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Address: 282 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
Phone Number: (269) 470-6100
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Beautiful & enjoyable trip on the water

We went on the 2:00 cruise and had a delightful time. The cost was $35 per person, which was one of the better rates we found in the area. The boat has a very cool history and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We went on the 2:00 cruise and had a delightful time. The cost was $35 per person, which was one of the better rates we found in the area. The boat has a very cool history and is comfortable. There is an area to sit with an overhang for shade or you can go up on the top deck for... More 

1 Thank JMR1590
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

My family, consisting of an 8 year old, a 28 year old young man with a cognitive disability, my husband and myself, planned to go on a Pirate adventure with Captain Bob aboard the Elsie J, but the big lake wasn't prepared for that (very rough waters). Rather than just cancelling, Captain Bob asked us to join his Sunset Cruise.... More 

Thank yankeeaggie
Warsaw, Indiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We hit it out of the park when we picked a sunset cruise with Jensen Charters to celebrate my parents' 60th anniversary. Bob and Kathy made it incredibly personal and special. Bob let my 83 year old father sit with him in the pilot's house and it brought back wonderful memories for him of his years in the Coast Guard.... More 

2 Thank Cairnells
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I took a sunset cruise with Bob and Kathy and it was amazing. We were told the interesting history of the Elsie and so many educating tidbits about Lake Michigan and South Haven. What a wealth of knowledge they both have. The boat is unique and the sunset was indescribable. Beautiful doesnt even begin to describe the... More 

Thank Heather L
Schaumburg, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Bob and Kathy are wonderful, friendly people! Very accommodating and proud of their boat and it's history. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Thank krisob2014
Kokomo, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a fantastic time being able to take a beautiful sunset cruise on a piece of Great Lakes history. The vessel, the Elsie J, is an operating piece of history that has been in the Jensen family for 3 generations. She had been used as a fishing boat for about 30 years. Imagine all the people that were fed by... More 

Thank Terry B
Crown Point, Indiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We booked this trip sight unseen and were a bit worried when we arrived on the dock..but, I am so glad we went through with it. Captain Bob takes such pride in his family's history and the tugboat. After talking to us about the history of the vessel and showing us how he starts the boat, we were off. The... More 

1 Thank Denise J
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were a little worried when we first saw this boat. Same day booking so it was like what have we gotten ourselves in for! I have to say we had a wonderful time! Bob and Kathy were so nice and the character and story of this boat made our little journey so much more enjoyable. They made all their... More 

1 Thank Annamo1962
Beavercreek, Ohio
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

There are plenty of sunset cruises available, but the journey with Jensen was the experience of traveling back in time to when boats were started by oiling engines instead of turning keys and fortitude mattered more than flare. Bob and Kathy are truly gracious hosts. Without pretense, they share their authentic love of boating and pride in the family history... More 

2 Thank Artful_D0dger
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

During our stay in South Haven, we booked a sunset cruise on the Elsie J, a vintage fishing tug from days gone by. Captain Bob and his wife, Kathy, were our guides and we had a wonderful time. Kathy shared the family history of the tug and made us feel very welcomed. We were onboard with a family who had... More 

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