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.
BLOODY MARY CRUISE SAIL
Spice up your morning with a tasty beverage and a glorious sail back in time. Enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary, with our special cocktail garnish. Greet the day on the bay with homemade morning pastries, baked right on board on our wood-fired cook stove. Feel free to substitute for a local L. Mawby sparkling wine Mimosa or Screwdriver. First drink is included. Additional beverages may be purchased from the ship’s bar.
- 10am– 12pm
- $50.00 per person (Children under 3 sail for free!)
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
- $45.00 (Adult)
- $23.00 (Kids)
- (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.
- $44.00 (adult)
- $26.00 (kids)
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.
- $74 per adult.
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.
Families with children under 13 will pay the child sailing rate of $26 at time of booking. At Harrington’s you may order from either the kid’s menu or the adult Dinner & Sail menu and pay at that time.
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
SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY MUSIC CRUISE WITH “SONG OF THE LAKES!”
On Wednesday, September 2nd 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 33 years! Because of our current passenger capacity limitations we are only able to offer this special event for just one night this season. You don’t want to miss this one! Tickets are limited so don’t wait to sign up!
View video of the band performing aboard Manitou: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9mYNrAQQDQ
Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm
$60 per adult, $42 per child.
2021 FALL MANITOU WINDJAMMER SCHEDULE
Please note: Due to COVID-19 we have cancelled our 2020 Windjammer season. We are now accepting reservations for the 2021 season.
To Make Windjammer Reservations Please Call 800-678-0383
|4 Day Explorer||September 07* – 11, 2021||$835 per person|
|4 Day Stories of the Stars||September 14* – 18, 2021||$835 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.