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.

COVID-19 Update. As of now we are not sure when we will be able to have guests aboard. As of this season we are not taking reservations yet. If you would like us to update you personally when we open send us an email or a message on Facebook and we will let you know as soon as we open. Sadly we have a feeling it will be a very short sailing season for 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 3hrs, 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′ long and was 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.