a unique, memorable and totally private vacation experience!

North Coast Boat Tours is not a ferry service that ferries you with hundreds of other people. We offer something that ferries CANNOT offer; a totally private, custom excursion that will take you where you want to go when you want to go there. Think of us as your “Lake Limo” for the day. It can be an hour boat ride, or a whole day adventure!  If you want to see all the sights, grab lunch/dinner on island, you can do it all! 

 All for an hourly rate that is less than  renting a jet ski!


When you reserve a private, relaxing boat excursion for up to 4 people, departure times, destinations and the many other all-important details of your trip are all “custom designed” around your own personal interests and schedule. Bring beverages, lunch, snacks…it’s your experience!
We take you where you would like to go and show you want you want to see (within our tour area).


  • Special Occasions
  • Small, Intimate Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Family Adventure
  • Anniversaries
  • Romantic Getaways

 Come aboard our 26′ Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser and explore the Port Clinton, Marblehead, Catawba, Put-in-Bay, and all the Bass island shorelines.
Cruises can accommodate up to 4 people
$49 per 1/2 hr. 1 hour minimum required.

Fee is per hour and includes ALL passengers.

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Port Clinton/Marblehead  and CAtawba  Excursion

Check out the breathtaking coast lines and cliffs of Catawba Island; Experience the natural wildlife; Cruise around to Marblehead Pennisula to see the oldest working lighthouse on the Great Lakes! While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the awesome skyline of Cedar Point Amusement Park and the waters of Sandusky Bay. If you get hungry, we can stop for lunch on the Portage River or in West Harbor at one of the Marina cafes or motor into Famous Dave’s Barbeque at Cedar Point. (Suggested time – 2-5 hrs)*


 Take your private boat charter over to Put-In-Bay or Kelleys Island and have lunch or dinner, a few drinks and enjoy the island life & sights! Take a walk, rent some bikes or a golf cart and check it out!  Come back to the boat and kick back, relax as you people watch from the deck. Finish off your day with a cruise the circumnavigates the islands to see the gorgeous shorelines and homes.
(Suggested time- 3-6 hrs )*  

Sunset Excursion

Most popular! Set sail and enjoy the breathtaking views/sights as you relax and await the gorgeous lake sunset. Have some of your favorite beverages/snacks all the while enjoying the peace that only being on the water can provide! Great romantic excursion! (Suggested time – 2-3 hours)* 


                  ABOUT CAPTAIN SUE




North Coast Boat Tours has been operating for over 8 years. Home port is Lake Front Marina, Port Clinton, Ohio. Captain Sue will be your captain. She is a teacher in the off season and can be found on her boat in the summer. She has been around boating since age 3, has owned several boats and has been at the helm for over 17 years. She would love to show you the area she loves and calls home.

You will be aboard The After Glow; a 2002 26′ Sea Ray Sundancer.  It is clean, equipped with comfortable seating, deck table, full/partial sun shades that can be extended or folded up for your comfort and preference, full swim deck, beverage/snack cooler and bathroom facilities. There is also CD/FM music system onboard that allows guests to bring along their own music. 
It is fully equipped with all safety equipment mandated by the United States Coast Guard as well as GPS, fire and vapor sensors