Welcome to Northern Light Charters!    

Come enjoy sailing the beautiful Tawas Bay. Help sail the boat or just sit back and enjoy the scenery. We are a family owned and operated vessel who enjoy meeting people and creating lasting memories.

Update from the Captain.

We will be following CDC Guidelines in order to keep our guests as well as fellow boaters in the marina safe. We will expect everyone who comes for a cruise with us to follow the procedures set in place. Even if you are vaccinated the same rules apply. This is to ensure that everyone we meet, vaccinated or not, can be sure they are safe. Please read our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. If for some reason you cannot make your cruise because of COVID-19 let us know and we will re-book for 14 days out, or reimburse you.

Thank you so much for visiting our site. We hope 2021 sees everyone happy, healthy, and sailing with us. 

Northern Light can carry up to 6 guests. Sails are 3hrs long and we offer three trips per day. We sail out of the East Tawas State Dock. Conveniently located near restaurants, shops and hotels. Custom voyages are available as well, contact us with your requests at 989-708-1038

Would you like to learn to sail? Our Captain can teach you the fundamentals. You may also go fishing, sail to the sandbar near Tawas Point for a quick swim, or sail past the light house then enjoy a sunset upon returning. The trip is up to you just let us know when you arrive.


We sail three times a day. This seasons introductory offer is $350 for mornings and $400 for midday and sunset sails. Trips are 3hrs long, bring a loved one, some friends or the whole family. Boat leaves the dock at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. Click the “Book Now” to start your adventure.

Northern Light is 35′ Chris Craft Sail Yacht built in 1964 right here in Michigan. She was designed for long distance ocean cruising. She has an easy motion while underway and plenty of room for guests to feel comfortable.