Stamina to be sailing for up to 4 hours, possible waves in excess of 3 ft, for short periods. Moving in and around the sailboat. Disembarking into a dingy to get to shore. Courage to jump into Superior after a searing Finnish sauna. Hiking on moderate to advanced trails.
|Group (up to 6)||$1095|
|13% HST tax not included|
See “Extended Trips” for longer excursions
US$, CDN$, VISA, MC, Discover and Amex accepted on board.
WHERE YOUR ADVENTURE TAKES YOU
Sailing Lake Superior’s Canadian shore is an Ontario Signature Experience! Located 14 Nautical Miles south of Thunder Bay is Thompson Island Provincial Park. Accessible only by watercraft, it is a favourite of the local boating community.
Experience the crystal clear waters and magnificent vistas of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Embark on a full day of adventure sailing. Travel out past the picturesque Welcome and Pie Islands. Cruise by the Nor’Wester Mountains. Watch the clouds and waves roll. Dock at Thompson Island and enjoy the local amenities. Hike a wilderness trail through the boreal forest, up to a scenic clifftop lookout. View the expanse of Superior’s open water. Marvel at the magnitude of the lake’s largest island, Isle Royale. Relax and enjoy a one of a kind traditional woodfire Finnish sauna. Take a refreshing dip in Lake Superior.
Our captains are knowledgeable and skilled interpretive guides. They will point out landmarks and give you the opportunity to take photos.
Each Thompson Island Sailing Adventure is unique. Lake Superior always has something to say about what you will see and which direction you will take. Always an abundance of wind for sailing but rarely the same direction or force.
WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR ADVENTURE
We recommend you bring a cap, windbreaker, water bottle, camera, sunglasses and sunscreen. You will need two pairs of shoes. One pair for the boat and one pair for hiking. Your boat shoes should be nonmarking – most running shoes work well. Your hiking shoes should be footwear that you have used and trust, blisters are no fun. Hiking boots, hiking shoes or comfortable and sturdy running shoes are examples of appropriate footwear.
Bring a lunch and snacks or let us provide the food for your adventure for a small charge. We provide potable water on board for those of you who can’t quench your thirst for adventure. Life jackets and PFD also provided.
Take an extended excursion with an overnight on Thompson Island or two-night trip that also overnights at the base of the 1000 ft high Sleeping Giant.
See extended trip prices under the “Extended Trips” panel.
|Total Trip Length||9.5 hrs (8 AM - 5:20 PM)|
|Passengers||1 - 6|
|Firewood for the Finnish sauna||included|
|Guided by a seasoned captain||included|
|Generous provisions aboard||$30/person/day upon request|
|See "Extended Trips" for longer excursions.|
|Please arrive no later than 15 min before your scheduled time.|
|Monday||Daily by request|
|Tuesday||Daily by request|
|Wednesday||Daily by request|
|Thursday||Daily by request|
|Friday||Daily by request|
|Saturday||Daily by request|
|Sunday||Daily by request|
Please call or text ahead for same day last minute availability.
|Trip||Times||Price (13% HST not included)|
|Extended||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM||$1195|
|Overnight||4:00 PM – 1:30 PM+1||$1495|
|Day and a Half||10:00 AM – 3:30 PM+1||$1795|
|Two Day||4:00 PM – 1:30 PM+2||$2495|
|Up to 6 passengers for day trips, 5 passengers for overnight (unless camping ashore).|
|Here is a suggested packing list for your extended trips: Packing List|