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Bavarian Belle Riverboat

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Address: 925 S. Main Street, Suite D-3, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone Number: +1 866-808-2628
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00

Thank you for visiting Frankenmuth. Our family operates the Bavarian Belle...

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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The staff (run by a family) was kind, knowledgeable and entertaining from start to finish! We found the scenery, history and overview of the area to be very interesting. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leslee A
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff (run by a family) was kind, knowledgeable and entertaining from start to finish! We found the scenery, history and overview of the area to be very interesting. They have included some audio/visuals in the tour and even did some nature lessons! Very nice way to spend some time in Frankenmuth!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff of this riverboat are absolutely awesome!! My mom had bought a hat for my nephew and the captain of the boat signed it! It was very relaxing after walking around and shopping.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy on easy off, safety was important. A relaxing non stressful thing to do. All ages can enjoy. We saw lots of local river birds and turtles

Thank Dungles
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were one of the last trips the boat took this Fall. It was a beautiful day on the river. The trip lasted about an hour, and the cost was VERY reasonable. The captain gave lost of information about the city and animals found along the river. We had a great time. This trip is well worth taking. A good... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 45 years together and this was part of that at Frankenmuth. A beautiful and friendly place to visit. The Captain and crew were very good hosts and made you feel welcome and safe on board. It was nice to have the snacks, water, and restroom. The live presentation about the history of the boat,... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The ride last around a hour and the time goes by quickly. The boat captain tells lots of information about the area throughout the boat ride. The fall folliage was beautiful up and down the river. The staff was friendly and informative and very helpful.

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Winchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My mother and I have started ditching my dad and my husband and taking a trip just the two of us each year. This year we went to Frankenmuth and had so much fun! One of the highlights was the Bavarian Belle Riverboat. You get to hear some history of the boat, river, and town but it isn't boring and... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took the Bavarian Belle Riverboat Cass River tour and it is great fun. We definitely like to do the boat trip again.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Crew was very polite and accommodating! We liked that it was family owned rather than corporate as it adds some warmth to the experience; a sense of pride in what they do. Enjoyed the commentary, the price, and the popcorn!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My family (8 of us in total) took a road trip to Frankenmuth this past weekend. The last activity of our weekend was the Bavarian Belle Riverboat cruise. It was a great activity and we had wonderful weather. The staff are friendly and the tour guide is very informative. It was neat to learn of the history of the town... More 

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