• Mackinaw City Weekend – Choose Your Weekend

Mackinaw City Weekend – Choose Your Weekend

For the past few years, this trip has had such a long waiting list that we decided to run five weekends. Grab your friends, grab your tanks and head to Mackinac. Dive the recently discovered Dolphin shipwreck; she is beautiful and sits intact in 110ft of water. This 2-mast schooner collided with the bark Badger State in 1869 and sank within 20 minutes. She was rediscovered in 2021. We dove on the Dolphin several times last year. She has an intact cabin and wheel, masts on the deck and several hatches still in place. The Dolphin is just one of many signature shipwrecks of Mackinac.


The Sandusky Brig is another and exactly what you imagine an 18th-century shipwreck to look like. She sits upright and sports a scroll figurehead, bowsprit with chains, windlass and anchors.


The Eber Ward is a staff favorite. This wooden steamer has three anchors and a large steam engine.

The largest shipwreck is the Cedarville, a massive freighter that is difficult to explore on just one dive.


The wreck of the Young is a 100-year-old schooner barge that was discovered in 2002.


The William H. Barnum wreck lies in 58-75ft of water after hitting the ice and is perfect for intermediate divers.


So is the Maitland wreck. She was in tow when colliding with the Golden Harvest Steamer and now rests in a watery grave. 


But wait, there's more. Mackinac is the perfect summer weekend vacation. Come early or stay longer because there is plenty to see. Besides diving, there are endless scenic hikes, the famous 'Mighty Mac' bridge, picturesque Mackinac Island, historical forts and lighthouses and the Headlands International Dark Sky Park for star gazing and possibly seeing aurora borealis.


Mackinac is a 2-day package that includes a 2-tank morning dive on Saturday & Sunday, 4 dives total.

Divers: Advance to Master Diver (or equivalent experience) plus comfortable in cold-water conditions.

Dive time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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Availability: Contact us for booking information

Payment: All payments are due at the time of booking for one-day charters.  For weekend trips, a $200 nonrefundable deposit is needed to guarantee space. If we need to cancel a trip for any reason (weather, boat issues, etc.) we will either reschedule the trip or offer you a gift card for the original purchase price. However, if you need to cancel, please know that all trips are non-refundable unless the space can be refilled. If space is refilled, 50% of the trip total cost is refundable and the remainder goes to cover administration costs.  

Weather Policy: Those ships are on the bottom for a reason and mostly because of the weather.  The Great Lakes can be rough, and your safety is our utmost concern. Sometimes it is necessary to cancel charters without much notice due to water conditions. For one-day charters, we will call you as early as possible with cancellation news with the hopes that you do not make a drive to the destination for nothing. 

Thermal Protection: Most people use 7mm wetsuits and hoods, boots and gloves. A drysuit is wonderful but not necessary to explore our Great Lake shipwrecks. The exception is for technical dives when dry suits are a must. Dry suit classes and rentals are available. Water temperatures range from the low 40’s to the high 60’s.

​Gas Surcharges: All prices are based on current gas costs and taxes. If there is an increase in either, the prices listed are subject to change.

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