Bareboat Sailing Charters

Bareboat sailing charters on Lake Superior’s Canadian Coast and Isle Royale, the Jewel of the US National Park system.

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.

  • Day Rate: $1,475 (9:00 -19:30)
  • Three Day Rate: $3,695
  • Additional Daily Rate: $1,245
  • Weekly Rate: $6,945
    Additional weeks $5,995
  • $75/hr per crew member/captain/instructor, if required.
I have endless gratitude for Leanne as she kept us safe, taught us more than I thought possible on a 7 day journey and most of all, we had a blast. Since we can't have Leanne on the boat with us now, in any situation I will refer back to the sticker I mounted in the cockpit 'WWLD' (What Would Leanne Do?). If you're looking to learn how to sail or have a proper adventure, Sail Superior will not disappoint.
Chris Wiegand, Collingwood


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 boat’s 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.

Make this dream a reality with Sail Superior Bareboat Sailing Charters!

S.V. Frodo, a Jonmeri 40' Racer/Cruiser is currently the only vessel offered for Bareboat Rentals. 


  • Kayak inquire
  • Spinnaker $550/wk plus an additional $1500 deposit.
  • We Fuel $120  (full tank on departure- no charge upon return includes final pump out too)
  • 10’ Aluminum hulled RHIB on davits with 20hp $550/wk  - now included free with the rental
  • Pre-provisioning $60 and cost plus 15%
  • Captain or Instructor $75/hr or $450/day  No overnights with captains.
  • One way delivery charge $ 995 (Rossport or Red Rock)
  • Isle Royale Cruising Permit $50
  • Firewood bundle for sauna $15 included (one)

We can also provide one-way charters so you can see more of the Canadian 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. We'll drive your car to meet you and then we'll sail back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Age Restrictions?

Sailing charters are an adventure for all; from the young to the young at heart. For anyone under 2 years of age we ask that you bring a PFD (personal flotation device) along and know that they’ll be seated with you for the duration of the tour. If you don’t have one, we will supply one upon arrival. Anyone 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult and will be supplied with a sanitized PFD upon arrival.

With private Zodiac tours, similar rules apply. Everyone is welcome with special considerations taken by the crew to maintain a safe, comfortable and exciting environment. Those under 2 will be asked to come with a properly fitted PFD while the rest of the group will be supplied with one upon arrival. The route and intensity of the ride will remain at the Captain’s discretion to ensure safety for all.

On mixed or non private Zodiac tours we do limit the age and size of children, and may even recommend some adults take a pass.  This is because the ride is advertised as a thrill speed ride and we will be heading out into the lake to meet any conditions that arise. Customers are expecting this and we cannot safety take small children into these conditions.

*Zodiac trips may not be suitable for pregnant women or those with serious neck or back pain. Let us know at the time of booking and we’ll help you find the perfect tour to experience this great lake! Trips up the Kaministiqua river are generally very relaxed and can be enjoyed by everyone.

What Happens If It Rains?

Part of the wonder of the Lake is its ever changing conditions; the weather is no exception. Unless there is substantial thunder and lightning just prior to the tour and a ‘Small Craft Advisory’ issued by Environment Canada, everything will remain as scheduled. Be sure to monitor the weather prior to the tour and bring appropriate attire to stay as comfortable as possible. Our captains have the final say and will reach out to you in the case of a postponed tour. 

 If it starts to rain mid tour, we have covered spaces to shelter you, come in and let the captain and crew brave the weather. Some of the best photographs and images are when the weather puts on a show.

Can I Smoke and/or Participate in Recreational Drugs on Tour?

To maintain the safety and awareness of everyone onboard, no smoking/vaping or recreational drug use of any kind is permitted when on the vessels, or on any of the adjacent docks or waiting areas. Failure to follow this rule will cause the immediate end of your tour and return to the dock. Any fares will be forfeit.

Booking Terms and Conditions

See our complete Booking and Refund Policy.

Bareboat Sailing Charters (not offered in 2022)

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