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Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation

2528 Preston Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-932-1065
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The Best Bus Lines in Northern Michigan

We used the Blue Lakes Charter for a trip out to the wineries and the lighthouse. They are the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jerdc
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michigan
Bad Wine "Tour"

My sisters and I were EXTREMELY unimpressed by this company, we booked months in advance expecting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer H
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Blue Lakes By the Bay is Northern Michigan’s premier wine tour company. We offer both private and public join in tours. Our public wine tours depart weekly for Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Our Public tours are a fun way to visit the vineyards and meet new friends along the way. We pickup from all of the local area hotels for your convenience. We have a vehicle to meet all of your private tour needs, from 7 passenger SUV’s, 14 passenger mini buses, 24 passenger limo bus,25 passenger mini buses, 27 passenger trolleys, 32 passenger buses,56 passenger coaches for your larger groups. Blue Lakes By the Bay offers the largest fleet and the largest selection of vehicles in northern Michigan. Book your tours online or give us a call.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2528 Preston Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Reviewed yesterday

We used the Blue Lakes Charter for a trip out to the wineries and the lighthouse. They are the best with knowledgeable drivers and beautiful clean modern buses. The Best!

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My sisters and I were EXTREMELY unimpressed by this company, we booked months in advance expecting a guided tour on somewhat of a party bus, instead we got a taxi service between 3 places and they werent the popular wineries at all, instead they were...More

Thank Jennifer H
Ryan C, Manager at Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your review, I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. If you could please call our office or send me an email with more details, we can find out more about your tour and what we can do differently....More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Blue Lakes was great to work with from the moment we found them. They picked us up (24 of us) from Harrison Michigan and took us to 3 wineries and 2 breweries in the Traverse City area. The office staff as well as our driver,...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Excellent service as always, clean and modern bus, comfortable seating, everything you would want or expect. The highlight was the Driver, this is the second time we have had Trudy and quite frankly we are going to request her from here on out. Trudy is...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Our driver David was fabulous! He was very accommodating and made sure we had a good time! Debbie was so helpful in planning our tour.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Everyone of their employees is awesome, highly recommend! Don't event think twice! They did our transportation to and from the church for our wedding. The bus is beautiful!

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Reviewed May 10, 2017

After reading the reviews I was a bit leery about booking with Blue Lakes By The Bay. But after speaking with Ryan our salesman he made me feel more than confident in booking with them. Our driver Craig was gentlemen and went above and beyond...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

If you are looking for clean, reasonably priced, prompt, professional, and friendly transportation, Blue Lakes by the Bay in traverse city is the company to hire. From start to finish all of our needs were exceeded. Chuck showed up early for our pick up and...More

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Thank mariao0684
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Great trip through the wineries for Derby weekend!!! Bus was very clean and comfortable. Our driver Drew was awesome! Very professional and easy going. Made special trips to grab us lunch when we were enjoying one of the vineyards. GreAt time will definitely book again...More

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Thank emilyparker288
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We booked all our transportation for our wedding weekend in Traverse City with Blue Lakes by the Bay. Debbie got us all set up! We went on an awesome winery tour on Thursday to four different wineries. Friday we took a bus out to the...More

Thank Kara K
BytheBay T, Manager at Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Thank you so much you made it so easy and fun to work on all the special touches. It was really a pleasure to be a part of your special day. So YAY and thank you for choosing us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we...More

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Gwen M
September 17, 2015|
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Response from BytheBay T | Property representative |
Gwen, We do have group tours you could join that would keep the cost down to $59.00 per person for a 4 hour tour. That is for a public tour. We also do private tours. The tasting fees are the paid by the guests who are... More
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Gwen M
September 17, 2015|
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Response from BytheBay T | Property representative |
Hey, We offer public and private wine tours and craft beer tours. The public tours run 7 days a week and we would pick you up from any of the local Traverse City hotels. During the tour you get to visit 4-5 different... More
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