>> To foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through ship board and land based educational experiences. <<
- Alden and Vada Dow Foundation
- Bay Area Community Foundation
- Bay City Morning Rotary
- Bay City Noon Rotary
- The Bay City Times
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Consumer's Energy Foundation
- Dow Chemical Foundation
- Dow Corning Foundation
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- Gougeon Brothers
- General Motors Powertrain
- Kantzler Foundation
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation
- Realtor's Association of Bay County
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Russell & Maxine Smith Foundation
- Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network
- Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation
- S.C. Johnson Foundation
- Wienlander Fitzhugh
Welcome to Baysail
BaySail's Science Under Sail program is a half day hands-on science program for elementary through high school students. View the Shipboard Itinerary, the student journal and the watershed area of the schools that have participated to learn more about the program. BaySail also offers Educator Training Programs for school teachers.
Are you looking for an extended passage under sail? Check out Windward Bound, our youth adventure sailing program. For High School Juniors and Seniors: Lake Bound our freshwater ecology voyages. For adults we offer Windjammer Voyages, multi-day sailing vacations on beautiful northern Lake Huron.
Booking a charter on one of our ships gives you the opportunity to host a one–of-a-kind event out on the water under sail – full catering available. For more adventurous groups consider entering a team in our annual race series the Corporate Challenge Cup. We also offer team building sails and dockside receptions.
Operating from late April through October, the Appledore Schooners sail the waters of the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. We can accommodate groups of up to 48 with space enough for everyone to have a cushioned seat. We offer a wide variety of meal options, from a simple boxed lunch, to custom ordered gourmet menus with onboard chef's action stations.
Each summer the Appledore Schooners make a few special visits to other ports on the Great Lakes and beyond. Find out where we will be going and how you can participate.