Two hour getaways on Lake Michigan.
Come aboard the 37 foot Margaret Ann and embark on an unforgettable escape. Whether you are a morning person looking for an exciting way to start your day, a sun worshiper working on your tan, or an old fashion romantic who enjoys the company of a glass of wine and the sunset, you will find yourself in a state of bliss out on the water of the great lake.
Some nice words from our customers...
“If you are planning a visit to South Haven during the boating season, please add this sunset cruise to your list of things-to-do. You won’t be disappointed!!”
~Martian273 from Grass Lake, MI via Tripadvisor
“Amazing! This was our first time sailing, and it was one of the most relaxing and amazing things we have ever done! ”
~Cincicat2000 from Cincinnati, OH via Tripadvisor
“Wonderful Lake Michigan sailing experience! All four of us are ready to go again — I highly recommend this!”
~Gail from Alton, IL via Tripadvisor
“We took the morning sail and it was a very relaxing and fun time. The waves were about 1.5 feet which made for just a little more adventure! Very professional staff who really know their stuff!!”
~EBH59 from Rochester Hills, MI via Tripadvisor
2017 season is open!
Morning and Afternoon Cruises
$50 per person
10:00AM -12:00 PM
2:00 – 4:00 PM
5:00 – 7:00 PM
$60 per person
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Sunset cruise time will vary slightly with the season. Please check in with the Captain to find out what time the Margaret Ann will be departing.
We accept: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
ABOUT THE BOAT
Margaret Ann is a 37 ft blue water cruiser perfect for getting out on the lake, setting the sails, kicking back, and enjoying the ambience of being surrounded by water.
Built in Florida, Gulfstar yachts are known for their stability, safety, and comfort and are most often spotted island hopping in the Caribbean Islands. Margaret Ann has a fiberglass hull with teak trim, and a cabin area down below with cozy port and starboard settees.
Margaret Ann is outfitted with all USCG recommended safety equipment and certified to carry up to six paying passengers.
Captain Andy R.
Bio coming soon.
Captain Erin Baittinger
Captain Erin Baittinger has been a sailor for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the port city of South Haven, she had unlimited access to the Great Lakes, the world’s largest bodies of fresh water. Even at such a young age Erin was comfortable on the water.
After receiving a college degree she knew it was time to head east to pursue a career at sea. Erin joined the crew of the 171 foot three masted Schooner Mystic in it’s home port of Mystic, Connecticut. Shortly after her arrival they set sail on the Atlantic Ocean southbound to the Bahamas, with Erin and the rest of the crew tending to all aspects of the cruise — from helming the ship, to rigging the sails, and even a little bit of food prep too.
After a little research and a lot of hard work she started studying to become a Coast Guard certified Captain. Many classes, tests, inspections, and numerous hours logged at sea later, Captain Erin Baittinger returned home to share with others her passion of the wind and water by starting Sailing South Haven.
What should I bring with me?
It can be a bit colder out on the water than it is on shore. We recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you. And though we do provide light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, please feel free to bring a bottle of wine and any other food items you will want.
Where is the boat dock?
**DIRECTIONS TO THE BOAT**
You will be looking for Old Harbor Inn waterfront hotel at 515 Williams St.
It is at the intersection of Williams and Center street.
The dock is located on the lower level of the outdoor shopping area just to the left of the Idler Dockside Bar and Grille.
You will see a sign that says:
Do Not Enter
~ KWN Boaters Only ~
You can ignore this sign, open the rope gate, and walk down the 3 stairs to the dock. There will be a Sailing South Haven flyer attached to the picnic table in front of the boat.
What is your maximum capacity?
We have a maximum capacity of 6 guests. This is a USCG rule so unfortunately we cannot accommodate larger groups.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of our trip?
The Captain will be in touch with you on the day of your trip if the weather is looking too rough to go out. We’ll never go sailing if the forecast is looking like it could be dangerous in any way. You will get a full refund if we cancel the trip for any reason.
Is my child too young to go sailing?
We welcome people of all age! We have sailed with kids of all ages, though we do require children under the age of 10 to wear a life vest at all times.
Can my group bring a bottle of wine to enjoy on the boat?
Absolutely! We don’t provide or sell any alcohol but please feel free to bring your own to enjoy while on board. Beer and wine only, please.
What's your cancellation policy?
If we have to cancel the trip due to weather or any other reason your credit card will be FULLY refunded automatically.
Can I book just one ticket?
Right now our online booking system only allows parties of 2 or more. But if you’d like to go out for a solo sail, just give us a call.
Inside Bowsprit Gallery
418 Phoenix St
South Haven, MI 49090
In front of Old Harbor Inn
515 Williams St
South Haven, MI 49090