Sail Door County's Frequently Asked Questions
Sail Door County encourages guests to book early during your Door County vacation! This gives you time to reschedule in the chance that we have to cancel due to inclement weather. Sail Door county monitors the weather at all times and we do not sail in adverse conditions. Should the weather be unfavorable, we will cancel. If we do cancel your cruise, we make every effort to reschedule your sailing trip, but you will not be charged unless the cruise leaves the dock. The captain of each boat solely decides if the conditions are favorable for a sailing cruise.
Please call us a day ahead to cancel or reschedule so that others may have the opportunity to sail.
If you cancel your cruise 24 hours prior to the cruise, no charges are incurred. Cancellations prior to 9 AM the day of the charter result in a 50% charge.
No shows will be charged the full charter rate. There is no charge for cancellations due to severe weather advisories.
Guests are encouraged to bring a windbreaker or sweatshirt and if it is hot, sunscreen and a swimsuit. White soled shoes or no shoes are preferred, but not necessary. Guests are more than welcome to bring along small coolers (snacks, beverages and adult beverages are permitted). We do provide on our Tall Ship, Edith M. Becker drink tickets; ask when you reserve your seats.
And don't forget the camera!
Sail Door County gets offshore and your cruise will have views of the peninsula with vistas of the islands, rocky shoals and bluffs. Every sail is unique due to the wind speed and direction making every cast off from the dock a one-of-a- kind experience.
It is very rare that we make it to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, but if the breeze is just right, her views make for a spectacular cruise!
Small lap dogs are fine on the boat, however due to the limited space on sailboat larger dogs can be cumbersome. Please contact Sail Door County to discuss a sailing adventure for your furry friends.
Our captains have been sailing on average of 35 years each. They are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and have experience on the ocean as well as the Great Lakes. They know the waters of Door County like the back of their calloused hands. Our captains will make your cruise as comfortable for you as possible! The boats have engines and are meticulously maintained throughout the year.
The boats CANNOT tip over; they heel a bit but are designed to sail in the worst of weather.
It takes time to get sick and our cruises are two hours long. If you are prone to motion sickness it's best to eat a light meal ahead of time and take some seasick medication. Typically we sail in an offshore breeze meaning most days afford us no waves at all.
Our boat fleet consists of one sloop rigged sailing vessels, (one mast providing two sails) as well as our Gaff Rigged Tall Ship Schooner the Edith M. Becker. Both provided with diesel engines as backup. They have bathrooms and accommodations for all your belongings, coolers, etc. One boat accommodates six people as the United States Coast Guard limits us to six people aboard our Passage North vessel. Our Tall Ship can accomodate larger parties up to 22 passengers!
Cal 40 " The Passage North" is the smaller vessel in our fleet. She is 39' 7" on deck. The Passage North is a 1966 racing sloop designed to race from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Hawaii. She is fast, spacious and comfortable. This boat was completely restored inside and out over a three year time span.
Gaff Rigged Schooner "Edith M. Becker is the larger vessel in our fleet. She is 58' on deck and 65' overall. Edith M. Becker is a 1984 traditionally rigged Tall Ship. Originally named Appledore III, Sail Door County has had this boat now for four years, three of which running charters. This twice circumnavigated boat will introduce you and your family to what traditional sailing is really about!
Yes! Sail Door County has the only sailing vessel in which can take out more then just 6 passengers in all of Door County! Our Tall Ship Schooner, Edith M. Becker is liscensed to take up to 22 passengers! Great for family gatherings, wedding parties, and reunions.
Dream up your ideal day on the water and Sail Door County will assist you in making it a reality. If you wish to book for a full day, half day, or longer than the two hour standard cruise, give us a call at 920.495.SAIL (7245) or click for reservations.