Calling all Cruisers! The Apostles are calling.
The Apostle Islands, located in Catalina 22 Region 7, is a group of 21 Islands off the coast of Bayfield, Wisconsin on Lake Superior. Why is it called the Caribbean of the north? Because of the crystal-clear waters and abundance of shorelines to explore. This year we are planning to have a cruise August 22 to 27 exploring the Islands.
Registrations must be in by April 1 to secure your slips at the two marinas that are part of the cruise.
This is a very popular cruising ground so early registrations are a must. If, like me, you find yourself looking out the window at subzero highs and mountains of snow (Minnesota) thinking about summer seems a long way off. However, it will be here before we know it and slip reservation holds only last so long. We are planning to stay at 2 marinas during the cruise. One on Madeline and one in Bayfield Wisconsin. I have placed a hold on as many slips as I can on Madeline but come April 1st (no fooling) those holds will disappear and so might your opportunity for a slip. So, if you’re considering joining us, I recommend you register soon so that I can reserve your spot at the marinas.
My goal is 22 boats (ambitious I know) for the Catalina 22 Apostle Islands cruise leaving August 22nd, 2022. I chose the goal because it has a nice ring (though 10 is likely more realistic) and already we have a fair amount of interest from boats as far south as Texas and east as Indiana. So, stop being down about winter and start dreaming about summer. Get those trailers ready and plan to join us on the Cruise. Online registration is available at: https://forms.gle/Pa4VpUiPEoTsxx8TA and there is no cost to register! Your fees for slips, meals out at restaurants, and souvenirs will be handled directly between you and the business. For Madeline Island Yacht Club, you simply need to register at the link above and I will reserve your slip for you as part of our group. Payment for the slip will be handled when we arrive at the Yacht Club on Thursday August 25th. Your slip payment for Bayfield, Launch fees, and Supper cost on Monday the 22nd will be received as services are rendered so there is no reason not to sign up. However please know I am simply a volunteer handling the logistics of the cruise. This means if you register and back out too close to the trip any cancellation fees from the marinas will be your responsibility. If you have any questions about cost or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.
I sincerely hope you will choose to join us in the Apostles for the Catalina 22 cruise this year.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/81Xha4CZ9iBUBnpE9
Apostle Islands trailer: https://youtu.be/TLpasep3k88
Bayfield Launch $15 (includes parking of vehicle for the week)
Apostle Islands Marina $43.75 for vessels up to 25 feet (I am working with the city to get a finger dock at a reduced rate for our group)
Supper in Bayfield $25 average per person at a restaurant (this cost though varies depending on what you order)
Madeline Island Yacht Club $50 for vessels up to 25 Feet ($2.00 a foot after that)
Cruising Resources: https://www.catalina22.org/index.php/the-cruising-club?id=358
Let’s get to some cruising!
Catalina 22 Cruising Captain