East Grand Traverse Bay Boat Rental
Grand Traverse County
Although there is a plethora of hotels located along the bright, sugar-sand beaches of East Grand Traverse Bay there are endless opportunities to escape to a less crowded beach and find a secluded spot to fish! The East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay is a uniquely beautiful body of water located on the east side of Old Mission Peninsula. This 75-acre expanse of water is deeper than it's twin to the West, and is well known as an excellent fishing spot. Here’s a tip: focus on the mouth of Mitchell Creek! You can catch Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. The smallmouth bass fishing is plentiful - check out Why Michigan is Perfect for Smallmouth Bass Fishing. Cruise Lake Michigan on Grand Traverse East Bay with a boat rental from PlayNorth Watersports...we deliver! PlayNorth Watersports delivers boat rentals directly to the boat launch on East Grand Traverse Bay.
Boat Launches on East Bay:
- Traverse City State Park
- DNR East Grand Traverse Bay Boat Launch
- Bunker Hill Rd. East Bay Boat Launch
- Yuba Park Road Boat Launch
- Edward Grace Memorial Harbor Elk Rapids
East Bay Vacation Tips:
It’s the deeper side of the bay.
East Bay is significantly deeper than West Bay, one of the reasons why it’s a great fishing spot.
East Bay Park is perfect for kids and family activities in Traverse City!
220 E Bay Blvd S, Traverse City, MI, 49686
Located at the base of East Grand Traverse Bay, the warm and shallow water makes it perfect for splashing around with little ones. The East Bay beach also has a convenient parking, the East Bay Park Playground, shady picnic areas, lifeguards during the busy season, and restrooms. Ideal for family beach days, the park is just 10 minutes east of downtown Traverse city - follow Front Street East until it ends.
Explore the Traverse City State Park
The Traverse City State Park is a developed urban park that sits of 47 acres of hard and soft wood trees. Not only does it offer a quarter mile of beach on East Grand Traverse Bay, it has 343 sites to explore.
Places to visit near East Grand Traverse Bay:
A popular destination on Old Mission Peninsula, Mari Vineyards founder Marty Lagina is well known not only for his finer vintages but also as the treasure-hunting star of the hit History Channel reality series The Curse of Oak Island. Just up the road from the East Grand Traverse Bay DNR Boat Launch, Mari Vineyards makes an excellent stop-off during (or maybe better after) a PlayNorth Watersports Boat, Jet Ski, or SUP Rental.