P.S. Thanks to my editor Ailsa Ross for helping shape this piece!
Tall Ship Manitou offers multi-day sailing experiences. The Manitou, operated by the Traverse Tall Ship Company, is a traditional topsail schooner, just like the one I sailed on. The price is around $700 for a four day trip, but if you have the doubloons, I recommend going to gaze at the stars or sip wine. Few real ships have overnight voyages open to people of all ages, and until you’ve gazed at the stars from under the mainmast.