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Best Chance Charter Fishing

Your Lake Michigan Charter Destination

The latest and greatest fishing equipment available on Lake Michigan! Book your adventure today!

 
Memories of a Lifetime

If you are looking for the absolute BEST Lake Michigan charter fishing experience, a trip aboard one of the Best Chance boats is for you!  With over 40 years of experience Dave Engel, Hunter Engel, and Zack Engel are sure to show you a great time and fill the fish box! Best Chance Too has won more salmon fishing tournaments than any other boat on Lake Michigan. The Best Chance is a phenomenal fishing boat, starting the legacy of Best Chance Charter Fishing in the ’80s. Best Chance Jr. is the newest addition to the fleet that not only catches fish but offers boat cruises on the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. Between these three fishing machines, we promise you a great time on Lake Michigan and memories of a lifetime! 

About Best Chance Charters

Best Chance Charters offers you the latest and greatest fishing equipment available on the lake today. In addition, our Best Chance Too is Coast Guard-licensed and DNR Inspected that is outfitted with all required safety equipment to ensure that you have a safe time on the water. With limit catches recorded 78% of the time, you are bound to have an excellent fishing experience.

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Our Boats

Choose one of THREE boats Best Chance Charters has to offer

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Best Chance Too

The Best Chance Too is a 36' Tiara yacht equipped with a full Humminbird autopilot, radar, GPS mapping and digital fishfinder system, Cannon Optimum downriggers, Fish Hawk speed and temperature system, and Shimano Talora rods and Tekota reels. Updated annually, the Best Chance Too offers you the latest and greatest fishing equipment available on the lake today.

 

In addition, the Best Chance Too is Coast Guard-licensed and DNR Inspected vessel that is outfitted with all required safety equipment to ensure that you have a safe time on the water. With limit catches recorded 78% of the time, you are bound to have an excellent fishing experience.

Best Chance

The Best Chance is a 30 foot Sea Ray equipped with Humminbird autopilot, GPS mapping, digital color fishfinders. Cannon Optimum downriggers, Fish Hawk Speed and temp, Shimano Talora rods, and Tekota reels. We only use the best equipment to better your fishing experience. The boat is equipped with a stand-up head for your convenience and privacy.

 

The Best Chance is a Coast Guard licensed and DNR inspected vessel. It was designed for comfort and has been used as a charter boat for many years. We are proud of our boat's appearance and the cleansing of them both. Our goal is to help make the best experience for your trip on Lake Michigan whether you are a first-time fisherman or a seasoned angler.

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Best Chance Jr

The Best Chance Jr. is a 30 FT SEA RAY equipped with autopilot, GPS mapping, digital color fishfinder, Cannon Downriggers, Fish Hawk speed and temp, The latest in fishing rods and reels. We only use the best equipment to better your fishing experience. The boat is equipped with a stand-up head for your convenience and privacy. The Best Chance is a Coast Guard licensed and DNR inspected vessel. It was designed for comfort and has been used as a charter boat for many years.

 

We are proud of our boat's appearance and the cleansing of them both. Our goal is to help make the best experience for your trip on Lake Michigan whether you are a first-time fisherman or a seasoned angler. RIVER AND LAKE CRUISES! The Best Chance Jr. offers afternoon boat rides up and down the river as well as Lake Michigan "Weather Permitting"

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Charter Rates

Capt. Dave 36' Tiara Best Chance Too

616-292-4812

All-Day Trip: 7 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 6:00am)

1-4 Passengers $900
5-6 Passengers $1,050

Capt. Hunter 30' Sea Ray Best Chance

616-218-4718

Half-Day Trip: 5 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 6:00am)

1-4 Passengers $700
5-6 Passengers $850
All-Day Trip: 7 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 6:00am)
1-4 Passengers $900
5-6 Passengers $1,050
Afternoon Trip: 5 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 2:00pm)

Capt. Zack 30' Sea Ray Best Chance Jr. 

616-218-4638

Half-Day Trip: 5 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 6:00am)
1-4 Passengers $700
5-6 Passengers $850
All-Day Trip: 7 hours or limit of fish (6:00am start)
1-4 Passengers $900
5-6 Passengers $1,050
Afternoon Trip: 5 hours or limit of fish (normal start time 2:00pm)
Scenic River / Lakeshore Tour Trip: 2 Hours for $300 and $100 for each additional hour

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations due to weather conditions are made the date of your scheduled trip and final determination will be made by the Captain. In case of a cancellation due to weather, your deposit will be refunded, or another date will be scheduled based on availability. A 7-day cancellation notice is required on all scheduled trips. If you cancel less than 7 days prior, a 50% deposit will be charged. If you are a “no-show” on the date of your trip, we will charge full price of the trip booked.

 

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Best Chance Charters Too Team

Get to Know Us

 
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Captain Dave Engel

The Engel family has been making their living fishing for generations. With over 40 years of experience in Salmon and Trout fishing, starting his career as a first mate at a very young age, then bought the original Best Chance boat at 18. He went on to fish the tournament circuit in his current boat The Best Chance Too and now has won over 65 Salmon and Trout tournaments. His record includes the #1 money winner of all time and is the only boat to have won a tournament in all four states, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Get in Touch

David Engel – 616-292-4812
bestchancetoo@hotmail.com

Hunter Engel – 616-218-4718
huntagoose@hotmail.com

Zack Engel – 616-218-4638
zengel56@hotmail.com

650 S Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453

616-292-4812

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