Tall Ship Manitou

 

Sail Back in Time!

Step into "the age of sail" aboard this majestic replica of an 1800’s coasting cargo schooner. Manitou offers two hour sails, "Floating Bed & Breakfast", and multi-day Windjammer Cruises.

 

Sailing Yacht Scout

 

Cruise in Style!

Sail away on a luxurious private charter for up to 6 people.

Cruises range from 2 hours to a full day!

 

Floating Bed and Breakfast

 

Fresh air and starry nights abound from the decks of one of the largest traditional sailing vessels on the Great Lakes. You’ll experience one of the best vantage points on West Grand Traverse Bay. Join us on board for a two hour evening cruise. After the sail we return to our dock where you spend the overnight secured at our pier, followed by a hearty homemade full breakfast cooked on our wood burning stove in the morning.

 

Windjammer Cruises

 

“Hidden Treasure”… “Undiscovered Paradise”… phrases that are well suited for the island wilderness areas, charming coastal villages and sailing routes traveled by the tall ship Manitou in these “fresh water seas.” Pristine deserted sandy beaches capped by beautiful rolling hillsides… Clear, sparkling, swimmer-friendly waters… Wonderful sailing breezes… All are typical of this area.

Join us aboard Manitou for a unique adventure back in time. You will discover the beauty of northern Lake Michigan from the deck of this majestic sailing vessel while enjoying a level of relaxation rarely experienced in today’s frenzied world.

 

Specialty Cruises

 

What could be better than a sail on Grand Traverse Bay on a tall ship? How about sailing on Grand Traverse Bay while enjoying the Best Scoop of Ice Cream in America? Sampling wine along with regional cuisine? How about singing along to traditional sea chanteys with a Northern Michigan flair? All of these opportunities, and more, are available all summer long aboard the Manitou on one of our Specialty Cruises. Check out the listings below and find your new favorite activity. Make sure you book early, however – The specialty sails tend to fill up fast!

 
 

MANITOU

Weddings
Entertainment Nights
Moomers Ice Cream Sails
Wine Tasting

SCOUT

Weddings
Power Island
Wine & Water
Fireworks & Cherry Fesitval

 

Traverse Tall Ship News

July 20, 2018

4 Day Season Finale

Join us aboard Manitou for a unique adventure back in time. You will discover the beauty of northern Lake Michigan from the deck of this majestic sailing vessel while enjoying a level of relaxation rarely experienced in today’s frenzied world. […]
July 20, 2018

3 Day Bay Getaway

This cruise is the perfect “get acquainted” windjammer, for those who are intrigued by the idea of a sailing trip but leery of a big time or money commitment. We’re confident you’ll be hooked after this! We’ll explore the beauty […]
May 24, 2018

Look Who’s Back — It’s Captain Amber!

Captain Amber joined Traverse Tall Ship Company last year as the captain of Sailing Yacht Scout, and we are happy to have her back again in 2018.  So…what has she been up to? After leaving Traverse City last fall she […]