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Schooner Appledore IV BaySail

Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI 48708
+1 989-895-5193
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Ranked #1 of 3 Activities in Bay City
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Schooner Appledore IV sails on public excursions, private charters, group tours, K-12 education programs, corporate team building, dinner cruises,... more » Owner description: The Schooner Appledore IV sails on public excursions, private charters, group tours, K-12 education programs, corporate team building, dinner cruises, and stargazer sails on the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. All sails depart from downtown Bay City. Sail with us and experience beautiful Lake Huron from the deck of an 85ft. Tall Ship. Space is limited. Reservations required. Feeling more adventurous? Contact us about Windward Bound, our weeklong youth Tall Ship training voyages -- your chance to leave the land behind and experience life on the Great Lakes! « less
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Canton, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went on the dinner cruise and were pleasantly surprised. The dinner was terrible, but the voyage was outstanding and we had a Celtic band on the boat that made it a perfect night! One on our best times!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Despite the rain, we had an enjoyable time on the Appeldore (the family ecology sail) with our 11 year old son. The sail engages kids in learning about (and caring about) their environment all while experiencing raising sails and taking part in sailing. The ship is open for kids to explore, and climbing the ladder and checking out the bunks... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friend and I highly anticipated this sail for the 4th. The idea of attending a fireworks festival and sailing along the river sounded like a fantastic day for us. Unfortunately, it did not turn out to be all that I had hoped for. The sail seemed a bit crowded with limited room to move about, without bumping into other... More

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Linwood, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My first ride on a large sailboat was a memorable one. With about 30 other passengers we cruised down the Saginaw river into the bay for a short sail - on the night of the big fireworks show in Bay City, MI. A dinner cruise with a surprisingly good dinner on paper plates. The sun was going down as we... More

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Alpena
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our group motored downstate to Bay City, MI enjoying the many colors of the trees along the way. Michigan has some great color tours... & the best are UP NORTH... 'cause we have more trees & less houses. Less jobs too. Sigh. ANYHOW we decided to take a trip & see how the other folks live. Bay City is a... More

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Ohio USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife found this by accident but we both feel it needs to be reported for others to enjoy. The Appledore is a tall ship that goes out onto Lake Huron out of Bay City Mi. They do many outings from dinner cruises, star gazing trips, to what we enjoyed, a fall river trip up the Saginaw River. They offered... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

September 2013 My husband and I took our 11 year old granddaughter on this evening sail...it was AWESOME!!! The crew was wonderful, the food was good and the trip was amazing. We are going to do it again in the summer. We found out after the trip that it is a non-profit organization that has different types of trips -... More

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Lake County, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

No, not THAT three hour cruise. But, 'Lovey' and I did enjoy a great evening aboard Appledore IV. The ship is stable and sails smoothly. The crew is friendly and converse freely about their life on board, what brought them to the Appledore IV, and future plans. We enjoyed getting to know the crew a bit. They start by motoring... More

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AppledoreIV, Manager at Schooner Appledore IV BaySail, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Appledore IV! We are thrilled that you had a memorable time! Scott Ellis Program Coordinator More

Toledo, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I just tried to reserve two spots on a sail. The company's web site clearly stated that there was space available, but their on line booking partner would not allow the sale. I called the ship directly, to be told by Scott Ellis, the program and Ticket Coordinator, that the number of tickets showing on their web site is not... More

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AppledoreIV, Manager at Schooner Appledore IV BaySail, responded to this review

Jim, Unfortunately, no exception could be made to accommodate another person on board. We have a strict limit on the number of passengers allowed on the vessel, as set by the US Coast Guard. When capacity is reached, no one else gets on. I do hope you were able to have an enjoyable weekend and thank you for taking the... More

West Chester, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We decide to go sailing when in town for the Tall Ships Celebration. The biggest complaint heard from everyone was the lack of directional signs. Also the ticket information had the ship at it's home port on the other side of the river. The event staff really did not seem to know where the ship was located. Once at the... More

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