Saugatuck Dune Rides

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Saugatuck Dune Rides
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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MItraveler28
Novi, MI4 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a lot of fun on this ride! Our guide/driver was very knowledgeable and very entertaining! Even though it was a foggy morning, he made the experience memorable and enjoyable! Due to the high demand, booking this experience required some research and patience! They only open ticket sales one week in advance to the day. I highly recommend going on their website right at 10 am one week prior to you wanting to do it and booking it right away. It fills up fast! We went on the 10 am ride and it was a bit chilly, so bring a jacket. Also, make sure your hat and sunglasses are secure.
Written July 2, 2021
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Steven A
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Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time with our guide Frosty! The ride was fun, the jokes were cheesy, and the information about the surrounding area keeps you engaged.
I would like to mention that they really appreciated our call ahead that we would show up at the scheduled time (not 15 minutes early as they recommend). They ensured the truck waited for us and also that the check in was expedited so nobody had to wait longer than they had to. You do not want to be left behind on this ride!
Written July 21, 2021
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DF67
Troy, MI23 contributions
Aug 2021
We've gone twice this summer, with a different driver each time, and both experiences were great albeit fairly different. One driver made more stops, giving more background information and telling more jokes, while the other driver was not nearly as fun but quite a bit more aggressive in his driving making things a bit more thrilling.
Reservations open a week in advance and it is important to stay on top of that to get a reservation that matches a preferred schedule. Everything can be done online, so once there, getting tickets with the ride number is all it takes. Everything runs smoothly, on time, and as expected. The dunes are private and definitely something else. A longer stop mid course gives an opportunity to stretch legs, climb some dune tops, or simply take magnificent pics in front of the dunes and with the lake in the background. At $22 per head for a 30-40 minutes outing, it's not exactly cheap, but it is a unique experience.
Written August 24, 2021
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Ethan W
Chicago38 contributions
Oct 2021
Way more thrilling than we expected and a ton of fun. Our driver (Frosty) was funny, engaging, and knew a ton about the dunes and surrounding areas. The ride itself is really fast at times over dunes and around turns, almost like a mini roller coaster. Our kids (10, 12) loved it and the adults did as well. Highly recommend if you're in the area - whole thing is about 45-60 mins.
Written October 4, 2021
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Julie F
Illinois168 contributions
Jun 2022
If you enjoy fun at all, go on this ride. My BFF and I stopped here during a road trip and even though we love completely different activities we both had a great time on the dune ride. Our tour guide was Bernie who was of course fun telling all the cheesy tour guide jokes. I loved it! I also learned stuff about cottonwood trees and dunes so also educational. There were kids probably 6 or 7, teens, younger adults, and my friend and I the older ones and everyone had such a good time. Can't recommend it enough. I would encourage buying the tickets online first to ensure you have a spot when you want!
Written June 11, 2022
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Sarah K
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Our family of six (2 adults and 4 kids) had a blast on the Saugatuck Dune Ride! Our guide, Nate, took the time to ask all the kids their names and talk with them throughout the ride. We enjoyed the fun trail adventure and hearing about the history of the dunes. We will be back for sure!
Written June 25, 2022
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Heather B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
The driver was very personable and knew a lot of fun facts about the area and of course his driving techniques in the dunes were spot on. Did not realize that it would be a sand dune Nascar ride. I do not think children under 6 should be allowed on it however. We have a 2 year old and if she wasn't strapped to my lap then I fear she could have been injured.

Overall it was a great experience, family friendly and informative. The website shows driving next to the lake which we thought was Lake Michigan ( we're from Texas) but it was not and the lake was drying up due to the sand dunes so that wasn't part of it.

Worth the money, cool adventure. Would recommend.
Written August 20, 2021
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Curt S
2 contributions
May 2022
Bernie did a great job of giving us the history of the dunes and area surrounding. Bernie made some great jokes that had us all laughing. I would highly recommend taking a dune ride at Saugatuck Dune Rids!
Written May 19, 2022
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Elizabeth C
2 contributions
Jun 2022
My family has been enjoying the Dune Rides for decades, and it is always one of the highlights of the summer. The drivers always give a thrilling ride over the dunes, with jokes along the way and a lot of information about the formation of the sand dunes. Highly recommend!
Written June 19, 2022
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Evan S
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Not being familiar with the area, we were looking for a morning activity around Holland, Mi. The Saugatuck Dunes popped up as a possibility. My wife and I decided to give it a try, and we were glad we did. Our driver's name was "Frosty". He was a lot of fun and did an amazing job of providing information about the Dunes, and the history of that area. He mixed humor in with his knowledge and did a great job of creating a thrill factor with his driving of the vehicle. there were a couple of stops on the tour and made for nice photos.

Well worth the $25 / ea.

Thank you Frosty for a fun time.
Written June 5, 2022
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