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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: There's no better place to enjoy an active, year-round social life with kindred spirits who share your love of sailing. We host Gideon Bay Boaters, offering a full calendar of organized boat races and fun family events.

CLUBHOUSE: You can entertain family and friends on the water and off. The four-plus acres of our beautifully landscaped grounds adjacent to the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail which can take you directly into downtown Excelsior.

DOCKS: We pride ourselves on our strong, sturdy docks, with 117 deep-water slips for boats up to 30 feet long. Access to water, electric and pump facilities.

SERVICES: Home to one of the lake's newest and largest travel lift service. Our launch ramp is available to the public. Call us for an appointment and details. ASA-certified sailing lessons are also available at our location through Northern Breezes Sailing School.


23500 Smithtown Road
Excelsior, MN 55331


Clubhouse and Docks

Our clubhouse has everything you need to relax, from restrooms and showers to a kitchen and a cozy lounge. Clubhouse rules are posted at the top of the stairs. The surrounding park-like grounds feature grills for barbecuing and beautifully landscaped gardens for added tranquility. Our docks are safe, sturdy and well lit, providing easy access to water, electric and pump facilities.

Dock Map

Sailing Lessons & Club

Thanks to Shorewood Yacht Club's partnership with Northern Breezes Sailing School, you can enjoy all the fun of sailing without the maintenance, insurance, ownership and slip fees. You'll have access to ASA-certified sailing lessons with a fleet of beauties — all rigged for easy sailing. All slip include membership with the Gideon's Bay Boater's Club, featuring a variety of exclusive social, boating and racing events.

Gideon Bay Boaters
Sailing Lessons
SYC Sailing Apparel

Sailboat Service

For all sailboat services and repairs, please contact our authorized sub-contractor Sailcrafters.

Tim Carlson

Sailcrafters Office