Traverse Tall Ship Co.

Tall Ship Manitou – Under the Radar Michigan

Tall Ship Manitou – Under the Radar Michigan

Join Captain Dave McGinnis and take sail aboard this 114-foot, double-masted vessel that begins its journeys out of Grand Traverse Bay and takes you on adventures ranging from two hours to four days. All followed by a return to the delights that fill Traverse City.


Sailing out of Traverse City, the 114-foot long, 59-passenger schooner Manitou offers three different 2-hour cruises every day of the week with specially catered picnic meals included during the evening sail. Join us for our Moomers Ice Cream sails! Enjoy the best ice cream in America (voted #1 scoop on "Good Morning America") on EVERY Afternoon Sail! Sunday evenings enjoy our Microbrew & Pizza Cruise featuring local favorites Short’s Brewery & Crusted Creations Pizza. Wine Tasting Cruises, with wine from Leelanau Cellars and Left Foot Charley, as well as savory cuisine from Silver Swan Homemade Foods, are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Entertainment with "Song of the Lakes" takes place on the Wednesday evening cruise in July and August. Spend the night on our “Floating Bed & Breakfast,” Tuesday through Saturday.

The Tall Ship Manitou

Contact Information


13258 S. West Bay Shore Dr.

Traverse City, MI 49684

Driving Directions

Toll Free: (800) 678-0383

Phone: (231) 941-2000

Fax: (231) 941-0520

Location of Traverse Tall Ship Co.

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