Ludington offers many spectacular outdoor recreational activities, but among the most exciting are the water-based activities available in the area. Mason County is home to four inland lakes, 2,000 miles worth of rivers and streams, and access to 28 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Check out some of the best places to float a boat, catch a wave, or sail away with these details on Ludington boating.

Charter Fishing

A great charter fishing trip means catching fish and having fun in a friendly atmosphere. Just outside of Ludington is one of the best salmon spots in Lake Michigan, and with a charter boat comes a great chance to get in on the action. Check out Ludington Charter Service, Annie Mac Charters, or Free Style Charters to plan your charter fishing trip in Ludington.

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Paddle-Boarding

Whether you choose to kayak, canoe, or paddle-board, you can follow a cool breeze down the shores of Lake Michigan and experience stunning views of the water and Ludington landscapes. Check out Baldwin Canoe Rental, Paddle Sports Factory Outlet or Pine River Paddlesport Centers to rent some reliable equipment before starting your adventures.


Ludington is the perfect place to have some fun with friends and family on a boat. The vast waters of lake Michigan allow Ludington boaters plenty of spots to enjoy a day of power-boating or jet-skiing. Both Action Rentals and Hamlin Lake Boat Rental offer exceptional service and cater to your vacation’s power-boating needs.


There are countless ways to enjoy Lake Michigan, but none can compare to a day spent sailing on the clear waters just off the coast of Ludington. Visit Freedom Sailing Adventures and experience either 2.5 hour, half-day or full-day sailing charters.

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