Lake Superior Bareboat Sailing Charters - Sail Isle Royale and Lake Superior's Canadian shore
Lake Superior Bareboat Charters

Book a Bareboat Sailing Tour!

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself skippering a sailboat with your family and friends across the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior. 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.

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.

We can also provide one-way charters so you can see more of the north shore. No need to rush back over the same cruising area you just sailed. For example, take the boat 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.

One thing that must be mentioned is the strength of the US dollar; save on all your provisioning costs while here.

What is a Bareboat Charter?

Bareboat charter means you rent the boat and either captain her yourself or hire yourself a competent operator to handle the vessel while you and your guests enjoy  yourself aboard. 


Welcome, is a Lagoon 500 is a 50′ catamaran that is spacious and elegantly furnished. Welcome offers day and night space for 10 guests in five cabins with en-suite bathrooms: 4 double cabins and one cabin with bunk beds.

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A Jonmeri 40, Frodo is a true blue water cruiser/racer. She was built in Finland to the standards of the renowned Baltic and Swan yacht builders. Detailed with teak decks and fine interior teak joinery. Frodo is well equipped with a full complement of electronics and safety gear. Gear storage aboard is ample for a week long group of 5-6 persons.

Vessel Availability: Please call or email for availability.

Questions about our Bareboat Charters

Fresh water, pristine, cool and clean. Miles of open water with bays and islands dotting the shoreline from Thunder Bay to the Slate islands. Anchorages where you won’t see another boat. And some popular spots where rafting up is sometimes necessary. 

Find the water falls, the quaint saunas, the blueberries, do the hikes up the highest cliffs in Ontario. BUT… it is a big lake, remote, with long distances for waves to build, challenging shorelines, and the weather changes fast. Be prepared and sail within your skill limits. 

We recommend you bring:

  • There is lots of room on the boat – bring everything you think will make your bareboat experience better. 
  • Cap
  • Windbreaker (winds on the shores of Lake Superior lower the temperature by 5 degrees)
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Please bring soft tread footwear only, no hard soles.
    • ie. running shoes

At the end of Pier 3 – Slip 12 & 13 at the marina park.

You can find a map at the bottom of our page or click here to open it in Google Maps.

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

If we don’t pick up right away, please leave a message as we might be momentarily engaged in a manoeuvre on the water. We will get right back to you.

You can give us a call at 807 628 3333 or at

Your bareboat, unless requested is not provisioned. You will need to bring everything you plan to eat and drink. There will be a kitchen stocked with all the utensils you need and some of the basic food condiments. In times of COvid we recommend bringing everything you will need. 

US$, CDN$, accepted at the dock, VISA, MC,  Amex accepted on line. for your booking deposit. 

Bareboat charters require a full 60 days notice to cancel. They will be refunded at a rate of   85% of fare (15% administration fee). Cancellations within the 60 day period before your charter will only be made if a equivalent charter can be found to fill your time. A 15% charge will still be levied to cover the administration cost of this substitution.

Factors affecting your bareboat charter are stipulated in the bareboat charter agreement. 

See a sample of our bareboat charter agreement  here.

Your bareboat charter agreement will stipulate start and end times. you will not be able to board before this time, unless by special arrangements. We will endeavour to be as flexible as possible.  You must be packed and ready to depart at the contract termination deadline. 

Your captains work for you. Tipping is between you and them. 

Charter Boats

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation 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.


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.


See our full booking and refund policy here