True North Sailing Charters

True North Sailing Charters

True North Sailing Charters
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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True North Sailing Charters is committed to providing guests with a unique and safe sailing experience on Lake Superior. Help hoist the sails or sit back and relax as we navigate the gorgeous waterways of Lake Superior.
Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Tim K
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We took a short (2+hour) sail on a very nice ketch with cutter rig foresails that was captained by Dustin, who works with the owners and is great at sharing stories and making the passengers (especially non-sailors) comfortable. Since we did not have others on board (there could have been up to 6 sharing the cruise, $75 each), I was able to get some experience at the helm, which for a small boat sailor was a lot of fun. My wife just rode and watched, but claimed she enjoyed it except for just a few gusts (heeling). We had very light winds at the beginning that built to a moderate gusty level, but that let us keep all 4 sails up and stay in control with little excitement. One thing that should be mentioned, this is sailing, so by definition it is slow going, thus in a couple hours one does not have enough time to visit any Islands. It is not a tour, but a boat ride with a small group and no engine. We basically sailed around in the area between Bayfield and Madeline Island. For me it was fun and worth the price, made much better by Dustin’s confident and efficient handling the boat as well as providing conversation and even restaurant recommendations. If you had a bigger group, chartering the whole boat for a longer time might be more cost effective. Other companies offer that possibility as well, but the per person, joining up with others option with True North, seemed special, as was the boat itself.
Written September 21, 2021
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Global570278
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The boat was beautiful. Captain Dusty made our trip quite enjoyable. We were lucky to have blue skies and calm waters on an October day. We had a vow renewal ceremony and it just couldn’t have been any better. (Another well advertised company canceled on us one week before our trip to Bayfield and this sailing company worked us in.) Captain Dusty helped me with a few ceremony details that really helped make wonderful memories.

It truly was a beautiful adventure and we will be repeat customers. I felt very safe and our officiant who was a little worried about being out on the water also felt safe and sat in a very comfortable captains chair and was given assistance getting on and off the boat. Don’t hesitate to book with this company.
Written October 4, 2021
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Annabel E
Saint Louis, MO112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our family of 3 booked a full day sailing charter with True North and had an amazing time. Weston, our guide, was fun, engaging and knowledgeable. He took us to places that nobody knew. It felt like we had the Great Lakes to ourselves! I highly recommend booking with them and asking for Weston next time you're in the area. You won't be disappointed.
Written July 27, 2022
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Gregg T
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We spend a week in Bayfield every summer and try to get on the water at least once while we’re there. We’ve hired other boats in the past, on the main pier, but we’re pleased to find True North and their charming boat while on a walk over near the Coast Guard station.

Went online as we stood and booked the afternoon sail.

Captain Dusty was patient, professional and personable with our group and made sure we took full advantage of the large deck on The Starling. A breezy afternoon and warm temperatures made for awesome sailing.

Great time, will definitely book with them again, and hope that Dusty is available to host us next year.
Written July 30, 2022
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Nanette R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Captain set the tone and it was a great experience. Competent and able to handle the ketch (hope we got that right) and also willing to literally "show us the ropes."

We would recommend this experience without qualification or exception. A great day!
Written October 13, 2021
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Andrew H
Sister Bay, WI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful evening sail. Abe was friendly and engaging. The boat was beautiful, the views of the Apostle Islands were magnificent.
Written August 15, 2023
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kapcat
Glen Carbon, IL278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was an absolutely wonderful experience. Abe did the sailing,& he was a wonderful young man.
The views were magnificent.
I would sail several days with him if we return to Bayfield. It was such fun & reasonably priced.
Written August 5, 2023
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J M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
My daughter and I booked a memorial sail for 10/2/22. My dad was a sailor and this experience was a beautiful way to honor his memory. The Captains all get 10 (million) gold stars for their above and beyond customer service, communication, and sailing expertise. We had an issue come up close go the last minute with our lodging and Abe was so very gracious and allowed us to sleep on the sailboat for a fair price. The boat itself was very clean, beautiful, and well maintained. Sleeping on a sailboat to the gentle, rocking waves was such a wonderful experience. They even hooked up a space heater overnight as the evening was cold. No diesel fumes to worry about either, Starling has electric assist. Despite red skies in the morning, a sailor's warning, the morning was clear, warm, sunny, and beautiful. The heavens were opened over us. We are so very thankful for everything and hope to return again soon.
Written October 5, 2022
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C C
Saint Paul, MN175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Magnificent voyage with a terrific Captain! Took the two hour tour from Bayfield to La Pointe and back. Beautiful views and gorgeous sailboat. Captain Abe was a great conversationalist and entertained us for the entire tour.
Written September 5, 2022
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MAPSD
Iowa136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Perfect day in the water with Weston at the helm!
Efficient getting away from the dock and altered the cruise to fit our preferences.

True North takes the extra steps to make a good experience great!
Written July 20, 2022
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