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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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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

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 yesterday

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

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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

Thank Ida S
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had seen it the last time we were in town, this time we thought we would give it a try. It was a fun ride and you learn a lot during the trip

Thank katiemcoward
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Frankenmuth but the boat ride turned out to be the highlight. This family run venture provided an engaging and thoroughly relaxing trip down the Cass River. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable about the region and town. Our...More

Thank Edda J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our time in Frankenmuth and one of the highlights was definitely the riverboat tour. The boat is beautiful and kept in mint condition, the captain was very informative about the history of Frankenmuth and of the boat itself. It was also the...More

Thank marym4913
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Candice T
30 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
5 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.