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Sunshine Charters Day Tours

109 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1397
+1 231-547-0266
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If Lake Michigan is TOO choppy, captain will stay in Lake Charlevoix!!

Staff attentive, boat (including the head) very clean. I was concerned about seasickness because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traverse City, Michigan
Sunset sail on Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix

This was a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the sailing experience. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Enjoy a short cruise around the south side of Round Lake while viewing amazing homes and boathouses on our way out to Lake Charlevoix where we pop the sails. After sailing Lake Charlevoix, take a break with a quick swim before heading back through Round Lake’s north side. Blow the horn to open the bridge as we pass the “mushroom houses,” travel through the channel into Lake Michigan and spend the rest of the trip sailing the Great Lake before returning to the dock.Help raise and trim the sails or take the wheel and feel the exhilaration of steering a 40 ft long, 24ft wide custom offshore sailing catamaran. Whether a short swim off the boat or catching a spectacular sunset, Sunshine Charters will provide a one of a kind experience. Sunshine II is a Coast Guard inspected catamaran built for blue water sailing, ensuring you a safe and smooth ride on her spacious open deck. Sunshine Charters has over 15 years of providing safe and memorable sailing around Charlevoix the Beautiful!Private charters are available for groups up to 29 passengers. We will customize a sail to meet any group’s needs and itinerary: bridal, company, family, memorial, or friends.Daily Sail Times and Fares: 11:30-1:30-$35, 3:00-5:00-$35, 7:15-Sunset $40.00 -- (Children under 12, $10.00 off) Tickets available at the “Go Sailing” kiosk, of the Charlevoix City Harbor Master’s office, near the big white catamaran. Purchase tickets 15 minutes prior to departure.What to bring: sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera, jacket, snacks, alcohol or otherwise (pop & water are FREE)Credit cards accepted (5% discount for cash) 15% gratuity for the crew is anticipated
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109 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1397
+1 231-547-0266
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff attentive, boat (including the head) very clean. I was concerned about seasickness because it was it little choppy. The boat just sailed over everything. Relaxing! Enjoyed the little tidbits of local folklore. New staff member, Chelsea, did a great job on her first day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the sailing experience. Some of the history of the area was shared. It was possible to see some of the beautiful homes on Lake Charlevoix.

Thank wantitall2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family of 4 with two younger kids. You spend about an hour on Lake Charlevoix and then sail thru the channel to Lake Michigan. Both of the crew members were friendly, helpful, and nice. My son got to steer the boat...More

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Josh and Ben are great! Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves. Highly recommend. Reasonably priced as well. We lucked out with the weather as well....couldn't have asked for better weather.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Josh and Ben were great. Genuine, helpful, and great with the kids on our sail. Very enjoyable trip for me and my family. Been on a lot of these boat trips over the years of vacationing in different parts of the country and I think...More

Thank sprice1228
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great cruise! Emma and Joshua were very personable and helpful for young and old! It was a great day!

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 hour tour of Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake and Lake Michigan. Captain Gary & Emma were delightful. The boat was lovely and the afternoon tour was perfect for 2 families with preschoolers. The kids loves going under the drawbridge and blowing...More

Thank Krickens2
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Best $80 I've spent. We loved our sunset cruise on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. You can bring food/snacks and a cooler on board with whatever drink you prefer. They supply pop, water and blankets. Josh and Emma were awesome and we really lucked out...More

Thank SarHaley
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Captain Josh and Emma were great. We had a beautiful day and they made it even better. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience thanks to them.

1  Thank RHJones
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Such amazing views and Captain Josh allowed kids to steer as well :). Water and pop were offered, but definitely glad we brought snacks and dinner for the kids. The scenery was incredible. Highly recommended for a memorable experience right downtown Charlevoix. They do offer...More

Thank KasiaReviews4u
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