Specialty Sails

In addition to our regularly-scheduled classic sails, the Appledore tall ships host an array of specialty sails designed around events and activities in the communities we visit. Dress is casual for all sails. Rubber sole shoes are mandatory; no heels, please. All sails are family-friendly unless otherwise noted.

Art on the Bay (East Tawas)

Climb aboard the schooner Appledore with local artists and explore your artistic abilities while sailing on the picturesque Tawas Bay of Lake Huron. Artists change each week of the program, so feel free to come more than once for a different experience! All art supplies are included. Bring your own adult beverages, if preferred.

Tawas Bay Day Sails (East Tawas)

BaySail and Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing Association are excited to host the second annual Heritage Coast Sail Days from May 13 to July 9, 2018. Relax and enjoy the view of the picturesque Tawas Bay from the decks of the Appledore tall ships.

Fireworks Festival VIP Sail (Bay City)

There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than Bay City. The Appledore IV pulls out all the stops for the ultimate VIP experience. The night begins with an evening sail to the Saginaw Bay with dinner served aboard. The sail features live entertainment from local maritime musicians. After the sail, guests are invited to relax in the BaySail VIP area of Wenonah Park where dessert will be served.



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


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