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 14

June 15 - June 28

June 29 - Aug 23

Aug 24 - Sept 13

Sept 14 - 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 Catamaran 35 (3-cabin) "Legacy"$957$1818$2440$3254$4067$4421$4689


2010 Hunter 45 DS (3-cabin) "Northern Breeze"$1048$1991$2672$3563$4454$4842$5135
2019 Jeanneau 419 (3-cabin)$1098$2086$2800$3733$4667$5073$5380
2016 Jeanneau 41DS "Ann Gale II"$995$1891$2537$3383$4229$4597$4876
O'Day 39 (3-cabin) "Rocket"$795$1511$2027$2703$3379$3673$3896
2016 Catalina 385 "Themiscyra"$935$1777$2384$3179$3974$4320$4582
Hunter 38 (3-cabin) "Perception"$935$1777$2384$3179$3974$4320$4582
2014 Jeanneau 379 "Meander"$935$1777$2384$3179$3974$4320$4582
Marlow Hunter 37 "Queen of the Bay"$935$1777$2384$3179$3974$4320$4582
Catalina 36 "Windfall"$795$1511$2027$2703$3379$3673$3896
2011 Catalina 355 "Shell Belle"$825$1568$2104$2805$3506$3812$4043
2016 Jeanneau 349 "Venteux"$795$1511$2027$2703$3379$3673$3896
Catalina 320 "Tivoli"$650$1235$1658$2210$2763$3003$3185
Catalina 320 "Tango"$595$1131$1517$2023$2529$2749$2916
2016 Marlow Hunter 31 "Dark Horse"$735$1397$1874$2499$3124$3396$3602
Hunter 31 "Hippocampus"$675$1283$1721$2295$2869$3119$3308
Hunter 31 "Clara Mae"$625$1188$1594$2125$2656$2888$3063

 Boat Club Day Sailor

2016 Marlow Hunter 22TVC$295 Half Day (up to 4 hours), $425 Full Day (up to 7 hours)

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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