Shoreline Cruise

mishe mokwa

Photo by Aubrieta Hope.

Manitou Island Transit offers a unique way to experience the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — our Shoreline Cruise. You depart at 6:30 PM from historic Leland harbor upon our large and comfortable vessel, the Mishe-Mokwa. As the sun slowly sinks behind the Manitou Islands, we cruise along the Manitou Passage through scenic Good Harbor Bay, passing near such landmarks as Pyramid Point and the North Manitou Shoal Light. There is a cash bar available aboard and though the cruise is open to the public, we can also arrange custom trips for groups. We’ll have you back in Leland with plenty of time for a dinner at one of the area’s fine restaurants.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted ‘Most Beautiful Place in America’ by ABC’s  Good Morning America.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

  • Starting last week of June and running through 3rd week of August, and also Saturday & Sunday of Labor Day Weekend
  • Depart: 6:30 PM
  • Cruise Length: Approximately 1 1/2 hours
  • Adults – $25 / Children (12 & under) – $15

Call 231-256-9061 for evening cruise dates!

Full  bar has beer, wine, mixed drinks, pop, water, and packaged snacks available. We accept cash, visa, mastercard, and discover.


We do need a minimum of 25 people  to run the evening cruise.

We are currently not accepting ONLINE reservations for the evening cruise, however we do take reservations and this can be done by calling our office.

Private cruises are available for birthdays, reunions, rehearsals, and weddings. Please call our office for more information or email us.