When are Pointer Boat tours offered?
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11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm for single ticket boat tours.  The 5 pm and 7 pm are for full boat ticket purchases. There is also an 8:30 pm sunset tour offered May – July. 

How much are tickets?
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Single Tickets $29.50  (plus ticket fees)

Full Boat Tickets $350 (plus ticket fees)

Prices subject to change.  Tickets subject to availability.

Where can I purchase tickets?
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How long is the Pointer Boat Tour?
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Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

How many guests can be on the boat at one time?
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12-person max. All ages are considered a “person” EXCEPT an infant 6 months or younger is considered a “babe in arms” and must be in the parent’s arms for the boat tour.

Do I need to pay for a child that is 7 months old and older?
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Yes.  Full price tickets for all guests who are not a “babe in arms.”

Why is there a 12-person max?
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Stafford’s Pointer Boat is licensed for 12 guests plus a captain and first mate.  Should something catastrophic happen, the US Coast Guard will be looking for the 12 guests on the manifest.

Do I need to supply my own life jacket?
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The boat has life vests for adults, children, toddlers and infants.  You are welcome to bring your own if you would prefer.

Where does the boat tour go?
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A tour of hugging the shoreline of Harbor Springs’ Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Point and Wequetonsing

Where do I go to meet the boat?
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Your confirmation email will have instructions of where to meet a Pointer Boat staff member to show you to the boat

How do I cancel my boat tour and get a refund?
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Unfortunately, we do not do refunds.

How is inclement weather handled?
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The captain’s will make a decision on each boat ride as the day goes on and a Pointer Boat host will call you to refund or reschedule.

How do I order food and beverage to take with me?
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Once you book your boat tour, you will receive a confirmation email from pointerboat@staffords.com with a food and beverage menu attached. You may call 231-881-8048 between 10 am and 1 pm to place an order with our Pointer Boat hosts, within a 24-hour notice. Please note, food from Stafford’s Pier kitchen is available during business hours.

May I bring my own food and beverage on the boat?
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Unfortunately, no. Our license allows for food and beverage from Stafford’s Pier Restaurant only.