NEW LOCATION AS OF 2014

Middlegrounds Dock

(at Scotty’s Sand Bar)

Used for most public and private events. Check your event ticket to verify boarding location.

Free on-site parking at this location.


Most departures will leave from the Middlegrounds Dock on the Middlegrounds. The dock is located on the river at Scotty’s Sand Bar.

From I-75/US-23 take exit 162A toward Downtown Bay City. Follow M-25 approximately 2 miles to Euclid Avenue and turn right (south) onto Euclid. Follow Euclid about 1 mile to Salzburg Avenue (M-84). Turn East on M-84/Salzburg about 1/2 mile to the Lafayette Street Bridge. At the Boys and Girls Club, turn South on to Evergreen Drive and follow about 1/2 mile to Scotty’s Sand Bar on your left.

From the East on M-25: Follow M-25 into Bay City. M-25 becomes Center Avenue. Follow Center Avenue to the traffic light at Madison Avenue. Turn left and follow the M-25 routing to Washington Avenue. Turn left onto M-84 Washington Avenue. Follow approximately 1 mile to Lafayette Avenue and turn right, following the routing for M-84. Continue approximately 1/2 mile onto the Lafayette Street Bridge. turn South on to Evergreen Drive and follow about 1/2 mile to Scotty’s Sand Bar on your left.

Office Location & Hours

inside Bay City Antiques Center


Administrative Hours

Please call ahead for an appointment for charter reservations 989-893-0251.

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Ticketing Hours*

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Cash or Check only for ticket purchases at Office


*We encourage your to purchase online if possible. Brown Paper Tickets provide 24/7 access to all Bay City Boat Lines events though their website or toll-free number 1-800-838-3006. Ask for events by Producer 12451.





Middlegrounds Dock

  Normal Departure Location for History Tours, Friday Night Cruises and Charters

Wenonah Park

   For Bay City Fireworks Festival Fundraiser Events on the Princess Wenonah and Tall Ships Islander departures only

Business Office

  Located inside Bay City Antiques Center

Wenonah Park

For Bay City Fireworks Festival Fundraiser Events on the Princess Wenonah July 1 & 2, 2016 and Tall Ships Events on the Islander ONLY July 15, 16 and 17, 2016


Most departures will leave from the Middlegrounds Dock on the Middlegrounds. The dock is located on the river at Scotty’s Sand Bar.

From I-75/US-23 take exit 162A toward Downtown Bay City. Follow M-25 approximately 2.5 miles across the Saginaw River into downtown Bay City. Turn left on Saginaw Road, then turn left onto Center Avenue and go 1 block to Wenonah Park

From the East on M-25: Follow M-25 into Bay City. M-25 becomes Center Avenue. Follow Center Avenue until it dead ends at Wenonah Park in downtown Bay City.