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Personalized Sailing Instruction on Lake Superior



Superior Charters Sailing School courses are designed to expand your skills, whatever your level of expertise. Your classroom is the charter boat in the protected Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Your instructor is one of our U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains. With over 35 years of experience and thousands of trained skippers to our credit, you can trust us to provide you with the training you need to enjoyably and safely boat on Lake Superior !


We are a NauticEd Flagship sailing school! Learn more about this program and our Captains here.


Unlike other schools, you will be learning, sailing and sleeping on your own boat - no other housing costs to pay! All of our multi-day packages include:

  • Overnight accommodations on the boat
  • All training materials required
  • Instruction by a US Coast Guard licensed Captain
  • Discount on future charter with SCI
  • Discount w/partners - Dream Yacht Charters, Sunsail, the Moorings


Sign up today! Only 1/3 the trip cost  will hold your place in any course. The balance due when you arrive for your course.


Add a crew member! For a reduced fee, bring along an additional hand on basic certification courses who can gain boating experience while you're certified.





'New 'She-Manship' - Sailing Course for Women Only 

Three Days - Three or Four Participants $995 per person 

‚Ä®Sailing doesn't need to be a 'man's sport'. Women can take the fear out of sailing by learning more about it. For women who want to increase their confidence on a cruising sailboat, this three day, all-inclusive class will give a hands-on training experience for three to four women. No previous sailing experience required.  The more you know and understand, the less intimidating sailing and boating becomes. Includes accommodations on a late model sailboat, all food when away from the harbor, course book and U.S. Coast Guard licensed instructor. Bareboat Skipper Certification provided if certification requirements met at end of course.


Intermediate Sailing Course

Two Days - Two Sailors Certified $795 per person

For those with a some previous sailing experience - our bareboat charter certification program designed to prepare you to charter a sailboat on your own in the Apostle Islands


Beginner Sailing Course

Three Days - Two Sailors Certified $1195 per person 

No previous sailing experience required - our bareboat charter certification program designed to prepare you to charter a sailboat on your own in the Apostle Islands and includes an overnight at anchor with the instructor


'Beyond the Islands' Certification

Four Days - Three Sailors Minimum $1195 per person 

Must be previously certified - designed to prepare you to charter a sailboat outside the Apostle Islands and will take you, with the instructor, to such ports as Silver Bay, MN or Black River Harbor, MI


Advanced Sailing Certification

Five Days - Four Sailors Min/Max $1295 per person 

Must be previously certified - this package gives you an exciting adventure including an overnight passage as you pilot your boat to such ports as Isle Royale National Park and Grand Marais, MN


Refresh & Upgrade Certification

One Day - One Person Re-trained $250 + boat cost 

This course is for the experienced crew that may want to refresh skills or upgrade to a larger yacht. 

Superior Charters Inc, 34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814 -- 1.715.779.5124 -- sail@superiorcharters.com
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