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Sunshine Charters Day Tours

77 reviews
Charlevoix, MI, USA
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About Sunshine Charters Day Tours
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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Reviewed today

My husband, daughter and I had a great experience on the 3 pm sail. The owner Josh was super nice, even waiting almost 10 minutes for a woman that was late. And his first mate Kirsten was very sweet. Both of them were very friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I did a sunset tour and it was fantastic! Greg and Nate did an amazing job engaging everyone. We did bring a cooler with some adult beverages which worked out great. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MarkVanderloop
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a very nice sail on a comfortable catamaran. Crew was nice and informative. We couldn't go on Lake Michigan because winds were very high, but had a long, nice sail on Lake Charlevoix. Highly recommend. Very relaxing. I was told afternoon sail has the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DNsquared
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful and relaxing afternoon on the water with our Captain and Kristen. We received a warm reception, had comfortable seating, and all of our questions were answered.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for something to do and were lucky enough to book the six of us on a last minute afternoon cruise. Loved seeing all the amazing houses, our captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend and would go again! Oh, did I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank funinthesun44
Reviewed 3 days ago

Viewing Sunset to me is a reflective,meditative moment. Not a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" music moment. No music would be better or Jazz, Classical, even Cross "Sailings Away"

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GENELV2SKI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing afternoon cruise on the catamaran. Josh and Emma were a great crew, very friendly and attentive. The only problem anyone would have is with the limited bathroom facility.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I always take family and friends on this two hour cruise to enjoy both lakes and the experience of going through the Pine River Channel. We bring drinks and snacks and enjoy the scenery and the wind. Captain and crew always responsive and helpful. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jsschneider
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 7 all enjoyed this excursion—our Captain and 1st Mate Emma were knowledgeable, capable, and very hospitable to everyone on board! Great views around Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan—even got to see one of the historic Earl Young Mushroom houses! Would definitely recommend!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Best part of the weekend! My husband and I loved this sailboat ride. Emily and the captain were great. Very accommodating and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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