We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Mike's Sailing

Charlotte, VT, USA
More
About Captain Mike's Sailing
Captain Mike’s Sailing offers hourly, daily, and overnight sailing trips on Lake Champlain, Charlotte, Vermont. Our yacht, is a 36′ Beneteau named Brizo. She is a beautiful, comfortable ship that is a pleasure to sail. All sailing trips are private with just your party on-board. Sit back and relax, or take a turn at the helm yourself. Captain Mike's Sailing also offers sailing lessons on your boat or on Brizo. If you are new to sailing or just bought a new sailboat and need help setting up or just getting comfortable getting underway for the first time. We can help you with that. We do consulting and help with all your sailing and boating needs. We also can handle your yacht delivery needs. If you need to have your yacht relocated and want it done by a skilled professional, contact Capt. Mike. He and his experienced team of sailors will handle your yacht delivery professionally.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
6Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Karen wrote a review Aug 2020
Ridgefield, Connecticut1 contribution
Capt Mike was a wonderful and informative host on our private sunset sail on the lake. The boat is clean and a smooth sail. We were fortunate to have excellent weather to enjoy such a beautiful vista. We will most certainly sail with him again in the future!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
JenniferB0221 wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions1 helpful vote
During the week of July 20 – 26, 2019 Captain Mike was engaged for us by the charter operator as part of a bareboat charter trip for a family sail. The rental sailboat was a 50’ Jenneau (the s/v Loose Cannon). Captain Mike was exceptional for our needs. Here are summary observations that support our strong recommendation of him for your training or boating requirements. Proactive: He took time out of his own schedule to preview and check out the charter boat the day before we arrived. He met us earlier than originally scheduled on our departure day and was on time the morning after an overnight in Burlington, VT. Demeanor: Respectful of our time together as a family and patient with our limited knowledge of sailing. During the one solid day of rain we had (while anchored in a lovely cove) he was quite willing to learn and play various board and card games with us. Strong Sailing knowledge: Captain Mike is a skilled and seasoned Captain with an excellent understanding of sailing practices. He has a very good teaching style that emphasizes an explain, demonstrate, guide, and enable approach. During the week we had a wide variety of wind conditions and he always gave us good advice as to whether to sail or engage the engine. Knowledge of Lake Champlain and surrounding region: Captain Mike is from a multi-generation Vermont family and has a broad and thorough understanding of the Lake, local cities/town, historical feature points, etc. He was a great travel advisor and made superb recommendations for shopping, restaurants for the overnight that we’d planned in Burlington, VT and also for our return driving trip. Managed the pace: Always prepared to go whenever we finally got ourselves ready each morning. Kept a good pace, fine balance between keeping/maintaining yet not setting/pushing a pace. Good balance between exploration and education. Good at not making any portion of the day feel harried or rush. Good at managing suggested destinations based upon conditions and our own tempo/rhythm of travel. Provided enough information for us to make decisions on when/where to travel before anchoring for the evening. The boat provided by the charter company and had some minor issues that he was able to step in and troubleshoot, which was appreciated as it was outside his specific responsibilities. In conclusion, we highly recommend Captain Mike and would enjoy sailing with him again!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael C, Owner at Captain Mike's Sailing
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to work with your family and share my love of sailing and Lake Champlain. It is such a special place and I’m glad you got to see different areas- from the quiet coves to the fun of Burlington! I’ve been told I am a bit of a perfectionist so I enjoy solving those little things that come up on a boat and making the experience as pleasant as possible for customers. And, of course getting to know them and their preferences and pace is part of that. It was great to meet you and hope to see you again! Fair winds, Captain Mike
Read more
Sean P wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution
My wife and I went for a 3 hour sail with Captain Mike and had a fantastic time. It was pretty gusty that day and he let us know so we could make an informed decision - he seemed more interested in our having a good time than in booking another tour. Glad we chose to go. It was a beautiful afternoon and my wife and I really enjoyed sitting up forward together and watching a sunset over the Adirondacks. Thanks for a great tour Mike!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael C, Owner at Captain Mike's Sailing
Responded Sep 5, 2018
Hi, Thanks for the great review and I'm glad you had a great time. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you visit again next summer. Thanks, Capt. Mike
Read more
bb2222018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Burlington, Vermont1 contribution
Captain Mike and his crew retrieved our boat from a distant marina, and brought her home safely and in good repair. His attention was thorough and professional start to finish-- and he's nearly persuaded me to give up power boats in favor of sailing! I'm signing up for lessons! Thank you, Capt. Mike.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael C, Owner at Captain Mike's Sailing
Responded Aug 13, 2018
Hi, Thanks for the great review. I hope you are enjoying the lake. I got to say, this summer has been a better year for power boating then sailing. Hot and windless. Thanks, Capt. Mike
Read more
boblampton wrote a review Aug 2018
Jackson1 contribution
I took two young nephews out for an afternoon three hour sail, and it was great. Mike was very accommodative and patient as my plans changed before our chosen time. He has a wonderful boat, and Mike was very informative with all of the questions I asked him. I would use Mike were I to go sailing on Champlain again
Read more
Date of experience: August 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael C, Owner at Captain Mike's Sailing
Responded Aug 8, 2018
Thanks Bob for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you and your nephews out sailing. I hope to see you again.
Read more
Previous
12