Photo Gallery Friday: Huron Lady Cruises in Port Huron

Photo Gallery Friday: Huron Lady Cruises in Port Huron

Huron Lady Cruises Bascule Railroad Bridge Port Huron

Port Huron is home to several museums, many historic buildings, an international border crossing, and excellent vantage points of one of the busiest stretches of river in the Great Lakes Waterway. Huron Lady Cruises offers an excellent 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise that takes passengers on a narrated journey through local history, past current industrial centers, and up close to Great Lakes freighters. The Huron Lady II is a 100-passenger, 73 foot long vessel with indoor seating on the lower deck and open air seating on the upper deck. We recently had the chance to take a tour, and in this post we’ll share photos from our trip and a list of things you can expect to see from the boat.

Huron Lady Cruises Lee Tregurtha Freighter

Highlights of the trip for us were passing by two large freighters on the Sarnia shoreline, getting views from the boat of the HURON Lightship museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, passing under the two international Blue Water Bridges (and over the underground train tunnels that run beneath the river), and heading o towards Lake Huron for great views of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse (Michigan’s oldest lighthouse). We also learned about the businesses in “chemical valley” in Sarnia as well as the history of Port Huron buildings and landmark and the time Thomas Edison spent in the area. From the boat you get a great view of the Great Lakes Maritime Center at Vantage Point, one of our favorite places in the area to watch freighters from.

Huron Lady Cruises Under Blue Water Bridge

In addition to the sightseeing cruise, Huron Lady Cruises also offers private charters and the “River Crab” cruise – an evening excursion that takes guests down the river to the River Crab restaurant in St. Clair. The $60 per person price for this cruise includes transportation and a three-course dinner, as well as dessert on the sunset ride back to Port Huron. Popular times for cruises include fireworks evenings and during the Port Huron to Mackinaw sailboat race. Private events aboard the Huron Lady II can include weddings, reunion, business outings, and more. Find out details for each type of cruise, and buy tickets at