Great Lakes Bareboat & Captained Yacht Charters

Great Lakes Sailing Co. has been providing yacht charters on Northern Lake Michigan since 1983.

It’s not only our business, it’s our passion.

We continue to provide the best sailing charter fleet on Lake Michigan to cruise the harbors of Grand Traverse Bays, Little Traverse Bay, The Straits of Mackinaw, The Manitou Islands, Beaver Island, the Les Cheneaux Islands and beyond!

Our fleet is maintained to reflect our commitment to our clients. With more than 30 years experience, you can be assured our charter fleet will surpass your expectations and our crew will ensure your satisfaction.


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Charter Discounts


May - June 15


June 16 - July 13


July 14 - Aug 24


Aug 25 - Sept 14


Sept 15 - End of Season

Charter Fleet & Rates

 1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days7 Days


Tiara 3800 Open "Pooh V"$1495$2392$2983$3977$4971$5651$6384
Sabre 36 MKII Express Cruiser "Cricket"$1095$1862$2201$2935$3668$3942$4216


2016 Gemini Catamran 35 (3-cabin) "Legacy"$957$1818$2440$3254$4067$4421$4689


2009 Jeanneau 50DS (3-cabin)"China Doll"$1160$2204$2958$3944$4930$5359$5684
2014 Beneteau Sense 46 "iLean" three weeks or $15,000 charter minimum 
2010 Hunter 45 DS (3-cabin) "Northern Breeze"$1048$1991$2672$3563$4454$4842$5135
Catalina 42 "West Wind"$991$1883$2527$3369$4212$4578$4856
2016 Jeanneau 41DS "Ann Gale II"$1040$1976$2652$3536$4420$4805$5096
O'Day 39 (3-cabin) "Osprey"$793$1507$2022$2696$3370$3664$3886
2016 Catalina 385 "Themiscrya"$1000$1900$2550$3400$4250$4620$4900
Hunter 38 (3-cabin) "Perception"$894$1699$2280$3040$3800$4130$4381
2014 Jeanneau 379 "Meander"$935$1777$2384$3179$3974$4320$4582
Catalina 36 "Windfall"$793$1507$2022$2696$3370$3664$3886
2011 Catalina 355 "Shell Belle"$825$1568$2104$2805$3506$3812$4043
2016 Jeanneau 349 "Venteux"$798$1516$2035$2713$3392$3687$3910
Hunter 33 "Forever Weekend"$651$1237$1660$2213$2767$3008$3190
Catalina 320 "Tivoli"$651$1237$1660$2213$2767$3008$3190
Catalina 320 "Tango"$595$1131$1517$2023$2529$2749$2916
2016 Marlow Hunter 31 "Dark Horse"$737$1400$1879$2506$3132$3405$3611
Hunter 31 "Hippocampus"$675$1283$1721$2295$2869$3119$3308
Hunter 31 "Clara Mae"$623$1184$1589$2118$2648$2878$3053

 Boat Club Day Sailor

All New 2016 Marlow Hunter 22's!TVC$295 Half Day (up to 4 hours), $425 Full Day (up to 7 hours)


Charter Discounts

  • Spring (May 1 - June 15): 25% Off
  • Fall (September 15 - End of Season): 25% Off
Special Charter Discounts Details

Pump & Fuel

Rates include fuel & final pump-out on all sailboats (fuel not included with powerboats)

Captained Charters

For an additional fee (see below for rates), a friendly, licensed Captain is available on any of our yachts for cruising the many harbor towns and exploring islands along the way. For the day or for a week, sit back and relax or take the helm. You can be as active as you like!

Charter Extras

Captain (up to 4 hrs) $125

Captain (up to 8 hrs) $200

Captain (overnight) $250

Linens $25/per person

Dinghy – included upon request

Kayak $15/day - $75/wk

Dinghy Outboard $25/day

Sleep Aboard $100

Propane for Grill - $5 per canister

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