Welcome Islands: Special Event Tour
Sail Superior is thrilled to present ‘Private Functions’ and ‘Corporate Tours’ as part of our new tour offerings. Perfect for weddings, retreats, and corporate team building outings, as well as family reunions, retirement, graduations or school field trips. The possibilities are vast.
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
Incorporating elements of adventure and exclusivity, booking Sail Superior as a venue for special occasions is sure to leave a lasting impression. Embracing the exceptional and unconventional, share the wonders of the lake with those closest to you.
Catering: A compliment to any event, choose from one of our catering partners to share with your guests the most savoury of onboard fine dining.
Sightseeing: Enjoy the historical pillars of the waterfront along with the wonders of the Welcome Islands as you cruise past the breakwater to the quaint treasures of the archipelago.
Departure times: 10h00 or 14h00
Licensed: Local craft beer and select wines
Available onboard for sale by cash or credit.
Availability: Available May 10th through to October 15th.
Bookings: Book in advanced so to ensure the availability of the entire vessel.
Walk-on bookings: With the private nature of this tour, prior reservation is required.
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Pricing (all rates are subject to HST)
Full Vessel: (24 people) $2395
Amenities & Facilities
- Bicycle storage/parking
- Sanitized Personal Floatation Device
- Onboard Restroom
- Bilingual Services (by request)
- Swimming (with captain consent, on select tours)
- Personal BlueTooth speaker/music
- Dogs (with prior 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 I Bring My Own Food?
Absolutely! Small snack are welcome and self catering options are available at a rate of $50 including utensils, dish-ware and clean up.
Is the Wine Included?
No. Offering a collection of local craft beers, select wines and ciders, our liquor licensed boats are stocked prior to each tour for your enjoyment!
What is the best kind of clothing to wear?
When deciding what to wear, know that the lake can change quickly. Most often, the temperature on the water will be 5-10 degrees cooler than shore, and fingers crossed, much windier. We suggest bringing layers and even a light windbreaker/raincoat to help keep you warm. Comfy, easy to walk in shoes will keep you both comfortable and safe when moving around ondeck. There will be a sanitized Canadian certified PFD (personal flotation device) onboard for everyone, should anyone so choose to wear one. Zodiac tours may be fitted with fully body floater suits depending on conditions; again, sanitized to ensure everyone’s safety!
Do you have water to drink?
Yes we do! We have bottled water available onboard.
Do you have washrooms on board?
Each vessel has limited onboard restroom capacity. Similar to an airplane facility, we ask that nothing be flushed but the provided toilet paper. Slightly different than the common flush toilets, just ask the crew if you have any questions, believe us, you won’t be the first!
The Zodiac has no onboard restroom.
Do I need to wear a mask?
With regulations around mask wearing in constant fluctuation, we ask that guests do what they feel the most comfortable and safe with. In any on-deck setting, guest are not required to wear masks but the crew will remain masked to promote the health and safety of all. When using indoor cabin areas, masks are to be worn by EVERYONE.
Passengers are asked to wear masks on Zodiac adventures given the close proximity of guests.
Can I Bring My Own Alcohol?
No, our vessels are licensed and it is prohibited by law to bring your own alcohol. We provide a wide range of alcoholic beverages for purchase by cash or credit onboard. From local beers and coolers to a selection of wines, there’s sure to be something for everyone’s taste. Unfortunately our vessels are not allowed to have a BYOB and corkage program. If you have a special request for a particular occasion let us know as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to meet that request!
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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Welcome Islands Special Event Tours
Ontario Signature Experience
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
2017 Northern Ontario Industry Leader
2020 Northern Ontario Tourism Awards
World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels
Lake Superior Magazine, Best of the Lake