Patti Marks

Setting up the program to use with my students, going through it with them, and finally culminating our study with the cruise on the Appledore IV has been one of the most enjoyed and significant science expeditions I’ve ever taken with a group of students. Thank you is not enough for making this possible for us.

2013 Guest

This is one of the best opportunities available for getting every student involved and excited about the health and protection of the Great Lakes.

C. Williams, 2016

Just wanted to drop a line and let you know the ‘sail away’ on Sunday evening was delightful! We were on the Appledore IV and the crew was wonderful – it was a very pleasant evening! Thanks again.


Great learning experience as usual. All volunteers were outstanding and students loved them. They were also very knowledgeable.

RE/MAX of Michigan, charter customer

Thank you for making the process so easy for us. Your suggestions on the food and getting our group from Point A to Point B were spot on and helped everything run seamlessly.

Joann Bruni

We had a wonderful time today sailing… The crew was great, answering questions and telling us about the area and history of Bay City. Lunch was very good as well, would come back again in a heartbeat!

Carrie Arwood

Great time! If you haven’t been it’s a must do experience!

Kim Higgins

I’m totally thrilled that my son has the opportunity to travel on the Great Lakes from Bay City to Chicago and celebrate the Tall Ship [festival] in Chicago this weekend. What an amazing experience for a 13-year young man!