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Schooner Appledore IV BaySail

Address: Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI 48708
Phone Number: +1 989-895-5193
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Ranked #3 of 9 Activities in Bay City
Owner description: The Schooner Appledore IV sails on public excursions, private charters, group tours, K-12 education...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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Papillion, Nebraska
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had a great time on the Fall Color cruise. Despite the cold, the crew made it fun and interesting. We enjoyed meeting the other guests....some retired navy vets and their wives really made it fun and memorable. The chili, cornbread and hot apple cider was a nice touch as we cruised along the river. We were grateful for the quilts... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

went on the fall color tour. it was a sail (sort-of) up the Saginaw river. they served chili cornbread and apple cider all of which was good. if you are a social butterfly this is the trip for you......lots of chatting among the guests so time didn't drag. the crew was friendly and talkative. as for the fall colors.....not much... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 review
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 reviews 4 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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35 reviews 35 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 

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