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Tall Ship Manitou - Day Tours

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Address: 13258 S.W. Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: +1 888-959-2655
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Description: Join us aboard the 114' SCHOONER MANITOU as we ply the sparkling waters of...
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.
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I've often seen this great ship in Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, longing to be a passenger just once... I got the chance last weekend, and I was not disappointed. We took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Where to begin... My husband and I did the noon tour on Day Two of our honeymoon. We thought it was going to be wonderful. We took the shuttle across a busy road when we got there with about 10 other people and anxiously awaited the moment of boarding. To our horror, a charter bus with a ton of people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've often seen this great ship in Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, longing to be a passenger just once... I got the chance last weekend, and I was not disappointed. We took a two-hour cruise; the weather was gorgeous, sunny and warm. It was a fascinating experience watching those huge sails open up in the wind. Although it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Took the evening cruise with entertainment and enjoyed it immensely! The staff was friendly and informative. The music was great, jigs, sing alongs , etc. We enjoyed watching the crew working the ship as much as the lively band and the incredible scenery. Bring a jacket and wear long pants. It gets cold and windy out there on the high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We elected to do the two hour evening cruise and bed and breakfast. The evening sail was cut short due to a storm that came up. The captain elected to return to shore rather than jeopardize the safety of the passengers. The cost of the evening sail was refunded and we really enjoyed spending the night on the boat. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We booked a noon tour on the Tall Ship Manitou for our family of 6 ranging from teen ager to 2 year old. All had a marvelous time. The Captain and crew were wonderful, engaging and highly knowledgeable. The kids were able to steer the ship and hoist the sails. I recommend taking a light snack, buying a drink and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you do choose to take this tour, I would highly recommend waiting until the day of and making sure you have good sailing weather. We purchased in advance and had no wind whatsoever for our sail. They did not cancel, instead they took us out (using their motor), let us watch the crew and help put up the sails,... More 

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Potterville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great weather, gorgeous bay, friendly crew, beautiful ship. Throw in a nice picnic lunch & a little wine and you have a very nice way to spend a few hours.

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Tall Sail Ship Manitou was a two hour 12 o clock cruise on a 114" schooner that takes you around the Bay. The crew ask's the passengers to participate in the raising the Sail's this is very interesting in how it is done. Weather was very warm and a small wind to cool everyone off. Drinks and snacks were... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My sister and I went and had a nice time. I went last year with my husband and the seas were a little rough. This time it was quite smooth, so we just glided thru the water. It is fun to watch and if you want to, you can help them raise and lower the sails. This is an evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Relaxing and very mellow. Drinks on board were plenty of the local selection. The sunset over the lake was beautiful. The team on board were very cool.

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