Are there any cruises offered in the Shores & Islands area?

June 09, 2010

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the water aboard one of the many excursions offered in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Whether you are looking for an all day sight-seeing adventure, an exciting sail or a romantic sunset cruise, the options are endless!

Char-Tom Charters
2240 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
614.419.8265 or chartomcharters.com
Fun sportfishing for all ages in Western & Central Lake Erie. Fish for walleye, perch and bass. Also offering day charters, sunset & evening boat cruises, 3 & 5 hour evening charters, scuba excursions, ice fishing & more.

Endless Summer Island Charters
East Harbor Marina, Marblehead
419.419.9867 or 440.320.3050
Specializing in Lake Erie Island tours, snorkeling, fishing, sunset cruises, beach picnics, skiing and tubing. Overnight accommodations, golf cart and bicycle rentals, winery tours and cave tours can be arranged. Four hour minimum or daily, entire weekends and packages available. Have the best weekend island experience aboard the safe/secure Endless Summer Charter Boat.

Erie Spirit Sailing Adventures
1118 Lake St., Marblehead
419.967.0520 or lakeeriesail.com
The 33 ft Erie Spirit Sailing Vessel offers 3 hour cruises for up to 6 people. Morning, afternoon and romantic sunset sails. 8 hour cruise to the islands; gift certificates available.

Free Spirit Sailing Charter
Battery Park Marina, Sandusky
614.204.8700 or freespiritcharters.net
Sunset sails, ½ day charters, full day charters, custom charters, corporate team building charters, deliveries aboard this classic Swan 43’ sailboat and island trips. Limit 6 people. Captain Mike Birch is USCG licensed, Master 100 GT and a certified US instructor.  Overnight on board available. Cabin has flat screen TV with DVD, CD player and microwave. Please call for rates.

Full Sails Yacht Charters
113 Turtle Bay, Huron
513.474.3449 or fullsailscharters.com
Full Sails Yacht Charters offers opportunities to enjoy a sunset sail, propose marriage, charter a honeymoon vacation, experience a day sail, undertake a sailing overnight or charter an extended vacation. You can relay and let the skipper handle the chores, or you may like a try at the helm. To discuss details, objectives and prices, contact Captain Gary.

Geno’s Holiday Charters & Cruises
839 Curran St., Sandusky
419.625.4366, 419.271.4366 or genos-holiday-charter.com
Sightseeing cruises for up to 6; Captain Geno Patena is licensed to wed couples on his 600 HP, twin engine, 30 ft boat.

Goodtime I – Lake Erie Island Cruises LLC
Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
419.625.9692, 800.446.3140 or goodtimeboat.com
Daytime Island Hopping Cruises:
All-day island-hopping cruise departs downtown Sandusky at 9:30am and cruises to Kelleys Island for 1 ½ hours, and then on to Put-in-Bay for 3 ½ hours, returning to Sandusky by 6:30pm. Reservations suggested. (Also available for private charter).
Schedule: May 29 & 30, Sept 3-5 & Tues-Sat Jun 5-Aug 28; 9:30am-6:30pm; boarding begins at 9am. Please call in advance in case Goodtime I is chartered out.
Rates: Adults (13-59): $25, Senior (60+yrs): $23, Child (5-12): $15, Child (5 and under): Free, reservations recommended. Group rates available for 20 or more.
Friday Night Party Cruises:
Take this one-hour cruise from downtown Sandusky to Kelleys Island, enjoy three hours on the island, and then re-board the boat for a one-hour cruise back to Sandusky. On board, enjoy DJ, music and dancing. Great for bachelor, bachelorette and birthday parties. No outside food or beverages are to be brought on-board.
Schedule: Every Fri night Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend: two trips: 7pm-11pm or 9pm-1am.
Rates: $20/person. Must be 21 yrs or older. Valid ID required. Reservations highly recommended.
Tuesday Night Sandusky Bay Cruise:
Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the Happy Hour cruise. Special drink prices and entertainment. Relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Schedule: Departure Tues nights July & Aug 7:30pm-9:30pm. Hours subject to change. Please call in advance in case Goodtime I is chartered out.
Rates: Adult: $8, Child (15 and under): $3

Kelleys Island Breeze Cruises
Portside Marina, Kelleys Island
419.557.4645 or kelleysislandbreezecruises.com
Day or evening trips around Kelleys Island or other beautiful sightseeing opportunities can only be found in the western basin of Lake Erie. Offering afternoon and sunset cruises on a regular basis, but also offers private charters for parties and groups for all of your occasions that require something special. The Trade Winds IV is a USCG inspected 57 ft vintage wooden boat built as a near shore ocean tour and charter boat.
Schedule: May 23-Oct 16, depart daily at 4pm.
Rates: $20 Adults $16 Seniors $10 Kids under 12. Also availabe for private charters.

Key Sailing Charters
504 Harsh Rd., Marblehead
419.798.5820 or saillakeerie.com
This comfortable 30 ft Sloop offers 4-Hour morning, afternoon, or sunset cruises, 8 hour trips to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass State Park or Kelleys Island for up to 6 people or 2-5 day Learn to Sail Adventures.

Mystic Belle
636 Sandusky St. (off US 6), Vermilion
440.315.1907 or donparsonsmarina.com
Take a relaxing paddle-wheel tour on the historic and scenic Vermilion River. The trip includes the beauty of both the natural upriver scenes as well as the picturesque lagoons, with narration about the harbor’s past. Reservations recommended for group sizes of 15 to 21.
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Tues-Sun, 2pm, 4pm and on weekends only additional cruise ½ hour prior to sunset. Weekends in September.
Rates: Adult (17-59 yrs): $10, Senior (60+): $8, Child (5 – 16 yrs): $5, preschool age: $3; Groups rates available.

Sawmill Explorer
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
419.433.3800, 800.729.6455 or sawmillcreekresort.com
Available only for private group cruises or fishing charters for up to 65 people.

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