No previous sailing experience required! Our three-day Bareboat Sailor Certification Course is designed to prepare you to charter a sailboat on your own & give you hands-on experience at anchoring overnight in the Apostle Islands.
Personalized Sailing Instruction on Lake Superior
Superior Charters Sailing School courses are designed to expand your skills, no matter your level of expertise. Your classroom is the charter boat in the protected Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Your instructor is one of our U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains. With over 35 years of experience and thousands of trained skippers to our credit, you can trust us to provide you with the training you need to enjoyably and safely charter on Lake Superior!
Unlike other schools, you will be learning, sailing and sleeping on your own boat – no other housing costs to pay!
Available Sailing Courses
Our Intermediate Sailing Certification is designed for those who have experience sailing but have not been in the role of a responsible skipper yet. This course qualifies you to charter up to a 33′ boat!
The Advanced Sailing Course is a five-day sailing class designed to create more competent, confident sailors. Improve your sailing skills with night sailing, sailing in various weather conditions and more.
The Cruising Catamaran Certification Course is a four-day sailing class designed to create confident, competent catamaran sailors. Learn how to sail while you live-aboard a catamaran on Lake Superior!
Sailing Courses Details
*Not all courses may be available throughout the season. Please check our booking calendar to see which courses are available during your desired dates!
All of our multi-day packages include:
- Overnight accommodations on the boat
- All training materials required
- Instruction by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain
- Discount on future charters with SCI
- Discount w/partners – Dream Yacht Charters, Sunsail, the Moorings, TMM
Sign up today! Only 1/3 of the trip cost will hold your place in any course. The balance is due two weeks prior to your arrival.
Add a crew member! For a reduced fee, bring along an additional hand who can gain boating experience during your certification course.