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 artists from Sassy’s Art Studio in East Tawas and explore your artistic abilities while sailing in the picturesque Tawas Bay of Lake Huron. All art supplies are included. Bring your own adult beverages, if preferred.

Adults $60

Tawas Bay Day Sails (East Tawas)

BaySail and Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing Association are excited to host the first Heritage Coast Sail Days from May 21 to June 19, 2017. Relax and enjoy the view of the picturesque Tawas Bay from the decks of the Appledore tall ships.

Adults $30-$45, Students $20-$35

Detroit River Sails (Detroit)

One of Michigan’s most iconic skylines is best viewed from the deck of a tall ship sailing in the Detroit River. Here’s your chance to climb aboard Appledore IV and see for yourself! Sails depart from the Detroit Port Authority, June 23-25 & September 2-4, 2017.

Adults $30, Students $20

Plein Air Pastels (Bay City)


Cruise the Saginaw River aboard a tall ship while learning about and using pastels with help from Studio 23’s professional instructors. All art supplies are included. Bring your own adult beverages, if preferred.

Adults $60

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.

Adults $100 (21+ Only)

Windjammer

Take a break from your ordinary routine and set sail. Here’s your opportunity to experience life aboard a tall ship and learn what it was like in the age of sail when a swift schooner was the only way to travel. Windjammer voyages are for adults (19+) only. For youth voyaging, check out our Windward Bound sail training program. August 27-31, 2017

Contact Scott Ellis at scott@baysailbaycity.org or (989) 895-5193 for more info or to reserve your spot

$600 each

Select Your Trip

Art on the Bay (East Tawas)

Thursday, May 25 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Thursday, June 1 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Thursday, June 8 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Friday, June 16 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

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Tawas Bay Day Sails (East Tawas)

Friday, May 26 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Saturday, May 27 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Saturday, May 27 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Saturday, May 27 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Sunday, May 28 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Sunday, May 28 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Monday, May 29 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Friday, June 2 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Saturday, June 3 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Saturday, June 3 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Saturday, June 3 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Saturday, June 10 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Sunday, June 11 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Sunday, June 11 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Saturday, June 17 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Saturday, June 17 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Saturday, June 17 – 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Sunday, June 18 – 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Sunday, June 18 – 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

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Detroit River Sails (Detroit)

Friday, June 23 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Friday, June 23 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Saturday, June 24 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Saturday, June 24 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Sunday, June 25 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Sunday, June 25 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Saturday, September 2 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Saturday, September 2 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Sunday, September 3 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Sunday, September 3 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Monday, September 4 – 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Monday, September 4 – 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

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Plein Air Pastels (Bay City)

Wednesday, June 14 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 13 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Tentative)

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Bay City Fireworks Festival VIP Sail (Bay City)

Saturday, July 1 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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