Visit the Light - Charity Island Lighthouse
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Give the Gift of Summer this Holiday Season
with Charity Island Excursions


Award Winning

“Island Lighthouse Dining & Wine Tasting Adventure Cruise”

Listed Number One of Top Ten Great Water Adventures in Michigan!

Whats New for 2016

We are happy to announce we will be offering Charity Island Dinner Cruise departures from Brown’s Landing in 2016 ! Browns Landing is located 12 miles north of Au Gres at 1187 Dyer Road, Tawas, Michigan 48763



Our Signature "1857 Island Lighthouse Dining Adventure Cruise" to Charity Island beginning Saturday May 28th will run every Weekend through the second Saturday in October. For the General Public we run every Friday, Saturday, & Sundays and typically have tour groups on weekdays with a General Public seats also available on those dates. Call for weekday availability.

Scheduled Departure Dates and Times are subject to change so check our departure schedule often!

Reservations are Strongly recommended Call 989-254-7710

Dinner Cruise Trips will be departing from both Browns Landing just North of Au Gres, MI and Caseville, MI. Caseville departures will be from Caseville Municipal Harbor 6632 Main St, Caseville, MI 48725

Embark on a Journey to the 1880's and experience Great Lakes Maritime History and a unique dining experience at a lighthouse built in 1857.

Complete Trip Description Follows Below:

Boat ride to the Island Island

The Trip to the Island

Our Signature Cruise begins with a leisurely one hour boat ride
across Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron to Charity Island with appetizers
and complementary soft drinks and bottle water.

"Guest may bring their own adult beverage along to enjoy on the boat -
but they must be left on the boat".

Arriving at Charity Island Marina

Arriving at Charity Island Marina debarking at the island

A Short Walk through a Beautiful Forest And Arriving at Island Lighthouse

trail to the lighthouse Lightkeepers Home

Island History Stories, followed by an Island Dinner

Island history awaits you

Your Table is waiting

Your Table is waiting

Crusty Artisan French Bread baked In

Island woodburning stove

Fresh bread Island woodburing stove

The Entrees

Served at the Lightkeepers house on Charity Island !
Lake Huron takes first prize with
Delicious Great Lakes Yellow Perch
(Lightly breaded & Deep Fried, mmmmm)

Lake Perch

and for Beef Lovers
Succulent Sauteed Tenderloin Steak Tips

Flaming Woks

The Tenderloin Steak Tips, Fire Seared to Medium Rare
in Flaming Woks within view of the Guests providing
an entertaining show that delights everyone!

Side Dishes:

Sauteed Fresh Michigan Vegetable Medley
Michigan Baby Red Potatoes Poached in Fresh Dill Broth

Diners may opt to purchase a glass of one of our
Michigan Wines that have been
crafted and bottled here in Au Gres, Michigan
for Charity island Excursions using
Grapes, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries & Pears
all Grown locally.

dinner is served Michigan wine

After Dinner & tours of the Home, visit the gift shop, or relax
in a rocking chair on the porch of the lightkeepers home
and enjoy the quiet Island ambience

porch of the lightkeepers home.catch the sunset half way back to the mainland

The return trip is timed to catch the sunset half way back to the
mainland while strawberry topped cheesecake
is served with fresh brewed coffee.

All those flavors uniquely blended with an entertaining
Lake Huron Maritime History Presentation!
Almost to much fun !

To Book & for Group Pricing
Call Karen at 989 254 7710


Charity Island Excursions

Call us today for Group rates and
departure times: 989 254 7710

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