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The Captain and Crew


Meet the Captain and Crew!

Enjoy Lake Michigan and the scenic Lake Charlevoix from a whole new vantage point, on the water. Our cruising yacht, “The Sunshine II”, is a 40-foot long, 24 ft wide custom offshore sailing catamaran equipped with sails, soft drinks, comfortable seating space, friendly captain, crew and all the ingredients for a memorable experience.

Captain Josh

Captain Josh has been sailing the great lakes for over 30 years. Growing up in Grand Haven, his grandparents introduced him to sailing at a young age. The love affair with the great lakes came from the feeling of the wind in his hair and the sound of the water rushing past the sides of his sailboats. Josh confesses to owning and enjoying powerboats as well, but his passion for harnessing the wind was the obvious choice for a career for him. Captain Josh has happily sailed everything from a Sunfish up to the grand Santa Cruz 70’s, but he has never been as happy sailing his beautiful Offshore 40 Catamaran. Wanting to share his love affair with sailing to the masses he has committed himself to making every sailing experience the best it can be for each and every customer.

100 ton Master Captain Coast Guard certified – Red Cross CPR First Aid Certified

Captain Gary

Captain Gary has been sailing since he was 18 and has spent the last 15 years sailing in Charlevoix, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Ocean. His mission statement is, “To share my love of sailing with as many people as possible.” Over the last 15 years he has taken over 25,000 people sailing and inspired eight other people to become Captains.

Caroline

Caroline is now going into her second summer working for SunshineCharters. She has grown up in charlevoix for the past 17 years of her life. Just graduating high school this June, she is looks forward to attending Calvin College in the fall.

Allison

Allison was born and raised in Charlevoix and has been sailing with Captain Gary for the last 3 years. She helped bring Sunshine I down the Mississippi, through the Caribbean to Grenada (5000 miles) and has been sailing the Caribbean with Gary since.

Sunshine Charters offers the most unique sailing experience in the Charlevoix and Northern Michigan areas. Contact us today to book your next sailing trip and experience the adventure and beauty of Lake Michigan.