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Bay Sail

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Join us for an unforgettable sailing experience on the Great Lakes aboard the schooners Appledore IV & Appledore V, owned and operated by BaySail in Bay City, Michigan. BaySail offers a variety of programs aboard our ships including Science Under...more
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Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI 48708
+1 989-895-5193
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We were on the fall colour sail and there was virtually no colour which was out of their control however other things were not. We were on a tall ship that no sails were raised which was very disappointing, there was no narration on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joker311
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had a wonderful sail, despite clouds, wind and choppy waves. The ship was amazingly smooth. The crew is knowledgeable and friendly. Very fun time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We did the sail for out 19th anniversary. Very enjoyable wife is hooked. Crew and captain knowledgeable making they trip entertaining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daryl H
AppledoreIV, Director of Marketing at Bay Sail, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us, Daryl!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is the third trip I've taken on the Appledore and it never disappoints! Great, knowledgeable staff and breathtaking ship. Treat yourself!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _janice112574
AppledoreIV, Director of Marketing at Bay Sail, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for sailing with us!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Despite a cloudy evening with rain coming, we had an enjoyable 3 hour sail in Saginaw Bay on the Appledore in July. The time spent with the sails up was cut short due to weather coming but we enjoyed the experience of seeing a schooner...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharon P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had a wonderful experience on the Appledore. Weather was fantastic and all of the crew members were very nice and helpful. My son and granddaughters loved being able to help lift the sails. The lunch was very good and my vegetarian family really enjoyed it....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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AppledoreIV, Director of Marketing at Bay Sail, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

We're so glad you had the chance to sail with us! Regards, Scott Ellis, Director of Marketing

Reviewed July 9, 2018

The staff was professional and friendly and very accommodating. They provided entertainment on the boat that was relaxing and fun. It's not a boat to be walking around on. No "chairs" per se, just first come, first serve seating on the deck boxes. Unfortunately due...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristeen K
AppledoreIV, Director of Marketing at Bay Sail, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for sailing with us, Kristeen! We are looking into ways of working around the issue of timing so that we're able to set sails should we be faced with heavy river traffic again. The view of the fireworks from our downtown dock really...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I booked the tour with my 3 teenagers. They’ve never been on a sailboat so it was a great experience for them. The “tour guide” was friendly and gave us some great history and information about Bay City. Unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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AppledoreIV, Public Relations Manager at Bay Sail, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for sailing with us, Staci! We agree that being closer to the Bay would be beneficial, but it is not an option at this time. However, we continue to seek out opportunities.

Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

The staff is very professional. A quick sail out into the bay with the work team. The weather wasn't great and I would recommend a jacket and closed toe shoes. The restroom was awkward so probably should use facilities before you leave.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karalee M
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Ok, so I didn't get to steer, we did have an amazing time. It was COLD (for July) so I was glad I brought layers including a windbreaker. We went out for a sunset cruise as clouds threatened and spit rain. We sailed the Appledore...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Diane E
April 17, 2017|
Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Please see our response to your previous question.
Diane E
April 17, 2017|
Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Hello Diane - Thank you for reaching out. The prices for a public sail vary based on the sail type, location, and meal option. Many of our public sails offer either a lunch or dinner. Liquor is not served or sold on the... More
September 8, 2016|
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Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Hello - The nearest hotel to the Appledore dock is the DoubleTree by Hilton. It is located in the same park as the ship and is easily walkable. Another option is the Courtyard by Marriott at Uptown. It is a longer walk... More