Bay City Boat Lines
Bay City Boat Lines
4.5

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Chris M
Palm Beach, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This is the Bay City Boat Lines tours out on the Saginaw River. We liked it so much that we did it twice over two days. The ship was roomy and CoVid19 procedures were followed. The guide was knowledgeable and sights were impressive. Pleasant time on a boat that is so popular that crowd funding earned its year’s expenditures so the trip was free too. What a deal and a commentary on the city’s appreciation of this gem on the river.
Written July 8, 2020
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travelfansA2
Ann Arbor, MI33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We went on the Saginaw River Cruise and had a wonderful time! We didn’t know much about Bay City and it was so much fun hearing about the history and the sights along the river. Our narrator was great! She was very informative and took the time to talk to each group on board ship. It was a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend this trip!
Written August 20, 2022
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parisgrl18
Detroit, MI32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
My husband and I booked a last minute day time cruise and were pleasantly surprised by how much we learned about the history of Bay City. The naval ship and lighthouse were highlights. The ship has a basic set up with a small snack bar, but it was a nice way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon.
Written September 20, 2020
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Faye D
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Dinner was dried out. Staff snatched plates away quickly so they could have the table for others. We were told to go upstairs to let others eat, however upstairs there was no seating. People left belongings on their chairs to keep others from taking them while they ate. We had to sit downstairs and couldn't even hear the music. Not worth the money. Won't go again.
Written September 26, 2022
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Georgia H
Cass City, MI313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was beautiful night on the 19th of August! The dinner was good, and they did a wonderful job serving buffet style. We went with friends which made for a fun time! The boat had great weather so it was smooth cruising. The band was great and played many awesome tunes of Journey! The only little issue, the bathrooms could use some updating. There is only one for men and one for women, so usually there is a lineup. Otherwise, the staff and caption were very friendly and polite. It was a great night that we would definitely recommend for adults.
Written August 20, 2022
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kpthelen
Saint Johns, MI94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is my 3rd time cruising on this daytime adventure. I was very glad when I saw they offered this free 2 hour excursion again after the Covid restrictions lifted. Every year I invite different family and friends to experience a little history trip down the Saginaw River with me. A huge thank you to the different businesses who sponsor this, and to the staff and crew who make it special. I like the new location this year being at Winona Park. Ordering your tickets and boarding is easy and helps for an enjoyable experience. No food or drink may be brought on, but they do have an area for you to purchase snacks and drinks (both alcoholic and non) for a reasonable price. I am already forward to next year’s trip! Thank you again!
Written July 11, 2021
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Odyssey51585446487
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We took our good friends on Friday night's Rock the Boat dinner cruise in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. The band was great...even got some folks out on the dance floor. Pulled pork and chicken dinner was fantastic! Was a perfect night for a river cruise and sightseeing was very enjoyable as none of us had been on the Saginaw River before. We were pleasantly surprised when Princess W ventured into the bay itself, and were treated to many sunset photos. Staff was friendly and courteous, restrooms on board were impeccably clean, passing right by a huge freighter all lit up just capped the evening off. Definitely will recommend to friends and family!
Written September 2, 2023
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RCTravelingFun
Michigan114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We enjoyed the relaxing boat ride down river. We passed the USS Edson, which was interesting The crew was very friendly. They allowed us to move around during the ride. There was a restroom and also snacks for purchase. They allowed us to bring one bottled water per person, which was nice. We had to park a couple of blocks away and the parking fee was digital and required a smart phone. I was able to do it but if anyone is not technical they will find it difficult. Allow extra time for that task.
Written July 6, 2023
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SandalsBound
Detroit, MI78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We loved this boat ride. They take you down the saginaw river out to the bay and it was so much fun!! We went for the dinner/entertainment cruise which included "The Rock Band Show" which is a journey tribute band. They were so good! The food was excellent. I highly recommend this tour!
Written August 15, 2021
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John J
Dallas, TX478 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I thought the service was outstanding and it was a beautiful sunny day. They were clearly trying to ensure we had a nice time - impressed me. The narration was very good - but not sure how she was able to talk for so long continuously! There just isn't a lot of scenery to see for a 2 1/2 hour boat ride; especially where the majority of the trip the boat has to go so slow as to not create a wake. It was just too long for me on a Saturday afternoon.
Written August 17, 2021
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