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Boating / Sailing

Come experience why countless boaters and sailing enthusiasts consider Bayfield and the Apostle Islands for some of the best sailing and recreational boating in the world. Bayfield was named one of the 50 Best Yachting Destinations by Yachting Magazine readers in 2012.

Set in a charming community with safe, secure marinas, boating services and sailing, scuba and fishing charters within walking distance of shops, restaurants and lodging, boaters and sailors will find the best in boating and sailing and services to meet their every need.

Come experience the great Lake Superior…

  • Sail up the North Channel with a warm southerly breeze.
  • Charter a boat or keep your own boat at one of numerous Bayfield Peninsula marinas.
  • Fish with a fishing charter and catch spectacular trout, whitefish or salmon.
  • Kayak out to the sea caves or camp on one of the Apostle Islands.
  • Dive the wrecks of Lake Superior.
  • Take advantage of learning how to sail or improving your sailing skills.

As you sail or enjoy boating on Lake Superior you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of rising bluffs and historic lighthouses and sunsets you won’t capture anywhere else but on the big lake. Sail Magazine lists Bayfield as one of the top ten places to sail in America and once you’re here, you’ll know why. You will find few places that provide pristine sand beaches amidst crystal clear water of Lake Superior with adventures abound in the Apostle Islands.

Boating enthusiasts can book a boat with a charter business, learn to sail with a private instructor or leave the sailing or boating to someone else by booking with a local captain.

As part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, many of the larger islands will offer you a chance to explore with hiking trails and camping facilities. All you need to do is determine what kind of adventure you want and National Park Service staff can help answer your specific questions.

The Bayfield area including the neighboring towns of Washburn and Russell as well as Red Cliff has marinas to serve visitors with sailboats. Whether it is dockage, storage, launching, service, supplies, fuel or showers, there are marinas listed below that are located along Chequamegon Bay to fill your every need.


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