Ludington is Lake Michigan’s #1 fishing port, and businesses in this harbor town have easily earned a reputation for accommodating boaters. Whether it’s a marina, fishing charter or restaurant, locals understand what it takes to spend time on the lake, provide the items you need and make each day special.
The Ludington Municipal Marina is conveniently located near Downtown Ludington, where grocery markets, retail shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. It offers a deep-water port, as well as transient dockage accommodations, for vessels up to 125 feet in length.
The marina boasts amenities including dockside water, electrical, cable and free wifi. Boaters can also enjoy a day room with TV, washer/dryer, kitchenette, coffee, and clean bathrooms and showers. Its season runs from April 15 through October 15.
Looking for fun family fishing on Lake Michigan? Ludington has more than 25 licensed charter boats and fishing guides.The Ludington Charter Boat Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing you direction to professional fishing charters in the Ludington area. The LCBA website provides information about licensed charter captains to serve your fishing needs.
LCBA member captains are not only skilled professional fishermen; they are US Coast Guard licensed, fully insured, participate in drug safety screening, and their vessels are Michigan DNR Safety inspected. You can be sure the captain you call is fully certified and qualified if he/she is listed on the LCBA website. To book your fun charter fishing experience: 1) Pick a date. 2) Go to the LCBA website, find boats under the fishing charters tab. 3) Directly contact captains by email or phone. You may also call 800-927-3470.
Find recent fishing experiences from May through September below.
At the close of your fishing session, try the local brewery that’s known for its annual event, the Blessing of the Boats. Located on South James Street in close proximity to marinas, Ludington Bay Brewing Co. is one of the first must-see locations when you arrive in town. As you sit inside its stunning tap room or outside on the patio, you will be dazzled by the carefully curated menu meant to pair perfectly with its two dozen artisan ales and lagers on draft.
Ludington Bay Brewing has built a place where people can share memorable experiences over a carefully crafted pint. The staff prides itself on bringing communities together and strives to source ingredients, materials and talents in the local area. With that in mind, all Ludington Bay beer is brewed right here on the shores of Lake Michigan.
From American Wheat and ESB to 9 WT. IPA and a Belgian Tripel, the large craft beer selection is second to none. LBBC boasts a number of seasonal finds, including Summer Fling, Pumpkin Cream Ale, and 12 flavors of D’Booty it rolls out each fall.
During your visit to the tap room, you’ll want to try the pizza & beer special for $20 (dill pickle and crab rangoon pizzas are on the menu), or other favorites like adult mac & cheese and shrimp tacos. Friday nights are highlighted by live music, and you might also catch a weekend game on two flat screens in the patio area, also decked out with a fireplace and heaters for cool evenings.
For more info, head to the LBBC website, ludingtonbaybrewing.com.