Destination Vacations for Families, Groups, Friends & Individuals

Destination AdventuresNorthern Breezes offers several ways to share the fun of cruising with fellow sailors on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin Destination Adventures and now Cuba.

Are you new to sailing, short of a full crew, lack some confidence in managing a bigger boat in new waters, or just want someone else to run the boat? If so, join the crew on one of lead boats led by a seasoned, senior instructor who is also a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain.

These adventures include a mix of organized and informal activities including fun days of sailing prefaced by skipper briefings each morning, site seeing, and dining aboard or ashore. Explore the wilderness beauty of Lake Superior’s pristine south shore beaches as we visit Cornucopia. Schedule a short kayak trip to the nationally recognized caves before sailing across the lake to the rugged "north shore" with it's own unique communities and remote harbors. Turn around and sail back across Lake Superior and through the renowned Apostle Islands with eight unique Lighthouses and absolutely unspoiled, wilderness beauty. Dinghy ashore to great hiking trails from anchorages which will likely make your memory book. Continue on through the Apostle Islands to Black River Falls and Saxon Harbor on the south shore.

Above is a teaser description of Western Lake Superior including the Apostles Islands. Our decades of experience allows us to assist you with living your sailing dreams in the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Cuba in 2018.

Are you an Advanced Coastal Cruising graduate looking for more adventure? An experienced bareboat skipper? Then charter a boat through Northern Breezes, it costs you nothing, and join the flotilla as a skipper who will soon know a lot more sailing friends. We will assist you in obtaining the yacht of your choosing. You will have your own charter boat with your own crew and be one of a number of boats accompanied by a lead boat with a professional captain and host from Northern Breezes. Focus on captaining your own boat, and let the lead boat act as your event organizer, guide and support team.

Wait, I own my own boat and I would like to participate. Yes you can by signing up and paying Northern Breezes $200. This covers our cost for gatherings, burgees, etc. Pre-registration is required so Northern Breezes can plan properly.

These trips sell out fast, so call or e-mail early to reserve your spot!

The 2017 dates for all of these adventures are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Bahamas BeachBahamas Destination Adventures -
Mar 5 - 12, Mar 13 - 20, 2018

Click here for more information on our luxurious Bahamas destination vacation.

Cost: $2,195 single/shared cabin. $4,295 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $4,295.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: March 5 - 12, March 13 - 20, 2018

 

National Parks - Two Parks - One Great Trip!
- Isle Royale and Apostle Islands -


Bayfield, Grand Marais, Isle Royale, Isle Royale, Isle Royale, Bayfield

Length of adventure 6.5 days

Click here for extensive information on the parks and trip.

Isle Royale National Park . . . The least visited . . . The most returned to . .  . Create Your Memories Here!

Cost: $995 single/shared cabin. $1,895 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $1,895.
$200 / in addition to bareboat charter fee, if joining the Destination Adventures on your own boat or a chartered yacht. This fee does not apply if you charter our boats or work with us to broker the charter.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: July 14 - 21, 2017 *** For a similar class experience, see ACC Dates ***

 

Cuba Educational Sailing Adventures -

Fly directly to Cuba!

Click here for more information on our unique Cuba destination vacation.

Cost: $2,195 single. $4,295 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $4,295.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Not currently scheduled for 2018.

 

Western Lake Superior Destination Adventures

Cornucopia, Silver Bay, Apostle Islands, Black River Falls, Saxon

In cooperation with Sailboats, Inc., Charter monohulls from 29 to 43 ft.

Welcome event Friday. Place TBD when closer to date.

Skipper's meeting Saturday morning to finalize destinations based on weather.

Visit historic lighthouses while enjoying pristine anchorages, great hikes in the national seashore (park) which is the Apostle Islands. Visit quaint New England style villages, with some of the finest, fresh seafood around. Enjoy the comradery of fellow sailors as we cross "Gitche Gumee" better known as Lake Superior and share sea stories, hors d'oeuvres, beverages. Create memories you'll want to share and repeat!

Cost: Lead Boat: $995 single/shared cabin. $1,895 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $1,895.
$200 / in addition to bareboat charter fee, if joining the Destination Adventures on your own boat or a chartered yacht. This fee does not apply if you charter our boats or work with us to broker the charter.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: June 22 - 29, 2018

 

Florida Delivery Adventures (6.5 Days)

Island Spirit 400 CatamaranOption 1: Mobile, Alabama to Fort Myers, Florida:
This Catamaran Delivery Adventure starts in Mobile, Alabama from Dog River Marina just south of Mobile and ends at Burnt Store Marina, just north of Fort Myers, Florida. The dates are December 3 – 10, 2016.

Customers board "Sun Spirit", an Island Spirit 400 catamaran on December 3rd at Dog River Marina, Mobile, Alabama. Sail to Burnt Store Marina (north of Fort Myers, Florida). This delivery will begin the next day or as soon as weather conditions permit. Overnight passages will be sailed across the northeast section of the Gulf of Mexico and take three to four days. The delivery will end at Burnt Store Marina, Ft. Myers, Florida. Crew departs on December 10th at the latest.

All meals and snacks aboard are provided. All meals ashore are the guest’s responsibility. Participants should bring PFD with harness and tether if possible.

Cost:  $960 single/shared cabin. $1,760 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $1,760.
ASA 106 certification is available to qualified participants for an additional $200.
***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: December 3 - 10, 2016.

 

Island Spirit 400 CatamaranOption 2: Fort Myers, Florida to Miami, Florida:
This Catamaran Delivery Adventure starts at Burnt Store Marina, Fort Myers, Florida and ends at the Miami Yacht Club, Miami, Florida. The dates are: December 10 - 17, 2016.

Customers board "Sun Spirit", an Island Spirit 400 catamaran on December 10th at Burnt Store Marina (north of Fort Myers, Florida). This delivery will begin the next day or as soon as weather conditions permit. Some night sailing may be required. The basic route is from Burnt Store Marina through seven-mile bridge south of Marathon Key and on to Miami. Overnight passages could be a possibility depending on weather. The delivery will end at the Miami Yacht Club, Miami, Florida. Crew departs on December 17th at the latest.

All meals and snacks aboard are provided. All meals ashore are the guest’s responsibility. Participants should bring PFD with harness and tether if possible.

Cost:  $960 single/shared cabin. $1,760 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $1,760.
ASA 106 certification, Advanced Coastal Cruising and ASA 114, Cruising Multihull certification are available
to qualified participants for an additional $200 each.
***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: December 10 - 17, 2016.

 

British Virgin Islands Destination Adventures

Click here for more information on our luxurious BVI destination vacation.

Cost: $2,195 single/shared cabin. $4,295 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $4,295.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Not currently scheduled for 2018.

 

St. BartsSt. Martin Destination Adventures -
Jan 31 - Feb 7, Feb 8 - 15, Feb 16 - 23, 2018

Click here for more information on our luxurious St. Martin destination vacation.

Cost: $2,195 single/shared cabin. $4,295 single/whole cabin. Couples' price: $4,295.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Dates: January 31 - February 7, February 8 - 15, February 16 - 23, 2018

 

Lake Superior Delivery Adventures

These exciting three-day adventures occur twice each season between Duluth, Minnesota and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sail through the beautiful Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, we will anchor out one night in the islands. Visit the charming village of Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Dine ashore and spend the night at Siskiwit Bay Marina. Cruise the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior. Sail past the lake freighters and ore docks in this impressive commercial harbor.

Pre-board the boat the night before at either Pikes Bay Marina in Bayfield or Spirit Lake Marina in Duluth. In the spring, leave your vehicle at the starting location in Duluth; we will shuttle sailors back to the starting location in Duluth after completion of the trip. In the fall, leave your vehicle at the starting location in Bayfield; we will shuttle sailors back to the starting location in Bayfield after completion of the trip.

Boats: Our skippered boats include two 34 foot monohulls: Taboo or Jolly Swagman, our Hunter 34 live-aboard yachts, our Hunter 40.5 Memories Maid, and our Catamaran: Athena 38 Calico.

Location: Lake Superior, between Duluth, Minnesota (Spirit Lake) and Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Prerequisites: None

Food: Meals aboard are done using the "kitty" method; meals ashore are the responsibility of the participants.

Cost: $349 per person on Hunter 34 or $399 per person on Hunter 40.5 or $449 per person on Catamaran Athena 38; includes $200 Early/Late season discount, and, transportation between Duluth and Bayfield.

Dates: Spring: Duluth to Bayfield - May 27 - 29, 2017
Dates: Fall: Bayfield to Duluth - September 30 - October 2, 2017

Duluth Triangle Destination Adventures

This three-day adventure occurs between Duluth, Minnesota and Knife River, Minnesota.

Pre-board the boat the night before at Barkers Island Marina in Duluth.

Location:  Lake Superior, between Duluth, Minnesota and Knife River, Minnesota.

Prerequisites: None

Food: Meals aboard are provided; meals ashore are the responsibility of the participants.

Cost: $349 per person; includes $200 Early/Late season discount and meals onboard.

Not currently scheduled for 2017.

 

Chicago Destination Adventures

Join the Northern Breezes Destination Adventure between Ludington, Michigan and Chicago.

Not currently scheduled for 2017.
 

Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Destination Adventures

Skippered Adventure between Milwaukee and Ludington, Michigan


Join the Northern Breezes Destination Adventure between Ludington, Michigan and Milwaukee—a one-day adventure between the Ludington Municipal Marina and Milwaukee.
 
Boat: Freedom, our Hunter Legend 37.5 based out of Ludington.

Location: We will meet in Ludington having dinner ashore before starting off early in the morning for a full day of sailing, arriving in Milwaukee later that evening.

Prerequisites: Basic Coastal Cruising certification

Food: Meals aboard are included; meals ashore are the responsibility of the participant...

Cost: $349 per person, including meals aboard.

Not yet scheduled for 2017.



Silver Bay Destination Adventures

Hop on board the Northern Breezes Destination Adventure starting and ending in Bayfield, WI. This three-day adventure begins in Bayfield then sails to the beautiful Silver Bay where sailors will participate in a race. Afterwards, they will make their way to Cornucopia and end up back in Bayfield by the last day.

Not currently scheduled for 2017.
 


Apostle Islands Destination Adventures

Join our Destination Adventure sailboat as we explore the pristine Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The Apostle Islands includes 22 islands and 12 miles of mainland shoreline. These beautiful, uninhabited islands offer deep, clear water, excellent anchorages. expansive sand beaches, shipwrecks, sea caves, rugged shorelines and the largest collection of historic lighthouses in the USA.. Several of the islands have docks constructed by the National Park Service, which are available for day or overnight use. Sailing among the sheltered islands is a pleasure, yet can also offer challenges as the wind twists through the maze of islands. Weather and time permitting, other possible destinations include Cornucopia, Wisconsin, Silver Bay, Minnesota and Black River Harbor, Michigan. Lake Superior is known as the “Caribbean of the North” and this region offers some of the world's best sailing for novice to expert sailors.

Boats: Our skippered boats include three 34-36 foot monohulls and a 38' cruising catamaran. Those owning their own boats or chartering a boat may join the Destination Adventures for a fee.

Location: Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.
Destination Adventures start at Pikes Bay and Port Superior Marinas on Pikes Bay, just south of Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Prerequisites: Bareboat Charter Certification if skippering a chartered boat.

Food: Provided on Northern Breezes boats with Captains aboard. Meals aboard are included; meals ashore are the responsibility of the participant. Food may be arranged for bareboat yachts.

Cost: $549 / person on Captained yachts
$1,049 / couple on Captained yachts
$200 / in addition to bareboat charter fee, if joining the Destination Adventures on your own boat or a chartered yacht. This fee does not apply if you charter our boats or work with us to broker the charter.

Not currently scheduled for 2017.


2017-2018 Destination Adventures Schedule:

National Parks Celebration - Two Parks - One Great Lake!
- Isle Royale and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore -
Bayfield, Apostle Islands:
July 14 - 21, 2017


Cuba Destination Adventures
Dates to be determined

Western Lake Superior Destination Adventures
Cornucopia, Silver Bay, Apostle Islands, Black River Falls, Saxon:
June 22 - 29, 2018

Spring Lake Superior Delivery Adventures
Duluth to Bayfield: May 27-29, 2017

Spring Lake Superior Duluth Triangle Destination Adventures
Duluth and Knife River: Dates to be determined

Chicago Destination Adventures
Ludington to Chicago: Dates to be determined
Chicago to Ludington:
Dates to be determined

Lake Michigan Destination Adventures
Ludington to Milwaukee:
Dates to be determined
Milwaukee to Ludington (Queen's Cup):
Dates to be determined

Silver Bay Destination Adventures
Bayfield, Lake Superior:
Dates to be determined

Apostle Islands Destination Adventures
Pikes Bay, Lake Superior:
Dates to be determined

Fall Lake Superior Delivery Adventures
Bayfield to Duluth:
September 30 - October 2, 2017

Florida Delivery Adventures
Option 1:Mobile, Alabama to Fort Myers, Florida: December 3 - 10, 2016
Option 2:Fort Myers, Florida to Miami, Florida: December 10 - 17, 2016


To register or for further information contact:
Northern Breezes Sailing School
3949 Winnetka Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427 
Phone: 763-542-9707    Fax: 763-542-8998
e-mail: thom@sailingbreezes.com
www.sailingbreezes.com

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