The Saugatuck Chain Ferry, Diane, is the only remaining hand cranked chain ferry of its kind remaining in the United States. Diane is guided across the Kalamazoo River by a chain that is connected to both sides. It is hand cranked by trained operators and departs each dock every 10-15 minutes based on demand.
Hours will vary based on weather conditions. It traditionally runs from 9am-9pm on weekends in May, and 7 days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Any changes in hours due to weather will be posted on Saugatuck Chain Ferry’s Facebook Page.
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It is $2 per person to ride the chain ferry one way. Children under 2 are free. Dogs, bikes, strollers are also free. You may not take any motorized vehicles on the chain ferry. Tips are appreciated for the operators.