Sailing on Desire
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Experience the Thrill of Sailing on Lake Michigan out of Douglas and Saugatuck MI. View the 200 foot sand dunes rising straight out of the clear blue water. Learn to sail or just bring any food and drinks and enjoy a 3 hour private excursion for up to 6 friends.
Douglas, Michigan

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Tina
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Aug 2020
Captain Al and his mate (forgot his name -sorry) were phenomenal! My 3 girlfriends and I booked a 6 hour sail and this blew our expectations out of the water! They were so kind, accommodating, generous, and fun! The ship was clean and the sail was a dream. I highly recommend booking your trip with them, we plan on returning every summer to for an afternoon boat excursion with Captain Al. Cannot say enough about this experience, so awesome!!! They went out of their way to ensure our day was perfect. THANK YOU!
Written September 2, 2020
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Tammy S
Greenwood, Indiana, United States59 contributions
Aug 2020
Perfect hosts. Everything exactly as promised as well as good company. Captain Al and his first mate, Jeff, told us about the area while we enjoyed a beautiful day on Lake Michigan. It was a great day, and I highly recommend it!
Written August 23, 2020
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CJ D
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Jul 2021 • Couples
Best day ever! So relaxing! Nancy and Al are the best hosts! Highly recommend. Great boat in big waves or no waves at all. Al is a very professional sailor with years of experience!
Written July 5, 2021
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Laura
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Jul 2020
My family has sailed with Al and Nancy 6 times. It's officially summer when we hop on board. I have nothing but nice things to say about our sailing trips. They are excellent hosts. The boat is amazing and clean. We always bring food and drinks. Nancy helps serve. Al allows us to hoist the sails when we desire to. We always have fun and feel safe. I would not sail with anyone but Al and Nancy! Great must do when in Saugatuck , Douglas area.
Written July 27, 2020
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Wayne P
Chicago, IL66 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
First rate experience with Captain Al and his wife Karen on the Desire. Beautiful, well kept 41 ft. Morgan Ketch that moves gracefully through the water. Very friendly and knowledgable people made for a relaxing, tranquil experience on the waters of beautiful Lake Michigan. Perfect for 2-6 people. Great for couples or family. Outstanding private sailing experience. Bring your sunscreen and a beverage and enjoy the best sailing experience in the Douglas / Saugatuck area. Breathtaking views of the Dunes, beaches and pristine waters off the coast. It doesn't get any better than this.
Written July 4, 2017
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Ringo317
Hilton Head, SC82 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
My wife and I had a wonderful experience sailing with Captain Al and his wife. The sailing was great, weather was great, and the boat is beautiful. The best part is the hospitality and easy conversation with Al and his wife. It was a day on Lake Michigan with new found friends.
Written June 22, 2016
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Beth M
Cary, North Carolina21 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
We booked the Sailing on Desire trip last September and Captain David and his first mate were outstanding. We took our 91 year old mom out with the family. We learned so many new facts about the Michigan area. The trip was easy and smooth. We brought a lunch along to share with the captain and first mate. Yes, we would do this again in a heartbeat. The price was so reasonable and Lake Michigan is great.
Written May 28, 2015
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Angela S
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Jun 2017 • Couples
We visited Saugatuck for our 2nd wedding anniversary and I planned the evening sail a surprise for my husband. This was the absolute highlight of our whole weekend in Saugatuck! Al and Nancy were fantastic. Their operation is carried out expertly from start to finish - and not only just the sailing aspect. They were accommodating and kind, made us feel comfortable and welcome, and took lots of photos for us! I will be recommending them to anyone visiting the Saugatuck/Douglas area.
Written June 25, 2017
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Randy H
Marysville, MI38 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
We sailed with Captain Al and Nancy twice now. This year and last year. By far the best sailing adventure ever. Weather was beautiful. Boat is spectacular. He let us steer and man the sails, I mentioned I wanted to take lessons on sailing and he was more than willing to teach me. We had six people with us, there was plenty of room.
Written September 29, 2015
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John B
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Jul 2021 • Couples
Al and Nancy were a great crew. Weather wasn’t cooperating, so we had to push our sail back twice. Third time was a charm. We had a wonderful day. Can’t wait to go again.
Written July 7, 2021
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