Superior Charters and Yacht Sales

Superior Charters and Yacht Sales

Superior Charters and Yacht Sales
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Sail in the unforgettable Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on one of our late model sailboats. Join us for multi-day bareboat or Captained sailing adventures. On our Captained trips, you'll sail through the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior with unforgettable views of the Islands. Your US Coast Guard Licensed Captain will give you a chance to take the helm and sail the boat yourself. Or, you can sit back, relax and let the only sound be the water rushing over the hull of your private sailboat. For experienced sailors, select from our fleet of 30 sailboats including many late model Jeanneau yachts and Lagoon Catamarans. Step aboard your private yacht and enjoy skippering a well equipped vessel. Offering bareboat skipper sailing certification courses and advanced offshore sailing courses.
Bayfield, Wisconsin

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2022

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Al_kati
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Our charter yacht (33' Jeanneau Pavati) was like new and sailed beautifully. The marina facilities were high end, especially the private combined restroom/shower rooms. The other people using the marina (fellow charterers and yacht owners) were friendly. Superior Charters staff efficiently worked the reservation online with follow-up by email and telephone. Since I had not skippered for 15 yr and never before with this company, they asked me to purchase a 2-4 hour personal class. Glad I did. Instructor Gordy guided me in and out of the slip twice under power to get used to the boat and clearly answered every question.
Written September 17, 2021
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Classy! What a great compliment! We love when our customers get one-on-one time with a captain, they can get all their questions answered, understand the boat better and get some local knowledge from our experienced Captains.
Written August 24, 2022
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WFamilyMemories
Minneapolis, MN48 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Our family or 5 chartered 43’ sailboat Alyeska for three days in July and had a blast. We have chartered before with Superior Charters but it had been several years. We were impressed that they remembered us and were very excited to see us again.

Cindy and the crew do a great job. Thanks to Bravo and Capt Mike who both were great to work with. Capt Mike was great with our kids giving them appropriate instruction and duties during our check out ride. I appreciated his help preparing us for our charter.

We spent time at Bear, Oak, Sand, Raspberry, Devils and Cat islands. The kids and my wife took the dingy in to Raspberry lighthouse and enjoyed an outdoor tour with a great guide.

The water was warm this year and we enjoyed lots of swimming time. We didn’t even have to limit swimming to the beach areas. It was plenty warm out in the waters between islands.

Overnight on the boat was great in the islands. The boat is well equipped for chartering. The boat even had a small freezer we kept small cups of ice cream and a fresh frozen blueberry pie from Bayfield Apple Company in and cooked it in the oven while at an island after supper. The refrigerator on our boat was very large we thought.

We can’t wait to be back! The Apostle Islands and the Crew at Superior Charters are a great combination!
Written July 2, 2020
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W Family, We were so happy to have you back sailing with us! Alyeska is a great family boat with all the amenities that you could ever want. We hope you will not wait another seven years until we see you again! Thanks for visiting us this summer!
Written July 9, 2020
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Byron T
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Competent, reliable, professional, helpful and friendly.
The online reservation system and forms were very user friendly and glitch free.
I chartered a 32' boat for a Saturday/Sunday overnight cruise.
We arrived at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Ample parking for charter guests and no shortage of carts for getting our gear from the car to the dock.
Our arrival packet was waiting and all of the information therein was complete and self-explanatory. The boat was clean and ready for boarding.
A charter captain arrived exactly on time the next morning to go over any questions we had about the boat and equipment and to be briefed on our float plan.
We enjoyed a lovely weekend and look forward to chartering again with Superior Charters.
Written August 22, 2022
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We're so glad that we delivered on everything that we promised! We can't wait to have you back with us again Byron!
Written August 24, 2022
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Saxacussionist
Peoria, United States11 contributions
Jun 2020
If you're a sailor, the Apostle Islands is the place to be and Superior Charter is the place to charter your boat! We've been sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior for about 10 years now and absolutely LOVE it. This time, however, we wanted to take several guests and needed a larger boat. The folks at Superior Charter helped us select the best boat for our needs and did everything possible to help us absolutely enjoy our 10 day sail!

It's the beautiful, clear, salt-free waters to sail, the 22 islands to explore, and the charming town of Bayfield to enjoy is what keeps us coming back. And Superior Charters is where to charter your boat!
Written July 29, 2020
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Thank you for recognizing all the hard work that goes into pairing our guests with the best boat for their trip. We're glad you had another great experience in the Islands and hope you will continue to let us be part of your tradition!
Written October 29, 2020
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PJMoos
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Sup[erior Charters is in the bussiness of "making dreams come true"
Whether you have always had a life long interest in learning to sail or just a burning desire to get away on a fun filled adventure and leave all of your cares at the dock they will exceed your wildest imagination.

Superior Charter's entire staff's personal attention to detail is only exceeded by their consumate sailing expertise.

True natives to the North Shore at heart they throughly imbue the traditons, history, integrity and value of this unique and breathtakingly beautiful area.

May you be prepared to be astonished and relaxed from the moment you arrive untill you regretfully say farewell, hoping to return again soon!
Written July 20, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words Joe! We love that we were able to finally get you on the water (multiple times!) this summer and that you truly enjoyed each experience. Now onto skippering your own boat in 2021! We'll make sure you are a success!
Written October 29, 2020
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JerryP
2 contributions
Jul 2020
we took out Windigo, the 50' Jenneau for 4 days and she is a beautiful boat, fun and easy to sail with a power winch for furling all sails and handling the main sheet. Spacious above and below deck and very comfortable. We were able to cover the entire Apostles including Hikes across Presque isle and to the top of Oak Island, dingy exploring the caves of Sand Island, and a trip around Madeline. Great weather, and on our final day we got to hand her in 25 kn blow with gusts to 35! well reefed she sailed easily even in the big wind. Brand new dingy and motor made shore excursions a breeze.
couple of issues, including marine radio not working, a nav light that was out and the freezer not working were the only snags. for a 10 year old boat she looks brand new in the cabin.
Written August 7, 2020
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Windigo is an amazing sailing boat that definitely feels and looks younger than her true age. Well taken care of, this boat was a great choice for you and your family when you visited in early August. We hope you will give Windigo another try, as she has all new LED lights and a new freezer.
Written October 29, 2020
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gogobears
la grange park il32 contributions
Jul 2020
Another couple and we went out mid-July on the 38’ catamaran with Captain Mike. The beauty, the stillness, the quiet, the calm - perfect. Mike did an excellent job of ensuring we saw an island a day. When we visited Raspberry Island, we got a special treat in having our tour done by Ranger Fred. Though we could not go into the lighthouse, he painted the picture of what life was like. And he even gave me my passport stamp on a sticky note. We had a peaceful ride on the Raspberry River - really when you are in the Apostles, the rest of the world seems to disappear. Went swimming every day, a bit chilly but so worth it. Great navigation with Mike; it was easy to have him with us and loved how much history and geology knowledge he has. We loved it.
Written August 2, 2020
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Your trip sounds absolutely delightful! We were happy to be able to pair Captain Mike with you and your crew, it sounds like a great fit! While we try our best to make some great connections between Captain and guests, we only hope it is as good of a fit as you've described. Thank you for exploring the islands with us and we hope you will bring more friends with you in 2021!
Written October 29, 2020
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Russell F
Pickerington, OH1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
4 days of sailing Mehitabel (Lagoon 380) with family and friends. Cat pointed in the low 40s without issue and sailed well on a beam reach. There were a few issues with the joker valves, engine oil levels, transmission oil levels, but for an 11 year old charter vessel - Mehitabel works well.
Improvements:
Repair some of the dings and dents around the vessel.
Repair the 120% Genoa sunbrella.
Repair the dingy or replace (good dingy for its age).
We had a terrific adventure in the Apostle islands. I recommend Superior Yacht Charters.
Written August 3, 2021
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We love all the space that mehitabel provides its crew, sounds like your friends and family enjoyed that part too. The boat owners have spent time and money making small improvements all around the boat, including a new dinghy! Come back and see the changes!
Written August 24, 2022
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Timothy H
Plymouth, MN19 contributions
Aug 2020
We have chartered with Superior Charters for the last three years and have known Cindy Alpha and Cindy Bravo for a long time. Superior Charters is a first class organization with first class people running it. If you want to enjoy sailing, learn to sail or just take a sailboat ride, Superior Charters is the way to go. First class all the way.
Written September 3, 2020
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We think you're the BEST too! We are so blessed to be in a business where we have the absolutely BEST customers around! You make us love our jobs even more. Can't wait to see you and your crew on the water in July!
Written October 29, 2020
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JOEL
Bangalore District, India2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
A simple, predictable and safe experience. They take the guessing out of the charter process. The boats are top notch, staff is great and the entire process is built for the user. On our last charter we had first timers and experienced sailors on board. Everyone was amazed by the simplicity and predictability Superior Charters provided. We all had a great time and are already planning our next adventure.
Written August 16, 2021
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Joel, we love when our repeat customers bring along first timers! We love that you have been spreading the word and sharing your experiences.
Written August 24, 2022
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