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 58 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.

Brunch Cruise

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

$80.00 per person

Moomers Ice Cream Sail

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 two flavors and have a great time out on the water.

1-3pm & 3:30-5:30

$50.00 (adult)

$30.00 (kids 12 and under)

(Children under 3 sail for free! Does not include ice cream)

Evening Sail

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.


$50 – All tickets

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 have the option of a 4:30pm or 8:45pm dinner reservation.


View Sample Menu Here.

Entertainment Nights


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:


Windjammer Cruises

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.






If you made a reservation and need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

We accept cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the time of your cruise. Cancellation must be made by phone, NOT email.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the time of your cruise are non-refundable, With reasonable notice we can rebook you to another cruise or issue a gift card for future use. Exceptions will be made if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have to cancel due to illness. Please call to notify us of this as soon as possible so we can release your tickets and offer someone else the opportunity to sail.

If you fail to show up or are late arriving at the launch site at the scheduled meeting time, you will be considered a No Show and your cruise ticket is non-refundable.
If you have further cancellation-related questions, please contact us at 231-941-2000.


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.