Sleep with the Giant

No one should visit Thunder Bay with out taking in the sights of the famed Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay's most iconic landmark. And no one should visit Thunder Bay without taking a sail on Lake Superior. And no one should visit Thunder Bay without tasting some of our gastronomic delights.


Here is the answer to all that in one adventure. Take a catamaran sailing trip to the Giant, hike, take a dip,  dine aboard, or maybe ashore by campfire, enjoy the sunset and a gentle sleep aboard "WELCOME" wake to the smell of wonderful breakfast, and prepare to sail back to Thunder Bay. One day 24 hours and you've completed three items on your Thunder Bay bucket list.

Or if you don't need the large catamaran, book Frodo our 40 ft monohull sailboat. Sail out, hike, take a dip,  dine aboard, enjoy the sunset and a gentle sleep aboard "FRODO" wake to the smell of wonderful breakfast, and prepare to sail back to Thunder Bay. One day, 24 hours and you've completed three items on your Thunder Bay bucket list.

Honestly-Highlight of my trip.
B. L., Kingston, ON

Tour Highlights

  • Sail across the bay to the Sleeping Giant. We anchor in Sawyers Bay at the head of the Giant...Head ashore to hike to the top of the highest cliffs in Ontario, 1200 feet for a most spectacular view of the lake and Thunder Bay 20 kM in the distance, while your dinner is being prepared. You'll want to take a dip on your return from the trek. Dinner is served. Bonfire ashore an evening stroll along the cobblestone beach, or sit in the hammock and view the Milky Way. Retire to your Queen size cabin for a relaxing sleep.

    Awake to the sound of the loon and the aroma of a Finn pancake breakfast. Then sit back and enjoy the return sail.

  • Enjoy.... All boat amenities including dinghy tender for exploration - or to catch a fish for dinner. 

  • Catering / inclusions... Fully catered and provisioned adventures with chef* for your culinary delight.

  • Sightseeing... 1200 ft high cliffs, eagles, vultures , boreal forest, quiet and you'll see much more hiding in the bushes.

  • Hiking... From an easy nature walk around the shoreline to a moderate hike to Nanabosho lookout to a challenging hike up the head of the Sleeping Giant. Choose your level of comfort.

Capacity and
Departure Times

  • 11 am daily. Prior booking required 

  • Maximum eight on the catamaran and four on the monohull for overnights.

  • Availability: Every day from May 15th to October 15th. 

  • Bookings: Choose your dates online and number of guests, the boat chosen is a base for the number of days and then add the number of persons so we can provision accurately. This is a fully inclusive adventure, all provisions, water toys, tender RIB, and chef* are at your convenience.

    *There is a dedicated chef on the catamaran. On the monohull you are encouraged to assist the captain in meal preparation and clean up. There is unfortunately not enough room for a chef too.

  • What's The Difference?

    FRODO is a traditional mono hulled sailboat made for crossing an ocean. Space is limited, though well appointed, cabins are small and the bed is a combination of a twin size and a single, and a salon settee. Great for sailing and adventure  but not a luxury class with regards to space and amenities. 

    WELCOME is a full sized luxury catamaran with huge deck areas for lounging and gathering. The salon and galley combination are large enough to seat eight for dinner and there is still more room in the aft cockpit area for another dinner spread. There is a covered flybridge for viewing and lounging. Then there is the front rumble seat gathering area and even larger trampoline netting area for sun worshipers. The four cabins all have a queen size bed, and each cabin has its own head (toilet) and shower. The attached tender for shore access can be used for exploration or perhaps some fishing. 

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Ready to Book?

Pricing + HST and 5% Crew Service Gratuity

  • $2250 for the first two persons, then $100/person up to four on the monohull FRODO

    $5600 for the vessel and then $175/person for the first for guests in private cabins, then $100 per person up to eight total joining the queen size cabins on  the catamaran  S/V WELCOME

  • Prices are all provisions included, taxes extra.

  • Sleeping Arrangements:

    The Monohull Frodo has tight quarters, a double cabin forward and two single berths in the salon area that are used as living quarters during waking hours. 

    The Catamaran WELCOME has four large queen cabins. The first four guests will enjoy private quarters. if your party has more than four guests you will be required to share the queen cabins (bed) Book with partners in mind.

    Crew have separate quarters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Terms and Conditions

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