Traverse City Tours
Sunset Sail from Traverse City with Food, Wine & Cocktails
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Sunset Sail from Traverse City with Food, Wine & Cocktails

By Wind Dancer Traverse City Tours
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Wind down and relax as our captain and first mate teach you about our elegant schooner and share stories about the history of the lands, people and waters of the Grand Traverse Bay area. Enjoy complimentary locally sourced food, wine, and cocktails while watching the sunset paint the sky. This is a 2.5-hour sail. Check-in at our kiosk 30 min before departure. The 2nd Mate will do a brief welcome about 10 min before departure and then will guide all passengers to board Wind Dancer. We have a variety of beverage options including wine, cocktails, local spirits, soda and water. Food is served around 1 hour into the sail. We respectfully request that guests not bring additional alcoholic beverages. Free parking is available at the check-in kiosk, which is located at The Delamar Resort, 615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI. Please bring rain gear, a beach towel, and appropriate non-skid footwear for boating. Tours will be rescheduled if necessary due to inclement weather.

Ages 14-89, max of 18 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Includes wine tasting, local beer, cider, and Wind Dancer signature cocktails by Mammoth Distillery. Non-alcoholic options are also available.
  • Snacks made from some of Traverse City's favorite makers.
  • 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.
What's not included
  • Rain gear
  • Beach towels
  • Non-skid footwear for boating


Start:
  • 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
    We respectfully request that guests not bring additional alcoholic beverages. Free parking is available at the check-in kiosk, which is located at The Delamar Resort, 615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI.
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: 302217P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please contact us directly if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free option
    • Please contact us directly if you have a service animal
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • 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: 302217P5

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    • Maryb822014
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      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
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    • pearlswan
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      Refreshing and Rejuvenating!
      We had a wonderful relaxed sailing experience in the bay! Enjoyed a great conversation with other guests with the wind in our faces. The gentle gliding across the bay is incredibly therapeutic and refreshing. Would do it again in a heartbeat. It was a day free of politics and negativity.
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    • PDLisbon
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      Well worth the time and money!
      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
    • tysonatleyg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great inclusive fun!
      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!
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      Great 4 Hour Sail
      Great 4 hour excursion! Captain Nate, Chris and Mike were all excellent. Great cocktails and food that were all locally sourced. Travelled by myself and still had a great time talking with other passengers and crew. Highly recommend!
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    • j29NewYork
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      Don’t Miss a Trip to Power Island
      Captain John took us out to Power Island and told great stories about the area. We had a blast and learned a lot! Views were amazing and the water was perfect. Definitely jump off the dock!
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      We took a 2 hour pontoon ride tour with some friends with captain John. He was so knowledgeable of the area and such a nice guy. We really enjoyed our afternoon. Would definitely recommend and using captain John! SO fun
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    • JosephM543
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      A wonderful way to spend a few hours on the water.
      A wonderful experience. We did the lunch sail and had a great time. The crew Charlie, Chris, and Dan were all wonderful. The drinks and food were all from local establishments. We had wine, beer, cocktails. A very nice selection. For lunch there was a choice of sandwiches.
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    • charlesbX4114IM
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      I was the caotain. It was a really Fun time I enjoyed it very much with alll of my friends. Great time
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      Great service despite weather
      The team was super friendly and had fun demeanors. Unfortunately we were unable to go out due to weather, but the crew made every effort to get us on the water without being reckless. I appreciated the safety call and the team was quick to issue us a full refund.
      Written September 10, 2023
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      We had an amazing time on Wind Dancer. John was a great host and captain. Highly recommend if you're looking for a fun time on the water.
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      My husband and I and another couple rented the pontoon for 3 hours and had an awesome time! I had called to make the reservation and they were very friendly and easy to work with to set up our preferred day and time. Captain John was great – fun, informative, accommodating and very skilled in boating. He gave us a tour of the bay (loved the tiki bar stop!) and then took us to Power Island at our request so we could sit at a picnic table to enjoy the bottle of wine and snacks we brought with us. The pontoon boat was very comfortable – lots of room for the 4 of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours and will definitely be requesting another boat trip with Captain John the next time we are in Traverse City during the summer!
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    Robert A
    Grand Rapids, United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    Great time out on the lake. Friendly crew. Good service and wanted to interact. Weather got rough bit crew handled it superbly and got us safe to shore Fun experience !!
    Written June 30, 2024
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    Thank you so much for spending time with us on a special day.
    Written July 1, 2024
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    elaine J
    Middleburg Heights, OH6 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    It was cold, rain and no wind.... $400. it was very disappointing... no offer of another sail for the next night, no refund, just S.O.L. Very disappointed
    Written June 29, 2024
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    Hello there, we are unable to find your reservation. Perhaps you have us mixed up with another tour company? Sailing companies cannot control the wind and weather and being in nature outdoors is part of the adventure. We do not sail in the rain. Check your reservation information and please contact us directly so that we can make it right for you if it is was indeed Wind Dancer Traverse City. Thank you.
    Written June 30, 2024
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    Kelsey P
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the BEST time with Captains Nate/Mike and Chris! The Wind Dancer was a perfect evening activity. Food was delicious, hospitality was amazing, and the sunset was incredible! We can’t wait to come back and do it again!
    Written June 24, 2024
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    Thank you so very much! We loved having you aboard Wind Dancer!
    Written June 26, 2024
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    Pp E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Friends
    It was a great experience, knowledgeable captain and crew. Would definitely do again.
    The scenery and explanations about the boat were a great
    Written June 10, 2024
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    Thank you so much. It is a beautiful place isn't it? We don't have customers, we have friends.
    Written June 30, 2024
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    Anna Z
    Hastings, Minnesota, United States18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    My husband and I have never been to a sail boat trip. So, what the heck - we signed up. Not cheep... It was totally worth it! Weather was dodgy on that day but it cleared up. There were only two couples on the boat - us and another couple. Three teammates explained everything that they were doing and invited anyone to try and/or help out.
    The only reason I'm giving this experience 4 stars is food... We got a small cheese tray - was very good. Main dish was a chicken wrap that's mostly consisted of dry chicken and carrots.
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    We took that trip on 6/6/2024. Teammates were captain Nate, captain in training Mark and unfortunately I didn't catch the name of the veteran captain (sorry!)
    Written June 9, 2024
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    Anna, thank you so much for spending time with us. The cheese tray was a taste of Raclette cheese from award winning Leelanau Cheese. We are glad you liked that. Thank you for the feedback on the sandwich. We will make sure we speak with the chef. Consistency is so important for food quality and it is meant to have creamy texture. Again, thank you.
    Written June 26, 2024
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    Tammi V
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    Captain Nate, Captain Chris & Captain Coyote Chris were awesome! They went over safety protocols and shared stories of the Great Lakes. We couldn’t have picked a better evening, the sunset was beautiful!
    Written June 9, 2024
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    Thank you! So happy you were with us! What a beautiful evening it was!
    Written June 26, 2024
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    Rose Jean M
    Bloomfield Hills, MI3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    Such an Amazing Experience! It’s a must whenever you’re in Traverse! The captain and the crews are so kind and very helpful, we will definitely do this again 🙌🏻
    Written May 26, 2024
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    Thank you so much for joining us. it was an amazing evening!
    Written June 26, 2024
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    pmaklake
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    The skipper, Jeff and crew (Charley and John) were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were fortunate to sit directly next to the captain so had greater ease in asking questions.

    Personally, I would not have minded sailing a bit more aggressively rather than just drifting along.

    Could expand on wine selections and add more upscale dinner menu.
    Written October 6, 2023
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    Thank you so much for the feedback. We adjust the sails according to the wind we have and also to keep everyone comfortable. Sounds like a placid wind day. We are expanding beverage offerings and our culinary partner is new this season!
    Written May 2, 2024
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    Kelly S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Had a great time sailing. Was fantastic to sail with just the wind! Got to steer the ship and even tack! Food and wine were great! Even had a Gluten Free sandwich for me (Bonus :) ! Gorgeous sunset views and great people!
    Written September 11, 2023
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    I am so thrilled to read this review! Thank you for spending time with us!
    Written September 14, 2023
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    GrandTour48251593865
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    Great crew. Dan, Charlie & John made my friend who doesn’t love water super comfortable. Made some new friends. Plenty of beverages. Got some good sunset pics.
    Written September 4, 2023
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    Thank you so much! It was a great evening!
    Written September 12, 2023
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