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Sunshine Charters Day Tours
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Owner description: Enjoy a short cruise around the south side of Round Lake while viewing amazing homes and boathouses on our way out to Lake Charlevoix where we pop the sails. After sailing Lake Charlevoix, take a break with a quick swim before heading back through Round Lake’s north side. Blow the horn to open the bridge as we pass the “mushroom houses,” travel through the channel into Lake Michigan and spend the rest of the trip sailing the Great Lake before returning to the dock.Help raise and trim the sails or take the wheel and feel the exhilaration of steering a 40 ft long, 24ft wide custom offshore sailing catamaran. Whether a short swim off the boat or catching a spectacular sunset, Sunshine Charters will provide a one of a kind experience. Sunshine II is a Coast Guard inspected catamaran built for blue water sailing, ensuring you a safe and smooth ride on her spacious open deck. Sunshine Charters has over 15 years of providing safe and memorable sailing around Charlevoix the Beautiful!Private charters are available for groups up to 29 passengers. We will customize a sail to meet any group’s needs and itinerary: bridal, company, family, memorial, or friends.Daily Sail Times and Fares: 11:30-1:30-$35, 3:00-5:00-$35, 7:15-Sunset $40.00 -- (Children under 12, $10.00 off) Tickets available at the “Go Sailing” kiosk, of the Charlevoix City Harbor Master’s office, near the big white catamaran. Purchase tickets 15 minutes prior to departure.What to bring: sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera, jacket, snacks, alcohol or otherwise (pop & water are FREE)Credit cards accepted (5% discount for cash) 15% gratuity for the crew is anticipated
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent 7 days at the Inn at Bay Harbor and wanted to find a few attractions in the area. We found Sunshine Charters and we LOVED IT! We had a large group of 22 family members and headed out for the boat. When we arrived the Captain and his wife were nothing but professional and accommodating!! The boat is magnificent with a 62 foot mast, It accommodated all of us with plenty of room for relaxing and dancing! The captain gave us free use of the satellite radio so we could put whatever we wanted on the great sound system and his wife gave us some great scoop on who lives in the area along with some great history of the lake! They provided a variety of soft drinks and water. Dollar for Dollar this was the least expensive attraction we attended and it was worth every penny! Book in advanced!!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great way to truly enjoy the beautiful lake scenery and embrace what makes Charlevoix great! Friendly captain, first mate (and first dog mate:) make this outing a must-do for a truly memorable and relaxing vacation. Book your charter now!

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I took this cruise last Spring and really enjoyed it. The boat is spacious and comfortable and there are plenty of interesting sights to see on the journey - Round Lake & Lake Charlevoix and then through the drawbridge and out to Lake Michigan. The sunsets can be spectacular. The crew are friendly and helpful - all in all a very nice way to spend a few hours whilst staying in or around Charlevoix.

Thank SoloTravelGal2011
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I was fortunate to be able to go for a sail last July with Captain Josh and his crew. Best cruise and deal around. Can't wait to sail aboard the Sunshine again soon!!

Thank Nsherman01
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My experience was once again amazing. I have gone on the sunset cruise several times over the past few years. It is an adventure I look forward to every summer! Last year my wife and I also went on the Sunshine during the Venetian Festival where we went out on Lake Charlevoix to watch the fireworks. It was awesome to have such a great view away from all the crowd. Going sailing is a fun thing to do as a couple, with friends, or even as a group outing. You get to see the beautiful views of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The cruises are offered different times throughout the day. I always enjoy the sunset cruise the most, but the daytime cruises are also fun. They let you bring your own food and beverages on the sailboat as well. Josh and Sonja are amazing and you will enjoy your time with them. The prices are very reasonable. Definitely worth it to make this part of your summer plans!

Thank Josh B
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