Tall Ship Manitou


Sail Back in Time!

Sailing out of Traverse City, Michigan, Tall Ship Manitou is a replica of an 1800’s “coasting” cargo schooner, similar to those that sailed the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.




Dine with our friends at Harrington’s By The Bay before or after your 2-hour evening sail aboard Manitou!




Sailing Yacht Scout


Cruise in Style!

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.


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 […]