Classic Sails

Dinner Sails

Join us for an unforgettable evening of sailing on the Saginaw Bay. Enjoy the sails, the sunset, and a picnic-style dinner. BBQ Dinner Sails are popular on Friday nights. Dinner Sails usually take place on Saturday night and most departures feature local entertainment.

Dinner Sails – Adults $70 / BBQ Sails – Adults $45, Students $35

Celestial Excursions

The night sky comes alive with a special live presentation by local astronomers. A delicious picnic-style dinner is included.

Adults $80

Legends of the Saginaw

Learn the fascinating history of the Saginaw River as the Appledore sails from Downtown Bay City to the Saginaw Bay. A light lunch is served aboard.

Adults $37, Students $27

Autumn Color Tour River Cruises

Cruising upriver on the Saginaw, passengers will enjoy a warm lunch while keeping a sharp eye out for fall foliage and wildlife.

Adults $37, Students $27


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Dinner Sails

Saturday, July 15 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 19 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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BBQ Dinner Sails

Friday, June 9 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 16 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 30 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 21 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 29 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Celestial Excursions

Saturday, July 22 – 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 5 – 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 16 – 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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Legends of the Saginaw

May 2017
Saturday, May 27 – 11:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m.

June 2017
Saturday, June 3 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 30 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 2017
Saturday, July 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 2017
Saturday, August 5 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 2017
Saturday, September 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 3 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

October 2017
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Autumn Color Tour River Cruises

Saturday, October 7 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22 – 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Testimonials

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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.

C. Williams, 2016

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

2013