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Sunshine Charters Day Tours

109 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1397
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Wonderful family fun

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 hour tour of Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake and Lake Michigan. Captain Gary... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Krickens2
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Lapeer, Michigan
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A relaxing night on the water!

Best $80 I've spent. We loved our sunset cruise on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. You can bring... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
SarHaley
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Detroit, Michigan
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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
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109 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1397
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 hour tour of Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake and Lake Michigan. Captain Gary & Emma were delightful. The boat was lovely and the afternoon tour was perfect for 2 families with preschoolers. The kids loves going under the drawbridge and blowing...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Best $80 I've spent. We loved our sunset cruise on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. You can bring food/snacks and a cooler on board with whatever drink you prefer. They supply pop, water and blankets. Josh and Emma were awesome and we really lucked out...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Captain Josh and Emma were great. We had a beautiful day and they made it even better. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience thanks to them.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Such amazing views and Captain Josh allowed kids to steer as well :). Water and pop were offered, but definitely glad we brought snacks and dinner for the kids. The scenery was incredible. Highly recommended for a memorable experience right downtown Charlevoix. They do offer...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Captain Gary did a great job! He tried to accommodate the needs and desires of all the passengers. We did the sunset cruise and it was great! We couldn't rate it any higher. It was perfect!

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was such a fun experience--I had a group of 12 and Captain Josh was great about scheduling us in. We did a tour from 3-5, which was beautiful and even stopped for a few minutes to jump out of the boat. Both Captain Josh...More

Thank AKV1065
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Our family reunion of 13 wanted to do something different....and it was the best decision we could think of. And to top it off, it was their 3rd beer-cruise. Awesome beer tasting and Captain Josh and the crew were so great! He explained what we...More

Thank Theresa P
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

We went on the 11:30 AM cruise during a recent trip up north; there were fewer people on the boat, which was rather nice. Captain Josh and Ben were very knowledgeable about the area, and attentive to their passengers' needs. It was a beautiful day...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We spent an afternoon with Captain Josh and Emma and had a wonderful time! There were 9 of us, including my parents and 4 kids between the ages of 3-17. Josh was very knowledgeable about the area and gave a great tour. The boat was...More

Thank Jen798
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Reviewed June 21, 2016

Eight of us (4 adults/4 kids) went on the sunset cruise. We opted to go on a Monday night and lucked out by having a private cruise, so we had the run of the place. Josh let all the kids take a turn driving the...More

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