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.
2022 Summer Hours
Hours will vary based on weather conditions:
May 27th, 28th & 29th- 10am-8:30pm
May 30th- 10am- 3pm
August Daily- 9am-8:30pm
September 1rst-2nd- Closed
September 3rd-5th- 10am-4pm
September 6th- Closed for the Season
Any changes in hours due to weather will be posted on Saugatuck Chain Ferry’s Facebook Page.
528 Water Street
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.
26 total passengers, a bike will count as a half person. NO smoking or vaping is allowed on the vessel.
The Chain Ferry is managed by the Star of Saugatuck LLC. Please call 269-857-4261 with any questions.