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Explore Lake Pend Oreille from the ultimate viewpoint

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Our mission is to provide unparalleled chartered sailing adventures that immerse our Guests in the beauty of Lake Pend Orielle and the memory-making power of nature.

“My grandchildren and I had great time sailing with Cloud Nine Charters. It delighted my heart to see them explore the sailboat from bow to stern, take turns to be at the helm, breathe in the fresh air, and settle into the peacefulness of sailing."

Cloud Nine Sail Charters Guest, Lorainne G.

Lake Life Made Easy

Skippered sailing charters out of Hope Marina, Idaho
Experience Lake Pend Oreille in harmony with the waves

The experience of sailing is about more than just a boat ride. As a professional Charter Captain, my aim is to take Guests on truly exceptional adventures, filled with inspiring and enriching experiences.

I believe in seeing the world in the most unique way possible, and I want to share my knowledge and passion for sailing with all of those whom I guide. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity near Sandpoint, ID, a sailing adventure with friends, a romantic date idea, an idyllic Northern Idaho excursion, or Lake Pend Oreille sailing lessons, you’ve landed in the right place.


Explore my site to find out more or book your private sail charter.

**Please see our FAQ section for our Covid-19 Protocol**

Book a Sail Charter

We can't wait to sail with you! Booking the skippered boat is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Choose your preferred length of time and number of sailors in your party.

Check availability and
select the day/time you prefer.

Meet Captain Bruce at Hope Marina and enjoy your sailing adventure!

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Captain Bruce Robertson Skipper sail boat charter on Lake Pend Oreille Idaho

Interactive sailing lessons for fun-loving locals and summertime travelers 

For those interested in active sailing, I can teach almost anyone the basics in a couple of hours. My style is to quietly build your confidence.


If you want to "learn the ropes," I will guide you in helming the boat and reading the wind. Experience what sails should look like when they are set efficiently, and learn which lines to adjust for a smooth sail.

The goal is to harness the wind for the most fun you've ever had at five knots per hour!

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We look forward to setting sail with you.

Bruce and Barb have been sailing together for years as husband and wife. When they met, they each owned and skippered their own J24 sailboats. They have been sailing Cloud Nine since 2015 and are known for taking friends out on the lake! 

Please contact us with any questions, or visit our FAQs page.

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504 Forest Ave

Sandpoint, ID 83864


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"My husband and I enjoyed a late afternoon sail with our family during the week of our wedding. Sailing on Lake Pend Oreille was the perfect experience to calm our nerves, take some deep breaths, and feed our souls! Barb and Bruce were the perfect hostess and Captain!"

Cloud Nine Sail Charters Guest, Rachel D.

Weekday Sail Charters

We're sailing 5 days a week. On Thursdays and Saturdays Captain Bruce is helping with a Therapeutic Sailing Program so he can not do Cloud Nine charters those days. 

Treat a friend or loved one to a sailing charter on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.

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