Sailing on a Detroit River Boat Rental

Sail the lakes from Motor City with your private Detroit river boat rental

Located on the Detroit River, which separates Lake Erie from Lake St Clair, Detroit offers lots of opportunity to explore right from the waterfront. Hit the water on your private Detroit boat rental from Sailo…

Although you probably don’t think of Detroit as a sailing destination, the city’s location between two lakes makes it perfectly placed for some water based fun. Both Lake Erie and the smaller Lake St Clair offer lots of options for sailing excursions throughout the summer months. 

In fact the waters around Detroit are actually some of the busiest in the world, with the Detroit River seeing more traffic than the Panama Canal! That’s not to say there aren’t more sedate areas for you to explore with a Detroit river boat rental, and in fact Lake Erie has some beautiful islands such as Put in Bay and, on the Canada side, Penlee Island which can be reached by boat.

Further north in Michigan, Traverse City is a popular place to spend the summer months on the water. Explore the smaller lakes at your leisure, such as Traverse Bay, Elk Lake and Torch Lake with your private party boat rental.

 

Fun on the lake

In the summer months, Torch Lake sandbar is where the crowds flock to enjoy the cooling waters. This shallow area attracts pleasure boat trippers of all types, so jump aboard your private party yacht charter from Traverse City in northern Michigan to be part of the action. Every year on the 4th July there is also a fireworks display to accompany the festivities and the best way to see it is, of course, from the deck of your own Michigan party boat rental.

Being on the water, you don’t necessarily have to get wet to have fun. Hosting your private event on a chartered party yacht rental in Detroit is one way to put on a show with a difference. Sailo offer a great choice of party boats for all occasions, including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events or any other private function. Your guests will love the unique setting and the opportunity to get a different view of the city from the water.

 

Gone fishing...

Looking for some peace and quiet? One of the best things to do in Michigan is head out on a fishing boat charter in Detroit or Traverse Bay to see what you can reel in. There are actually plenty of quiet places to go fishing, and with a private fishing boat charter you’ll have the freedom to go and find the best spot. The local fish, the walleye, has seen a resurgence in population in recent years, so heading out with your rod in hand you’ll very likely find your own catch of the day.

Whatever you’re planning, you’re sure to have a fun time on board your chosen Detroit river boat rental or lake yacht charter with Sailo!

Detroit Yacht Club

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One of the more interesting and historical places in Detroit is the Detroit Yacht Club, located on Belle Isle. The building, restored in the 1920s, is constructed in the style of a Mediterranean Villa and today hosts a selection of restaurants and bars. Visiting boaters are welcome, although there is a dress code in certain parts of the clubhouse. Mooring your Detroit river boat rental at the Detroit Yacht Club for a few refreshments during your sailing trip around Lake Erie or the river is a highlight of any day out on the water.

Pointe Mouillee State Game Area

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A few miles south of Detroit you’ll find the Pointe Mouillee Nature Reserve, which is an area of protected wetlands. From land, it makes a great place to walk or fish, but from a Detroit river boat rental you get a whole different perspective. As part of a fishing boat charter, you can spend a few hours or a whole day taking in the serenity and enjoying the sport of fishing from the deck of your private boat. Is this the perfect way to unwind? There’s only one way to find out.... 

Private Yacht Party

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Whatever the occasion, a private event on board a Detroit party boat rental is an awesome way to throw an unforgettable shindig. Weddings especially can be made even more special with the reception on board a luxury Detroit River boat rental. But any party looks good on a boat, so take a look at our inventory of luxury yachts and party boats in Detroit for all kinds of special events.

The Lake Erie Islands

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A few hours south of Detroit, in the middle of Lake Erie, is a small archipelago of islands. Put in Bay, Kelleys Island and Ile St George are the best known of these islands, and they make a great destination for a day trip aboard a Sailo yacht charter from Detroit. Many day-trippers will make a loop around the islands then head back to the city, but by mooring for a few hours you’ll be rewarded with a welcoming smile, some great refreshments and a look at the laid back lifestyle on the islands. 

Traverse Bay

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A few hours south of Detroit, in the middle of Lake Erie, is a small archipelago of islands. Put in Bay, Kelleys Island and Ile St George are the best known of these islands, and they make a great destination for a day trip aboard a Sailo yacht charter from Detroit. Many day-trippers will make a loop around the islands then head back to the city, but by mooring for a few hours you’ll be rewarded with a welcoming smile, some great refreshments and a look at the laid back lifestyle on the islands. 

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