Port o’ Call
The Straits of Mackinac beckons you to discover St. Ignace and it’s incredible beauty and charm. This Port o’ Call is well known for its lakeshore activities, outdoor entertainment, shops, restaurants, things to do, attractions, museums, golfing, and rich native, French and American history. Visitors will also enjoy the one mile long Huron Boardwalk that starts near the St. Igance Marina and continues along the waterfront. There are many great attractions along the way.
Visitors can enjoy numerous free activities. Locals on the Bay, Free Waterfront Entertainment, Bayside Live! Fireworks every Saturday from July 4th to Labor Day, Wine and Beer Tasting, Historic Walking Tours and more.
Recreational Lake Huron and Moran Bay Water and Boating Activities
St. Ignace is the ideal place to enjoy recreational water and boating activities. Come and begin your outdoor water filled adventure with us. We can help you make all of your vacation dreams a reality. Sailing, swimming, boating, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing, diving and exploring our area can all begin here.
Come and discover the Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve. View incredible shipwrecks such as the Cayuga, Cedarville, Fred McBrier, J.H. Tiffany, the Mailand, and more. See up to 20 shipwrecks up close with visibility of 20 to 50 feet. We have are dive charters that can assist you exploration of these great vessels of long ago.
Excellent fishing abounds in Moran Bay. Our area fish species include: steelhead, salmon, bass, pike, and muskie, just to name a few. There are also many opportunities for charter boat fishing in our area. Fishing is seasonal, so please check with the Michigan DNR website to ensure “in season” catches.
St. Ignace Area History
Michilimackinac Cove, also known as the Kiwanis Beach Park, is located just east of the St. Ignace Marina. It is across from the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and the resting place of Father Marquette. It is a famous landing place for 17th century adventurers, explorers, voyaguers, traders, coureurs de bois, soldiers and missionaries, who followed indian routes to this shore; Brule, Nicolet, Dablon, Marquette, Perrot, Jolliet, LaSalle, Hennepin, de Tonty, Duluth, Lahontan, Cadillac, making history here.