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

Sailing Yacht Scout allows up to six passengers a chance to chart their own course for adventure. All of Scout’s sails are private bookings, so you have a captain to sail you where you want to go, and the whole boat to yourself. Cruise past downtown Traverse City, explore the shores of the Old Mission or Leelanau Peninsulas, or book a longer trip to the secluded Power Island—the Bay is yours to explore aboard Scout. 

2 Hour Afternoon Cruise

An afternoon sail aboard Scout is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon on West Grand Traverse Bay. Sit back and relax, or join in the fun of sailing Scout - it's up to you! 

12-2 pm or 3-5 pm
$365.00 ($120.00 for additional hour)
Up to 6 Passengers | Daily

2 Hour Sunset Cruise

Experience the sunset on beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay aboard Scout! There's no better way to enjoy the evening up north than on the water as the sun dips below the horizon.

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

Power Island Package

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!

6 hrs. (Not available after Labor Day)
Up to 6 Passengers | $830.00

6-Hour Sailing Adventure

Sail out on West Grand Traverse Bay and explore the natural beauty that this wonderful area has to offer. With six hours for Scout to stretch her sails, this sail offers a chance to explore the Bay. Participate as much as you like in sailing or sit back and enjoy the stunning views. 

6 hrs. (Not available after Labor Day)
Up to 6 Passengers | $830.00

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.

$665.00 with Sail | $385.00 without Sail

Air Show Sail

June  29th& 30th Sold Out! Contact us for the 2024 Air Show

12 pm - 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.

$775.00 | 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 18th) 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. 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.