Classic Lake Tour

Classic Lake Tour

Step aboard the Emita II for a unique excursion that tells the story of Lake Michigan and the surrounding area. The journey begins with a short cruise up the channel along Washington Park and out to the lake. Then sit back and relax as you pass the lighthouse and enter the cool waters of Lake Michigan for expansive views of the shoreline and the Indiana Dunes. Take the selfie of a lifetime on this inspirational experience!

Classic Lake Tours are  offered: Monday – Thursday at 2pm (central standard time)

We are open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day! Please note that hours are subject to change due to weather and water conditions. Call us to confirm early or late season: 269-231-5867.



Many tours sell out so it is recommended to arrive early. Boarding starts 30 Minutes prior to departure

Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable to other tours, times, or dates.
All tours are weather permitting and schedule may change daily.

Ticket sales close 5 minutes prior to departure.

Schedule subject to change without notice.

All tours subject to availability.

About the Emita II

Two Decks for your Viewing Pleasure

The Emita II has an expansive upper deck which offers spectacular views of the Shoreline and Lake Michigan. The Emita II also features an indoor lounge on the bottom deck with speakers to hear the tour guide’s narration. The lounge area offers windows on both sides of the vessel to still be able to see the sights during your tour.

General Cruise Information

Boarding for each tour will begin 30 minutes before the tour time. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first served.  All tickets are non-refundable, however, in the event you are unable to make your scheduled tour date or miss the boat, all tickets are transferrable to another time, date, or tour. Tours depart rain or shine. However, in cases of severe weather, if the Captain deems it unsafe and cancels the tour, all guests will be refunded. Information about wheelchair accessibility to our docks/vessels can be found on our ADA & Accessibility page. There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it may be subject to search.

Restrooms, Food, and Drinks

Also located on the bottom deck of the Emita II are restrooms and a full service bar with snacks and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. All vessel bars accept cash and all major credit cards.


Our Main Dock is located at Millennium Plaza along Trail Creek. There is limited free parking at 1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN. Additional parking is available at Washington Park for a daily fee of $8. GET DIRECTIONS


$32 - Adult
$18 - Child (3-11)
Free - Infant

Classic Lake Tour

Took the classic lake tour for a party if 6. Had a blast. Vic and his crew were perfect and knowledgeable in the details of all of the sites along the way. Will go again!

Hal O.

Chicago, IL

Classic Lake Tour

Took the 90 minute classic tour. The tour guide Bella gave some interesting information but also let us just enjoy the ride in peace. The captain let the kids steer the boat for a bit! On the way back we stood at the front of the boat and got splashed by the waves! Just an all around good family time!!!

Michael Copas

Michigan City, IN

Classic Lake Tour

when Emita II first makes its appearance in the harbor, it’s the highlight of my spring! Summer fun is just around the corner. We had a great cruise tonight as usual. Emita II is a “do not miss” experience.

Tom Znavor

Michigan City, MI