Midwest yacht charters offer a unique perspective on America's heartland. The best time of year for yacht charter in the Midwest is from May to September.
The Midwest region in the north-central United States includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. With coastline along the south shore of several Great Lakes, this region boasts a rich sailing tradition during its short summer season. The largest cities (Chicago and Detroit) offer opportunities to race or cruise a variety of boats, with time commitments that vary from an evening after work to a week or month. Most charter types are available out of the major cities.
Small boat charters are also available on the many inland lakes and rivers. The St. Croix River, a tributary of the Mississippi, runs through Wisconsin and Minnesota and is protected from development along almost all of its entire length. And fishing charters are very popular in the remote areas like Michigan's Upper Peninsula.