Great Lakes Sailing Co. Destinations

Harbors, Anchorage, Islands & More!

Michigan boasts more coastline than any of the lower 48 states and our cruising area offers the best of what this freshwater paradise offers.

Traverse City

Our sailing school and charter fleet is located at the CenterPointe Marina - with access to sail Grand Traverse Bay, Little Traverse Bay, the Manitou Islands, Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, Beaver Island and as far north as Mackinac Island if time allows. Sailors can experience towering sand dunes, deserted islands, quaint harbor towns, long stretches of beaches, quiet coves and local festivals.

The CenterPointe Marina is a private marina offering a quite atmosphere and first rate facilities including a boater lounge, private shower rooms and washer/dryer.  Major grocery is just down the road, several good restaurants are within walking distance and downtown Traverse City is about a mile away.


Sample Itineraries

Harbor Reservations

Plan ahead.  Marina information is just a click or a phone call away.


Visit our friends over at Cruising Grand Traverse Bay for helpful harbor and anchorage vid


Great Lakes Sailing Co. Destinations & Lifestyle Blog Posts


Make it a Getaway Special

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Real Stories. Real People.

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Memories Made on Grand Traverse Bay

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A Bucket List Item

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In their own words…

Awesome charter on the Hunter 38 Perception! My wife and I took 2 other couples for their first time barefoot charter for 3 days in mid […]

Port of Call: Suttons Bay

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Sail to one of the Top Ten Islands in the U.S.

Trip Advisor recently named Mackinac Island among their Top Ten Islands in the United States. It’s a favorite destination for many of our charter guests. And […]

Cruising the Bay with Capt. Dirk

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