Captain Dan Mishler
Pure Mish Up North Sailing Adventures is a long time dream come true for me. As a career high school chemistry teacher now retired, I still have a great love for sharing my enjoyment of my passions with others. Being a charter boat captain on a sailing vessel provides a great opportunity for doing just that. Sharing time with great people and helping them experience the beauty and wonder of Northern Michigan on a sailboat is a special treat for me. Captain Dan Mishler is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain with a 50-Ton Master Credential. Captain Dan is also a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association.
Pure Mish, the Charter Boat
I provide the boat and the know-how for your sailing charter, you just bring the fun. It’s your choice to kick back with a beverage or to participate in the action by trimming the sails and taking a turn at the wheel. Bring your own food, beverages and towels, and of course your own clothes and personal use items, but other than that the boat is well stocked.
“Pure Mish…again” is a Catalina 387 sloop rigged sailboat with two private staterooms, a large head with shower, a full galley, hot and cold pressure water, a large salon area and a large, comfortable cockpit. All safety equipment is provided. There is more information about the boat, along with photos on “The Boat” page at this link
The Boat, Pure Mish…again, is kept at Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club (SPYC) on the south shore of Lake Charlevoix, just a mile or so outside Boyne City. This marina is an excellent facility with an onsite bath house and sandy beach as well as a very nice restaurant overlooking the lake and the boat slips. More information about SPYC can be found at this link, http://www.sommersetpointeyachtclub.com/
Your trip is truly customized. Pure Mish Sailing Charter Adventures can range from an afternoon or evening sail to a several-day long excursion to distant ports. Recent sailings have included sunset cruises for a wedding proposal and an anniversary surprise, and extended trips for a family of 5 and for a honeymoon. For overnight trips, I will help arrange hotel stays near the marina at your destination. Oh, in case you are wondering about the wedding proposals, they have all said yes. It’s very rewarding for me to get to be part of these important times in people’s lives.