Lake Efffect Sailing, Erie PA. Join us on our 32-foot cutter, Namaste, for a day sail, sunset cruise, family outing... a private charter tailored to your interests. Learn to steer the boat, help with the sails or just sit back and relax!
Captain Ed Garr​
Sailing Lake Erie
      An avid sailor for over 35 years, Captain Ed Garr always puts your comfort and safety first. He tells all his passengers, "I only have one rule, no one gets off the boat until we get back to the dock."
    Even those passengers most afraid of the water return to shore happy, relaxed, and empowered after sailing with this gentle man.
    "Some people want to take the helm and steer, some want to relax, and others are curious about the wind, sails, and rigging," explains Captain Ed. "It's important to me that each cruise is tailored to fit each passenger's level of experience and interest." 
He knows what he's doing
  • The United States Coast Guard 100-ton Master License with Sailing and Towing endorsements

  • Certified Sailing Instructor, American Sailing Association

  • Certified Instructor,
    United States Power Squadrons

  • Past District Commander, Advanced Pilot, United States Power Squadrons

  • Approved to Skipper Level A,
    by The Moorings

  • Bareboat Certification through Offshore Sailing School

  • Cruising Certification through Annapolis Sailing School

  • NAUI Master Scuba Diver 

  • NASBLA Certified Instructor
Couple Sailing
"We've been sailing together for 23 years."​​
No stranger to the open water, Captain Ed and Mary, his wife, have sailed private charters off the coast of Maine, around the Virgin Islands in the Carribean, on the Gulf of Mexico from Fort Myers to Key West, and among a variety of ports along the Chesapeake Bay.

One highlight of their sailing experience was the summer they joined the crew on the tall ship teaching vessel The Lynx. For five days they helped bring the ship from Lake Ontario at Port Dalhousie, through the Welland Canal, to Lake Erie and on to the Port of Cleveland.

Together they've sailed the length and breadth of Lake Erie on Namaste and love sharing life on the water with everyone they meet. They hope your experience with "Lake Effect Sailing" becomes a top pick when visiting Erie, PA.