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“Fun Cruise”

Bavarian Belle Riverboat
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 $12.00 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under, children 4 and under are No Charge. Group tickets are discounted to $10.00 per adult ticket with groups of 20 or more adults.
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We really enjoyed the cruise on the Bavarian Belle ! Fun way to spend some time in Frankenmuth ! Be sure to get a bag of popcorn to eat and share with the ducks.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This attraction is a relaxing ride on a paddle boat along the Cass River. The ride costs $10 per adult and is privately owned. The Captain seemed to love talking about the history of the Frankenmuth area. The paddle boat has a canopy on the upper deck to shield the sun. The ride takes about an hour and provides a respite from walking and shopping.

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is a relaxing ride along the Cass River. We went in early June, so the weather was hot. However, the top deck of the boat is shaded. Also, for such a small river, there is plenty to talk about. We left the ride with no unanswered questions. It's a very thorough, fact-filled, hour-long ride. If you appreciate the landmarks along the river in Frankenmuth, this is for you. And, at $10 for a ticket and snacks available on the boat, it's a bargain.

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We visited Frankenmuth in May 2012 as a couple in our 30s. We arrived at the Bavarian Belle dock at 245 for a 3pm departure. Please note, they did not accept credit cards or Canadian currency so make sure to have USD for this. The captain came on the speaker to tell us we were waiting for more passengers who called and were on their way. We waited for them until about 315pm. When the van arrived I realized why the captain had decided to wait and it touched my heart. There was a group of adults who required special assistance getting on board and with the stairs, and I thought it was a nice gesture that the captain waited for them. A lovely group of people on a lovely cruise. It was nice and quiet and the scenery was pleasant. The guide provided lots of interesting tidbits of info for the cruisers. Overall an excellend and relaxing way to end our trip :)

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CaptainMitch, Owner at Bavarian Belle Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2012

Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This was verry cute little ride down river. My husband and I did this as part of our honeymoon. It is an actual paddle boat beautiful and peaceful, not a hole lot to see down river but you get some interesting tid bits about the town and get to enjoy the relaxing sight of the river. I found it romantic and totally worth it

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