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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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Sue E wrote a review Sep 25
Schererville, Indiana75 contributions29 helpful votes
This was a nice hour long trip down the water. There were a lot of nature information given. They told many stories on the Riverboat itself. Very relaxing. It was a nice journey. You can buy some snacks on board also.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Tammy wrote a review Sep 21
Tiffin, Iowa4 contributions
We like to support small business and this is one that is fun to support. The boat ride was relaxing. The Captains knowledge of the boat and area were wonderful and he made the trip very interesting.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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SharonB231 wrote a review Sep 4
Toledo, Ohio1122 contributions327 helpful votes
This is a very nice and relaxing hourlong cruise in Frankenmuth. It is a family owned business and the captain provides a nice narration about the city and its history along with information about the animals located here. We saw herons and turtles on our cruise. They sell snacks including popcorn along with pop and water at very reasonable prices. Boat ride has to be paid for in person, they do not take reservations and they only accept cash or check (no credit cards). A very fun way to spend an hour in Frankenmuth.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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TXAdvr wrote a review Sep 1
Texas25 contributions8 helpful votes
First time on a legitimate paddle driven boat, albeit with a modern diesel power source. We had a nice and relaxing time. The boat captain and crew were friendly and answered questions. Beverages sold on board were reasonably priced! The tour was about an hour and provided a nice break in the day to sit and rest.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Amy B wrote a review Aug 2022
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Cruise was $15/person and lasted about an hour. Boat captain gave an informative talk the whole way. They had popcorn and drinks for sale. It was a very laid back, enjoyable experience!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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