Private Traverse City sailing charters ranging from 2 hours to a full day!

The classic yacht Scout will whisk you away on a luxurious private cruise for up to 6 guests. Sail the spectacular waters of Grand Traverse Bay for a couple of hours or take the whole day and head over the horizon. Perhaps you’d like to drop anchor and explore Power Island. Scout is yours while you’re aboard. We cater this adventure to your wishes. Make the most of your Traverse City vacation with a sailing adventure!

2 Hour Afternoon Cruise

12-2 pm or 3-5 pm
$340 ($110 for additional hour)
Up to 6 Passengers | Daily

2 Hour Sunset Cruise

The time changes (as sunset time changes)
Up to 6 Passengers | Daily

Power Island Package

6 hrs. (Not available after Labor Day)

Embark on a spectacular sail to Power Island, where you may go ashore to enjoy hiking, picnicking, sunbathing, rock hunting and swimming. A relaxing sail back to “civilization” completes this memorable experience. This option is an ideal family adventure!


Romantic Dockside Overnight

Enjoy a 2-hour sunset sail aboard Scout followed by a romantic night tucked away at our dock in Center Pointe Marina. After returning from our sail, the crew departs, leaving you to enjoy a private and peaceful night afloat. Walk down the dock to enjoy an evening cocktail at West End Tavern, head to town for a little night life, or just enjoy the tranquility of life aboard your yacht.

$620 with Sail | $360 without Sail

Air Show Sail

July 1st & 2nd Sold Out! Contact us for the 2024 Air Show

12:30-5:30 pm

Enjoy the best seats in the house for this spectacular event! Kick back as we watch the air show, featuring the US NAVY BLUE ANGELS, from our anchorage in the bay. Afterwards we hoist anchor and set sail for a relaxing cruise.

$725 | Up to 6 Passengers

CALL US @ 231.941.2000 TO BOOK!

Traverse Tall Ship Co. offers the premier day sailing experience in Traverse City!

The sailing yacht Scout will whisk you away on a luxurious private 2-hour cruise for up to 6 passengers. Sail the spectacular waters of West Grand Traverse Bay.

While aboard, you may participate as much, or as little, as you like. Sit back and relax or jump right in and help pilot this magnificent vessel. Take the wheel, set sails, and crank winches; we’re happy to teach you about sailing! Don’t forget to pack your bathing suits! If the weather is appropriate we have the option of stopping for a swim call!

During our cruise you’ll enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition you’re welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks aboard and stock them in our fridge. Feel free to pack a meal or snacks for the trip

What You Can Expect:

  • We will sail lower West Grand Traverse Bay, affording a good view of the Traverse City waterfront, including landmarks such as the historic Park Place Hotel and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy with its 224 ft. training vessel, State of Michigan.
  • You’re welcome to help raise the sails and steer the ship (great photo op!).
  • Our friendly captain and crew love to chat one-on-one and answer your questions in this casual and friendly environment.
  • All cruises on the Scout include complimentary soft drinks and snacks.

Sit back and relax, or join in the fun of sailing the ship - it's up to you. Either way you choose to spend your cruise one thing is certain: after sailing aboard the beautiful Scout, you won't wait to come back for more!

Join us for an intimate sail aboard Scout!

Sailing Calendar


Fall Rates (Beginning September 21st) Price

For custom duration sails, please call (231) 941-2000.


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.


After purchasing tickets you will receive a confirmation with detailed parking and check-in instructions.

**PLEASE NOTE**: If you have handicap/mobility issues, please call our office for alternate parking directions.