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Tall Ship Manitou- Day Tours

13258 S.W. Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-941-2000
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Ranked #8 of 45 activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Join us aboard the 114' SCHOONER MANITOU as we ply the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Sailing out of Traverse City, MI, Manitou offers three... more » Owner description: Join us aboard the 114' SCHOONER MANITOU as we ply the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Sailing out of Traverse City, MI, Manitou offers three two hour sails per day as well as an adventurous "Floating Bed and Breakfast" package. « less
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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have always wanted to go on an old wooden sailboat like this! It did not disappoint! We took my 2.5 year old twins and 5 year old and they LOVED it!! We did the ice cream sail which was delicious and obviously a hit with the kids. The cocktails available for purchase were very reasonable and tasty on a... More

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Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It's always a FUN FUN time sailing on Grand Traverse Bay. Each adventure is a new one from the Smiling Captain Brendan to first Mate Corey who picks up a fiddle and starts playing amazing music. Kids and adults can pretend they are pirates, hoist the sales or ask the Captain what are those fuzzy things up in the rigging.... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We will always remember the Manitou ship we enjoyed towards the tail end of our 1-year wedding anniversary trip to TC. Friendly folks. Staff that play the violin with heavenly finesse. Some ice cream (or lunch depending on what you sign up for), and a fair price. This is a nice activity, especially towards the end of your trip. Very... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Last time I was in Traverse City two years ago, with my son, we took an afternoon sail aboard the Manitou. It was a beautiful afternoon with a strong wind, less than capacity crowd, and an adventurous captain as we sailed fast and far out into the bay. It was an excellent adventure to say the least. This time while... More

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Empire, MI
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went on the wine sunset cruise with my 87-year-old mother-in-law. The weather was perfect, and we sailed about two hours around Grand Traverse Bay. Tickets were $60 each. We were never near the shore, and so the scenery was water and water (with a few boats). Though you could go inside, most or all of us sat on bench-like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We sailed on 8/13/13. The crew was very friendly and knowledgable sailors. Great fun to chat with. The wine tasting and dinner was a lot of fun and very tastey. It was quite windy the day we sailed, but that added greatly to the experience. Be sure to dress warmly and consider at least a rain jacket (it is possible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We did the bed and breakfast sail for our 25th wedding anniversary on 8/13/13. The sailing was amazing and the crew is easygoing and friendly. We had almost as good a time talking with captain Brendan and the crew as we did sailing. The entire ship is clean and well maintained and the food served was all amazing. We plan... More

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Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We traveled from Auburn, IN to Traverse City for my husbands birthday. It was overcast and raining and there were storms around us. The captain decided it was ok to sail and boy did we ever. The wind was strong and the boat scooted across the bay. It was awesome! The crew and passengers were in very good spirits even... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Awesome, so much fun. Great crew!!!! Enjoyed the sail immensely! The wind was wonderful the night we sailed. The ship was healed over as it should be. The sunset was amazing. The crew played music and entertained everyone on board with nautical stories as well as local info.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We took a family trip,on the noon boat and really enjoyed it. The crew was super friendly to adults and children and it was a lovely view. The kids got to drive the boat,help with the sails and talk to the crew. My son has special needs and the crew was super kind and patient, giving him equal turn and... More

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