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Lake Superior Sailing Charters

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Apostle Islands Captained & Bareboat Charters


At Superior Charters, we offer both captained and bareboat charters for your sailing vacation on Lake Superior. These options give both the novice and experienced sailor a tailored vacation to fit their abilities, skills and needs. Learn more about captained and bareboat charters, visit our FAQs page.

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A Sailing Charter Fleet That Stands Alone

Join the thousands of skippers and crew that come back year after year. Discover chartering in the Apostle Islands with Superior Charters.

Superior Charters offers the largest selection of sailboats for charter available at one harbor in the United States. We are located in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Family owned and operated since 1979, Superior Charters has built a reputation of providing impeccably maintained yachts and superior service so you can have the best possible experience while booking your charter, taking a sailing course, or letting us manage your yachts and sales.

Situated among the 22 islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Superior Charters & Yacht Sales offers a unique sailboat cruising experience on Lake Superior by offering almost 30 sailboats to choose from to make your charter exactly how you imagined. Whether you are new to sailing or an experienced cruiser, the crew and staff at Superior Charters will help you create an enjoyable and carefree sailing and boating experience!

So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your next charter and sail into a dream getaway on the water!

Why Choose Superior Charters?

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Family Owned & Operated

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In-Depth Knowledge & Experience

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Passionate About Our Business

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High Level of Customer Service

Our Guests Have Excellent Experiences on our Charters!

Amazing Experience!

Please allow me a moment to thank Superior Charters. Our family has just completed a five day charter aboard Liberty. Sailing Liberty was everything we hoped it would be. The safety equipment, navigational aids. B&G electronics, equipped galley, deck grill, and numerous other additions aboard this beautiful Lagoon 40 did not disappoint. Our expectations were high, and Lake Superior's Apostles Islands exceeded with abundant beauty and natural wonder. Last, but not least, was Superior Charters staff. Cara, Alec, and Bravo were consummate professionals. You are blessed to have them on your Team. Thank you for enabling an unforgettable memory.

– MikeH, Personal Email
Great Experience as Always

We have been chartering with Superior Charters for several years. As before we had a great experience with the team. The boat was ready on time and in great shape. We moved up to a larger boat this year and did a short checkout sail with Dave. He was very helpful and made the process a snap. Sailing the Apostles is a fantastic experience.

– evanr, TripAdvisor
Another "Best of the Best"

We have chartered with Superior Charters for the last three years and have known Cindy Alpha and Cindy Bravo for a long time. Superior Charters is a first class organization with first class people running it. If you want to enjoy sailing, learn to sail or just take a sailboat ride, Superior Charters is the way to go. First class all the way.

– Timothy H., TripAdvisor
Excellent Place to Charter a Bareboat. Top Notch.

Had a wonderful experience with Superior Charters...Clean, modern yacht; easy check-in and check-out; nice people. I will definitely charter here again - probably next month!

– justinmF4442YP, TripAdvisor
Top Notch

Our experience with Superior was top notch. Everything was perfect, from initial phone discussions to figure out what would be best for us (novices), to the friendly staff, to the clean boat, to the simple check in and check out process.

– andrewdV2256LD, TripAdvisor
Apostle Islands Bareboat Charter Sail

Just finished my fifth charter with Superior a little over a week ago. This is a well run, professional charter company. The boats have always been in good shape. Friendly. Reliable. Superior's check-out captains are reliable and ready to answer any of your questions.

– jdittmer2018, TripAdvisor
No Brainer

Our boat was in excellent condition. The staff was professional. Booking the boat and trip was easy and their communication was excellent. They have an unusually large fleet of boats to choose from and they are all fairly new. Giving you the option to clean the boat yourself to save money is nice. If you are looking to charter a nice boat this place is a no brainer.

– 70Justin, TripAdvisor
Perfect Wedding!

We chartered two sailboats from Superior Charters for our Wedding Reception!!! Our friends and family got to experience going out into the islands on sailboats, something me and my new husband love doing. Everyone at Superior Charters was AMAZING in helping our dream wedding come true. Thanks to their dedicated maintenance and cleaning staff the boats are perfect, and if something isn't right, they always go out of their way to fix any issues. They helped us figure out so many of the detailed logistics and also worked with us on timing and schedule to make for a wonderful experience for our guests. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! THANKS SUPERIOR CHARTERS :)

– sailor-architect, TripAdvisor
We can't wait to go back!

We did a 3 night charter sail with Captain Christine. It was everything I hoped it to be and more! We had never been sailing so were not sure what to expect. Christine was patient with our lack of knowledge and let us be involved as much or as little as we wanted with the sailing experience. We had all types of weather and made the best of them all. The ability to pull up to an island and row up to the dock and hike was perfect along with jumping off the back of the boat into the water for a swim!!! It's the perfect social distancing trip. I can't say enough about it - we will definitely be back.

– megmyra1, TripAdvisor