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Day Sail from Traverse City with Food, Wine, & Cocktails
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Day Sail from Traverse City with Food, Wine, & Cocktails

By Wind Dancer Traverse City Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 14-100
Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Enjoy local beer, spirits and wine
  • Sample local fare from fan favorite local restaurants
  • Hands-on sailing.
  • Leelanau raclette cheese and crackers, Archies Social House wrap, award winning Great Lakes Potato Chips, and Murdick's fudge for dessert. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE VEGETARIAN OPTION.


Start:
  • 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
    Check-in at the kiosk next to the bay. Adjacent to the parking lot. The only kiosk that is adjacent to the parking lot and next to the bay.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 302217P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please call us directly if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free option.
    • Please call us directly if you have a service animal.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 302217P2

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      Joined in March 2021
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    Molly S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    We sailed aboard the Wind Dancer for a family day tour on Sunday. The Wind Dancer periodically offers sails for families with kids and again, we weren't disappointed. Captain Dan offers a wealth of knowledge about the geology of the Great Lakes and he was patient in answering all of our questions. Captain Dan also taught the kids the basics of sailing and he allowed the kids to hoist the sails. Thank you Wind Dancer for a quality, educational experience.
    Written August 20, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your kind words! We so appreciate you being onboard Wind Dancer for a beautiful day!
    Written August 20, 2021
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    Jayne B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    From start to finish this was a wonderful experience on the Wind Dancer. We were greeted by staff, Captain Dan, and crew members Charlie and John with the utmost respect and friendliness. Prior to and during our sail, we were informed of safety procedures, information about the boat and learned about area history. It was a sunny day with a calm to moderate breeze. Our trip was relaxing and the views stunning. The crew was engaging and extremely attentive to our needs and to providing thoughtful service with beverages and food.
    Written July 31, 2023
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    Thank you so much for your kind words and for spending time with us on Wind Dancer. It was a beautiful day for sure!
    Written July 31, 2023
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    Patricia M
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    My husband and I celebrating our anniversary, did a morning sailing cruise led by Captain John. The whole experience was Amazing!! Captain John with his great sailing skills, personable attitude and knowledge of the area made the whole experience worth the money spent. This will definitely be an experience that I will share with the rest of my family and friends. I look forward to coming back next year.

    I forgot to say that Captain John was also an Amazing photographer! 😊
    Written July 3, 2023
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    Thank you so much for your kind words. Capt John loves what he does! And thank you for sharing!
    Written July 23, 2023
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    Maryb2014
    Little Rock, AR23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    booked for Air Show. Couldn’t go out d/t wind & stayed anchored. Comped $50 gift card on 250 tkt for local use. Live 1k away
    Written July 6, 2024
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    Hello there, we gave folks the opportunity to stay or to leave after we explained that we couldn't sail due to the water and wind conditions. For guests that stayed we made sure all enjoyed local food and beverages with the air show right over our heads. Safety is our number one priority right before delivering high quality hospitality. I am so sorry that you did not get out to sail. We are happy to get you out on a sail of your choice. Just contact us directly and we will make that happen. We want to make it right with you because we don't have customers, we have friends.
    Written July 10, 2024
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    Bradley G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    From the dock to the boat, this was a great experience. I grew up on sailboats, never been aboard a schooner!

    Crew was knowledgeable of the operation and history of the boat, and encouraged all to be involved. Their knowledge, and experience of the bay was also interesting to me.

    The drink and food offerings, preparation were beyond expectations as well.
    Written August 30, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your kind words. We absolutely love what we do and sharing the beauty of the bay with our friends!
    Written September 1, 2021
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    Karen R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    Went with a group of 6 and we had an amazing time! The crew was warm, engaging, helpful, attentive and fun. The box lunch was ok. The drinks were great. We sat on the area under the sails, I'd recommend sitting in the back when there are padded seats instead! But, we had a blast and will be back. Loved the crew and the experience.
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Hi there, thank you for spending time with us. We always appreciate feedback. We are always improving our offerings and operations.
    Written August 16, 2023
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    Tyson Atley G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    The wind dancer was an amazing experience! We were able to learn about grand traverse bay and some history from the captain and crew. The team was incredibly inclusive and even allowed us to be part of the action with hoisting the sails! We loved the local food and beverages as well!
    Written June 2, 2024
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    We absolutely loved having you aboard!
    Written June 26, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    PD56
    Charlotte, NC26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Friends
    Took the afternoon cruise after our dinner/sunset cruise got canceled due to weather. Probably for the best since the weather was outstanding and the crew were extremely accommodating. Had Dan/Chris/Chris as our hosts on the schooner and could not have asked for a better group of guys to manage our cruise in the bay. Also lucky enough to have a small group of only 6 on the boat. So lots of room to spread out and enjoy the day on the water.
    Written June 15, 2024
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to offer this review. We loved having you aboard Wind Dancer and hope that you will come back!
    Written June 30, 2024
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    Susan S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    The whole 3 hour sail was exceptional. Great sailing, great crew, beautiful scenery and great food and beverage. I especially liked the fact that they used locally sourced food and beverages. The crew worked together very well and the 1st mate, Michele, catered to our every needs.
    Written July 6, 2021
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    Thank you so much for being with us. You are the best part of our days. We don't have customers, we have friends!
    Written July 7, 2021
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    Preston Murray
    Bellaire, MI3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    Boat and crew were wonderful! Crew was helpful and very knowledgeable. Food was organic and locally sourced. Presentation was artful and nicely done. The cruise was delightful and worth every penny. There were five of us, family and friends and we were unanimous in our enjoyment and impressions.

    Thanks for a great day.
    Written August 29, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your kind words! What a gift they are. We love what we do and you are the best part of it!
    Written September 1, 2021
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