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Tall Ship Manitou - Day Tours

13258 S.W. Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 888-959-2655
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Ranked #7 of 60 Activities in Traverse City
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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Ottawa, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Tall Ship Manitou was one experience that we will never forget, mostly due to her crew. They were a fun and friendly bunch. They put some of the passengers to work when they needed a hand. (This made for some really great pictures and video.) We really enjoyed talking to everyone on board. The views were amazing and the... More

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Gardiner, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were visiting Traverse City with friends and took the Manitou Wed night sail which featured the "Song of the Lake" band. Come to find out, the group has been playing on this tall ship for over 25 years and we can see why. The crowd was singing, the drinks were flowing and the crew was a blast. Two thumbs... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great time on the Thursday night wine tasting cruise. We were in town for a conference and were able to book this cruise for the night before the conference began. The crew was both informative and fun. We were able to taste 4 different wines (all good) and were treated to some nicely prepared food during the... More

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Panama City
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The crew was very good as was the fellow that drives you from the ticket area to the dock. The ship is beautiful and very interesting. We have been on the tall ship cruise at St Augustine, Fl and it was a lot of fun, it traveled quite a distance in the 2 hours we were on board. So that... More

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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The 2 hour adventure was the highlight of our trip to Traverse City. We are so grateful to the crew, they go out of their way to make you comfortable. The Captain, First Mate, Second Mate and deck hand are so willing to share their knowledge of the Bay. If you don't take advantage of a Tall Ship experience you... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Though advance reservations are highly recommended, we decided to take our chances on doing this sail last minute. We scored the last two tickets for the noon sail at about 10:30 am. It was a perfect day, just enough clouds to keep us from getting baked in the sun and smooth sailing the whole time. The ticket office staff, captain... More

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Sheffield Lake, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went on an evening cruise of the bay. Mind you, you don't go far but it's still a great experience. The crew is fun and entertaining and you can participate if you'd like. If you're looking to do the wine cruise or beer tasting in the summer beware that they book up fast. I would most definitely recommend the... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was a windy evening so I was really looking forward to a nice ride in the bay but it turned out to be a ride that zigzagged from one side of the bay to the other side without really going up /down along the sides of the day. I guess I was under the impression that the ship would... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is something as a local that I do very year. I waited for the wind to be howling as this is the best time to be on this boat! Once again the crew and staff were outstanding!

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Covington, KY
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272 reviews 272 reviews
119 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This isn't so much a "tour" as it is a "cruise around the lower bay." We were expecting to go up the bay and have narration about what we were passing. Instead, it was a cruise around the lower bay with some opportunities to be hands on with the crew. Or you can just sit back (as best you can... More

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