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Our typical season is from mid-May to mid-September running up to 4 trips a day, 7 days a week. With various cruises to choose from we offer an experience you’ll never forget!

Daily Trips

Along West Grand Traverse Bay

The cruises are typically 2½ hours, except the Kids Cruise, which is 1½ hours. The Nauti-Cat sails on West Grand Traverse Bay and depending on the wind speed, the Nauti-Cat can reach 14 knots. With two heads (restrooms) aboard you can enjoy our full cash bar without being caught short. You are more than welcome to bring food aboard. If you want to feel like a part of the crew; we will put you to work raising the sails, jibing, tacking, and navigation.

While on the Nauti-Cat, you will get the best view of Traverse City, so bring your camera because these photos will be unforgetable!

Private Charter

You be the Captain

On board you will notice the views are no less than amazing for any event, including…- Company Events- Weddings- Bachelor/Bachelorette Partys- Family Events- Birthdays- And more

We are more than willing to help you with any needs you may have for your private cruise. We can offer top-notch recommendations for any of your specific needs ranging from entertainment to food to activities.

Live Music Shows

10PM – Midnight Trips

Every Friday & Saturday we host local shows in the middle of West Grand Traverse Bay.  Its an experience that can only be seen aboard the Nauti-Cat.   Our custom stage which is on the bow of the ship is between the hulls, so the performance is over the water!

Nauti-Cat has had multiple bands, DJ’s, and even Burlesque shows. Typically when a Dj performs we hire L.E.D. Hula Hoopers and/or Fire Poi performers.