Superior Charters

Bayfield, WI USA
Come sail the famous Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Set sail from Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sail among 22 islands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, sea caves and light houses make up this stunning cruising grounds. Boasting over 40 boats in the charter fleet, Superior Charters offers you a wide range of boats - from a 31' Pearson to 57' Jeanneau Yacht.
New to sailing or want to refresh your skills, our sailing school has been training skippers since 1979. Contact us today!

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 4.85/5 by 12 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 34475 Port Superior Rd Bayfield, WI 54814 USA
Phone: 715-779-5124

Sailing School Instructors

Gregg Thompson

Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor
Phone: 3202238382
There is a rush that comes from going sailing that you never get over. The feeling is one of freedom, adventure and enthusiasm...that was the feeling I had over 30 years ago and it has never waned!

I take that same passion to my current and future students. I absolutely love the idea of sharing this Great Sport with as many people as I possibly can, as you will witness, sailing with me!

I guarantee you'll come away with certain knowledge that sailing will be an endeavor you can enjoy and be confident in!

Got a dream of sailing the Florida Keys or the Caribbean? How about Europe? Then let's have a Conversation!

Have a question? Call the Office @ 469.252.1271 Don't hesitate to call or text me directly @ 320.223.8382

Welcome Aboard!! Cheers!!

Wayne Sharp

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 612-867-3017
Sailing has been my passion for over 35 years. The Apostle Islands have been one of my favorite cruising areas since 1990. I also cruise Lake Superior, the Great Lakes, Florida and the Bahamas. I really enjoy helping others develop their sailing and cruising skills, especially those who would like a more advanced experience. Let's go sailing!

John Barker

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 651-402-5462
I have been sailing the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior since 1998 and have been with Superior Charters since 2010.

Capt David Skoro

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 7152092323
I've been an instructor for many of the major sailing schools for over 30 years. I've been instructing for Superior Charters for 19 years. During that time I've enjoyed teaching individuals, families with and without children and those with disabilities.

The Apostle Islands is one of the best places to learn how to sail in the country. It offers varied weather conditions, clear water, fascinating history and picturesque sailing among 22 islands.

Our vessels are all late model larger keel boats from 33 feet and up with all the amenities needed to be comfortably impressed; a fully equipped galley, BBQ grill, modern head and all safety gear. I'm available for teaching all levels, just call today for a great sailing adventure @ 715.779.5124 or call me personally @ 715.209.2323.

Merritt Pulkrabek

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: (612) 968-7002
Sailing the Great Lakes is the best way for those of us who do not live near the coast to experience the thrill and challenge of captaining a vessel on big water.

The Apostle Islands are a great place to learn with 22 pristine islands, plenty of beaches, sea caves, and varied sailing conditions that require a variety of skills that you will learn. When you have completed your hands-on training, you will have the skills needed to manage all aspects of your boat from cooking, minor repairs, emergency procedures, docking, navigation, sail plans, and all the basic sailing maneuvers that make this such an enjoyable sport. I will tailor each student’s training to manage conditions from a casual sail of light breezes for a leisurely excursion to a more demanding sail of high seas and winds.

Come and find your personal adventure and discover a hobby you will enjoy the rest of your life.

Mike Simon

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 651.340.3451
I've been boating since the womb on boats of all types and have been racing a variety of sailboats since my teens all around North America.

Dean Kass

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 715-563-7913
SAILING: It is the journey...not the destination.

marc scholtes

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 612.280.9639
In my 30 years of sailing I have been racing and cruising in Europe, Australia, both east, west coasts and The Great Lakes, specifically Lake Superior.

One of the advantages to sailing the great Lakes surrounds the new tourism slogan (No Salt- No sharks) I never tire of sharing the pristine waves across the hull with sailors experiencing the Apostle Islands for the first time.

Over the last 14 years I have been taking groups, ranging from youth camps to adults and families, on 1 to 6 day instructional and recreational charters.

For more information call Superior Charters @ 715.779.5124 or feel free to contact me personally @ 612.280.9639.

I look forward to seeing you on the water.

Vicki Staudte

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 651.452.5422
The Apostle Islands is one of my favorite places to sail, maybe that’s because it’s where my sailing life began 20 years ago. And even after spending much of the winter sailing in the British Virgin Islands, and having sailed in more distant places--Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Tahiti, I look forward to seeing the sea caves, hiking to a quarry, fish camp or one of the seven lighthouses among the Apostle Islands, and never tire of seeing the seagulls trail the fishing vessels as they clean their catch on their way back to Bayfield.

I love being a tour guide of the Apostles and seeing a new crew learn to sail or further their sailing skills. Come see how my enthusiasm ramps up when I’m on the water and my boundless energy.

John Mayers

Level 0 Crew Rank Instructor
Phone: 7152091815

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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