Discovery Cruises
Discovery Cruises
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Scenic boat tours on beautiful west bay in Traverse City. An excursion suitable for all ages including families, friends, co-workers, clients and groups of all types. Discovery Cruises offers various daily public cruises and private event options for weddings, family reunions, business functions and more aboard our newly renovated, 65’ vessel, with all decks offering optimum sightseeing.
Traverse City, Michigan

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023
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(8 reviews)
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Brian K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
What a treat! The NEW two hour Discovery cruise through West Bay in Traverse City was so much fun. The Captain, owner Harley was very informative in his presentation of the city's history. The "crew" were very pleasant and helpful. The ship was clean and very comfortable. Food and drink were also available for purchase. I am thinking about taking some out of town friends on the sunset cruise this fall.
Written August 15, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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RICHARD W
CADILLAC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Discovery was very clean and had some snacks to purchase. The narrative about Traverse City history along with information about the two peninsulas that enclose West Bay was fascinating!
The two hours slipped by quickly and left us wanting more antidotes.
I would highly recommend this cruise!
Written September 6, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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Bilal H
Karachi, Pakistan68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
my wife and i took this tour of traverse bay with Discovery curises, last week. It was absolutely fabulous. Its a huge double decker boat. The crew on the boat is absolutely fantastic. Harley who was the captain and who was doing the narration, giving us fantastic info and history about the entire area was fantastic. Jack, Marc and Chritina were simply outstanding.

This cruise is an absolute must do in the TC area. It is an absolutely gorgous ride, with views which are uncomparable to anything else.

The boat has a fully stocked bar and snacks, including fantastic hot dogs.

It is very clear to see that everyone working at this company takes this not only as a job, but as a passion.

great job guys
Written September 6, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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John K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was great to get on the bay and see a different view of Traverse City. I really enjoyed hearing the history of Traverse City, the different business over the years, and some of the famous residents. The houses along the shore are gorgeous.
Written August 3, 2022
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Written July 4, 2023
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Michael B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
2 hour cruise. The boat cruises the South half of West Grand Traverse Bay. Being a local I was skeptical about enjoying this outing. I found it educational and enjoyable. I will take out of town visitors on this excursion.
Written October 9, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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Susan W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a safe & enjoyable experience on the Discovery cruise on West Grand Traverse Bay. Harley, the captain, shared very interesting historical information about Traverse City with humor. The crew was friendly & hospitable & the boat was clean & comfortable.
Written August 15, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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Judy S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Easy boarding. Comfortable. But the best was "Harley" the narrator of the cruise. His knowledge and hospitality was superior, along with the rest of the staff. They were so nice, service with a smile was just what we got. Harley gave us information about business's and history of the area and the love for his community was obvious. We very much enjoyed the cruise and look forward to doing it again sometime.
Written October 12, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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Chris N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We enjoyed our relaxing cruise on the Discovery boat. It is a beautiful way to see both peninsulas. The narrators were quite interesting with history and what’s happening.
Such a friendly staff. Drinks and snacks were good. Looking forward to doing it again!
Written October 3, 2021
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Written July 4, 2023
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B3615STsharonm
Macomb, MI66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Was excited to take a boat ride on the West Bay. Was interesting to hear how Traverse City has changed over the years. Enjoyed going along Old Mission Peninsula, but was hoping we would have taken boat out to see the lighthouse from the water, rather than cut across and see some of Leelenau. Felt the ride could have been shorter and a little less expensive.
Written August 31, 2022
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Written July 4, 2023
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Fred
Jasper, TN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A great way to visit Traverse City and the southern bay from the water. Our personable and knowledgeable captain gave us a great sampling of area history while we enjoyed a great cruise around the bay. Highly recommend this trip during your visit!
Written September 28, 2023
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