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 […]
April 30, 2018

Meet the Manitou Crew – Cook Lexie

What do you get when you cross a classically trained ballerina with a culinary trained chef focused on farm-to-table?  You get Alexis “Lexie” Nelson, Manitou’s talented and easy-going Cook. Lexie started on the Manitou as a deckhand in 2011. The following […]
October 27, 2017

Manitou Upgrades and Windjammer 2018

Greetings! Well, we’ve wrapped up another terrific season aboard Manitou, and now we prepare for a very busy winter! Within the next couple of weeks we begin the process of tearing up her deck and laying down beautiful new Alaskan […]
August 21, 2017

Throw Caution to the Wind

This was originally published by our friend Dianna over at Promote Michigan. When was the last time you just let go of all your deadlines and responsibilities and just kicked back to relax? Where the only distractions are the waves […]
July 27, 2017

Summer on the Great Lakes with the Vagabrothers

Check out the great footage of Manitou from the Vagabrothers during their visit to Traverse City.  
June 5, 2017

“A Fairly Epic Evening”

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary we’ve started gathering some great stories and feedback from past guests and we are looking forward sharing them here on the website and over on Facebook, like this one from Philip: Last summer, I […]
May 23, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years

CELEBRATE WITH US! Traverse Tall Ship Co. is celebrating 30 years of sailing this season. To celebrate, we will be sharing photos and stories from current crew, former crew and we’d like to invite you to contribute to the season-long celebration. […]
April 18, 2017

The Manitou Floating Bed & Breakfast

“A True Adventure” If you are looking for a unique and memorable way to experience Traverse City, consider our floating bed & breakfast.   Fresh air and starry nights abound from the decks of one of the largest traditional sailing vessels […]