About Us

Since 1998, the Fournier family has taken great pride in offering public tours and private charters services on the Saginaw River in Bay City, Michigan. We operate two really cool classic boats, Princess Wenonah and Islander. Both started their service as car ferries on the Great Lakes and were converted by us into excursion vessels carrying thousands of guests each season.

We LOVE everything about our community… the people, the natural resources, the history, what it is now and will be in the future. We can’t wait to share a relaxing tour, fun-filled dinner cruise or memorable private party with you. Our crew is a big a part of what makes a cruise with us so special. They are dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable ride with personal service. We believe #lifeisbetteronaboat. Come along with us and let us show you why!

While you are here, take a look around at Photos of the boats and the Routes Traveled on our events to get familiar with us before your visit. We have a list of other places you might enjoy in the area on our Links page. If you want to be notified of new events on our schedule or be eligible for pre-sales, please join our eNewsletter mailing list.

From left to right, Michelle Fournier Judd, Marketing and Reservations Manager (2nd generation), narrator Nancy Rousse, co-owner Elaine Fournier, long-time deckhand Michael Broecker, catering server/bartender Paige Judd (3rd generation), co-owner William R. Fournier, catering server/general laborer Matthew Judd (3rd generation) and Captain Todd Shorkey. Photo taken during the July 2019 Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City, Michigan on the bow of the Islander.