Sailboat rentals

$150 for three hours. MOSTLY WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 10:00 AM AND 3:00 PM.
depot beach park, charlevoix location. June 26 - aUGUST 10, 2023

NOTICE: July 8, 2023 - New registrations for Rental Requests have been paused. Please check back for updates.

We love adventuring on Lake Charlevoix, and we’re excited about sharing the fun with as many people as possible. Sail Charlevoix is delighted to provide many ways to play on Lake Charlevoix with our boat rental program. No formal instruction offered, but we may have safety instructors present to lend a hand and offer assistance if needed.

Sail Charlevoix Rental Policies

  • Wavier must be signed online or at the site for EVERY participant (18 and under must have parent signature).
  • The skipper must be 18 years or older and must have prior sailing experience.
  • The skipper must be able to pass sailing check out and written test in each type of boat before renting. Director, Lead Instructor or Assistant Lead Instructor will administer the checkout and test. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first rental for the checkout and test. If you are unsure of your sailing ability, please take our Adult Sailing Class.
  • Three-hour rental for $150.
  • JY15 total crew limit, two adults, and two children (8+ years old). Laser, one adult.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use prior to renting or while renting any watercraft.  Customers suspected of intoxication will be asked to leave without a rental and/or refund.
  • Sail Charlevoix closes on water operations in the event of lightning and thunder. If needed we will give a voucher to come back another day.
  • 14 mph wind limit or less via Weather Bug and discretion by staff.  
  • We do not maintain the restrooms or drinking fountains. Use at your own risk.
  • Life jackets must be worn at ALL times on the docks and in the boats. We do not provide life jackets. Please bring your own.
  • When you rent a boat you are required to help launch, rig, de-rig, and clean up your equipment. We will provide soap, a sponge, and a bucket. 
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times while on boats and docks.
  • Beaching and landing of all Sail Charlevoix boats are prohibited, except in an emergency situation.
  • The minimum age for passengers is 8.
  • It is a good idea to bring a small dry bag for phone and keys.
  • Please do not intentionally capsize.  Two capsize limit before we ask you to come in.
  • Must stay within boundary north of the entrance to Round Lake and west of a line from Two Mile Point and Oyster Bay point.

Rental Request

After your rental request has been submitted, we will review your rental details and staff and boat availability. We will then contact you with any questions. At that time we will provide a rental registration link for  payment. Rentals may be rescheduled due to weather. Cancellations will be assessed a fee.
Boat Rentals are out of our Depot Beach, Charlevoix location. Our 2023 season is from June 26 to August 10.
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Our Programs

Junior Sailing

Our learn-to-sail program gives many students their first opportunity at command of a boat.  Students earn self confidence and responsibility as they gain boat handling skills.  Lessons include  sailing terminology, knot-tying skills, safe sailing lessons, racing skills and much more.

Junior Racing

Our racing program starts by honing dinghy skills and can help transition the student as far as they want to go.  Sessions focus on specific racing skills and techniques with classroom instruction to review strategy, tactics and rules. Short practice races allow for ample coaching opportunities.

Adult Sailing

Our adult program has successfully provided newer sailors the opportunity to comfortably handle their own boat.  We tailor these sessions to the individual.  Whether getting on a dinghy for the first time or refreshing good sailing habits, our instructors are there to provide the experience desired.