RAFT OFF: One of the Biggest Boat Parties in the United States!

Along with Jobbie Nooner, the Raft Off is one of the largest boat parties in the USA. 

The World’s Longest Raft-Off is an annual event held in Muscamoot Bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan always on the 2nd Saturday of August.

The coordinates of Muscamoot Bay are N 42.55783 and W -82.66071

 
Raft Off 2017 facebook event page
 
 

 

Some 60,000-100,000+ people attend.

Boats line up side by side and tie-off together, forming an arena called “The Gauntlet” in shallow water where people can walk around or cruise around on floats in.

The Gauntlet stretches for about 2-4 miles long.

 

Exclusive Interview: BRIAN ELLIOTT, one of the Original Founders of THE RAFT OFF in Muscamoot Bay! The first Raft Off was held on August 7th, 2004!

 

DNR Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws & Responsibilities

https://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/handbook/book.html

 

RAFT OFF: One of the Biggest Boat Parties in the United States!
RAFT OFF: One of the Biggest Boat Parties in the United States!

Yes, some boat-less attendees take Champion’s Auto Ferry from the mainland of Algonac, Michigan to Harsen’s Island, Michigan.

They park their car on Harsen’s and just walk out in the shallow waist-deep water to the Raft Off, however, understand that the last couple of years they have cracked down on this.

Do not be surprised if your car is gone when you get back. They have started towing illegally parked cars and will ticket/arrest you if you cross private property on the island. Please take a boat. 

Top 10 Boat Party Tips for Jobbie Nooner, Raft Off, Bud Bash, or any boat party anywhere!

Raft Off with the Jobbie crew
Raft Off with the Jobbie Crew!

The Raft Off is a fun time! 

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RAFT OFF: One of the Biggest Boat Parties in the United States!
Raft Off in Muscamoot Bay!
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