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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...more
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Bayfield City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

For many years, we have had the good fortune to vacation at Lake Superior, near Bayfield, Wisconsin. A few years ago, we looked into a personal sailing trip on the lake and found Animaashi Sailing Company in Bayfield. We just took our third trip with...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We vacationed in the Bayfield area in September and made sure we sailed with Captain Paul on Sarah's Joy, while we were there. This was the 5th or 6th time we have sailed with Animaashi. This is one of the best sailing excursions you can...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review. I continue to enjoy your company and look forward to our next sail together. Take care! Capt. Paul J. Bratti

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We booked an ‘after school’ sailboat ride from 4:30-6:30. We had such a wonderful experience. Captain Paul is very personable and made the trip really fun. I felt very at ease knowing he is a retired Coast Guard member and would keep us safe! Thank...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you for the very nice review. I enjoyed your company as well! Hope to see you both aboard Sarah’s Joy again. Take care. Capt. Paul J. Bratti

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Very knowledgeable and experienced captain. The early evening tour was beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Awesome sailboat!

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed your company and lol forward to your return trip one day. Take care! Capt. Paul J. Bratti

Reviewed July 14, 2018

It was 6 years ago today that my wife Cathy and I got married on Captain Paul's sailboat, "Sara's Joy". Animaashi Sailing Company is nothing but short of amazing. Captain Paul's incredible nautical experience made our trip extremely enjoyable. He really knows how to find...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Thank you Cathy and Larry. I enjoyed our sail just as much. Reviews give others some information that is critical in making vacation plans that include things to do. Your review is very appreciated. I know you will be back my friends and here is...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

Captain Paul takes the time to get to know a bit about his passengers, and entertains us with stories historical and current, teaching us a bit about Bayfield, the general area, a bit about the science of sailing, and let's us just enjoy the cruise....More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you Sue. I did as well. Great company is where I derive my pleasures. Except for a bit more warmth I’d say we had a great sailing day. I look forward to your possible return visit! Take care and again Thank you!! Capt. Paul

Reviewed October 25, 2017

My wife and I took the sunset sail with Capt Paul and two other couples. Paul said it was probably his last sail of the season, so we really lucked out to be a part of it. The weather and fall colors could not have...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you for the very kind review. It was definitely one of the nicer days sailing this year. Your company, as well as the others, was very enjoyable and I look forward to sailing with you again! Take care. Capt. Paul J. Bratti

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Captain Paul was knowledgeable, friendly, experienced and a pleasure to be around. We had a great time sailing with him. What a lovely fall evening on the water! Thanks for one of your last sails of the 2017 season!

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thank you very much. I enjoyed the beautiful fall colors, nice wind, as well as your pleasurable company, too. I look forward to a return visit/sail with you again. Take care! Capt. Paul J Bratti

Reviewed September 14, 2017

We has an amazing trip with Captain Paul. This was our first experience with sailing and it could not have been more perfect. We learned about Lake Superior, the bay and Captain Paul. We will most certainly be back in the future. Thanks for a...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

You are very welcome. I enjoyed your company as well. Please come again! Capt. Paul J Bratti

Reviewed August 20, 2017

Captain Paul took us and another couple out for a 2-hour tour. Captain Paul de-mystified sailing and we learned many interesting things about his time in the coast guard, life in Bayfield and much more. It was beautiful day and we enjoyed our time on...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed the sail as well. Hope to see you both again. Take care! Capt. Paul

Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing time on our 3 hour sailing trip with captain Paul! It is very clear his vast knowledge of sailing and the area from the beginning. He provide constant information about sailing and every aspect of what we were...More

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Paul B, Owner at Animaashi Sailing Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you very much Keith and Maria for the very kind review. I enjoyed your company as well and look forward to a return visit. Take care! Capt. Paul

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MaryB376
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Paul B | Property representative |
Thank you for asking. Yes I have room on the 15th of July, either at 9:30 or 1:30. Also have room on the 14th and 16th. Please feel free to contact me at 715 209-4932 or 715 779-5468 to answer any further questions or to... More
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sashroch
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Paul B | Property representative |
Well, I got this today (Monday), so we already set the date. For the record you are scheduled for Sunday Sept. 2 1:30-4:30. Let me know how many. I can take up to six! At the present I’ll reserve the boat for you. I can... More
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