Life is Better on a Boat!

We invite you to cruise with us in Bay City, Michigan! The Princess Wenonah and Islander offer public tours and excursions for locals and visitors of all ages, and private charter service for large events on the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay.

If you are interested in tickets for a daytime tour or evening cruise :

Public events are typically offered from June through September. We have all kinds of ways to have fun on the water!

Dance the night away with high energy bands on our Rock the Boat Concert Cruises.

Enjoy date night or a casual evening with a group on our Carefree Cruisin’ Dinner Cruises.

Bring family and friends out on a Sunday Funday Event, with music and dinner.

Check out Special Events including VIP Fireworks Experiences during Bay City’s spectacular Fireworks Festival.

Want to learn more about our community history and happenings, take in sights along our waterways or search for local wildlife? Try our Saginaw River Guided Tours on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

We even have a limited time series of Free Weekday Morning History Tours each summer.

Browse our Calendar of Events by date.

Here’s what guests have to say about us :

David Ponte
David Ponte
2021-09-19
A wonderful evening, the crew was very professional and accommodating! We had perfect weather and the band was sensational! Could have had a bigger premium beer selection and the catered food was a bit of a disappointment, but that wouldn't deter me from booking again 👍
Susan Owens
Susan Owens
2021-09-05
We enjoyed the boat ride. Everyone was so nice. Well worth the money. Just a leisurely trip down the river and into the bay.
Nick Piotrowski
Nick Piotrowski
2021-09-04
Awesome Boat Tours for anyone visiting Bay City or if you've lived here your whole life.
Animal Lover
Animal Lover
2021-08-15
Really enjoyed the dinner and live band cruise, staff was very friendly and helpful, bartenders awesome! All around enjoyable night out
Amanda Woodard
Amanda Woodard
2021-08-14
I was our first time and we had a great experience, the associate staffs are so professionals and kind. Thanks for having us, we had a great choice 😍
shelley Jacklyn
shelley Jacklyn
2021-08-08
Fun way to spend a Friday evening. Great music and good food. It was a perfect evening for cruising. The staff was courteous and helpful. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jessica Sparkes
Jessica Sparkes
2021-08-02
Patricia Miller
Patricia Miller
2021-08-01
First time I went on a dinner cruise on the Princess Wenona. I had been on the history tours during the day and thought I'd try this. The Josh Ramses band was wonderful!! Lots of energy and just the kinds of songs I enjoy. Kryziaks did the food and as usual it was delicious!!! Went a little way out into the Bay and reminded me of how beautiful our area is. I would high recommend it. I will definitely do it again!!!
Mark Koschmann
Mark Koschmann
2021-07-27
Marny Mitchell
Marny Mitchell
2021-07-20
We had a wonderful time on the Princess Wenonah. I didn't know Bay City had two light houses. The weather was perfect!

If you are interested in hosting a private party for a special occasion or corporate outing :

Private Charters are available for corporate events or large functions such as weddings from June through early October (groups of 50 -150). See our Private Charters page, call Michelle Judd at 855-891-2628 or submit an email request for information here.

For group of 50 or fewer, inquire about group rates on one of our public events.

Where to find us:

The Princess Wenonah and Islander will be moored at Wenonah Park in Downtown Bay City this summer. See Dock Locations to view a map of our location and nearby parking. On Google, search for Bay City Boat Lines – Wenonah Park Dock.

Order a Gift CertificateRequest Private Charter Information