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Charter Champion

Cutter Champion Sailing Charters

Join us for a Lake Michigan sailing adventure! 


Hoist the sails, haul the lines, and take the wheel as you and up to 5 guests set the course aboard Champion, a 39' classic wooden sailboat. Under the guidance of a licensed captain, immerse yourself in traditional sailing as you sail cutter Champion across the waters of West Grand Traverse Bay!


2 Hour Sails | $400 

6 Hour Sails | $800


Sails can be booked online by clicking below or over the phone at 231-946-2647. All 6 hour sails must be booked over the phone. Online booking closes 48 hours before sailtime - please call the office to check sailing availability.




Your Adventure Funds Sailing Experiences For Youth! 

Cutter Champion's primary purpose is to host the Sail Champion program, which provides unique, hands-on sailing experiences for youth that teach them team-work and self confidence. Champion sailing charters are offered to the public to generate financial support for this program- your charter fees directly fund sailing opportunities for youth! To learn more about Sail Champion, click here. 



Charter Champion

Parking for charter passengers is available at the Discovery Center Great Lakes, behind the Great Lakes Children's Museum (13240 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684 )

Cutter Champion is docked across the street on Discovery Pier (13271 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684). Passengers will check in with the captain at Champion's dock on Discovery Pier. 

Maritime Heritage Alliance
13268 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684