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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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best boat tour ever!

We had a girl's weekend and after shopping til we dropped ... we took the boat tour and learned a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
great added attraction while in frankenmuth

This was a fun riverboat ride in Frankenmuth. Very attentive crew. Good information about the town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“the river” (390 reviews)
“relaxing ride” (75 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
925 S. Main Street, Suite D-3, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1808
+1 866-808-2628
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a girl's weekend and after shopping til we dropped ... we took the boat tour and learned a lot and had a great relaxing time

Thank jozoobaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun riverboat ride in Frankenmuth. Very attentive crew. Good information about the town. Ask about how they got the boat there, interesting story.

Thank T521SWgaryc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable for all age groups - universal access - and popcorn! (for people & ducks) Seriously, there's wild life on the water and river banks for the kids, sit down relaxation for the adults, impressive commentary to accompany the sights and a very professional and...More

Thank tmartinsnest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a weekend getaway from the kids for Sweetest Day! Last time we were in Frankenmuth in the summer we seen the Bavarian Belle and we wanted to take the ride with the kids but missed the last departure. So...More

Thank Miranda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What fun. So relaxing. An hour long ride down the river. Go on the top deck or down below in the enclosed seating area. The captain and his 2 sons own and run the ship. The captain tells facts of interest as your cruising along....More

Thank brenda s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to learn about the area. A family owned business that runs as smoothly as the ride on the river. Refreshments were available at a very reasonable cost. Note: cash only for tickets/refreshments.

Thank Kathyann F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice 1hr trip and reasonable Enjoyed it and nice way to finish off our trip, they tell you about the sites and if your lucky might see wild animals

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful boat a well informed crew, $12.00 per person. Popcorn and pop and water available. A wonderful trip down the Cass river. Today I believe it was cash only, there is a ticket booth but it was not open during our trip, you paid...More

Thank Joseph s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bavarian Belle is a nice river paddle boat that docks at the River Shops. Family owned and operated. Nice one hour trip up and down the river. Informative guide on history of the area and of the boat. Snacks available on board, including popcorn to...More

Thank bpawlowski4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun and informative one hour on the Cass River. I walked down the long ramp using my walker. After the boat trip a very helpful young man asked if I wanted a ride "up the mountain" and came out with a wheelchair...More

Thank luluthetourist
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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.