St Lawrence and The Great Lakes

Thousand Islands St Lawrence River

The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are a little discovered secret and a timeless haven hidden on the Canadian/US border. A series of interconnected freshwater lakes in North America there are eighty thousand square miles of ‘Great’ lakes to explore. Connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River you might wish to begin your Great Lakes yacht charter in taking in the buzz and iconic skyline of Chicago. From there you are well placed to explore Lake Michegan and all the wineries, beaches, lake houses and orchards they have to offer.

Throughout the great lakes you will find fun and picturesque towns where a lucky few families have been enjoying their closely guarded summer secret for centuries. Explore the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River.  A group of nearly two thousand islands that were a fashionable retreat for the elite in the late 19th century, and today are an exciting hub of outdoor activities. Be sure to visit the elaborate island mansions such as the German-style Boldt Castle on Heart Island, and Singer Castle on Dark Island, with its Gothic windows and secret passageways. Of course if you are sailing the Thousand Islands on a Classic Yacht you should pay a visit to the Antique Boat Museum where you might be lucky enough to enjoy a cruise on one of their iconic Gar Wood or Chris Craft classic river motor boats.