The Floating Bed & Breakfast
Fresh air and starry nights abound from the decks of one of the largest traditional sailing vessels on the Great Lakes. You'll experience one of the best vantage points on West Grand Traverse Bay. Join us on board for the Evening Sail, an adventurous overnight secured at our pier and a hearty homemade full breakfast cooked on our wood burning stove in the morning.
There are accommodations for 24 guests in 12 private cabins which are rustic and fitting of a mid-1800's style windjammer. Each is equipped with built-in wooden bunks and electric lighting. The cabins are bright, clean, comfortable, and supplied with fresh linens, towels and warm blankets. There's plenty of room for a good night's sleep or, if you'd rather (and the weather's appropriate) you may bring a sleeping bag and a pad for sleeping on deck under the stars. There are two enclosed toilet facilities on deck that are kept sparkling clean. Access to shower facilities on shore is available for further passenger comfort.
Bed & Breakfast Reservations
The Floating Bed & Breakfast, from June 1st - Labor Day, is offered as a package which includes the two hour Evening Sail. At the completion of the sail we will return to our private pier in Traverse City where passengers will spend the night aboard ship, dockside. The ship does not sail all night. Reservations are recommended and may be made anytime after May 1. Our Bed & Breakfast does not operate every night, please check for availability.
- Prepayment in full is required to guarantee the reservation.
- 48-hour cancellation notice for refund.
- Minimum Bed & Breakfast passenger age is 6.
- Check in at the Tall Ship office at 5:30 pm. (5:15 pm after Labor Day).
- Check out is at 9 am.
- Travel light, but be prepared if nights are chilly.
- Children are welcome! (Minimum age is six).
Bed & Breakfast Rates
- Couple: $211-$241
- Single: $121-$136
- Child 6-12: $62-$96
Warning: This overnight experience is for those slightly more adventurous who would enjoy something new (and old) in the way of truly unique lodging.