Treat your guests to the most creative destination for any group outing or
party – the deck of a tall ship! Come aboard and let us pamper your group
during a marvelous sail, or enjoy our beautiful riverside location in Bay City during
a dockside reception.
What kind of large gathering are you planning? Looking for something a little
different? If you have the idea, let us help you complete your plans by hosting
your event on one of the Appledore schooners. We can accomodate up to 48 on the Appledore IV and up to 24 on the Appledore V.
Charters are typically three or four hours in duration, in addition to time for boarding
For additional information about chartering either of the Appledore schooners please contact us.
Captains, Crew & Ships:
Our schooners are certified passenger vessels subject to annual inspections by the US Coast Guard. The Appledore captains are also certified by the Coast Guard, and our crew are experienced sailors.
During your charter they will work closely with you to create the perfect outing; one
that will be truly memorable and fun. Do you want to help sail the ship? Just let us know and we will have you hauling on halyards and taking a trick on the wheel!
Catering can be customized for your event. A custom menu requires a meeting with the caterer to obtain the most accurate quote.
Please contact us for a customized charter quote.
Throughout the Michigan sailing season (May - October). Contact us to check specific availability.
"Thank you for making my wedding memorable!! I can't wait to do it again on our 10yr anniversary!!" - Emily King, 2012
"The captain and crew went out of their way to make our experience wonderful. This was a charter to honor my father, who was a life-long sailor and 30 year member of Saginaw Bay Yacht Club and United States Power Squadron." - Pat Sellenraad, 2012
"The food was fantastic ...it was served and presented beautifully...our guests were extreemely impressed...our overall experience was exceptional. Thank you all!" - Kay Simon, 2010
“… our wedding was PERFECT! We had the most amazing day that I didn't want to
end; like our own fairytale.” – Rebecca and Eric Mailette, 2009
"Everything was great! All the guests really enjoyed the boat and the crew. It was perfect!" - Tony Frank, 2009