Sail Your True North


Sailing the waters of Grand Traverse Bay is the highlight of any trip “up north.” Stretching north from Traverse City, the Bay’s crystal waters and tree-lined shores dazzle the eyes and soothe the spirit. The Bay is the best place to be in the summer, and the best way to experience its magic is by sailing aboard Traverse Tall Ship Company’s Schooner Manitou or Sailing Yacht Scout. Setting out from the dock and quickly setting sail, both these fine vessels navigate this gorgeous landscape using the power of the wind.


Schooner Manitou


Join us aboard Manitou for an unforgettable adventure where you can lend a hand hoisting sail, take a turn at the helm and steer the 114' schooner yourself, or simply relax and admire the scenery. 


Sailing Yacht Scout


Sailing Yacht Scout allows up to six passengers a chance to chart their own course for adventure. All of Scout’s sails are private bookings, so you have a captain to sail you where you want to go, and the whole boat to yourself.