Cheboygan, Michigan is the land of great waters, where Michigan’s Inland Waterway meets the Straits of Mackinac. Our home port is the gateway to Lake Huron, Mackinac Island, the North Channel, and Lake Michigan. The Cheboygan Yacht Club is truly blessed by one of the most dramatic boating and yachting locations on the planet.

Our clubhouse is located in the lower level of the Pier 33 Restaurant along the banks of the Cheboygan River near the historic downtown Cheboygan. While many of our members dock at their own properties on Black River, the Cheboygan River, or along the shorelines of the marvelous inland lakes of Mullett or Burt Lake the Duncan Bay Boat Club and Cheboygan County Marina .


The Mackinac Bridge

The Straits of Mackinac – Lake Huron – Lake Michigan – The North Channel

The waters and destinations a short sail or yacht experience from Cheboygan are world renowned. Mysterious Bois Blanc Island in the South Channel, the great lighthouses of the Straits of Mackinac, historic Mackinac Island and the majestic Mackinac Bridge beckon yachts and boats from all over the Great Lakes. They’re all in the Cheboygan Yacht Club’s backyard.

In nautical circles throughout the north, the names roll off sailors’ tongues like poetry…the Les Cheneaux Islands, The North Channel, Drummond Island, St. Martin’s Bay, Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.

Where else in the Great Lakes or the world could you find this kind of freshwater boating magic? Nowhere.

Michigan’s Great Inland Waterway

The Great Inland Waterway is one of the true wonders of the great outdoors in northern Michigan. From our headquarters at Pier 33 along the Cheboygan River in Cheboygan, remarkable landscapes and blue waters to the south and west open like a flower to the avid boater. For over 140 years, the only inland waterway in the Great Lakes has drawn vacationers and residents to the endless summer journeys from Cheboygan to the immense and beautiful Mullett Lake and beyond to the Indian River, spectacular Burt Lake, Crooked River, Pickerel Lake and Crooked Lake.

Together, these pristine waters are truly a boater’s dream. And the members of Cheboygan Yacht Club pinch themselves each summer. We revel in the fact that the remarkable natural resources of the lakes and rivers of far northeast Michigan is our home.

Our diverse boating opportunities are one of the reasons our membership water craft come in all sizes and descriptions. We’re a unique group of people passionate for the sport of boating and the camaraderie it builds and the enduring friendships it creates.