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About Animaashi Sailing Company
Captained full-day, half-day & evening sailboat rides among Lake Superior's beautiful Apostle Islands aboard our comfortable and roomy 34' sloop "Sarah's Joy". Enjoy hands-on or full relaxation sailing with our experienced & friendly captain (and former Coast Guardsman). Don't miss the boat!
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ashley clarke wrote a review Aug 2020
Marshfield, Wisconsin34 contributions
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What a great time on Sarah’s Joy! Such a beautiful boat with lots of room! Has a bathroom, mini kitchen and places to sit inside and outside! Captain Paul was awesome! Super friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using him!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thank you Ashley for the kind review. I very much enjoyed your company on our sail and look forward to a return visit/sail in the future. Stay healthy! Capt. Paul J. Bratti
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WisconsinCheeshead wrote a review Jul 2020
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin48 contributions61 helpful votes
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Captain Paul is an exceptional sailor who has successfully operated his own sailboat tour for over thirty years. As a retired Coast Guard Chief, he has the skills and "know how" to be safe on the water. We live in Wisconsin, but had never been to the Apostle Islands area before. We decided that a trip to Bayfield was the perfect family trip to stay local during the pandemic. This sailing trip was a perfect tour of the waterways while limited exposure to other people. Our group was the only one allowed on the boat, which was so nice as we felt we had an exceptional experience. Captain Paul was a wonderful historian who made sure to tell the stories of the area that would interest both adults and children alike, while giving us our first lesson in sailing. Since this trip, our kids have asked to go out sailing again, which we will all love to do! Thanks again for a great few hours, Captain Paul! Pro Tip: Make sure to take a small cooler for drinks and some sunscreen as it can get very hot on the water!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you so very much for the kind words. This year, unlike any other I/we have ever experienced has made sailing a bit more challenging, balancing safety with enjoyment. Sounds like we may have achieved that goal. I look forward to a return visit by your family in the future. Stay healthy, and even more, stay safe! Capt. Paul J. Bratti
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Joe C wrote a review Jul 2020
Waukesha, Wisconsin40 contributions3 helpful votes
We were concerned about the weather but luckily things cleared enough for us to sail, and Captain Paul constantly monitored the weather to insure our safety. He told great stories and educated us about the area as we sailed about the isles. Definitely worth the trip!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mick & Kathy wrote a review Jul 2020
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The sailing was a wonderful experience and made so by Paul! He has a wealth of knowledge about sailing and the Apostle islands. I especially appreciated the honoring of the indigenous people with the naming of his company - "Animaashi!" I told Paul at the end of our time with him that if it weren't for the pandemic we would have both given him a hug. It was fantastic and the hi-light of our time in Bayfield!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jessica F wrote a review Jun 2020
Fargo, North Dakota6 contributions
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So glad we did this! My husband and I and our 3 kids agrees 6,5 and 3 did this from 2:30 to 4:30 one day. Captain Paul was awesome! So knowledgeable and friendly. He was great with the kids too. He let them drive as well as my husband while he did the sails. Felt safe the entire time as he has tons of experience. He teaches during the school year and does this during the summer. Highly recommend Captain Paul!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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