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About Bavarian Belle Riverboat
Thank you for visiting Frankenmuth. Our family operates the Bavarian Belle riverboat, an authentic SternDriven Paddlewheel riverboat. We offer a 1-hour historical narrated tour of the Frankenmuth area on our fully restored 150-passenger vessel. The Bavarian Belle is open air canopied on the upper deck and has a fully enclosed lower salon with restrooms. We offer a snack bar and soft drinks on board. The Bavarian Belle is located "At The Waterfall" in the River Place Shops shopping village. Our dock and lower level are handicap accessible. One hour trips are offered Monday - Sunday 11am till Dusk, (departing every 90min), Early May to Mid-October. Please call for pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day hours. Extended hours are available for Group Tours and Special Events (Weddings, Reunions, etc.). Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, children 4 and under are No Charge. Group tickets are discounted to $14.00 per adult ticket with groups of 20 or more adults.
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suzieh1 wrote a review May 9
Sterling Heights, Michigan61 contributions12 helpful votes
This was a last minute idea to take this riverboat cruise. Loved all the information given during the cruise. Very clean and friendly. Would definitely recommend this relaxing boat ride
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Alison P wrote a review Nov 2020
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania537 contributions124 helpful votes
This was a lovely ride and an experienced crew with a lot of good information, but not constant talking, so you could enjoy the cruise. It is run by a family and they made you feel very comfortable on the journey down the Cass River. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jennifer A wrote a review Oct 2020
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They have an Instagram page, website and a phone number. Know before you go if the boat is running, the times and that it is Cash Only! It is a family run business with 3 generations on the boat at any time. They are warm and friendly. Get a history of Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Belle Riverboat as you enjoy nature on the hour ride on the Cass River in Frankenmuth Michigan. I took my first ride May 2018 and have tried to get there every month she runs ever since. Blow the horn captain, we're leaving the dock!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amber C wrote a review Aug 2020
69 contributions33 helpful votes
I recommend this for everyone. The guy on the mic was extremely informative and also quite hilarious. His humor was very dry, which I love, so in my eyes he was a perfect guide. I learned so much and it was probably the highlight of our trip. Very affordable at $12 a person.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Robinaire wrote a review Aug 2020
Commerce Township, Michigan22 contributions6 helpful votes
My handicapped wife (uses a walker, among other issues) and I took the one hour cruise on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat, enjoying the scenery and listening to the interesting narration about the river and its environs. She needed help getting on board, and especially getting up the long ramp to the area where our car was parked. (Nice service, provided for my wife via a wheelchair, provided and serviced by Sean, from the boat crew!)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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