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Sunshine Charters Day Tours

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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Laurie S wrote a review Sep 2020
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Absolutely amazing!! We had the best captain and crew for our sunset cruise! The dock and parking are easy to find right in the downtown area. The cruise was relaxing and the captain and co-captain gave us so much information about the area houses. We were taken through the channel, got to see the bridge go up and then were taken out on Lake Michigan and pointed right in the direction of a beautiful sunset. It was the most chilly September night but we did not even care because the sunset was so worth it! We were asked numerous times if we were okay or needed water or anything. The co-captain even offered to take our photo numberous times. This was a full two hour cruise and totally worth the price we paid. I can without a doubt recomment this!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Joshua M, Owner at Sunshine Charters Day Tours
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. While we never promise to see the sunset, we guarantee it will set. Hope to see you again next year.
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limeofurelife wrote a review Sep 2020
limeofurelife6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time. The entire process was easy and enjoyable. Park right near the boat, walk on, and ride. Staff was nice, knowledgeable, and made it feel like you were on a friends boat for the afternoon.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Joshua M, Owner at Sunshine Charters Day Tours
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I’m glad your cruise was enjoyable. We have made many friends and memories over 24 years of cruises. I look forward to sailing with you next summer.
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Diane T wrote a review Sep 2020
Livonia, Michigan2 contributions
We took the sunset cruise last night and had a wonderful time. Captain Josh and the young man with him who’s name I missed (sorry) were great. Although it was a bit chilly as we’re approaching the end of the season, everyone on board had a lot of fun. I feel very bad that I don’t get the young man’s name as I’d like to thank him personally for his attentiveness and the information he shared about the area. He was awesome. Highly recommend the cruise.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Joshua M, Owner at Sunshine Charters Day Tours
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the kind words about Chase or Nathan, my business would not be possible without the great effort of all my crew members. We look forward to sailing with you in the future.
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Emily B wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was a beautiful ride around a Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The captain and crew were friendly and the boat was very clean. We will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Joshua M, Owner at Sunshine Charters Day Tours
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to sailing with you in the future.
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Mel T wrote a review Aug 2020
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Feels like a private family cruise. Exactly what our large group needed to escape the pandemic insanity. Glorious breeze, golden sunshine and the rhythm of blue waves will restore you better than months of therapy. Plenty of room on the boat to spread out and chill out.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Joshua M, Owner at Sunshine Charters Day Tours
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate you sharing your vacation And photos with us. We look forward to sailing with you in the future.
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