Parking & Directions

All Aboard!!

General parking for all cruises and the Discovery office is located at:

Discovery Center Collaborative Building
13170 S. W. Bay Shore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Parking is complimentary and is located across the street from the Discovery Pier.  Please note that parking is somewhat limited so if you have an opportunity to ride share or Uber we would greatly appreciate that.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are arriving from the south, you will come to the Discovery Center before you arrive at the Discovery Center Collaborative building.  DO NOT turn into the Discovery Center parking lot.  This is not the correct parking lot.  Continue past the Discovery Center until you arrive at the Discovery Center Collaborative building which is reflected on the google map below.

Once you have entered the parking area for the Discovery Center Collaborative building, follow the directional signs for tour boat parking.  Tour boat parking is located at the south side of the building.  There is a relatively short walk to the boat and we ask that you please use the crosswalk when crossing Bay Shore Dr.

HANDICAP PARKING:  Handicap parking is available at the Discovery Pier parking area at 13271 S.W. Bay Shore Dr.  When you pull into the pier, continue past the Discovery vessel to the parking area.  With the appropriate handicap decal, you may occupy any spot in this parking area.  Should all of these spots be occupied, you  may drop your party off at the vessel and park in the tour boat parking lot across the street at the Discovery Center Collaborative building.