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 DAYSAILS
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.
- ** 12– 2pm
- $42.00 (Adult)
- $20.00 (Kids)
- (Children under 3 sail for free!)
Join us afternoons (3-5 sail) 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 CONTAINS GLUTEN. GLUTEN FREE OPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
- $45.00 (Adult)
- $23.00 (Kids)
- (Children under 3 sail for free! Does not include ice cream)
- ** 6:30-8:30pm
- $44.00 (adult)
- $26.00 (kids)
* 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.
** Passengers are welcome to bring along a simple meal (sandwiches, etc.). DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, NO COOLERS ARE PERMITTED.
MANITOU SUMMER SPECIALTY CRUISES
Wednesday evenings in July and August are our entertainment nights, featuring the popular music group “Song of the Lakes” playing lively jigs, chanteys and ballads of sailing and life on the sea!
View video of the band performing aboard Manitou: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9mYNrAQQDQ
$60 per adult, $42 per child.
Sample a medley of local wines and enjoy specially catered Mediterranean cuisine (such as stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush, baked brie with raspberry melba, and pistachio baklava) from Silver Swan Homemade Foods as we ply the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Each Thursday (late June to Labor Day) we will taste the offerings of a different local winery.
$70 per person.
2020 FALL MANITOU WINDJAMMER SCHEDULE
To Make Windjammer Reservations Please Call 800-678-0383
|5 Day Explorer||September 08* – 13, 2020||$939 per person|
|4 Day Explorer||September 15* – 19, 2020||$859 per person|
|4 Day Stories of the Stars||September 22* – 26, 2020||$859 per person|
|4 Day Michigan’s Historic and Haunted Lighthouses||September 29* – October 03, 2020||$839 per person|
*Board between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on first day.
**Prices based on double occupancy
- We accept cancellations up to 7 days prior to the date of your cruise.
- Any cancellation received 6 or fewer days before the date of your cruise are non-refundable and treated as a No Show.
FREE PARKING is located in the lot behind Great Lakes Children’s Museum (13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI) directly across the street from our Discovery Pier ticket booth. 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.