Wedding and Event Tours
Looking to celebrate your special day in a unique and unforgettable way? Choose Sail Superior as the venue and let us help you tie the knot!
Our Most Popular Tours:
Welcome Islands Special Event Cruise
- 4 hr Private Catamaran Sail
- $2395 plus tax
- For Ceremonies and After Parties
- 90 minute Private Catamaran Sail
- $1350 plus tax
- For Ceremonies
Dockside Photo Session
- 1 hr Private Catamaran Venue Rental
- $250 plus tax
- Remains at the dock for photo venue services
- Available on a drop in basis. No reservations available.
Departures: Customizable between 08h30 to 20h00
Duration: Customizable between 08h30 to 20h00
- Monohull Sailboat: up to 6 Persons
- Zodiac: up to 10 Persons
- Catamaran: up to 24 Persons
- Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
- Engagement Announcements
- Bridal Showers
- Wedding Ceremonies
- Wedding Receptions
This is an absolute MUST for anyone visiting Thunder Bay. In addition to offering unique views of Thunder Bay from the water, these tours, and their amazing professional and knowledgeable staff, gave us the unique one-of-a-kind Lake Superior experience we were looking for. I can't emphasize enough how special these tours made our weekend
We’d like to help make this day as relaxing as possible so Sail Superior encourages visiting the venue before making a decision. Arrangements can be made for you to visit the boat prior to reserving the space in order to discuss venue information and layout.
Offering a variety of packages servicing events from the engagement to elopement ceremonies, there is a tailored tour for every couple. Explore our tours below based on group size and vessel capacity.
A relaxing cruise around the bay, bask in the magic of this unique spin on your special day. Breathtaking surroundings and picturesque backdrops, let the Lake become the perfect location as you celebrate with your closest friends and family.
Types of Event Spaces Offered:
- Local Islands: Cruise out to select islands and exchange vows amongst the pristine beauty of the Thunder Bay wilderness.
- If you'd rather, plan for the celebrations to take place on deck and capture the perfect moments of a sailboat wedding.
- Full Day Island Adventure (10.5 hrs)
- Thompson Island
- Caribou Island
- Spar Island
- Sleeping Giant: Sawyers Bay
A thrilling and exciting way to commemorate this turning of a page, celebrate your special day with a sense of adventure. Zip out to a nearby island or plan to exchange vows from the heights of one of Thunder Bay's most famous lookouts.
Types of Event Spaces Offered:
- Local Islands: Come with your dress and tux packed as we transport you and some of your closest friends to the wilderness just outside Thunder Bay harbour.
- Begin the 'adventure of a life time' with an adventure of your own.; explore nearby sights and hiking lookouts.
A leisurely cruise upon this floating venue, take in the breathtaking surroundings and picturesque backdrops while celebrating with family and friends.
Types of Event Spaces Offered:
- Covered indoor saloon with dining table and seating.
- Outdoor deck area with select seating and bow trampolines.
- Outdoor covered seating area with dining table.
Details & Add-Ons
Discuss personalization with your captain during the reservation process or work with a local wedding planner to create the day you've always dreamed of!
Availability: Secure your reservation early to ensure the widest range of availability.
A selection of catering and self-catering options available, choose an add-on to suit any sailing tour. If you'd like to provide the meal yourself, a $50 service fee includes dishes, cutlery and clean up. If you'd rather a catered event, take a look at our partner companies to choose your meal today!
*All arrangements are to be made with the partner company separate from Sail Superior.
All sailing tours are fully licensed. No outside alcohol permitted.
*If a particular beverage is desired, just request at the time of booking and we'll happily arrange to have it onboard.
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Amenities & Facilities
- Sanitized Personal Floatation Device
- Onboard Restroom
- Bilingual Services (by request)
- Dogs with captain consent
- Smoking of any kind
- Vaping/ e-cigarettes
- Cannabis use
- Bringing your own alcohol
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.
Can We Bring Our Own Alcohol?
Since our boats are fully liquor licensed, personal alcohol is not allowed. There is a selection of wines, local craft beers, and ciders onboard. Should you desire something specific, simply let our captains know and we’ll do our best to arrange for it to be on the tour (at additional cost). All tours will be outfitted with servers as well as customized plans for cash and open bar services.
Is Catering Included in the Reservation?
All catering and alcoholic beverages are optional add-ons to the reservation price. We have a selection of local ‘boat-friendly’ catering companies who would be happy to help! Self catering is available as well at a cost of $50 including utensils, dinnerware and cleanup.
Is Decorating Included in the Reservation?
No. All of our wedding tour reservations are akin to a venue reservation. We welcome select decorations and have a list of local wedding planners that may be able to help! Contact the captains to discuss visiting the venue and set up a time prior to the tour for decorating the boat.
Activity Level Breakdown
Characterized by travel mostly on hard-packed dirt trails or build boardwalks, these tours focus on elements of relaxation and leisure.
Incorporating elements of leisure and physical challenge, this activity level breakdown requires slightly above average physicality. Delivering intermittent challenge and welcomed retreat, these tours combine the best of both.
Delivering a challenge, this categorization is equivalent to a black diamond rating. Incorporating steep switch backs and significant variations in elevation, these hikes require advanced physical fitness.
For those adventurers seeking more of a challenge, these such tours demand extensive dedication and physical exertion. Leading to breathtaking views and soaring heights, the unforgiving terrain and winding trails confront even the most avid hikers.
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