North and South Manitou Island Day Trip
September 2019 – Date TBD
$75 for members or $90 for non-members.
Cancellation fee is 50% within 15 days of the trip.
Pre-paid reservations only.
This is a general agenda that outlines the event sponsored by the Leelanau Historical Society.
First and foremost, please be aware that although scheduled for September 10th 2018, this trip will be determined by the weather. High wind or heavy rain (among other conditions!) will cause us to travel on September 11th 2018. The boat captain makes this decision the morning of the trip. This year we will be on the larger of the two boats, the MISHE- MOKWA, so definitely bring a jacket and hat if you plan to sit on the top deck!
Remember that this year you must bring your own sandwich. We will provide beverage (water and soft drinks), snacks and cookies. This eases the process in case of cancellation or using the rain date. Cash bar and additional snacks are available for purchase on the boat. If you like, you can contact the Village Cheese Shanty ahead of time to order a sandwich and they will have it ready for you in the morning for pick up. www.villagecheeseshanty.com. 231-256-9141. They have requested that you place your order prior to 3pm the day before the trip.
General Schedule (weather may necessitate visiting South Manitou first):
8:00 – 8:45 am: Check-in at the dock.
8:45 am: Board the boat and prepare for a fun trip!
9:00 am: Depart from Leland Harbor.
10:00 am: Arrive on North Manitou Island.
10:00 am – 12 pm: Visit the lifesaving station and Cottage Row.
12:15 pm: Meet at dock, board boat and head on over to South. (We will eat lunch on the boat).
1:15 pm: Disembark at South Manitou Island
1:30 – 5:00: Tours of the islands historic sites.
We should return to Leland no later than 6:30 (if not earlier).
We have interesting guides and interpreters volunteering their time who will help us learn more about the islands. We will be fortunate to have Leelanau Historical Society staff and and National Park Service rangers and volunteers along with us.
If you have questions, please call the Leelanau Historical Society at 231-256-7475.