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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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A pleasant surprise

Firstly, the quality of the sound system is first class. The recorded messages were filled in with... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Castelnaudary, France

Very relaxing and informational. Great crew! Snacks and drinks on the boat are very helpful! Love... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Ashley M
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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 20 September 2016

Firstly, the quality of the sound system is first class. The recorded messages were filled in with live commentary as the trip continued. The crew was genuinely polite and helpful, particularly to those with mobility issues. We found the commentary on local nature very interesting....More

Thank glasmorr
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing and informational. Great crew! Snacks and drinks on the boat are very helpful! Love that you can stand at the front of the boat for the entire trip!!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was ok. I wish it was a little longer. You travel down the river for a half hour, turn around and head back and see the same things you just looked at. On the trip you get to see a few buildings and hear...More

Thank saculmit01
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Most people do not carry cash or check or their on them. So that left my boyfriend and I scrambling to put our little bit of cash together. But what really put us off is that the girl at the register was really put off...More

Thank koreena1976
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Took this trip on a whim. So glad I did, really nice cruise up the river.the captain and Crew was very professional and nice.The trip narrator is very informative and knows his history. A must do if your near Frankenmuth.

Thank Ladder4
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Well rounded crew, entertaining narration, educational, relaxing and fun! Great Value! Snacks and drinks for sale on board, slow lazy trip on the river. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this tour!! The boat was neat & clean. One of the captains was explaining everything that we that there was to see on each side. They also had photographs they had taken ( 8x 10 size ) of any...More

Thank Greenlafy
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a quaint journey down the river. They tell you some of the history of Frankenmuth as you go along. They have snacks and beverages for you to enjoy as the boat paddles down the river. You get to see the back side of...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat tour down the river and thoroughly enjoyed this trip. There were a lot of interesting facts and information regarding the river and the city of Frankenmuth.

Thank kgeels
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to Frankenmuth, MI for our 3rd Anniversary trip and took the Bavarian Belle Riverboat tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a nice relaxing ride and we learned a lot of info. The ducks following the boat hoping for popcorn...More

Thank Candis L
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Victoriosa V
11 June 2017|
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.
Austin A
20 February 2017|
Response from CaptainMitch | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are not able to bring the Belle to dock until we are confident there will be no more freezing temperatures. The Belle has many systems that require winterizing and it could be very costly if we open those... More