Each season, a limited number of Free Narrated History Tours are offered to the public.

Number of available tours varies with sponsors secured each season.

2017 Schedule

Daily Trip departs 10 a.m., returns 12 p.m.

M-W-F North route, T-Th South route


Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7, 2017 - Event #2900857

Sponsored by Bay City Fireworks Festival Committee

Tickets will be released here June 19, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 2017 - Event #2900881

Sponsored by Chemical Bank

Tickets will be released here June 26, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017 - Event #2900887

Sponsored by Krzysiak House Restaurant

Tickets will be released here July 3, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2017 - Event #2900890

Sponsored by Bay County Realtor Association

Tickets will be released here July 10, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017 - Event #2900897

Sponsored by Great Lakes Loons

Tickets will be released here July 17, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, 2017 - Event #2900900

Sponsored by Ieuter Insurance Group

Tickets will be released here July 24, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18, 2017 - Event #2900908

Sponsored by Skorupski Family Funeral Home

Tickets will be released here July 31, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25, 2017 - Event #2900911

Sponsored by Scotty's SandBar

Tickets will be released here August 7, 2017 - View event video here


Monday, August 28 through Friday, Septmber 1, 2017 - Event #2900917

Sponsored by Bay City Boat Lines

Tickets will be released here August 14, 2017 - View event video here



All tours will depart from our dock on the Middlegrounds Island


How to Reserve Tickets


Limit 6 Per Household - No Groups Please*

Groups - Contact our office for Private Charter Rates

989-891-2628 or michelle@baycityboatlines.com


Online Orders Open 24/7:  

Click the event title on this page

or go directly to our online reservation service

www.brownpapertickets.com

(online ordering available 2 weeks in advance)


Phone Orders Open 24/7:

Call our reservation service Brown Paper Tickets

at 1-800-838-3006. Ask for events by producer 12451

(phone ordering available 2 weeks in advance)

Provide the event number listed for faster service

Be prepared to provide the names of all passengers


At the dock:

Wait for Stand-by Seating just prior to tour

Subject to availability

Reservations recommended

Information About the Tours

Days:  Monday through Friday, one tour daily

Time:  Board at 9:45 a.m., Tour 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon


Daily Route

Monday, Wednesday and Frday

Downriver (toward Saginaw Bay

Tuesday and Thursday

Upriver (toward Zilwaukee)


Cost: Free thanks to underwriting by our Sponsors

Limit:  6 tickets per household*


Accessibility: Vessels are NOT barrier-free. Limited access available.

Please call 989-891-2628 if you have questions.


What to Bring: Camera, Binoculars, Jackets

What to Leave Home: Food and Beverage, Coolers, Weapons, Pets

Good to Know:

Per State Law there is no smoking aboard our vessels

Only registered service animals are allowed onboard (must show proof)

Snack Bar is open for business during the cruise

Pop/Bottled Water $1.50

Chips and Candy $.75 to $1.50

Beer & Wine $4.00 to $5.50



*Registered non-profit, human-service agencies may be eligible for additional tickets for one tour per season. No social group requests will be honored. Verification of non-profit status and application required. Limited access for handicap/disabled. Not available on all dates. Call (989) 891-2628 and speak with Michelle Judd for more information.

    Free History Tour Schedule