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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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Ride on a Paddle Wheeler

Beautiful scenery along the river. We saw a Blue Heron perched high up in a tree which was unusual... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Calgary, Canada
Fun Trip

This is a fun trip on the Cass River. The entire trip is narrated by the owner of the boat and... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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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 17 June 2017

Beautiful scenery along the river. We saw a Blue Heron perched high up in a tree which was unusual. The narration was very good and included a lot of history about the area and some of the interesting people who have lived there.

Thank Donna7275
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is a fun trip on the Cass River. The entire trip is narrated by the owner of the boat and captained by his two sons. The history of the boat including alterations to the boat and relocating the boat were described as well as...More

Thank JohnandPam
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a family run, actual paddle wheel riverboat. We've been on several "riverboats" at various locations and typically their paddle wheel is for show. Not the Bavarian Belle, they have prop motors that remain out of the water except for turning around in tight...More

Thank mrmike8108
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We took the first ride of the day and it was awesome! It is totally a family affair and what a nice family they are! The captain is very nice and his dad who did the talking was very knowledgeable and had a terrific speaking...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent boat tour. Beautiful scenery and the narration of the history of the area was great. Well worth the time!!

Thank mlholtz
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We enjoyed the 1 hour cruise. It was informative and nice scenery, lot of history about the city was presented.

Thank W Craig A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was a great little boat Ride. The boat is owned by a family and they have that great family vibe. They boat is in great shape! Along the boat ride they give you history of Frankenmuth! If you love the little town, but don't...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The captains were very informative and knowledgeable and it is run by a man and his sons. He gives information about the town and the boat and the views from the river are gorgeous. We saw wildlife and were able to move around the gorgeous...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a tour of the Cass river in Frankenmuth Mi. Last week upon the Bavarian Belle river boat. Took the wife and grandson. The Belle is an actual paddle wheel river boat.... The ship is a small family owned business. The father and his sons,...More

Thank Frank V
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A very informative narration of the history of the river, history of the area and the history of the vessel. A great view of the town from a different perspective (on the river). Great view of nature and some wildlife as well. A family owned...More

Thank BIG_DELPortStLucieFL
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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.