Blue Lakes Charters & Tours is owned and operated by the Cupp Family, veterans of nearly fifty years of providing the finest quality, affordable transportation service.

Backed by a customer oriented office staff, courteous professional drivers and well-trained maintenance technicians, we take pride in our matchless approach to passenger comfort and safety.

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Whether it be a multi day vacation tour or a single day local outing, Blue Lakes Charters & Tours is your number one, nation-wide transportation service with buses perfect for any trip!


We can help you book hotels, find dining, and plan your trip. Call Blue Lakes Charters & Tours today toll free in the US & Canada, at 800-282-4BUS to book your next charter or tour!

Help is available for any type of tour planning for pre-formed groups, offering suggestions for a trip of any duration. We can take you anywhere in the United States and Canada, leaving you free to enjoy the ride and take in the scenery, truly the only way to travel! Check out our specialty buses and coaches and contact us today to see what we can do for you!

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Why Choose Blue Lakes?

  • Comfortable, reclining seats
  • CD player and DVD monitors
  • Public address system
  • Climate controlled heat and a/c
  • Clean restrooms
  • Spacious luggage compartments
  • Overhead storage racks
  • 25-56 passenger seating capacity
  • Air Ride suspension
  • Individual reading lights
  • Spacious aisle ways
  • Individual power outlets
  • Ample leg and head room
  • Adjustable, individual arm rests

We at Blue Lake Charters & Tours take tremendous pride in our maintenance facility, with a staff of eight highly trained, certified maintenance technicians, dedicated to the safety and well-being of our passengers.

All Blue Lakes charter coaches are subjected to a thorough inspection every 7000 miles under the guidelines established by the Federal Highway Administration and under the watchful eye of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

With a combined 160 years of experience, our maintenance staff continues to hone their skills through education and technical classes utilizing the most up-to-date methods and technology. Blue Lakes is a proud member of the United Motorcoach Association a Nationwide network of motor coach operators.

When you board a Blue Lakes coach you can rest assured that we have taken every foreseeable precaution to see that you have a safe and enjoyable trip. In the unlikely event of an unforeseen malfunction, you can enjoy the comfort of knowing that help is nearby.

Blue Lakes Charters & Tours is fully licensed and insured as required by the Federal Highway Admin., Michigan Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission.

  • MI D.O.T. license #PA-207
  • I.C.C. license #MC-228157
  • Full Liability Insurance

Our Clients Say

8th Grade Class Trip
Thank you for the ride. June 8, 2012 Dear Blue Lakes Charter and Tours: Thank you for the ride to and from Mackinac Island for our 8th grade class trip. We had a great time and the opportunity to ride a charter bus made the trip so much more comfortable.

- Portland Middle School Class of 2016

Thanks for supporting the UMHS Regional Alliance!
Dear Blue Lakes & Chuck, Thanks for supporting the UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools team building event on 6/13/14. We had a great time!

- RAHS Leadership

Thank you for a wonderful service this week!
Just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful service this week! Once again Blue Lakes Transportation was on time, onsite and made transporting our attendees seamless! I appreciate your assistance with this and I will definitely be using you again in the future and passing your information around our office!

- Thank you, Alix

Manistee to Martha's Vineyard
Dear Sirs, Just a note to tell you what a wonderful bus driver we had on our senior tour out of Manistee. Robert went above & beyond his duties as a driver to make a very memorable trip. If we ever go again we hope all drivers follow Roberts standard.


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