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. Specifically designed for passenger service, her hull was constructed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1983 and finished by Vermont carpenters on Lake Champlain. With a 59 passenger capacity, there is plenty of space for sitting and moving around the decks while under sail. Her overall length of 114 feet, beam of 21 feet, and displacement of nearly 100 tons ensures a comfortable, relaxing motion, soothing to both landlubbers and “old salts” alike.
MANITOU SUMMER DAY SAILS
Our summer sailing season begins Memorial Day weekend!
A Frequently Asked Question: “The forecast says 50% chance of rain, will it rain on my sail?”
This is a common summer forecast in this area. The majority of time we will see little or no precipitation. We watch the weather radar carefully and will cancel in the event of extended periods of heavy rain.
- Daysails are 2 hour cruises*
- Manitou and the dock area are a smoke free environment.
- Prices do not include gratuity for the crew.
Spice up your morning with a tasty beverage, a savory home cooked meal and a glorious sail back in time! Greet the day on the bay with a full brunch, prepared right aboard ship on our wood-fired cook stove, and a tasty morning eye opening beverage. Choose from a spicy Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver or non-alcoholic option to wash down that delicious fare. First drink is included. Additional beverages may be purchased from the ship’s bar.
- 10am– 12pm
- $70.00 per person
Join us afternoons and bring the whole family out for a glorious sail on the bay and the best ice cream in Northern Michigan…Moomers! VOTED #1 SCOOP OF ICE CREAM IN AMERICA ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA!” We’ll sample a couple flavors, and have a great time out on the water.
NOTE: ICE CREAM CONTAINS GLUTEN. GLUTEN FREE AND DAIRY FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
- 1-3pm & 3:30-5:30
- $48.00 (adult)
- $26.00 (kids 12 and under)
- (Children under 3 sail for free! Does not include ice cream)
The most beautiful and peaceful time of day to be on the water. Relax and allow yourself to be transported to another time as we glide across the bay under the golden rays of the waning sun.
Passengers are welcome to bring along a simple meal (sandwiches, etc.). DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, NO COOLERS ARE PERMITTED.
- $48 – All tickets
You can enjoy the evening sail on its own or, to complete your experience, take advantage of our Dinner & Sail option! 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 have the option of a 4:30pm or 8:45pm dinner reservation.
Harrington’s By The Bay is nestled on the pristine shoreline of West Grand Traverse Bay, and conveniently located 1/2 mile south of Manitou on M22.
Manitou and Harrington’s: a perfect combination, a great deal, and a unique and memorable gift option!
* Through Labor Day weekend. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Prices listed are for our regular sails. Specialty sails that occur during these times will have significantly different rates. See the section on Specialty Sails for more details. SPRING AND FALL SCHEDULES VARY. Please view our cruise calendar for details.
MANITOU SUMMER SPECIALTY CRUISES
MUSIC CRUISE WITH “SONG OF THE LAKES!”
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions Song of the Lakes will perform on September 1, 2021 only. Dates may be added if capacity limitations are lifted.
On Wednesdays in July and August join us for a rousing evening of music, featuring the popular group “Song of the Lakes” playing lively jigs, chanteys and ballads of sailing and life on the sea! Song of the Lakes has been performing aboard our vessels for over 30 years!
View video of the band performing aboard Manitou: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9mYNrAQQDQ
2021 FALL MANITOU WINDJAMMER SCHEDULE
To Make Windjammer Reservations Please Call 800-678-0383
|3 Day Bay Getaway||September 07* – 10, 2021||$775 per person|
|4 Day Explorer||September 14* – 18, 2021||$800 per person|
|4 Day Explorer||September 22* – 26, 2021||$775 per person|
|4 Day Michigan’s Historic and Haunted Lighthouses||September 28* – October 02, 2021||$765 per person|
*Board between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on first day.
**Prices based on double occupancy
- We accept cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the date of your cruise, with a full refund
- All cancellations made because of illness or COVID-19 related issues will be refunded without a time constraint.
FREE PARKING is located in the lot just north of Great Lakes Children’s Museum (13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI), directly across the street from Greilickville Harbor Park. It’s the first left after the pedestrian crosswalk, if northbound. Please use the DESIGNATED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING to walk to our ticket booth on the pier for check-in. Please arrive 30 MINUTES before the sail.
**PLEASE NOTE**: If you have handicap/mobility issues, please call our office for alternate parking directions.