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Hop Aboard The Grand Lady Riverboat

Posted at 2:54 AM, Jun 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-10 07:47:44-04
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The Grand Lady Riverboat

JENISON, Mich. (June 10, 2014) — It’s a vein that’s filled with rich West Michigan history and The Grand Lady Riverboat allows you to explore the Grand River while taking in amazing music and food.

The Grand Lady is actually a modern steamboat that reflects the style similar to the 1800s. Equipped with two stern paddle wheels, The Grand Lady can maneuver easily through narrow channels and sandbars because of her shallow draft.

Cruises leave from the dock at 775 Taylor St. in Jenison and heads all the way to the mouth of the river at Grand Haven. A round trip cruise lasts about five hours with food, live music and bar facilities available. You can take part in the scheduled cruises or even rent the boat for your big event such as school trips, weddings and historic tours. Capacity for the boat is 140.

The cruises run from May 1 through October 31. When using your GPS to get to the dock, please use 805 Taylor St., Jenison, Mich. 49428.

Upcoming cruises include:

  • Happy Hour: June 12
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Music by: Adams Family Band
  • Must be 21; reservations encouraged
  • Picnic buffet w/ hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, pulled pork and sides
  • Adult cruise only: $10     Adult cruise w/buffet: $22/person
  • Click here to purchase tickets
  • Grilled Picnic Cruise: June 13
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, pulled pork and sides
  • Adult Cruise (no food): $15; Adult w/buffet: $27, kids 10 and under are half-price
  • Must call for reservations: 616-347-4837
  • Father’s Day: Sunday BYO Picnic Cruise
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Board at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Bring-Your-Own picnic (no liquids allowed)
  • Beverages available to purchase along with hot fudge sundaes, root beer floats, pretzels, popcorn and candy bars
  • Adults: $15, kids 10 and under are free with adult
  • Captain narrates Steamboat History and the Grand River
  • Kids have a chance to steer the big wheel
  • Reservations encouraged: 616-45-RIVER or click here

To see a full list of wonderful, upcoming trips, visit