Current Commercial Use Agreements

Concession Operations

Manitou Island Transit (MIT) is the only concession operation within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore authorized by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior. MIT provides boat transportation services between Leland Harbor and North and South Manitou Islands. Services generally run from May till October.

Manitou Island Transit also offers tours of South Manitou Island from their open air vehicles; evening shoreline cruises; and charter trips to the island and offshore. For more information visit their website at manitoutransit.com.

Manitou Island Transit
P.O. Box 1157
Leland, Michigan 49654
Phone: 231-256-9061
E-mail: manitou@freeway.net
Website: manitoutransit.com

Commercial Use Authorizations

The following businesses and organizations are authorized to provide visitor activities in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They provide a variety of ways to see and enjoy the Lakeshore through unique and specialized trips, tours, adventures etc.

Day Camps/Discovery Hikes

Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
Empire, MI 231-326-9283

sbsurfandkayak.com

Guided Services - Camping

Camp Tanuga
Kalkaska, MI 231-258-9150

camptanuga.com


Crystalaire Camp
Frankfort, MI 231-352-7589

crystalaireadventures.com

Guided Services – Fishing

North Shore Adventure
Beulah, MI 877-442-4294

wolfeoutfitters.com


Manitou Fishing Charters
Leland, MI 231-218-5853
manitoufishingcharters.com

Guided Services – Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

Adventure Cycling Association
Missoula, MT 800-755-2453

info@adventurecycling.org


Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, MI 231-378-2000

crystalmountain.com


The Cyclery
Glen Arbor, MI 231-334-4420 |

crystalriveroutfitters.com/the-cyclery


SBD Tours
Empire, MI 248-931-9440

sbdtoursmichigan.com


Sierra Club Outings
Oakland, C) 415-977-5690

sierraclub.org/outings

Guided Services – Horse and Wagon/Carriage

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear
Maple City, MI 231-334-6103

phsb.org

Guided Services – Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle boarding

All About Water
Glen Arbor, MI 269-214-4848

allaboutwaterusa.com


Crystal River Outfitters
Glen Arbor, MI 231-334-3808

crystalriveroutfitters.com


Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
Empire, MI 231-326-9283

sbsurfandkayak.com


Outdoor Fitness Classes
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Yoga
Empire, MI
friendsofsleepingbear.org

Photography Workshops

Neil Weaver Photography
Sunfield, MI 517-743-1442

neilweaverphotography.com

Recreation Equipment Rental (Bike, Canoe, Kayak)

All About Water
Glen Arbor, MI 269-214-4848

allaboutwaterusa.com


Crystal River Outfitters
Glen Arbor, MI 231-334-3808

crystalriveroutfitters.com


Honor Canoe Rental
Honor, MI 231-325-0112

honorcanoerentals.com


Honor Trading Post
Honor, MI 231-325-2202

canoeplatteriver.com


Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
Empire, MI 231-326-9283

sbsurfandkayak.com

Settling of Cremains

Parkland Peace
Northport, MI 231-883-2920

parklandpeace.com

Last updated: May 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

Phone:

(231) 326-4700

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