Entertainment Cruises

Friday Evening Entertainment Cruises

Available from late June through early September from 7 to 10pm. Your ticket includes theme nights with popular live bands and catered meal by Krzysiak House Restaurant during the 3-hour Saginaw River cruise aboard the Princess Wenonah or Islander. Full cash bar offered. 21 and up only, $47 pp.

Saturdays on the Saginaw River Tours

Offered on Saturday afternoons beginning in late June. This 2-1/2 hour tour with a live guide highlights wildlife, what to see and do in Bay City and points of interest along the river aboard the Princess Wenonah or Islander. Adults $20, Children $10, Infants free with adult.

Fireworks Festival Fundraiser Cruise

It’s back for 2019 with help from BaySail! This year just one Fireworks Festival Cruise will be offered, departing from the Appledore’s dock at the north end of Wenonah Park on the “big night”, Saturday, July 6 at 6pm. This 2-1/2 cruise features live music and dancing with the Music Doctors, catered dinner and a cash bar available on board. After the cruise, guests will be returned to Wenonah Park, where you can choose a great spot to watch the Fireworks in the park or on the belvedere dock where you disembark (bring your own chairs for seating). Includes park admission. Adults $75, no children’s price available.

Tall Ship Celebration Events

A number of special tours will be offered during Bay City’s Tall Ship Celebration held July 18-21, 2019. Get up close and personal with up to a dozen visiting majestic tall ships and learn about each one as we cruise by them at anchor in Downtown Bay City. Lunch cruises on the Saginaw River also available. Events will operate from the festival grounds in Veteran’s Memorial Park on the west side of the river. Tickets go on sale March 1

Free History Tours on the Islander

Offered for a limited number of weeks each summer, History Tours are free to the public thanks to generous local sponsors in July and August. A live tour guide shares the history of our community and the river with routes running downriver M-W-F and upriver T-Th. Tickets are recommended as the tours do fill. Reservations open up to two weeks ahead, online only.

Special Events

The Princess Wenonah and Islander also take part in special events throughout the season and may be docked in alternate locations for Downtown Bay City’s Wine Walk, Apps and Ales, A Taste of Downtown Bay City and more. We also host many fundraisers for charitable organizations who may offer tickets to the public.