About Us

Get to know us a little bit

Who We Are

Hi there! We’re the Morris family, founders of Sailing Saugatuck and Sailing South Haven. We’ve been sailing charters with our small but mighty 6-pack sailboat, The Margaret Ann, in South Haven, MI since 2010. After years of dreaming and searching for the perfect schooner, we’re excited to finally make the debut of our very own Schooner Serenity in Summer 2019.

With the experience gained and lessons learned from our years running Sailing South Haven, we couldn’t be more proud to add another boat to our fleet. We can’t wait to share Schooner Serenity with folks who call Saugatuck home and also those who come to visit this special corner of Michigan.

The Tall Ship: Schooner Serenity

Schooner Serenity is a two-masted, gaff-rigged schooner designed by Tom Colvin and built by Custom Steel Boats in Arapaho, NC. She features two cozy cabins and a charming teak-accented deck. She was originally built as a cargo schooner but was eventually converted to a passenger vessel to begin her new adventure as a chartered schooner in historic Yorktown on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

2019 marks her first year sailing the Great Lakes from her new home port in Saugatuck/Douglas.

The Crew

Every sailing charter has one US Coast Guard (USCG) certified Captain and first mate aboard. They’re happy to do whatever they can to make your experience safe, comfortable and memorable—whether it be handing you another beverage or showing you the ropes if you’re interested in a more interactive sailing experience!

Why Sail With Us?

BYOB. We allow our guests to bring their own wine or beer to make their sailing experience even more relaxing! Sit (and sip) back and relax while you enjoy the serenity of the lake and its surroundings. A cooler is provided to keep your beverages chilled throughout the duration of your sail.

Comfort and safety.  Schooner Serenity is outfitted with all essential safety gear, and undergoes regular inspections to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

Flexibility.  Pitch in and help handle the sails or kick back, relax and enjoy the scenery.  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer, our crew will host an unforgettable sailing experience for your entire group!

Featured Captains & Crew

Every sailing charter has one US Coast Guard (USCG) certified Captain and first mate aboard. They’re happy to do whatever they can to make your experience safe, comfortable and memorable—whether it be handing you another beverage or showing you the ropes if you’re interested in a more interactive sailing experience!

Captain Megan

At work and at sea

Captain Megan’s deep knowledge of maritime history, tall ships and crew operations is unparalleled in the tall ship tour industry. Her previous credits include captaining the Friends Good Will in South Haven, MI and the Tall Ship Unicorn in Hampton, VA.

Captain Adele

Road trip with first mate Buddy

Captain Adele is a skilled a sailor and has been a Captain for some of the nation’s premier operations. Most recently she has been behind the helm of the Friends Good Will in South Haven, MI and the Wendella River Boat in Chicago, IL. These days you can see her and her first mate pup, Buddy, sailing on Schooner Serenity.

Captain Robert

Classic cars and classic ships

Captain extraordinaire and college professor, Captain Robert has a keen insight in the tour industry and what it takes to run a tight ship. In addition to being a captain on the Schooner Serenity team, he has also been seen at the helm of the 85-foot gaff schooner Appledore IV, an 65-foot gaff schooner Appledore V on the Saginaw Bay in Michigan.

Captain Erin

Adjusting the rigging on the Schooner Mystic

Captain Erin grew up sailing the Great Lakes as a child but eventually earned her sea legs while crewing the 171 foot three-masted Schooner Mystic in Mystic, CT. After solidifying her love for the sea on the East Coast, Captain Erin returned to the Great Lakes and obtained her USCG captain’s license. By starting Sailing South Haven in 2009, and subsequently Sailing Saugatuck in 2018, her main goal is to share with others that same passion of the wind and water that is so deeply instilled in her.

Captain Andy

Margaret Ann Under Sail

Captain Andy has been sailing Schooner Serenity’s sister ship, the Margaret Ann for 9 years. He’s a world traveler, wine maker and photographer, among many other things. He has helped grow Sailing South Haven & Sailing Saugatuck by becoming one of the regions highest-reviewed Captains. Captain Andy has no shortage of stories to tell and he’s happy to share them. 

First Mate Robert

Casually manning the canon

Robert brings his 

First Mate Leslie

Serenity Logo

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First Mate Amanda

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First Mate Marissa

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