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Address: 109 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1397
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+1 231-547-0266

Enjoy a short cruise around the south side of Round Lake while viewing...

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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Summer at its finest.

Warm breezes and friendly crew, watching the sunset....go with friends, bring your own vino and enjoy! They offer blankets if the temps drop..cuddle up!

Reviewed 11 August 2015
Gail C
Ellsworth, Michigan
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Ellsworth, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Warm breezes and friendly crew, watching the sunset....go with friends, bring your own vino and enjoy! They offer blankets if the temps drop..cuddle up!

Thank Gail C
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

A beautiful sunset cruise around Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The crew was amazing, the owner was fun, friendly and they made the trip amazing. We will definitely go back.

Thank franci s
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Loved our family day on your catamaran. We loved everything about it. We will be back. Crew was friendly and made it so fun.

Thank leisuresusie
Moberly, Missouri
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

After a fantastic sunset cruise last year, I knew we had to go out for another this year. The crew was fun, friendly, and knowledgable. Josh made an extra effort to get us on a cruise when we weren't sure if we would be able to go out. It was a beautiful trip! We will definitely be back.

Thank Cher S
Richmond, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Josh and Kelsey made this trip more than memorable for our family. We would definitely book this trip again.

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Canton, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Josh and crew always show you a good time. We never fail to make time for a cruise. Been out the last 4 years and it has always been the highlight of our week up north.

2 Thank gfrancis48187
Carmel, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is the best deal and experience for boating in all of michigan. Captain Josh the owner really does a fabulous job in running these Sailing Tours, The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. They want to make sure everyone is having a great time. I would recommend the Sunset Tour as they do about 75 mins on Lake Charlevoix... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

We were lucky the week that we traveled through the northwest portion of Michigan. We had a beautiful week weather wise and had booked a delightful sunset cruise with Sunshine Charters. We arrived and were welcomed aboard a roomy, large catamaran. The crew made us feel at home and comfortable. We started the cruise out on Round Lake and took... More 

1 Thank Luvaloha1
Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We were looking to take advantage of the nice weather and tried to book a sunset cruise. Josh called the next day to say that he was trying to get enough together to sail and he would call us back. As promised, we got the call and arrived at the boat just in time. The cruise started out great, but... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I will definitely do this boat tour everytime I vvisit charlevoix! the crew, the people, the sights were all amazing. my eleven year old son who was able to help raise the sail & steer the boat, said this cruise made this trip the best vacation he has been on (and he has been on many vacations) my seventeen year... More 

1 Thank quinshene03

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