Bareboat sailing charters on Lake Superior’s Canadian Coast and Isle Royale, the Jewel of the US national park system.
Close your eyes. Imagine yourself skippering a sailboat with your family and friends across the waters. Wind on your face. Surrounded on all sides by picturesque landscapes. Feel your worries and stress fall behind in the boats wake. Breathe in the clean fresh air. Anchor your boat in a deserted cove. Go for a hike in the unspoiled nature. Grill some steaks on the barbecue. Lean back and get lost in the spectacular evening sky.
Welcome to Sail Superior Bareboat Charter Rentals.
We are located in Thunder Bay, the gateway to Isle Royale and Lake Superior’s rugged and remote Canadian Coast. Now within your grasp are places such as: Isle Royale, Thompson Island, The Sleeping Giant, Black Bay, Horseshoe Cove, Otter Cove, Loon Harbour, Red Rock, Nipigon Bay, Battle Island, Rossport and the Slate Islands…to name just a few.
2016 brings some changes – One thing that must be mentioned is the strength of the US dollar. This allows us to LOWER the pricing we had last year and saves on all your provisioning costs while here. Fuel prices are also much lower and that’s a good thing for those of you driving up to sail with us.
We are also happy to announce the addition of a mid size sailboat to our fleet. It’s a Kirie Elite 326 DI; well equiped and perfect for a group of 4. It has a swing keel allowing easy access to some of the remote bays and anchorage other vessels dare not enter. This boat “La Magouille” French for the Joker, is fully equipped and has options such as spinnaker or asymmetrical, and best of all one way charters so you can see more of the north shore and not need to rush back over the same cruising area you just sailed. For example take it on a three or four day trip from Thunder Bay to Red Rock, and leave it there. Or do the Slate islands on a week long trip leaving the vessel in Rossport.
Dare to Sail Superior’s Canadian Coast
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We also have a Cal 20 for those of you who just want to get out for a quick sail. Half day: (4hrs) $145, full day: (8hrs) $245.00 Plus HST
Please Note: The Cal 20 is our student boat and is not designed to be taken much further than the Welcomes Islands. It is suitable to take to along the North shore of the Bay of Thunder Bay (i.e. to the camps on Lakeshore Dr.) But I wouldn’t go there unless I was a well prepared experienced sailor wanting an adventure… It is a rough boat, that sails well. It has no head and no depth or knot meter. It comes with a very light duty 2.5 HP outboard – it is meant to get you off and on the dock. It has no navigational lights and cannot be used before sunrise or after sunset. It is best sailed with two or three persons – four for short periods of time. When renting I would advise – caveat emptor. Or in a renters case “caveat renter”. This is not a serious boat for the open waters of Lake Superior.
The boat is from the 60s. It shows it’s age but sails fantastic in a light or moderate breeze. It is a work in progress – it has new sails, and a new fared and epoxied bottom, and new bottom paint. As the season progresses it will get all new hardware, deck paint and kiwi grip decks.