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.

2016 Schedule

(Similar Scheduled will be offered in 2017)

Daily Trip departs 10 a.m., returns 12 p.m.   •  M-W-F North route, T-Th South route

Click on event title below for details and registration opening dates

Advance reservations highly recommended, seats are limited

Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 8, 2016

Sponsored by Bay City Fireworks Festival Committee

Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sponsored by Chemical Bank Bay Area

Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2016

Sponsored by Krzysiak House Restaurant

Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2016

Sponsored by Stein Haus

Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, 2016

Sponsored by Bay County Realtors Association

Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, 2016

Sponsored by Bay City Boat Lines

All tours will depart from our new dock on the Middlegrounds Island

How to Reserve Tickets

Limit 6 Per Household - No Groups Please*

Groups - Contact our office for Private Charter Rates: 989-893-0251 or michelle@baycityboatlines.com


Click the event title on this page

or visit


(online ordering available 2 weeks in advance)


1-800-838-3006 ask for events by producer 12451

(phone ordering available 2 weeks in advance)


at Bay City Antiques Center,

1020 N. Water, Bay City

(available 1 week in advance)

At the dock:

Wait for Stand-by Seating just prior to tour

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 and Vessel:

Monday  Downriver (toward Saginaw Bay) on Islander

Tuesday Upriver (toward Zilwaukee) on Islander

Wednesday  Downriver (toward Saginaw Bay) on Princess Wenonah

Thursday Upriver (toward Zilwaukee) on Islander

Friday  Downriver (toward Saginaw Bay) on Islander

Cost: Free

Limit:  6 tickets per household*

Reserve or Walk-On: Advance tickets recommended

Accessibility: Vessels are not barrier-free Limited access available. Please call if you have questions 989-893-0251.

*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) 893-0251 and speak with Michelle Judd for more information.

Free History Tour Schedule