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Bay Sail

Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI 48708
+1 989-895-5193
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Fun sail on the Appledore!

The staff is very professional. A quick sail out into the bay with the work team. The weather... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Kara M
Frankenmuth, Michigan
via mobile
Give me a tall ship and s star to steer her by

Ok, so I didn't get to steer, we did have an amazing time. It was COLD (for July) so I was glad I... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
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Join us for an unforgettable sailing experience on the Great Lakes aboard the schooners Appledore IV & Appledore V, owned and operated by BaySail in Bay City, Michigan. BaySail offers a variety of programs aboard our ships including Science Under Sail for 3rd-12th grade students, public sails featuring lunch/dinner options, private charter outings and more! Visit our website for more information and a complete schedule of our seasonal programs. Feeling more adventurous? Contact us about Windward Bound, our week-long youth sail training voyages -- your chance to leave the land behind and experience life on the Great Lakes!
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Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI 48708
+1 989-895-5193
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The staff is very professional. A quick sail out into the bay with the work team. The weather wasn't great and I would recommend a jacket and closed toe shoes. The restroom was awkward so probably should use facilities before you leave.

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so I didn't get to steer, we did have an amazing time. It was COLD (for July) so I was glad I brought layers including a windbreaker. We went out for a sunset cruise as clouds threatened and spit rain. We sailed the Appledore...More

Thank cardinal988
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Was disappointed in how they advertise the event. Dinner cruise consisted of 2 barbecue sandwiches and sides that is NOT a dinner pay $100 could had went the night before for the barbecue for 45. I think we had left over from night before they...More

2  Thank grv55n
Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon. The ship's captain and Kevin and the rest of the crew did everything they could to make sure your afternoon was enjoyable. We heard some Bay City and Saginaw Bay history and then sailed out to...More

1  Thank rebelyn
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great time sailing on the Appledore in Bay City. Great for all ages. They are informative and friendly. The lunch that was provided was very good (sandwich, chips, cookie and drink). There is even a moment when you can help the crew raise...More

2  Thank Joann B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Hot Chicken and Rice served on your lap to the tune of a Sailor Chantey. Froze my butt off on a late night sail out to the Bay in Choppy waters. Great Crew and Captain almost kept our minds off the sea spray soaked seats...More

Thank Fujibob
Reviewed 3 June 2015

With all of the choices for sunset sails in Key West you need to pick the one that fits you best. Luckily we chose the Appledore IV. It is one of the smaller vessels but for the price you get unlimited beer and wine, crudite,...More

3  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Had a great time on the Fall Color cruise. Despite the cold, the crew made it fun and interesting. We enjoyed meeting the other guests....some retired navy vets and their wives really made it fun and memorable. The chili, cornbread and hot apple cider was...More

1  Thank NERoadWarriors
Reviewed 12 October 2014

went on the fall color tour. it was a sail (sort-of) up the Saginaw river. they served chili cornbread and apple cider all of which was good. if you are a social butterfly this is the trip for you......lots of chatting among the guests so...More

1  Thank c g
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We went on the dinner cruise and were pleasantly surprised. The dinner was terrible, but the voyage was outstanding and we had a Celtic band on the boat that made it a perfect night! One on our best times!

1  Thank Joe S
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Diane E
18 April 2017|
Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Please see our response to your previous question.
Diane E
18 April 2017|
Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Hello Diane - Thank you for reaching out. The prices for a public sail vary based on the sail type, location, and meal option. Many of our public sails offer either a lunch or dinner. Liquor is not served or sold on the... More
9 September 2016|
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Response from AppledoreIV | Property representative |
Hello - The nearest hotel to the Appledore dock is the DoubleTree by Hilton. It is located in the same park as the ship and is easily walkable. Another option is the Courtyard by Marriott at Uptown. It is a longer walk... More