Sailing adventures from Bayfield, Wisconsin in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
True North Sailing Charters in Bayfield, Wisconsin is committed to providing guests with a unique and safe Apostle Islands sailing experience. Help hoist the sails or sit back and relax as we navigate the gorgeous waterways of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands under sail. We look forward to helping create magical moments with you and sailing into the sunset!
Sailing trips depart from our slip location in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
Overnight trips available upon request.
Bayfield Adventure Sail
A 2 hour, 15 minute sail out of Bayfield, Wisconsin aboard "Starling" a 33' Cheoy Lee Clipper. Set sail on Lake Superior and enjoy the sights of the North or West Channel, LaPointe, Madeline, Basswood and the surrounding islands. Enjoy the original teak decks, two sitka spruce masts and the elegant lines that make for a classic maritime experience. Meet at our dock located in Bayfield.
$80 per person
$20 Children's Discount
(Private Boat Options Available)
Apostle Islands Excursion
A 5 Hour sailing experience in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Trip routes are dependent on wind and weather conditions that day as well as your preference but possibilities include visiting the sandstone shorelines, sand-spits and lighthouses in the surrounding area on Hermit, Oak, or Long Island.
Typically we use our catamaran, Piper on half day trips. The shallow draft allows us to access secluded beaches and explore remote island coastlines. The spacious shaded solon leads to the forward trampolines that are great for sun bathing and watching the water rush past beneath you.
Full Boat Reserved
(Includes up to 6 guests)
Full Day in the Islands
A Full Day Sailing Adventure in the Islands. Launch from Bayfield, Wisconsin and depending on wind and weather conditions as well as your preference set sail for Stockton, Raspberry or Manitou Islands. Visit the historic fishing camp, Stockton Island hiking trails, or the remote Raspberry Island Lighthouse.
Typically we use our catamaran, Piper on full day trips. The shallow draft allows us to access secluded beaches and explore remote island coastlines. The spacious shaded Solon leads to the forward trampolines that are great for sun bathing and watching the water rush past beneath you.
Full boat reserved
(Includes up to 6 guests)
If we are not able to go out due to weather or if you do not think it would be a good experience (due to rain, cold, etc.) you have the option to either reschedule or have a full refund.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TRUE NORTH SAILING
Our experience was amazing! Very relaxing! Captain Abe was very knowledgeable and even let us help him during our sailing tour. We would definitely recommend them to everyone!
It was a very pleasant time. Dusty was so helpful. The boat was in great shape. I could not have asked for anything more.
Our family of four enjoyed our sail outing tremendously. The skipper is kind and helpful, the lake and islands are beautiful, and sailing is too fun. Half of us helped crew the boat, and half of us just sat back and took it all in. Highly recommend.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF ADVENTURE
Step aboard one of our sailing yachts and feel the outside world melt away. Close your eyes. Feel the sun on your face. Breathe in the fresh Lake Superior air. Listen to the wind fill the sails and feel the waves slap against the hull.
A sailing tour offers a unique and special experience you won’t find anywhere on land. See Bayfield, Wisconsin and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from a new perspective.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
Open Seasonally May - October