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Welcome Island Excursion

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Trip Length
3.5 hrs

Passengers
12

Activity Level
low

This Lake Superior Sailing Island Adventure will take you a little further out into the Bay of Thunder. Sail to the three picturesque islands known as the Welcome Islands. Only a short distance from the City, these Islands boast tall cliffs composed of sedimentary rock, a sheltered anchorage nestled within their cover, and an abundance of winged wildlife. Spot the Welcome Island Light House and the “Robert Fryer” shipwreck!

 

Enjoy a closer view of the iconic Sleeping Giant to the east, and the entire panorama of the city of Thunder Bay to the west. The best views of Thunder Bay are from the water! Looking South, wonder at the massive flat top mesas of Pie Island and the Nor’Wester Mountains. Relax and watch the cloud shadows silently roll across the stunning landscape. Our captains are knowledgeable and skilled interpretive guides and will stop the boat along the way to point out landmarks and give you the opportunity to take photos on this Lake Superior Sailing Island Adventure.

Group

$595Group (up to 8)$525Early Bird Group (10 AM departure)$50Additional persons (per additional person)$30Catered Lunch (per person and dependent on budget)

Payment Info

13% HST tax NOT included. US$, CDN$, VISA, MC, Discover and Amex accepted on board.

Activity Breakdown

Ability to move around on a sailboat. Stamina to be sailing for up to 90 minutes when waves exceed 3-4 ft.

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FAQ

Safety

Policy

We recommend you bring a cap, windbreaker, camera, sunglasses and sunscreen. Please bring soft tread footwear only, no hard soles.

We provide bottled water for those of you who can’t quench your thirst for adventure. Life jackets and PFD are also provided.

Q:Where am I meeting you?

A: At the end of pier 3 – slip 12 & 13 at the marina park. You can find a map at the bottom of our page.

 

Q: When can I reach you?

A: We answer our phones from 10am – 8pm. Give us a call.

 

Q: How can I reach you?

You can give us a call at 807 628 3333 or at info@sailsuperior.com.

 

Q: What should I bring?

A: We recommend you bring a

  • Cap
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle but we also provide water
  • Please bring soft tread footwear only, no hard soles.
    • Ie running shoes

Bring a fleece windbreaker as the winds on the shores of Lake Superior lower the temperature by 5 degrees.

 

For our Hike N’ Sails, we recommend a bathing suit and microfiber towel for an optional dip in the lake.

 

Q:Safety Gear?

A: Don’t worry, we’ve got you when it comes to safety. We provide every passenger with a Personal Flotation Device or full mustang floater suit.

 

Q: Is being a passenger a difficult task?

A: Absolutely not! Our excellent captains will make sure you have an easy trip. However, some of our trips require some physical activity on your end to keep your trip enjoyable and this will be listed under activity level.

 

Q: Should I bring food?

A: On the very short trips we don’t recommend food as the trip is too thrilling for food.

 

For our day trips we definitely recommend bringing food if it is not catered.

 

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: All reservations cancelled at least two full weeks prior to the scheduled trip date are refunded 85% of fare (15% administration fee). If a reservation is cancelled within two weeks of scheduled trip date, there is NO REFUND.

If WE cancel a trip due to weather or any other conditions, you will receive a FULL REFUND of all fares. Once a charter begins there will be no refunds unless due to the inability of Sail Superior to continue the reserved charter.

 

Q: How can I pay?

A: US$, CDN$, VISA, MC, Discover and Amex accepted on board.

 

Individual Zodiac Tours, Harbour Tours, Wine and Cheese Cruises, Welcome Island Excursions and Basic Sail classes are due in full at the time of booking.

 

For private group Harbour Sailing Tours , Zodiac Tours and Wine and Cheese Cruises, 50% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 14 days before the event. Reservations for Big Lake Adventures and specialty charters require a 50% deposit at time of booking with the balance due upon departure.

 

Q: How early should I arrive

A: 15 minutes before your trip departs.

Safety is paramount to everything we do. With over 15 years experience in the industry, we know what we’re doing, and we have thorough procedures in place to ensure your well-being.

Our boats are outfitted with safety equipment meeting or exceeding Transport Canada and Industry Standards and our captains and crew are expertly trained.

If you are participating in a Big Lake Adventure tell your crew if you have high or low blood pressure, heart conditions, epilepsy, broken or fractured bones/dislocations, fragile skin, neurological disorders, diabetes, asthma, prosthetics, panic/anxiety attacks or any recent sprains/muscular injuries.

To maintain our high standards of safety, we ask that there be a one-to-one child-adult ratio for children under 8 (can be supervised by a sibling 15 yrs or older). There is no charge for children 2 years and under but they do count towards our maximum passenger limit, so please inform us if you are bringing an infant so we can adjust our reservations accordingly.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All reservations cancelled at least two full weeks prior to the scheduled trip date are refunded 85% of fare (15% administration fee). If a reservation is cancelled within two weeks of scheduled trip date, there is NO REFUND.

You MUST call us (+1-807-628-3333) to cancel a reservation prior to the trip date or no refund or transferable credit will be made.

PLEASE, be sure of your trip before booking.

100% transferable credit will be issued for the following circumstances the day of the charter:

  • If there is a Small Craft Advisory in effect by Environment Canada at the time the charter begins, and, the client wishes not to sail.*
  • If there is continuous rain and lightning just prior to the start of the charter which is expected to last the duration of the reserved charter, and, the client wishes not to sail.*

*For out of town guests or special reservations that are cancelled due to the two prior circumstances and cannot be rescheduled, 85% of the fare will be refunded (15% retained for crew standby and preparation).

Often, the weather on Lake Superior differs from the weather on shore. It is best to call us, text us or come down to the marina to confirm conditions.

If WE cancel a trip due to weather or any other conditions, you will receive a FULL REFUND of all fares. Once a charter begins there will be no refunds unless due to the inability of Sail Superior to continue the reserved charter.

Trip Length
30 Min
Passengers
12
Skill Level

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