Fun adventure in TC!
I absolutely loved riding along the tart trail on the e-bike. I enjoyed taking in the sights and riding to the lovely winery at Shady Lanes.
Traverse City Sunset Sailing Cruise
2-Hour Sunset Cruise
Private Charter Option
Take a Sunset Dip
Watch the Sun Set Over Lake Michigan
Get together with friends or plan a romantic evening aboard our 30′ cruising sailboat with our complimentary uncorking service. This Traverse City sunset cruise around West Grand Traverse Bay will take you through crystal-clear waters, give you the opportunity to jump in warm waters with a swim, and relax in the ideal setting as we cruise along the peninsula shores. Spend the early evening appreciating the breathtaking colors of the sunset. The perfect way to end your northern Michigan evening!
Set sail through Grand Traverse Bay at sunset
Share your own bottle of wine and appetizers with your partner, family, & friends
Enjoy the perfect after-dinner activity after a day of adventure
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- Starting at $325 for 2 guests, +$50 per additional person to the same booking up to 6 people;
- Private charter: $500 for up to 6 people.
13133 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684
Parking available in the circle parking area.
Please meet your guide near the gazebo/public changing area.
May 15 – October 1: 7 days a week
Minimum 2, maximum 6
- Licensed captain
- Uncorking service (glasses and pour service for your wine)
- Feel free to bring snacks and beverages of your choice
- Alcohol/Beverages/Other Snacks
What to bring
- Swimsuit & towel
- Windbreaker or jacket
- Desired beverages and snacks
About your guide
1 local, knowledgeable, licensed captain
What You'll Do
Whether you’re looking for a romantic setting or a memorable trip with friends and family, this perfect evening sunset sailing cruise is your answer. Watch the sun go down as we glide through Lake Michigan before or after dinner with your family and friends. You can choose to get involved and help hoist the sail, or simply kick back and relax with a bottle of wine, feel the wind in your hair, and take in the spectacular views.
We’ll explore the coves and waters of Grand Traverse Bay and marvel at the northern Michigan landscapes left behind by ancient glaciers. This is the ultimate Traverse City sunset cruise where you beat the crowds by sailing for 2+ hours north from Traverse City into the blue expanse of the bay.
Add to the magic of the evening and take a dip in the turquoise waters of Lake Michigan (be sure to bring your swimsuit as the water is shallower in West Bay and warms quickly). We’ll get you back to shore in time to enjoy an evening meal in one of the numerous farm-to-plate restaurants in Leelanau County.
See What Our Guests Say...
Fun adventure in TC!
Great and smooth sailing around West Bay!
Had a great time sailing down and around West Bay. Smooth times and great calm water as we sailed the coast of Leelanau County. West bay is one of the best places to adventure in Michigan when you want to explore but not to get too far away from the convenances or restaurants of Traverse City.
We chose the ebike-sunset sail and to say we had a blast is an understatement! Eric is a fantastic host! We highly recommend booking – you won’t regret it!
Unlike any other!
Just returned from a trip to South Manitou Island with Eric from Lyfmotiv. The journey was great…but when combined with Eric’s expert knowledge, deep experience, and gentle personality it was unforgettably amazing! Go with him. You will not regret it. He makes a great trip even better.
We had the best time!
It was nice to enjoy the area at a slower pace, taking in all the details as we travelled. The E-bikes were comfortable to ride and the paved trail had some lovely views. Lake Michigan is even more beautiful when you are on the bay. In a sailboat. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as interesting and we learned a lot. Looking forward to the next adventure already!
Can’t wait to go again!
This was the best way to experience Northern Michigan I have ever had. What an amazing adventure….water, wind, sand, biking through some of the most beautiful trails in the US! The captain, Eric is amazing. He has a wealth of knowledge and we certainly felt the experience was once in a lifetime.
Just book the trip. You don’t need to read this review.
The five-star rating says it all. It was a great trip! Lyfmotiv did an excellent job of communicating with us leading up to our day on the trail and water. Don’t pass this one up, folks! I’ll be telling people about this mini-adventure for a long time.