Riding With A Ranger Tour

Join us on our Riding with a Ranger Tour led by the Indiana Dunes National Park Rangers. Guests of all ages will have a chance to earn a Junior Ranger Badge while having a great time. This 90 minute tour will be filled with fun and facts for the whole family. Tour starts in Michigan City and follows the shoreline of the National Park out and back.

Riding with a Ranger Tours are offered: Friday – Sunday at 11am & 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.


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


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. WE ARE LOCATED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM. There is free parking at 1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN.  GET DIRECTIONS