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“Fantastic Experience!”

Bavarian Belle Riverboat
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
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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 June 27, 2014

I took my boyfriend to Frankenmuth for the day, and the Belle was one of our first stops. The staff on board was super fun and knowledgable. The ride itself was beyond relaxing and really added to the whole Frankenmuth experience. The boat itself is in excellent condition and the snacks on board were also greatly appreciated! Would definitely recommend to anyone spending the day!

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

I really enjoyed the cruise down the river. It was pleasant and relaxing, and the captains and crew ae professional, and are friendly, outgoing, amusiung in their presentation of informtion and really do know a lot about the river and its neighbors. They pointed out all kinds of things that I had never really noticed when visiting town before, like Wally Bronner's house (not visible in the summer, but so well described), various picnic groves, private houses, a few major businesses and so on along the river bank, and talked about the wildlife along the river. We were lucky enough to see deer, geese, turtles a few other common birds and a swarm of ducklings - kids on the boat loved feeding their popcorn (which really was good and smelled wonderful) to the ducklings. It was clear that the crew has a soft spot for the ducks in particular. They talked about the how many mammals lived along the river bank there, like mink and beavers. I especially enjoyed the history of the boat, and how it got to Frankenmuth. It was pretty cool (yes, I know that the word gives away my age pretty well) watching them fold down the stacks to get under the wooden bridge, too. Would definitey ride again.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Captain Jene (yes, this IS the correct spelling) entertained, taught and enlightened our Woodby Reunion the weekend of June 21, 2014! We had reserved 50 seats for the 3:30 ride and all were thoroughly impressed by the intelligence, precision and efficiency of the three man family crew! The hour long ride is just the right length, the location next to the main bridge over the Cass River is central and treats sold on board are not outrageously priced. Would definitely recommend the Bavarian Belle for all ages!

Thank jane o
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided last minute to jump aboard the Baravian Belle, and I'm so glad we did. It was relaxing, and enjoyable. We were able to learn more about the history of Frankenmuth along with seeing the local turtles, ducks, and a deer. The Captain was very informative and easy to listen too. He was able to personalize the ride by interacting with the people on board. Unfortunately we did decide to do this ride at the last moment so we had no camera with us, however, I did get one of the boat from a distance the next time we visited for memories sake. I highly recommend this get added to families to do list while visiting Frankenmuth, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very relaxing and informative ride on the river. A mix of pre-recorded and live narration provided the information and a beautiful day and slow boat ride provided the relaxation. A pleasant way to slow down after going in and out of all the Frankenmuth shops!

Thank LikestaTravel
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