Three-Day Itineraries

Short Days

  1. Day 1     Power Island / Sutton’s Bay – Stop off at Power Island, a nature preserve just 5 miles from our marina, for a quick hike or swim.  Then continue on to the town of Sutton’s Bay which offers a marina and a well protected anchorage.  Sutton’s Bay boasts many good restaurants, shops and boutiques for browsing.
  2. Day 2     Elk Rapids / Old Mission – round the Old Mission Peninsula and head to Elk Rapids located in the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay.  The scenery is outstanding and Elk Rapids is one of the friendliest ports around offering boaters a free ride to and from restaurants outside of the downtown area.  Old Mission Bay offers a quiet, pristine anchorage and a long stretch of sandy beach.
  3. Day 3     Take your time sailing back to Traverse City and maybe stop off at Power Island along the way for a swim or quick hike.

Power Island


Moderate Days

  1. Day 1     Northport / Omena Bay – The Village of Northport is a quiet town with several restaurant options and a few really good bakeries and coffee shops.  You can take in the amenities at the full service marina or anchor off the pristine shoreline of Northport Bay.  Omena Bay is a pristine setting on the Leelanau Peninsula.  You’ll find a fun restaurant on the water with an adjacent wine tasting room.  There is no marina in Omena Bay so you’ll have to dinghy to the shore.
  2. Day 2     Elk Rapids / Old Mission – round the Old Mission Peninsula and head to Elk Rapids located in the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay.  The scenery is outstanding and Elk Rapids is one of the friendliest ports around offering boaters a free ride to and from restaurants outside of the downtown area.  Old Mission Bay offers a quiet, pristine anchorage and a long stretch of sandy beach.
  3. Day 3     Return to Traverse City

Omena Bay


Spirited Days

  1. Day 1     Charlevoix / Elk Rapids – Head outside of the bay to the storybook town of Charlevoix.  A unique setting; a short channel runs through Charlevoix which connects Lake Michigan to Round Lake.  Another short channel connects Round Lake to Lake Charlevoix which opens up many more cruising opportunities.  Great live music and restaurants abound in Charlevoix.  Anchor Out – Charlevoix offers Round Lake right outside the village which makes for a well protected anchorage.
  2. Day 2     Northport / Omena Bay – The Village of Northport is a quiet town with several restaurant options and a few really good bakeries and coffee shops.  You can take in the amenities at the full service marina or anchor off the pristine shoreline of Northport Bay.  Omena Bay is a pristine setting on the Leelanau Peninsula.  You’ll find a fun restaurant on the water with an adjacent wine tasting room.  There is no marina in Omena Bay so you’ll have to dinghy in to shore.
  3. Day 3     Sail back to Traverse City

Charlevoix

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