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Manitou Sailing Charters

City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
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Wonderful Adventure

On our annual girls' weekend trip to Bayfield, one the things I look forward to is sailing with Bob... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
Lisa D
3 hour sail

Wonderful hosts, made us feel very comfortable on the boat. Educated us on how to sail and let us... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Lynn J
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Half Day, Full Day and Sunset Cruises from the City Dock in Bayfield, WI. Enjoy a hands-on sailing experience on Lake Superior; take the helm, set sails or just relax and enjoy! Manitou, a beautiful wooden ketch designed by Winthrop Warner--is one of the Apostle Island's best known and loved wooden yachts. A fully decorated Manitou is also available for weddings at dockside or under sail.
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

On our annual girls' weekend trip to Bayfield, one the things I look forward to is sailing with Bob and Kat. We have been sailing with them for years and they have always been wonderful hosts. It's a pleasure to spend time on board with...More

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Kat-KeyWest, Owner at Manitou Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much. We look forward to having you join us next year!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful hosts, made us feel very comfortable on the boat. Educated us on how to sail and let us take the wheel if we wanted. We love to sail with them every year!

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Kat-KeyWest, Owner at Manitou Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks--we look forward to sailing with you next year! Great fun!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

From the minute of booking kat's was friendly, flexible and gave us detailed information. As the day approached for our sailing the winds were unpredictable and low plus the temps were dropping..she called to see if we wanted to change our time to get the...More

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Kat-KeyWest, Owner at Manitou Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Great to have you join us!!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon sailing with Bob on his and Kat's sailboat. What a great and peaceful time! Shortly after meeting Bob we discovered we were both UC-Davis grads, so we had fun discussing a range of topics while skimming along...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

What could be better than sailing on a beautiful wooden sailboat with a very small group of people? Not much better than this. Low key, knowledgeable, skilled captain. Bring a small cooler bag if you choose to. There's not much extra space & you don't...More

Thank jblars
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Alright you lubbers, if you want a true pirate experience, join Capt. Bob and occasional crew for a sailing experience worthy of Blackbeard himself! Just look for the most elegant sail boat on the docks in Bayfield-the two masted all-wooden boat flying both the Jolly...More

Thank Rubiomon
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you are like me, you've decided to take your family out on a tour of the Apostle Islands. You know who you want to use, but the reviews have you a little concerned. So you are looking at alternatives. Enter Manitou Charters. These guys...More

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Kat-KeyWest, Owner at Manitou Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much! And just to clarify, we can carry up to 6 passengers plus the Captain--but are happy to sail with two!!

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time sailing with Bob on Labor Day weekend. We were married the day before on Madeline Island and took an evening sail on the Manitou with our small wedding party of our siblings and their spouses. We had good winds and...More

Thank WDMMike
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Many years ago, my husband and I flipped our sailboat. 19 years to be exact. I was terrified to get back on a boat but decided this trip was going to help conquer that fear. With so many choices of boats and companies we had...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The sunset cruise for ~3 hours was outstanding! Captain Bob is a great host, a funny storyteller, and a very confident laid back skipper. We couldn't have asked for a better sail on Lake Superior around Apostle Islands! This sail made me wish I was...More

Thank Dave R
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