You’re In For A Grand Adventure

We’re in the business of making unforgettable memories. That’s why we believe every part of your experience needs to be spectacular. From our friendly crew to our top notch food, the Michigan Princess is the best way to experience the Grand River up close.

Our History

We have a great story to tell...

For more than 40 years, the J & K Steamboat Company has helped people enjoy the beauty of Michigan’s rivers and lakes in a comfortable, nostalgic atmosphere. Each of our three boats has its own unique heritage. 

Read Our Story

"The most unique and awesome venue in Lansing for any occasion. Staff is extremely courteous and on the ball, I have attended and played at several events here and have had a blast every time. I would recommend this for any occasion."

Jerry Hoffman

Docked and operated out of Grand River Park, the Michigan Princess is a year round attraction. The regular cruising season begins on March 1 and runs through December 15, depending on weather conditions. In the off season, the boat stays at the dock but is still open for business. We host special events all year!

Boat Details

Celebrate on the River

The Michigan Princess Riverboat offers a unique, elegant atmosphere and features graceful arched windows, beautiful wood trim, crystal chandeliers, dramatic staircases, and a spectacular view of the Grand River. The three-deck boat is fully heated and air-conditioned, has three separate dining rooms, two dance floors, an outer deck, and an atrium. The Princess can accommodate any size event ranging from 10 to 500 people.

Private Parties

The Michigan Princess creates a unique backdrop that is perfect for hosting private parties and special events. This vessel provides elegant dining settings, exceptional service, and delicious catering options. Whether you are planning a class reunion or a corporate retreat, we’ll help you make it a one-of-a-kind experience.

Public Cruises

There’s always something happening on the Michigan Princess. We host themed parties and entertainment events throughout the year. We offer cruises for lunch, dinner, holidays, fall foliage, and a variety of fun themes. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and spectacular views of the Grand River.


You can say “I do” on the Michigan Princess! Float down the Grand River while you celebrate your new marriage. Our boat provides elegant dining settings, exceptional service, and delicious catering options. Your family and friends will be talking about your special day for years to come!