Traverse City’s clear blue waters have always beckoned boaters -- and with good reason! Sheltered by gentle hills, the twin arms of Grand Traverse Bay combine the advantages of deep water with protection from storms, convenient marinas and nearby shopping, dining and marine services. Just inland, you’ll find even more boating opportunities at deep glacial lakes like Torch Lake, Elk Lake and Lake Leelanau. Whether you’re cruising, or just out for a weekend excursion, you’ll discover why Boating Magazine named Traverse City one of its “Ten Best Places to Live and Boat.”
There are marinas and boat rental companies all around the Traverse City area, and several additional businesses that offer themed boating tours.