Thompson Island: All Inclusive Adventure

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Trip Length
2 or 3 days


Activity Level
Low to High




Sailing Lake Superior’s Canadian shore is an Ontario Signature Experience! Have an unforgettable trip on our All Inclusive Lake Superior Island Adventure. 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 scenic vistas of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Embark on a two or three-day adventure. Travel out past Welcome and Pie Islands. See historic Lake Superior Lighthouses. Cruise by the scenic 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. Hike back down and enjoy a one of a kind traditional woodfire Finnish sauna! Take a refreshing dip in Lake Superior. When night falls, snuggle up beside the campfire. Light up the BBQ and enjoy the alluring aromas as you sit back. Relax and wonder at the breathtaking milky-way twinkling brightly overhead.

Our captains are knowledgeable and skilled guides. They will point out landmarks and give you the chance to take many photos.

Each All Inclusive Lake Superior Island Adventure is unique. Lake Superior always has something to say about what you will see and which direction you will take. Always lots of wind for sailing. Rarely the same direction or force.


Since we take care of everything, you only have to worry about what to pack. Here is a suggested packing list for your adventure: Packing List

Book any 2 or 3 days available. Need not be a weekend!

See “Add-ons” for more options and additional guest pricing.


$15953 day (per person based on 2 passengers)$3953 day additional persons (per additional person)$11352 day (per person based on 2 passengers)$2652 day additional persons (per additional person)

Payment Info

13% HST tax included US$, CDN$, VISA, MC, Discover and Amex accepted on board. Walk-ons accepted if boat capacity is available, advance reservations are recommended

Activity Breakdown

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. Courage to jump into Superior after a searing Finnish sauna. Hiking on moderate to advanced trails.

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Since we take care of everything, you only have to worry about what to pack. Here is a suggested packing list for your adventure: Packing List

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.

Public Tours

Payments for individual Zodiac ToursHarbour ToursWine and Cheese CruisesWelcome Island Excursions and Basic Sail classes are due in full at the time of booking.

Private Tours & Groups

For private group Harbour Sailing Tours , Zodiac Tours and Wine and Cheese Cruises, 50% of the payment 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.

Private group reservations and payments must be handled through one group representative only.

Advanced online reservations*

*At least one day in advance

Zodiac ToursHarbour ToursWine and Cheese CruisesWelcome Island Excursions and select Big Lake Adventures are available for online reservation. When booking online, your credit card will be charged at the time of booking as per our Booking Policy. We accept payment from all major credit card companies.

Please call or text ahead for same day last minute availability.
Tel/Text: +1.807.628.3333

Visa, MC, Amex, USD or CDN cash, is accepted on board. If paying by credit on board, please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for card processing.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All reservations canceled at least two full weeks prior to the scheduled trip date are refunded 85% of fare (15% administration fee). If a reservation is canceled 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 canceled 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.

Age Groups

Student Enrolled at a post-secondary institution
Senior 65 years and older
Youth 11-17 years of age
Child* 3-10 years of age
Toddler* 2 years and under
Family 2 adults and 3 youth
*Must be accompanied by an adult. If more than one child is present, one adult and individuals over the age of 15 must accompany them.

Where to Meet

Arrival time is typically 15 minutes before any adventure and the meeting place is at our boats:

Pier 3 Slip 13 Marina Park, Thunder Bay, ON

We look forward to your arrival! You may park free of charge in one of the three parking lots along the waterfront. You are welcome to drop off people and belongings at the boats before parking.

See our Contact page for more information, a map of our location and detailed directions.

Weather & Routing

Sail reserves the right to change destinations and or routing in the interest of passenger and vessel safety.


Small Craft Advisory: To alert mariners to sustained (more than two hours) weather or sea conditions, either present or forecast, that might be hazardous to small boats. The decision as to the degree of hazard will be left up to the boatman, based on his experience and size and type of boat. The Small Craft Advisory is an advisory in Coastal Waters and Nearshore forecasts for sustained winds, frequent gusts, or sea/wave conditions, exceeding defined thresholds specific to geographic areas. A Small Craft Advisory may also be issued when sea or lake ice exists that could be hazardous to small boats.

Eg. Eastern (Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario) – Sustained winds ranging between 25 and 33 knots (except 20 to 25 knots, lower threshold area dependent, to 33 knots for harbours, bays, etc.) and/or seas/waves 5 to 7 feet and greater, area dependent.

Trip Length
30 Min
Skill Level

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