Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a landlubber fascinated by the beauty of sailing, we can provide you with a memorable sailing experience on Lake Michigan. Captain Dale Fitch is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, holding a 100 ton masters license with sailing and towing endorsements. He is also an ASA certified instructor for courses ranging from Basic Keelboat through Advanced Coastal Cruising and Navigation. Captain Dale has over forty years experience of sailing on Lake Michigan and many years long distance yacht racing experience. You will sail aboard Freedom, a Hunter legend 37.5 equipped with modern navigation and safety equipment. We invite you to participate in the sailing experience if you wish, or just relax and enjoy the sail.
We are located in the Ludington Municipal Marina in downtown Ludington, which is a beautiful facility with plenty of parking available on site.
We offer 2 1/2 hour charters departing at 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and sunset cruises on a daily basis from June through September, dependent on weather conditions. We also offer half-day morning and afternoon charters and full-day charters on a daily basis. We can accommodate up to six guests on a charter. On the 2 1/2 hour charters, we often combine two small groups into a single charter. Half-day and full-day charters are private charters with only your party aboard as guests. We do not provide food or beverages, but you are invited to bring snacks and the beverage of your choice. On full-day charters, we can make arrangements to have catered food provided.
We are offering multiple day excursions crossing Lake Michigan visiting ports in west Michigan and Wisconsin, including Door County. See the "New for 2017" tab above for more details. We also offer special events including dinner cruises, group outings or special events. We often have charters to watch the Chicago to Mackinac Race or other events. Contact us if you are interested in a special event cruise for more details.
We can accommodate up to six guests so advance reservations are encouraged. A fifty per cent deposit will reserve your charter and deposits are fully refunded if the charter is cancelled at least thirty-six hours prior to the start of the charter. Persons failing to show up for a charter will forfeit their deposit. In the event of foul or severe weather, the entire deposit will be refunded or the charter rescheduled, at your option.
Sailing has taught us to be flexible, so if you want to make special arrangement for a charter or additional dietary offerings, please contact us. If you have any concerns or special requirements, please discuss them with us when you book your charter.
Looking forward to having you aboard!
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