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Bavarian Belle Riverboat

925 S. Main Street, Suite D-3, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1808
+1 866-808-2628
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Try It Once!!!!

Been past this attraction many times, went on it today for the first time. It was Nice the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike J
Harbor Beach, Michigan
Very relaxing Boat Cruise with lots of history of Frankenmuth

We really enjoyed our boat cruise. The person told us of lots of interesting things about the... read more

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Thank you for visiting Frankenmuth. Our family operates the Bavarian Belle riverboat, an authentic SternDriven Paddlewheel riverboat. We offer a 1-hour historical narrated tour of the Frankenmuth area on our fully restored 150-passenger vessel. The Bavarian Belle is open air canopied on the upper deck and has a fully enclosed lower salon with restrooms. We offer a snack bar and soft drinks on board. The Bavarian Belle is located "At The Waterfall" in the River Place Shops shopping village. Our dock and lower level are handicap accessible. One hour trips are offered Monday - Sunday 11am till Dusk, (departing every 90min), Early May to Mid-October. Please call for pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day hours. Extended hours are available for Group Tours and Special Events (Weddings, Reunions, etc.). Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under, children 4 and under are No Charge. Group tickets are discounted to $10.00 per adult ticket with groups of 20 or more adults.
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925 S. Main Street, Suite D-3, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1808
+1 866-808-2628
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Reviewed yesterday

Been past this attraction many times, went on it today for the first time. It was Nice the Narration was good and very informitive. You go under a covered bridge Look at some nice scenery. I thought the Price was very reasonable and they sold...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our boat cruise. The person told us of lots of interesting things about the history of Frankenmuth. Not much to see once we got our of Frankenmuth but really enjoyed the ride. Pop & water was only $1 which we thought was...More

Thank gowithcourage
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice, well kept boat with a very attentive crew. The cruise is just long enough to be informative without being boring. This was a hi light of my trip, second after the great food.

Thank toyota_john
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been visiting Frankenmuth for many years . This day we had some extra time and decided to try the Bavarian Belle tour. We are so glad that we did. The cost was reasonable and the tour was just great. It...More

Thank rrohlof1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain and crew were experienced and knowledgeable. Vessel was spic and span. Scenery was beautiful.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time. The tour is fun and educational! The boat is very comfortable and the ride is smooth.

Thank nanrock
Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat tour was very peaceful and we learned a great deal about the area's history. Definitely recommend this when you're in Frankenmuth.

Thank whitcart
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Boat very clean well maintained.captain did an excellent job of providing information.A very relaxing trip.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I travelled to Frankenmuth Michigan for a few days. We decided to take a ride on the Bavarian Belle after walking through a few of the shops. The paddle boat is two tiered and you can sit on top for an open...More

1  Thank Ida S
Reviewed 5 days ago

we really enjoyed this boat cruise. It was about an hour long and the history of both the town and the boat were very interesting. The cost was very reasonable and it was the perfect ending to our day of exploring the town.

Thank Cnlhodges
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Candice T
31 July 2017|
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Response from Marzoo | Reviewed this property |
There is a large mall right next door with plenty of parking.
Victoriosa V
10 June 2017|
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Response from Retired-n-travelin | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is a large parking lot beside the River Place Shops on Main St. We walked the shops, then walked over to the Belle. It looks much further than it really is. The paved walkway "snakes" around down to the river... More
Jennifer P
6 May 2017|
Response from CaptainMitch | Property representative |
Yes, the Belle is handicap accessible down to the main dock and onto the boat. The lower salon and bow area are accessible, however, there are stairs to access the upper deck.