Carriage House Charters

Sailboat rides on Lake Superior and SUPERIOR BAY

Join USCG Capt. Jerry Paulson

Sailing aboard "Aeolos", Port of Duluth, MN

A perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or friendship, an adventure you will remember!

Buy and send a gift card!

To book a charter check availability here Aeolos' Calendar and call to make a deposit and confirm the date.


Dock 54B Harbor Cove Marina adjacent to the Park Point Marina Inn

Map to Aeolos






Your private boat ride will be tailored to your wishes and past experience.

No previous sailing experience is required.

Carriage House Charters

ABOUT THE BOAT    Once the boat leaves the dock, you’ll feel your everyday life and cares slip away. Named for the Greek god of wind, Aeolos I, and also for a boat of that name which her owners have chartered out of Athens, Greece, Aeolos is 32’7” of fun. She is a stable and comfortable boat with a spacious cockpit and cabin. The main cabin is well lit and ventilated. The aft cabin has four opening ports and a berth larger than a queen size bed. You’ll find hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, propane stove, private head (toilet), and all required safety equipment on board.





SAIL AWAY...     Sit back and relax or lend a hand and learn the ropes if you’d like. Our goal is to provide you with a friendly, casual, and relaxing excursion. Along the way we’ll be glad to share our knowledge of local history and introduce you to some of our favorite landmarks.


Your itinerary will vary according to your interests and current weather conditions and may include:

A cruise along the North Shore ~ take a peek at London Road mansions, Lake Superior’s rocky shoreline, and the mouths of the Lester, French, Talmadge, and Knife rivers.

A triangle course, from Duluth out under the Aerial Lift Bridge, up the North Shore, over to Superior, WI, and back.

A harbor cruise, with a closer look at landmarks from the past and present, grain elevators, iron ore and coal docks, Great Lakes freighters, foreign ships and tugs.


A typical cruise on Aeolos will begin with:

An orientation to the vessel.

Safety instructions.**

A time to consider special needs or requests.

**It is important that you listen to and follow instructions from your captain and/or first mate while on board Aeolos. We do not assume liability for personal injury or death. You must sign a release form and go at your own risk.


SAIL WITH CONFIDENCE    Aeolos is equipped with all US Coast Guard required safety equipment. Your captain has over 30 years of sailing experience, is licensed by the USCG and certified in first aid and CPR.


RATES    We carry up to six passengers. 

Three hours $300.     each additional hour $100.

If a shorter trip suits you better deduct $50/hour from the half or full day rates.




DEPOSITS    50% of the charter fee is required to hold an advance reservation. The balance is due upon check-in.

Credit card payment or cash is most convenient. If you pay by check, your reservation will be held for 5 days pending receipt of your check. Time must also be allowed for your check to clear the bank. Sending a certified check or money order will speed up that process.

A full refund of your deposit will be given with 10 days notice or in the case of foul weather (Captain's discretion). If you choose to cancel after the 10 day mark, no refund will be given.


OTHER DETAILS    Please wear soft shoes with non-marking soles.

The weather can change quickly on Lake Superior, so be sure to bring clothing and outerwear sufficient for both hot and cold temperatures. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also a good idea.

If you’re unsure of your “sea stomach”, bring along a supply of motion sickness medications just in case. Check with your pharmacist to find out what works best.

Please bring your own snacks and beverages. Aeolos has a galley equipped with running water and a refrigerator.

For your comfort there is a toilet and sink in the “head”.

We’d be happy to help you plan for a special occasion. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Give a Carriage House Charters gift certificate for an unforgettable gift.


SEASON    Our charter season usually begins in May and runs through September.


contact us   218-260-9595


A great sailing opportunity for anyone in the area is the Duluth-Superior Sailing Association.

Carriage House Charters, LLC, Duluth, MN