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.

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


(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

Vessel: Islander

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*


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

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 or send a request for tickets using our online form.

    Free History Tour Schedule



Daily Trip on the Islander departs 10 a.m., returns 12 p.m.

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

2018 Schedule