tail deer, wild turkeys, coyotes and occasionally a black bear. Marked nature trails guide hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and nature photographers to experience the park throughout the changing seasons.

The Headlands offers two facilities for rental by the public. The Guest House provides accommodations for 22 people in four bedrooms on three levels. There are 3 floors with 3 full baths (one per floor), a complete kitchen and a conference area. Linens are provided. the Waterfront Event Center is available for rent as well, with information available on the “About” tab.

The vision and cooperation of the following organizations and government units made this property available to the public: The McCormick Foundation, The Village of Mackinaw City, Emmet County, The Schott Foundation, The Little Traverse Conservancy, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Becoming an International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands became one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks in the world in 2011, a prestigious designation bestowed by the International Dark Sky Association in Tucson, Arizona, after a rigorous application and review process. What it means in a nutshell? The Headlands will stay dark and protected, forever, thanks to a commitment by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners.

7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Club

The Mackinaw Club winds through 310 acres of natural wetlands and streams, along mature forests and rolling meadows. The 6,807 yard long design finishes each hole with elevated greens with manicured bent grass greens. The course is designed for players of all ages and abilities.

11891 Mackinaw Hwy.
Carp Lake, MI 49718 

Mackinaw Reception & Conference Center

Whether you’ve been planning your celebration for years or just months, Mackinaw Reception and Conference Center is the perfect location for your event in the Straits area. Opened in 2005, our facility is open all year and can accommodate both small and large groups.

The Mackinaw Reception and Conference Center is an ideal location for many events, including wedding celebrations, reunions, corporate meetings, holiday parties, fundraisers, community events, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and graduation parties.

Be sure to browse our web site for detailed information regarding our facility, amenities, and rental policies. Questions? Please contact us by telephone at (231)-436-5247 or (231)-436-5561 or by e-mailing us at

We look forward to working with you as you plan your upcoming event!

600 W. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

North Shore Sport Fishing Charters

North Shore Fishing Charters is located in St. Ignace, MI and is owned and operated by commercially licensed Captain Chris Becker. Chris specializes in Trout and Salmon Fishing on the Straits of Mackinac within view of beautiful Mackinac Island and the famous Mackinac Bridge. Prices are extremely competitive at North Shore Charters,  and we offer full-day and half-day trips.

1148 Hombach
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Bring the family to see Oswald’s Bear Ranch! This complex is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald’s Bear Ranch as grown tremendously over the years. We now have 29 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 smaller habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat. Oswald’s Bear Ranch is one of the top ten family friendly Upper Michigan Attractions that is affordable and fun.

Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls. Turn left at 4 Mile Corner (Deer Park Rd., Muskallonge Lake, H-37 H-407). Then it’s 4 1/2 more miles to see the home of Tyson Bear (died July 2, 2000) certified weight of 880 lbs. The Largest Black Bear in the U.S. and possibly the World.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch has 4 habitats that allow visitors to explore the perimeters and view these great live roaming bears. Platforms allow visitors to have a barrier free view of the bears. This is a great place to bring the family.

Open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Sept. 30th
(Closed from Oct 1st until Memorial Day weekend)
Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. After Labor Day, hours are from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: $20 per vehicle or $10 for lone traveler.

Oswald's Bear Ranch

Newberry, MI 49868 US