Specialty Cruises & Events

What could be better than a sail on Grand Traverse Bay on a tall ship? How about sailing on Grand Traverse Bay while enjoying the Best Scoop of Ice Cream in America? Sampling wine along with regional cuisine? How about singing along to traditional sea chanteys with a Northern Michigan flair?

All of these opportunities, and more, are available all summer long aboard the Manitou on one of our Specialty Cruises. Check out the listings below and find your new favorite activity.

Make sure you book early, however – The specialty sails tend to fill up fast!


Manitou Specialty Cruises

Entertainment Nights

Wednesday evenings in July and August are our entertainment nights, featuring the popular music group “Song of the Lakes” playing lively jigs, chanteys and ballads of sailing and life on the sea! Picnic meal is included.

View video of the band performing aboard Manitou:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9mYNrAQQDQ

$60 per adult, $42 per child.

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Moomers Ice Cream Sails!

Join us afternoons (12-2 sail) 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 CONTAINS GLUTEN. GLUTEN FREE OPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

$45 per adult, $23 per child.

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Wine Tasting Cruises

Sample a medley of local wines and enjoy specially catered Mediterranean cuisine (such as stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush, baked brie with raspberry melba, and pistachio baklava) from Silver Swan Homemade Foods as we ply the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Each Thursday (late June to Labor Day) we will taste the offerings of a different local winery.

$70 per person.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

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Fireworks Bed & Breakfast

July 4 and July 6 Traverse City will launch fireworks displays over the bay! Manitou bed and breakfast guests will get a front row seat from our prime viewing location at Discovery Pier!

Couples: $258
Singles: $158
Children $124

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Scout Specialty Cruises

Power Island Package

(6 hrs.)

Enjoy 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!

$725

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Wine & Water Package:  Available Sunday through Friday

Traverse Tall Ship Company and Traverse City Tours have partnered to make these memorable packages available for you.

Four hour wine tour on Leelanau Peninsula beginning at 2 p.m., with a pick up at CenterPointe Marina (home of Sailing Yacht Scout) in Greilickvile, just two miles north of downtown Traverse City.  Following your wine tour we return to the marina for a 2 1/2 hour sunset sail aboard Sailing Yacht Scout.

2 guests $570
3-6 guests $620

Add on an overnight bed and breakfast package aboard Scout for an additional $250 (maximum 4 guests overnight)

For the Wine & Water package, please call Traverse City Tours: 231-620-8687.

Fireworks Viewing and Overnight Stay

July 04/7:00 pm – Celebrate our nation’s birth with a relaxing sunset sail aboard the Sailing Yacht Scout, followed by a festive fireworks display.  We will cruise the bay until sunset. Upon returning to our dock the crew will get you “tucked in” for the night and depart, leaving you to enjoy Scout in complete privacy. Grab a blanket and a drink and get cozy on deck to watch the fireworks display, right from the marina. It’s a great view! In the morning the captain will deliver a full breakfast to you.  Check out is at 10:00 am

$620

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Cherry Festival Air Show

June 29 and 30/12:30-5:30 pm – Enjoy the best seats in the house for this spectacular event!  Kick back as we watch the air show from our anchorage in the bay.  Afterwards we hoist anchor and set sail for a relaxing cruise.

$700

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Fireworks Viewing and Overnight Stay

July 06/7:00 pm – Celebrate the end of the National Cherry Festival with a relaxing sunset sail aboard the Sailing Yacht Scout, followed by a . fireworks display.  We will cruise the bay until sunset. Upon returning to our dock the crew will get you “tucked in” for the night and depart, leaving you to enjoy Scout in complete privacy. Grab a blanket and a drink and get cozy on deck to watch the fireworks display, right from the marina. It’s a great view! In the morning the captain will deliver a full breakfast to you. Check out is at 10:00 am

$620

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