Discovery Boat Tour

Discover what makes Glen Lake so special

Join our watershed biologist on a fun and educational hands-on tour of Glen Lake on our Discovery Boat Tour. As you cruise along the water, you’ll learn how area lakes were formed, what influences water quality, how to keep the watershed healthy, and so much more! 

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species sample on discovery boat tour

What topics are covered during the Discovery Boat Tour?

There’s so much to learn about the incredible natural resources within the Glen Lake-Crystal River Watershed, including:

  •  How the lakes, wetlands, streams and surrounding hillsides were formed by glaciers
  •  The chemistry of the water 
  •  The biology of the plants and animals
  •  The ecology of how all the parts work together 
  •  Community partners and political forces at work within the watershed
  •  The life cycle of swimmer’s itch and how to prevent it

The curriculum varies each week and can be tailored to the interests of the participants

Plan for a memorable time with family and friends by scheduling a Discovery Boat Tour

Reserve your tickets at your earliest convenience, as tour dates fill up quickly!

Discovery Boat Tour


Q: When and from where do tours depart?

A: Tours depart promptly at 10:00 am and 12:45 pm Fridays in July. You will  board  the Discovery Boat from the Glen Craft Marina dock at 6391 South Lake Street, just southeast of downtown Glen Arbor.

Q: How long do the tours last? 

A: The tour lasts aprox. 2 hours

Q: Can anyone participate?

A: Adults and children age 8 and older are welcome. Children under the age of 10 must bring a properly fitted life jacket to be worn on board at all time. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: Are ADA accommodations provided?

A:  The dock and the boat are wheelchair accessible.

Q: What does a tour cost?

A: The per person cost is $15 for GLA members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited and spaces fill up quickly. 

Q:  What should I wear and bring on board?

A:  We recommend that you bring water, a snack, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a rain jacket. We also recommend dressing in layers, as temperatures on the water can be much different than on land. 

Do you have any other questions?

Contact us to find out more.

crane on the shore

Experience Glen Lake With New Friends!

One of the best parts of taking a Discovery Boat Tour is the chance to meet new people and build relationships, while learning about the watershed.

No two tours are ever the same! Even if you’ve toured with us before, sign up again to share observations with others and learn more about how you can continue to protect the water!