Sailing on Lake Superior

Sailing the world's largest freshwater lake, truly, is one for the bucket list.

A sailing adventure on Lake Superior with Sail Superior is something you will want to put on your bucket list of things to do on your visit to Thunder Bay this summer.

You’ll find Captain Greg & his crew at the Thunder Bay Waterfront in Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park.

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Captain Greg ties up sail - Thunder Bay Harbour - Photo by Goh Iromoto

Sail Superior offers a range of options from a 90 minute harbour cruise to multi-day big lake adventure. And don’t forget you can now book your sail on-line.


Sail up close to lakers, salties, massive grain elevators, lighthouses and wonder at the massive break wall. Daily departures: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm all season long.

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Hanging out on a leisurely sail on Lake Superior - Photo by Goh Iromoto


Only a short distance from the city and without a doubt our most popular charter. Put together a group of up to 8 or invite only your favourite person for a romantic getaway or twilight sail. Have a really big family or group? Ask us about our multi-boat excursion. Bring your own meals and drinks or have the excursion catered.

Hike and SAIL: 9 Hours

Sail out to the Sleeping Giant and then hike to the top of famed landmark for spectacular views of Lake Superior.

Click here to Book one of these Sailing Adventures  


Try a captained charter to Isle Royale. Experience the feeling of sailing on Lake Superior—on our way to Isle Royale. It’s the fresh-water inland sea.

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Stopover at Thompson Island - View of safe harbour - Photo By Goh Iromoto


A bit of sailing and a stay in an eco-retreat, all with a connection to Thunder Bay’s famed landmark, the Sleeping Giant.


Know how to sail? Rent our 40-footer for a big lake charter or take the Cal 20 for an afternoon.

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Sailing can be a relaxing experience on Superior - Photo by Goh Iromoto


Giant Sailing School will be instructing adults in the art of sailing using 20′ and 40′ sailboats. ISPA certification courses will get you ready to sail your own boat on the Great Lakes or charter bareboat in the Caribbean or worldwide.

You can always connect with Sail Superior by email, phone or text: connect @ or 807-628-3333.

About John Cameron

John knows what Northwest Ontario and Thunder Bay has to offer as a tourism destination. A life long resident of the region, John has lived in Thunder Bay for over 30 years. A former sports journalist, John has a passion sports having worked in television, radio and print. He continues to write a weekly column on curling for Thunder Bay’s daily paper, the Chronicle Journal. John works as a development officer for Tourism Thunder Bay with sports tourism a key part of his portfolio.

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