Private charters ranging from 2 hours to a full day!
The classic yacht Scout will whisk you away on a luxurious private cruise for up to 6 guests. Sail the spectacular waters of Grand Traverse Bay for a couple of hours or take the whole day and head over the horizon. Perhaps you’d like to drop anchor and explore Power Island. Scout is yours while you’re aboard. We cater this adventure to your wishes. Make the most of it!
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Cruise the Bay
Scout’s sailing tours may be scheduled for 2 or more hours, to a maximum of 9 hours. We can accommodate up to 6 guests in a private group charter. We want you to think of the vessel as your personal yacht during the time you’re aboard. Our USCG licensed captain is ready to tailor the cruising experience to your particular preferences.
Our standard 2 hour sail will encompass lower West Grand Traverse Bay, while a full day cruise can potentially go as far as Suttons Bay or Omena. Are you looking for a memorable family adventure? Be a castaway for a day with our Power Island Package! This gem of Grand Traverse Bay is located six miles north of Traverse City, and is part of the Grand Traverse County Parks system. The island is uninhabited (except for the park ranger) and offers great hiking, beach combing, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and general relaxation. We will sail up the bay, drop anchor, and ferry you to the island for 2-3 hours of fun! We wrap up the day with a cruise back to “civilization.”
While aboard, you may participate as much, or as little, as you like. Sit back and relax or jump right in and help pilot this magnificent vessel. Take the wheel, set sails, and crank winches; we’re happy to teach you about sailing! Don’t forget to pack your bathing suits! If the weather is appropriate we have the option of stopping for a swim call!
During our cruise you’ll enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition you’re welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks aboard and stock them in our fridge. Feel free to pack a meal for the trip or, for added convenience, we have a list of catering options ranging from gourmet sandwich lunches to multi-course dinners.