Black River Harbor 4 Day Sail

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Four days on the water in the Apostle Islands just starts to scratch the surface in the many places to explore, so we do many trips without leaving the Islands. For those who want to get the open water experience, one option for a four day trip is to strike out across the open Lake and cross to Black River Harbor.

Starting at $2,796

4 Days & 4 Nights

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Four days on the water in the Apostle Islands just starts to scratch the surface in the many places to explore, so we do many trips without leaving the Islands. For those who want to get the open water experience, one option for a four day trip is to strike out across the open Lake and cross to Black River Harbor. A sample trip might go like this: Board the night before the trip and sleep in the harbor. Head out in the morning for two days training and sailing in the Islands, exploring sea caves, lighthouses, secluded beaches and weathered shorelines, anchoring at one of our favorite protected coves for the first night and at Stockton Island the second night. Then very early AM on the third day, set sail for a twenty five mile crossing of the open lake to Black River Harbor, Michigan. This crossing will include watches, navigating, rotational napping with the water splashing up against the hull, and a real feeling of being off-shore and will take about 6 hours. This secluded little natural harbor is the home only to several fishing boats and a couple of spaces for visitors. After noon, hike up the Black River to the secluded waterfalls and the watch the sun setting on the horizon from the harbor. Early AM departure again—late risers can sleep in while we depart–and a glorious 7-8 hour sail back to the Islands and Bayfield by 2pm.  This trip could be done in three days with the right weather.  However, four days will not only provide a better trip with more time in the Islands, but also a wider weather window for crossing the Lake. If the weather does not cooperate, this trip will be converted to a four day trip in the Islands, which is every bit as fun.

Meals can be prepared by your group in the boat galley just as easily as in your own kitchen.  The Captain is available to help with the stove, oven & grill.  It’s easy to plan the meals for your trip but we do offer the option of having the food on board for you (see below for pricing). If you are providing the meals please consider the Captain in your food counts.  No special food requests need to be considered.

Rates (priced per day):
  • Season open through June 15 — $699
  • June 16 through June 30 — $799
  • July 1 though Labor Day — $949
  • After Labor Day through September 15 — $799
  • September 16 through season close — $699

Meals available for additional $49 per day per person.