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.
Sponsored by Bay City Boat Lines
How to Reserve Tickets
Limit 6 Per Household - No Groups Please*
Groups - Contact our office for Private Charter Rates
989-891-2628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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
Our 2017 season has concluded. Check back next spring for 2018 updates!
Thanks to all our 2017 sponsors for making the season possible.