This small and quaint Leelanau County town is nestled against the tall hills that surround the Grand Traverse Bay region. It features several great restaurants and bars as well as many historic buildings. Even the towns movie theater is historic and open all year long. Only 17 nautical miles from our base in Traverse City, […]
We get a lot of first time charterers — from sailing school students taking that ‘next step’ to longtime sailors. And it can be a bit daunting, intimidating even. We have most of the questions, along with all the documents needed, all right here. But let’s take a look at 5 big questions. How Many? […]
Trip Advisor recently named Mackinac Island among their Top Ten Islands in the United States. It’s a favorite destination for many of our charter guests. And depending on how much time you are able to charter, or how far you want to sail…you can access the island from our main charter base in TraverseCity for […]
It has been a busy winter around here and we are excited to welcome spring along with 5 new boats to our Charter Management fleet. “iLean” is a Beneteau Sense 46, the only one available for charter in the United States, kind-of a big deal. “Forever Weekend” is a Hunter 33 in excellent condition, she […]
The Boat Club is a fleet of smaller, day-sail boats, sizes 18 – 25 feet and is perfect for day-sailing and occasionally staying aboard overnight multiple times a season for a greatly discounted rate.
"Yellow Caps" are available only to Great Lakes Sailing Co. charterers, sailing school students and Unsalted Sailing event participants.
(231) 941-0535 office
(231) 932-1130 fax
12935 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Started in 1983 as Michigan’s only full time charter operation, Great Lakes Sailing Co. has grown to become a reputable and reliable charter fleet and sailing school.