Lake Michigan Scenic Tours, Boat Charters, Pleasure Cruises & Excursions


Captain Lance welcomes you aboard!
Here are a few simple suggestions to make your voyage more comfortable:

  Bring a windbreaker, sunglasses & sunscreen. No black soled shoes - deck shoes, sneakers or sandals only please. Celtic Sol is a deep-vee bottom vessel and is very sea worthy. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, please bring your own meds

.   You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and your favorite beverages along. We  have a great stereo featuring  a 5 disc CD Player. You may bring your favorite tunes along if you like.


  1. Featuring Mini Voyages along the Lake Michigan shore line to either Muskegon or Port Sheldon 4-5 hours.

  2. North to White Lake Area (day trip).

  3. South to Holland/Saugatuck  (day trip)

  4. We also have 1/2 day trips to the Coves of Spring Lake, and Leisurely Harbor Cruises on the Grand River.

  5. It should be understood that weather conditions affect voyage destinations. The Captain will make the final determination.

  6. The "Celtic Sol" Is at slip #175, Grand Isle, Marina

    Boat/Cell: (616) 318-8164

How to find the Grand Isle Marina

Celtic Sol
Slip # 175 at Grand Isle Marina, 1 Grand Isle Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

616-318-8164     Capt Lance Timmer
Celtic Sol Inc 4720 6 Mile Rd, Marne, Michigan 49435

Rates are $250 for a two hour tour. $100 for each additional hour. 

Cash or Checks only - Please No Credit Cards.

Gratuities are, of course appreciated.

All U.S. and Allied Veterans will receive a 10% Discount.

Chris Gibbons: Celtic Sol Pleasure Boat Charters: “My good friend Captain Lance Timmer has retired to provide scenic tours of West Michigan along Lake Michigan on his pride and joy, "Celtic Sol". Lance is a a huge supporter of Morris Avenue Publishing and all its sister endeavors, including our backyard full service rib joint (Lance made my smoker). If you are looking for an excursion, or a weekend diversion in the summer, give Capt Lance a call. He will show you a good time.”

Missi Durbin adds: “I guarantee he will. We pulled into the marina as strangers, he showed us the time of our lives, and we were friends by the time we left. I hope so much that we can get back to Grand Haven again. When we chartered  the Celtic Sol with Captain Lance Timmer, It was wonderful! His whole mission was for us to have fun. He asked us what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go. He knows all about the area.  We wanted to go onto the big lake. He took us out there, and the water was so rough, it was like riding a roller coaster. Meeting him and riding his boat was the high point of a great trip. Thank you so much, Capt Lance!”

Link to MapQuest

Captain Lance is also an Ordained Minister in the

Church of the Latter- Day Dude (ala:The Big Lebowski).

Weddings performed by appointment.

Please Contact Capt Lance 616-318-8164

In July, Michael Gunn brought his bagpipes out to Grand Haven and came aboard Celtic Sol and serenaded Grand Isle Marina and the Grand  Haven Waterfront......