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Time Out Sailing Lake Superior's Best Sailboats


Experience your Duluth sailing adventure aboard Time Out!

Enjoy Lake Superior's Stunning Scenery

Immerse yourself in the legendary beauty of Lake Superior with our captained sailboat charters.

Affordable Luxury

Our sailing adventures are designed to create memories that last a lifetime.

Welcome Aboard

Time out sailing – duluth, mn, feel free to lend a hand or just sit back and enjoy the ride the best view of duluth is just outside the piers..

Time Out Sailing operates out of LakeHead Boat Basin on Park Point.  We’re just across the Aerial Lift Bridge and Canal Park. Our excursions explore Lake Superior and the St. Louis Bay Harbor, the world’s most inland port.

We are the only sailboat charter in Duluth. All tours are private, so you and your crew will have the boat all to your selves!

Our vessel is equipped with current navigation equipment which allows us to sail in all types of weather conditions. Our Captains are fully licensed through the United States Coast Guard and your safety is our top priority.

Discover the landmarks of Duluth’s historic waterfront or head offshore on the tall water and sail alongside Great Lakes freighters and ocean going ‘Salties’.

There’s a lot to see just outside Duluth’s Harbor – Head out under the Aerial Lift Bridge and explore the North Shore’s landscape and history.   Cruise the world’s longest freshwater beach, travel past the Superior Entry lighthouse, or complete your circumnavigation “around the horn” of Minnesota’s Park Point through the St. Louis Harbor.  

Why limit your time on the water when there’s so much to see? Whether you anchor for lunch off a sandy beach and take the paddle boards for a spin, cruise a distance up the North Shore, or explore the open water; your day on Lake Superior will be as unique and exciting as you’d like. Come boat like a local and experience the lake they way they do.  Water and soft drinks will be available onboard.

Our sunset tour allows you to explore the lake during it’s most romantic hours.  You will begin your experience in the daylight and transition into the sunset and twilight hours.   Watch the sun fade as the city lights and starts guide you back to the harbor.   This is the most unique and intimate way to experience Duluth cialis pris ! Perfect for anniversaries, proposals, and birthdays.

Overnight & Multi-Day

Let Lake Superior rock you to sleep and experience unparalleled sunsets and sunrises. Spend two days sailing and stay the evening in a safe harbor tied to a dock, pier or wharf.  A calm Lake Superior evening may allow you to drop anchor and stay the night off the beach. Breakfast and coffee will be served in the morning.  Contact Captain Jake with any questions and to customize your adventure. Please book this trip in advance, as we require extra time to arrange your personalized getaway!

Know someone who would love to go sailing on Lake Superior? Have a gift-worthy occasion coming up for someone you love? Let us help you give the unique gift of Sailing Lake Superior. Our E-gift cards are available in a variety of amounts and can be used toward any of our tours. We can assure you they’ll enjoy every moment while sailing with us!

Time Out Gear

Your Time Out gear is available for purchase on the boat!  We offer nice thick sweatshirts, men’s and women’s t-shirts, women’s tanks, and hats!

Curious about what a sail trip with Time Out Sailing is like?  Explore our gallery of photos from a variety of trips and tours on Lake Superior. VIEW GALLERY

+ Full and Overnight Excursions on Lake Superior

Please feel free to contact Captain Jake about what you envision your day or overnight to be.  As long as the weather cooperates we will do our best to create the adventure of a lifetime on the big lake.  

We will provide an appetizer on Day 1 as well as Breakfast.  You provide the remainder of the meals and include your Captain in the planning.  We have everything you need on board for cooking and grilling.  From plates, cups and bowls to silverware, napkins, pots and pans; Time out has most customary kitchen items you need to whip up an at sea meal.

Please bring your pillows, sheets and blankets or sleeping bags for bedtime comfort.  The boat will do the rest to rock you to sleep.

We have a built in ice chest, so your food and beverages will remain cool.

+ What time to arrive

+ do you have life jackets for kids, + special occasions, + trip cancellation policy, + weather cancellation.

Due to the seasonal nature of Lake Superior, weather can affect our operations. If unpleasant weather causes a cancellation, you will be rescheduled or you will receive a full refund.

We ask you to meet your captain at the dock 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for a safety briefing and weather forecast discussion.  Waves, wind, and weather all play a factor for each tour. This will be reviewed by your Captain to plan your course.


Sailing policies, + go prepared.

We want you to be prepared for all conditions Lake Superior and Mother Nature send our way.

  • Avoid black soled shoes as they mark the boat. Bring non marking shoes, white soles, or your bare feet!
  • Early & Late Season (May/June & September/October): Sweatshirt, winter jacket, windbreaker,  hat and gloves.
  • Mid Summer Layers:  Dress for the weather.  Remember it is always cooler on the lake. Please be prepared with warm layers and a jacket, especially after the sun sets.
  • Swimsuit & Towel for Full Day or Multi Day tours.
  • We ask you to avoid red wine as this stains the boat.  
  • Please remember to bring your favorite cruising meals, snacks, and beverages to enjoy in the cockpit.
  • We are a smoke free vessel.
  • Personal Flotation Devices are aboard for infant through adult sizing.
As a life long resident of Duluth, I thought I had tried everything Duluth had to offer. That is, until I experienced the serene beauty of Duluth's shoreline from my "Time Out" sailing adventure. It was fabulous! And I was like a little kid again when Captain Jake let me take the wheel while we sailed under the famous Duluth Ariel Lift Bridge with hundreds of "fans" waving at us as we passed through the boat canal. I was in 7th heaven!

Tom S

Gracious hosts with immense knowledge of Lake Superior. Their years of experience is obvious as they always seem to know the best place to go depending on the conditions. Each day was a new adventure with beautiful islands and deserted beaches to choose from for our next destination. Jake and Kelly sail the boat with skill and ease, never missing a chance to share the history of places you cruise by. They happily handed over the wheel and ropes to allow us the full experience of sailing. Our trip withTime Out will never be forgotten and we hope to return for another trip soon.

Dom & Jenny

Sailing with Time Out is a wonderful experience. We sailed the Apostle Islands with them and had an unforgettable time. They are very knowledgeable, down to earth and were so accommodating, ensuring that we were able to see and explore all the wonderful things Lake Superior has to offer.

Kristine & Luke



  • August 2017

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Make a voyage to the irvin, closed for the season – will reopen for tours on may 3, 2024.

In the heart of Canal Park, set against the majestic Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss—and won’t want to. Despite carrying iron ore and coal through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet. Discover its rich history.


To learn about Irvin tour hours and more information, please visit Tickets & Schedule .

* Please note that due to the historic nature, the Irvin is not wheelchair accessible. There are many stairs and no elevators available. 


Set sale for the gift shop.

Be sure to stop by the William A. Irvin Gift Shop, featuring the area’s largest selection in nautical items and collectibles.

No ticket required to visit the Gift Shop.


218-722-7876 (During Season)

218-623-1236 (Off Season)


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Vista queen.

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  • 16' wide by 66' long 2-deck yacht style vessel.
  • The 1st deck is enclosed with a full bar while the 2nd deck is an open air observation deck.
  • Cherry wood appointed.
  • Fully catered menus and licensed bar with 42" round table seating on the 1st deck.
  • Sound and PA systems on both decks.
  • NOT Wheelchair Accessible
  • 50 maximum - includes open air 2nd deck, 1st deck - 42 maximum for sit down event.
  • 2nd deck - 34 maximum (open observation deck)

US Coast Guard inspected, Coast Guard licensed captains.

  • 92' 3-deck modified yacht style vessel
  • Two decks are enclosed, one open air observation deck
  • Three bars - one per deck
  • Sound and PA systems on both decks
  • Partially wheelchair accessible - 1st deck only, not restroom accessible (on shore office restroom available)
  • 220 maximum without food, includes open air 3rd deck
  • 1st deck with food - 70-85 maximum, 2nd deck with food - 55-70 maximum, 3rd deck - 42 maximum (USCG regulation)

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