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.

BaySail’s 20th Anniversary (Bay City)

Twenty years ago BaySail was formed and the schooner Appledore IV became a fixture along the shore of the Saginaw River in downtown Bay City. Join us this August to celebrate our many achievements over the last two decades and discover where we’re headed in the years to come.

Monday, August 20

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 21

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 22

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 24

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.

Windjammer Voyages

Climb aboard the Appledore IV for a special adult Windjammer Voyage from Sandusky, Ohio to Bay City, Michigan this July! All meals are included while aboard. Passengers are responsible for their own transportation to/from the ship.

Dates: July 15 – 18
Cost: $600/person
Capacity: 6 Adults

Contact us at info@baysailbaycity.org or (989) 895-5193 to sign up today!



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.