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“A relaxing cruise together”

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 October 8, 2012

It is a lengthly cruise to look at the surrounding area from an unusual view(the river). Also a very relaxing break from the shopping.

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Such a lovely way to end the day!! A beautiful ride during sunset capped off a day of conference sessions. The Captain was outstanding, actually holding the boat so our group could make it (a speaker went over her time and made us 15 mins late!) Such terrific customer service is not often found!!

Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I learned some interesting facts about riverboats. Just a fun and inexspensive way to spend an hour. Nothing really to look at on the river....

Thank valpoconnection
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Whenever the boat is running when we are in town we take it. The 2 and 6 year old grandchildren can't wait to get on the boat. The narration is good, the scenery is beautiful and the grandchildren love to watch the ducks follow the boat.

Thank Sheila D
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed one day in Frankenmuth and took the riverboat cruise down the Cass River. The boat ride was calm as you would expect. We learned the history of the region and saw the backside of town. The kids toured the entire boat - saw the smokestacks get lowered under the bridge, went inside the steering office, walked up and down and had a great time. They offer food and drinks - very reasonable prices.

Thank nirekram
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