Charters & Tours

About Our Charters & Tours

Step aboard our impeccably-maintained ships and rest assured that your outing will not only be impressive, but also conducted in the kind of relaxed atmosphere that allows you to build relationships, increase sales, and improve communications.

Before arriving at the dock, you’ll work directly with a BaySail representative to coordinate a memorable event for all involved.

The Appledore tall ships have hosted a variety of functions including:

  • Motorcoach Tour Groups
  • Client Entertainment
  • Staff Recognition
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Retirement Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduations
  • Photo Shoots
  • Weddings
  • And More!

Availability & Capacity

The Appledore tall ships are available for private functions throughout the sailing season based on our sailing schedule. Please contact us to check availability for specific dates and times.

Appledore IV can accommodate up to 48 passengers. Although you are welcome to bring up to 48 passengers aboard, we advise all charter clients to consider limiting the passenger count to 40 or less for a more comfortable experience.

Appledore V can accommodate up to 24 passengers. Although you are welcome to bring up to 24 passengers aboard, we advise all charter clients to consider limiting the passenger count to 20 or less for a more comfortable experience.


Pricing

Pricing varies depending on the type of event and program offerings aboard the ships. The pricing below represents the basic charter fees for each ship. Every private charter is unique and a customized quote is provided to all clients.

Monday – Thursday

  • Appledore IV, 3 hours – starting at $1,100
  • Appledore IV, 4 hours – starting at $1,250

Friday – Sunday

  • Appledore IV, 3 hours – starting at $1,250
  • Appledore IV, 4 hours – starting at $1,400

Shorter sail times are offered in select ports. Please contact us for more details.

Catering

A limited number of catering options are available aboard the Appledore tall ships. Light snacks such as individual chips, cookies, pretzels, and soft drinks are available for your private event.  We even partner with local businesses like Artigiano to provide options like  a beautiful charcuterie board. Catering costs are determined on a per-person basis and are customized for each experience. Please contact us for more information.

Safety

Safety is always our number one priority. Prior to boarding the ship, our professional crew will host a brief safety orientation for all passengers. Passengers are encouraged to ask any questions after the orientation.

Our captains are licensed by the United State Coast Guard and both ships are subject to rigorous annual USCG inspections. Dress is casual for all sails. Rubber sole shoes are mandatory; no heels please. All sails are family-friendly unless otherwise noted.

USCG regulations require that a ship maintain accurate records of all passengers aboard the vessel prior to departure. Charter clients are required to complete and return a passenger manifest to BaySail no less than 7 days prior to departure.

Appledore Passenger Manifest

Schedule Your Charter

Interested in a private charter or tour? Contact Scott Ellis today at scotte@baysailbaycity.org or (989) 895-5193 to get started.

Testimonials

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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.

RE/MAX of Michigan, charter customer