Sailing Cruises

There are a number of choices for Lake Pepin sailing.  A GEM sailing charter with a captain is the best way to see Lake Pepin and experience the beauty and tranquility of the Mississippi Valley. You may take an active role in sailing the boat or sit back and enjoy the ride – you get to choose. All trip prices include up to six passengers.

The following are some typical sailing charters. We can adjust any trip to what you want:

Two, Three and Four Hour Cruises

This trip takes in cruising the lake taking in the beauty of the Minnesota and Wisconsin bluffs complete with eagle watching and possibly a sail past Maiden Rock, where legend has it that a maiden,, who was in love with a young brave, jumped off the tall cliffs to her death when her father Chief Winona arranged for her marriage to another.  Enjoy the breezes and sights along the way. The day sailing is one you won’t soon forget.

Six to Eight Hour Cruises

Leave the dock at Lake City Marina and sail to Pepin, WI. stopping to have lunch at one of 2 local restaurants or just continue on your sail enjoying the breezes while watching for the many Bald Eagles as they fly over the waters in search of their next meal. Turn around and head back into port or, if time permits, cruise onto Stockholm, one of WI. lovely quaint towns, where we could dingy in while you explore the variety of artsy shops. Then sail back to port while relaxing and enjoying the ride. You can also choose to cruise the entire six – eight hours with no stops along the way. This trip is our most popular trip that you can customize as you wish.

Corporate Charters

Corporate team-building and client events.  We have 1 to 3 boats available for groups of up to 6 people per boat. Each sailing event is custom-designed and we pay attention to all of the details.

Sunset Cruise

Leave Lake City two hours before sunset.  Cruise across to Eagle Bay and Sail towards Pepin, WI.  Turn around and sail towards Maiden Rock as the sun sets and is swallowed up by the Mississippi Valley bluffs and disappears.

Custom Sailing Package

We can arrange a wide variety of sailing options to fit your needs. Contact us and we can discuss your sailing interest and see how to get you out enjoying beautiful Lake Pepin. Every trip is memorable.



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Call Captain Harry Mott today to reserve one of our sailing vessels for your private cruise or bareboat charter. Call 507-261-7473 or 612-237-4112, or visit