Now booking Summer 2021 Apostle Islands Charters!
Now booking Summer 2021 Apostle Islands Charters!
These are adventurous trips. Whether you're sailing on Lake Superior, Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean, it may happen at some point. Catamarans have significantly less “tilt” than smaller monohull boats and few people have issues but plan ahead- there are several motion sickness medications and applications available, check with your local drug store or doctor. The boat will have a small amount of motion sickness remedies on board in case of unexpected need.
Most definitely! I'm available to not only safely move your vessel from point A to point B, but to learn and teach you the intricacies of your sailboat. Each boat has a personality of it's own and it takes some effort to learn them. Boat Transfer services do not include cooking, cleaning or entertaining of guests; this would be a Captain/Crew-for-Hire situation.
When sailing in the Apostle Islands, you need to plan for every type of weather. Jackets and sweatshirts to shorts and t-shirts. Plan ahead and if you have any questions, send us a quick note and we'll advise you on the weather. To help protect our environment, we encourage the use of ocean-safe lotions and soaps. For your comfort and the protection of our boats, please try and bring soft-sided luggage, if you can.
For starters, don't bring too much. Most of our guests wear a couple outfits and a few swimsuits for their entire trip. Please DO NOT bring spray suntan lotion, they are bad for the environment and sailboats- opt for sunscreens/ tanning lotions applied by hand.
We want to ensure you have the very best experience, so we customize every aspect of our sailing trips to meet your needs. Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you a Charter Information Package. This includes the agreement, charter customization worksheet, our cancellation policy and other information regarding your sailing trip.
We hope you have the trip of a lifetime and tell all your friends about your amazing experience with Nauti Advetures. We can guarantee many wonderful memories being made, and plenty relaxation and exploration. This is your trip, we're here to help you plan and choose the best activities that suit your desires.
You can ask anyone that has been in contact with me throughout my life, my dream has always been to have a sailing charters company. Life has an interesting way of wandering and meandering about, but it’s all these life experiences that have led up to the creation of Nauti Adventures. Without these experiences, I don’t feel I would have the knowledge to properly run this dream business.
I grew up in a small town in Minnesota and sailing on Lake Superior with my family. We had a 26’ Northstar, which fit our family of 5 cozily into her! I would be on deck, tethered to the stanchions, mimicking my Dad adjusting the sails, using my Mom’s dish towels she would have drying on the lifelines as sails. By the time I was 11 or 12, I would be sailing her on my own and instructing my Uncle Joe how to use his newly purchased Irwin 31. I’m sure he enjoyed the piss out of that!
I sailed with my family, especially my Dad in many different locations. I earned sea time in Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Lake Superior. More recently I have gained experience in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. I am proud to say I have logged more than 10,000 hours and miles on a sailboat.
I purchased my first boat at the age of 23, a Com Pac 16. A true little sailing vessel if you have seen them about. She was a beautiful little boat from New Jersey. If you get a chance, ask me about this boat purchase adventure! After a couple other sailboats, I landed on a Hunter 290 for 8 years. A great vessel where I made many wonderful memories, and where Nauti Adventures came to be.
My Husband Davey, your Crew/First Mate when we do charter trips outside the domestic US, met in 2014. Soon we discovered our love for one another and our passions for sailing, warm weather and sharing amazing sailing experiences with our friends and family. This only fueled my desire to begin a sailing charters company even more. Aboard that Hunter 290 we made many of our first memories together, including the name for our future company, Nauti Adventures. Soon after I had the best day of my life and married Davey in Puerto Rico, followed closely by my second-best day, the creation of this company.
Davey was born and raised in small town South Dakota, graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Northwestern Health Sciences University and owns a private chiropractic practice in the Twin Cities. Davey enjoys educating, helping people heal and enjoy life, and he loves to cook!
We are currently keeping our charter company local, while also providing chartering services around the world through our Captain-for-Hire, Crew-for-Hire, Boat Transfer and Charter Planning programs. One day we will move our base to warmer waters, for now, we are living our dreams and are excited to play a role in yours!
Spring of 2017 in the British Virgin Islands