Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) continues to monitor and assess the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). GLBBS’ first and foremost concern revolves around student and staff health. Effective March 16, 2020, in an effort to reduce human interactions and potential spread of the virus, GLBBS will remain closed to the general public until further notice.

Visiting Campus

June Student Visit Day


Great Lakes Boat Building School is housed in an impressive 12,000 square-foot waterfront facility, east of the Mackinac Bridge along the northern shore of Lake Huron in the Les Cheneaux Islands. These thirty-six islands provide sheltered channels and bays within the Straits of Mackinac – a historic harbor area for boaters and explorers.

Located in the remarkable Great Waters region of the Upper Peninsula– the Les Cheneaux Area is an authentic place, where the community shares a passion for adventure, independence, a love of small town life, and of course, boats.

Great Lakes Boat Building School is a short, 35 minute drive from lakes Michigan and Superior.

As a student you will live and learn in a place that inspires wonder each day. Satisfy any thirst for outdoor recreation within the endless acres of public forest, trails, campgrounds, rustic resorts, beaches and miles of open water and protected channels.


Tours are scheduled based on availability. Please click below to register for an on-campus tour with a member of our admissions team.

Click here to schedule a tour