BaySail's info

BaySail's Mission

>> To foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through ship board and land based educational experiences. <<


Booking the Ship


Bay City

Two sails are scheduled per day, Monday Friday, weekends by special arrangement.

Early May -- Mid October

8:30a.m. 12:00pm

1:00p.m. 4:30pm



April 25 - April 29

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Departs from Detroit Port Authority.

Cost is $550 per program.


To book a program for a classroom contact us to check availability. Then complete the reservation request form and contract inside our SUS Teacher Manual.


APPLEDORE IV: 35 total passengers (32 students + 3 chaperones)

APPLEDORE V: 20 total passengers (18 students + 2 chaperones)
Fees: Each Science Under Sail program is $850 unless otherwise noted. Early booking discounts are available; please contact us for more information.

Our vessels are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as certified passenger vessels subject to annual safety inspections and are required to carry extensive safety equipment. Our ships are commanded by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.