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Bavarian Belle Riverboat
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
925 S Main St, Suite D-3, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1808
+1 866-808-2628
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All reviews cass river boat ride feed the ducks captain and crew family owned and operated relaxing hour relaxing trip the upper deck paddle wheel beautiful scenery narrated tour snacks and drinks per adult interesting facts great ride hour cruise staff was friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a relaxing cruise up the river after walking around the city all day. The captain gives a nice overview of the area and some funny facts here and there. I would definitely go back and visit again. The weather was nice and you...More

Thank egoggin1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a little pricey but we had a beautiful day. Just a quiet little float up the river and back. This isn't going to thrill you, just give you some local history and a chance to see beautiful country. It was the last week...More

1  Thank Vito L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to spend a fall day. We thoroughly enjoyed our riverboat cruise. It was only $12.00 each! The Captain gave a narrative as we slowly went along. He had just the right amount of humour and facts. Great to know this is...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoying the beauty of the river as we reflect on our years together. We honeymooned in Frankenmuth and come back every year to celebrate and remember our special day

Thank Tonya C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service-oriented family business, courteous and friendly staff, just the right amount of time on the river through Frankenmuth.

Thank BayCityMI48706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice. Lasts about an hour and goes up the Cass River a ways before turning around and heading back. The narrator does an excellent job of providing information about Frankenmuth and the sights you see on the ride. We saw two beautiful blue heron...More

Thank HappyTravelerIAm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The commentary by the Captain was extremely informative. The boat was clean and well kept. A limited range of drinks and snack were available, the popcorn was really nice. Overall it was a very pleasant trip down the river. The town of Frankenmuth is well...More

Thank ireneclifford
Reviewed October 12, 2018

About a 45 minute ride, which was a bit chilly on the upper deck when we went. Inside down below is heated. Snacks on board, and restrooms. Informative as they told you fun facts about Frankenmuth on the tour. Saw three deer laying in the...More

Thank Antiquelover2
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We went with two other couples to Frankenmuth for the day and really enjoyed the 1-hour ride on the Bavarian Belle. It was a perfect fall day and the colors along the river were beautiful. We took lots of photos - both of the scenery...More

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Nice, relaxing ride with interesting facts on the boat, it's history and the history of Frankenmuth and the sites. Inexpensive snacks. Very handicapped accessible.

Thank Anita L
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Carol K
September 11, 2018|
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Response from webcave | Reviewed this property |
Looks like mid Oct. Check their website by googling it.
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Response from sarahQ658LS | Reviewed this property |
There is a booth just outside of river place as well as the times.