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!


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!



Entertainment Nights
Moomers Ice Cream Sails
Wine Tasting


Power Island
Wine & Water
Fireworks & Cherry Fesitval


Traverse Tall Ship News

December 4, 2019

Dinner & Sail

Dine with our friends at Harrington’s By The Bay before or after your evening sail aboard Manitou! The package includes: 2-hour evening sail aboard Manitou from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Full dinner, before or after your sail, at Harrington’s By The Bay. You […]
October 23, 2019

Windjammer Sailing in 2020

Greetings Sailors! It’s a grey blustery day on the pier as I write this. As you can see from the photo, Manitou is well on her way to getting put to bed for the winter. It’s always a little sad […]
May 28, 2019


CannedWater4Kids is now available for sale onboard Manitou and is offered complimentary on Scout. CannedWater4Kids is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization with a unique solution to make a difference.  By tapping into the global can industry, clean water, packaged in aluminum cans, will […]