Chartering Manitou

For a truly unforgettable experience, hold your gathering or group event aboard the schooner Manitou. The deck of a tall ship offers a breathtaking venue for many events, including:

  • Weddings
  • Tour Groups
  • Corporate Functions
  • Family Reunions
  • Birthday Parties

Group Charter Catering

We offer group catering aboard Manitou prepared by our chef, Lexi. Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options are available.

Please see sample menu below. Contact us for more details @ (231) 941-2000.

2021 Charter Rates

May and September
Morning Sail $1,471
Afternoon Sail $1,471
Evening Sail $1,560
June 1 – 14
Morning Sail $1,867
Afternoon Sail $1,867
Evening Sail $1,931
June 15 – Labor Day
Morning Sail $2,257
Afternoon Sail $2,257
Evening Sail $2,477

  1. Maximum capacity is 59 passengers.
  2. Rates include an 20% gratuity for crew.
  3. Rates do not include any food or beverage.
  4. 50% retainer required to reserve the date. Balance due 30 days before sail date. No refunds issued within 30 days of sail date.
  5. All reservations must be made and confirmed at Traverse Tall Ship Company, LLC before any retainers are accepted.

For more information, please contact us online or call our office at 231-941-2000 or 800-678-0383.

Sample Catering Menu

Breads (choose one)  

  • French Baguettes
  • Rosemary Focaccia
  • Pita

Dips & Chips (choose one)

  • Romesco: roasted red peppers, cashews, garlic, parsley, smoked paprika
    • Crudite
  • Guacamole
    • Tortilla Chips
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip
    • Pita Chips

Salads (Choose one)

  • Kale Quinoa Grapefruit: pickled beets, red onion, spiced walnuts, goat cheese, white balsamic
  • Italian Pasta: salami, pepperoni, black olives, mozzarella balls, banana peppers, artichokes, balsamic
  • Tropical Slaw: cabbage, pineapple, red onion, coriander-lime dressing
  • White Bean & Chickpea: bok choy, carrot, radish, sesame-soy dressing

Proteins (choose two)

  • Chimichurri Pork Kabobs
  • Mediterranean Stuffed Bells: Israeli couscous, turkey, sun-dried tomato, spinach, feta
  • Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs): pork & chorizo, spices
    • Chipotle Sauce
  • Algerian Chicken Tagine: oven roasted drums with green olives and lemon-butter glaze
  • Stuffed Mushrooms: garlic, shallot, cream cheese, bread crumbs, parmesan

Platters (optional add-on)

  • Artisan Cheese & Crackers: nuts, fruit, marmalade
  • Charcuterie & Crackers: pickled vegetables, marinated olives, cornichons

Dessert (choose one; cookies and oat bars can be made original, gluten-free, vegan, or both)

  • Cookie platter (choose 1-2): chocolate chip, ginger snap, coconut macaroons, white chocolate macadamia nut
  • Fudge Brownies
  • Triple Berry Oat Bars
  • Fruit

Catering Pricing

Inclusive menu: $25 per person 

  • One Bread option
  • One “Dips & Chips” option
  • One Salad option
  • Two Protein options

Add on dessert platters: $35 per tray (trays serving 25-30 people)

  • Fruit
  • Cookies
  • Fudge brownies
  • Triple berry oat bars

Add on Artisan boards: $75 per tray (trays serving 25 people)

  • Cheese & Crackers (nuts, grapes, marmalade)
  • Charcuterie (crostinis, pickled vegetables)

For more information, please contact us online or call our office at 231-941-2000 or 800-678-0383.