Bucket List Sails


Join the crew of the S/V Denis Sullivan, the world’s only re-creation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner, for a multi-day adventure and a once of a lifetime experience. This exciting hands-on adventure will allow you to experience the beauty of the Great Lakes like never before.

When aboard the schooner, you’re invited to become part of the crew and are encouraged to take full advantage of every opportunity the vessel offers. Climb the rigging to help set the topsails, or venture out on the bowsprit. There is no limit to the level of participation that can occur, all under the watchful eye of our professional crew.

To register for these sails, you must be age 18+.

The cost for each Bucket List Sail includes the culinary delights of the schooner’s full-time chef. Cost does not include travel to departure destinations or land travel.

2017 Bucket List Sails

Québec City, QC to Ogdensburg, NY
July 24-26
Cost: $600 per person

What could be more exciting than enjoying the Course de Grands Voiliers (Tall Ship Regatta) in Québec? Joining us aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan to be part of our exhibit adventure to upstate New York! Travel along the picturesque Saint Lawrence Seaway, moving through six locks along the way. A highlight of this journey will take you through the eastern end of the 1,000 Islands area, with the occasional old world castle to view on either side of the schooner. This will be a trip to remember!

Erie, PA to Port Washington, WI
August 3-11
Cost: $1155 per person

Travel through three of the Great Lakes – Erie, Huron, and Michigan! This adventure starts with a bit of history, as you’ll be leaving from the home port of the tall ship Brig Niagara, which won the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. As you travel along and cross Lake St. Clair, you’ll see many of the 1,000-ft freighters bound for different ports in the Great Lakes. A true highlight of this trip is passing by Mackinac Island and others, and sailing under the famous Mackinac Bridge!

To reserve your spot, please call the Reservations Department at 414.765.8625. We require full payment for the sail at time of reservation.


In order to reserve your spot, you must either call the Reservations Department at 414.765.8625 or register online. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Reservations may NOT be held without full payment.


  1. In order to receive a full refund for any reservation YOU cancel, the cancellation must be received at least one month prior to the sail start date.
  2. Cancellations received less than one month from the sail start date will receive no refund or credit.