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Michigan – Tall Ship Manitou

Tall Ship Manitou

One of my priorities for our trip to Traverse City, Michigan, was to get out on the water. When I saw that the Traverse Tall Ship Company offered sightseeing cruises on a replica of an 1800’s cargo schooner, I got excited and asked Traverse City Tourism if they could arrange a cruise. I am very grateful to Traverse City Tourism and the Tall Ship Manitou for offering me and my kids a complimentary cruise so that I could write this article.

Sails are offered three times daily. We took the 2-hour Moomers Ice Cream Sail which is an afternoon […]

Maine – Lobster Boat Cruise

pushing trap - lobster cruise

One of the more unique activities we’ve done on vacation was going on a cruise on a working lobster boat. Lucky Catch Cruises in Portland, Maine offers 90-minute cruises on which you can learn all about trapping lobsters, by doing it yourself. Lucky Catch takes passengers on cruises only in the summer; the rest of the year it is a commercial lobster boat.

This is not your ordinary sightseeing cruise. You and your kids will be outfitted in an apron or bib overalls in preparation for the work you will do.

Captain Tom and his crew will take you […]