The Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of the boating season, and this year it will definitely start on a high note where gas prices are concerned.
On Thursday, one Lake Michigan Marina was selling a gallon of gas for a $3.89 a gallon.
Boaters are used to paying more for the privilege of pumping at the pier; however, some fishing charter captains are reeling financially.
“It's about a mile a gallon when we're running today most of the captains are burning, depends on the size boat, the size of the engines, 70 to 100 dollars a trip,” said Ken Neidlinger of Silverking Sport Fishing.
Boaters say these are the highest gas prices they have seen in decades.
The boat used by Silverking charters gets about one mile a gallon on the water.
Still ken says he stopped short of imposing a fuel surcharge.