To ensure your desired date, make your reservations well in advance.
$200 deposit required upon booking to confirm and hold your reservations. Cancellations or rescheduling must be received 1 week in advance.
1-4 people -- $800 minimum
5 people -- $900 ($180 per person)
6 people -- $990 ($165 per person)
*Gratuities Not Included*
1-4 people -- $700.00 minimum
5 people -- $800 ($160 per person)
6 people -- $900 ($150 per person)
*Gratuities Not Included*
1-6 people -- $120 hr (2 hr. minimum)
Though gratuities are not expected and very much appreciated, here is an article we have found to be very informational for those that aren't sure when and how much to tip to show their appreciation. https://www.hatchmag.com/articles/why-and-how-much-you-should-tip-your-fishing-guide/7714957
For The Best Experience, We Recommend You Bring The Following:
If you think you may be prone to motion sickness, take precautions. For example, taking an (over the counter) motion sickness preventative, or prescribed motion sickness medication by your doctor can be recommended as this is the Great Lake Michigan and we may have some motion out there.
Rates are subject to change.
Fishing licenses are NOT included in fishing rates. The Department of Natural Resources requires that every person fishing from age 17 and older obtain a Michigan issued fishing license for fishing in the state of MI. We offer 1 day licenses for purchase on the boat for your convenience. Cost of 1 day licenses are a total of $10. If you are a non-resident an extra $1 for a Michigan DNR Sportscard will be required if you haven't purchased one in the past or have lost it. If you would like to arrange your license ahead of time visit DNR's web page http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx. There is no price difference by purchasing through us. Please bring cash for license purchase.
For your safety, Captain Eric makes final weather decisions. In the event of inclement weather that poses threat to safety, the trip will be cancelled with the option of rescheduling or refund of deposit.
All rates figured from dock departure to dock arrival.
Michigan is on Eastern Time
To Make a Check Deposit Send To:
441 Parker Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI. 49022
Last, but not least....with the growing popularity of MI being a legal state for medical and recreational use of cannabis, please do not bring drugs on the boat.
We are governed by the United States Coast Guard and follow federal laws and regulations.
Click here for info: https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice-archive/2018/december/cannabis-and-boating
Big Bird Charters
143 Anchors Way Slip 94
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: Capt. Eric 269-243-0633
Capt. Jim 269-470-4149