Detroit Riverboat Tours – Things to Do in Detroit, MI
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2020 Charter Tours
May 1 – October 31

Dates available for Private Charters in 2020. Reserve a spot for your Family Reunions, Corporate Party, School Field Trip, or fundraiser! We have hosted thousands of tours on the Detroit River in our three charter boats. A Private Charter Tour is the perfect unique venue for your family, friends, co-workers or students. We look forward to a spectacular 2020 sailing season with you! All aboard!

To learn more visit our Private Charters page. Book your Private Charter now. Groups of up to 225 members welcome. For any questions and to book now, use our Live Chat feature on this page or call us at (313) 843-9376 weekdays from 9–4PM.

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2020 Sightseeing Tours
begin on June 4th for Detroit and June 5th for Wyandotte


Cruise along with Diamond Jack for a unique look at the history and views along the Detroit River. From shipwatching and beautiful shorelines to centuries worth of history, you'll learn something new each time!


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manil mubeen
11:56 09 Feb 20
Everil Bellman
14:38 17 Jan 20
I haven't done the trip yet
Arnae Addison
15:40 19 Dec 19
Diane Elsey
15:52 19 Oct 19
Very nice ride, did was good, service very good
Akshay Singh
23:45 16 Oct 19
Nunya Beezwax
08:05 08 Oct 19
Barbara Nada
00:54 07 Oct 19
A lot of fun. Food was good, just wish it had been warmer.
Tyneta Elliott
11:43 03 Oct 19
My ride on the Diamond Jack was excellent.
Marquita Smith
21:55 02 Oct 19
So much fun
Joyce Battle
14:26 23 Sep 19
Love the informative boat rides, wish the tours would continue until the end of September.
Juan De Jesus
20:56 22 Sep 19
Great tour
Srinivasan Shanmugam
18:46 22 Sep 19
Worth it
Jimmy Boone
16:13 22 Sep 19
Andrew Stiles
00:14 21 Sep 19
Dipak Patel
00:13 20 Sep 19
Lisa Smith
21:54 19 Sep 19
Great fun 😁
John Frazier
16:48 19 Sep 19
Nice relaxing day on the water!
Edwin Hernandez
06:36 18 Sep 19
Latricia Walker
22:56 15 Sep 19
percenia knighton
03:09 12 Sep 19
Mario Betts
19:33 10 Sep 19
Mitzi Lawrence
17:48 10 Sep 19
Interesting and slow paced river cruise of the Detroit River. You are able to see Detroit and Windsor - two countries for the price of one. Boat does provide a bathroom. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is also indoor and outdoor seating, with much of the outdoor seating being under cover. My only suggestion would be to add more info regarding Detroit more
Mel Butcher
21:14 09 Sep 19
Best $20 in Detroit
Tina Tierney
19:09 08 Sep 19
Beautiful tour of the waterfront and history of Detroit
elise brown
01:03 05 Sep 19
Staff was professional and friendly. Boat was very clean and the tour was great.
Angela Cini
08:27 04 Sep 19
fun tour!
15:57 03 Sep 19
Zee A
20:14 31 Aug 19
LaTonya Parlor
20:01 31 Aug 19
It was great.
Karen Raudabaugh
17:42 31 Aug 19
Great boat ride
David Battistelli
03:14 31 Aug 19
Allyson Thomas
20:49 29 Aug 19
The boat was very clean and the people working were friendly. I loved the humor while we got info about each sight we were looking at. It was well worth the money for the amount of time we got out on the water with them!read more
Jamilah Bilal
01:11 26 Aug 19
Great tour.
Chandran Masilamani
01:02 25 Aug 19
Ranam Kazziha
05:37 23 Aug 19
We had fun. Thank you.
Kelly Warner
17:55 22 Aug 19
We had an amazing time seeing all of the sights of Detroit. I highly recommend taking a ride.
02:45 22 Aug 19
Barbara Thompson
20:18 21 Aug 19
Great ride and so relaxing. Tour was wonderful.
Deborah Davis
04:49 21 Aug 19
We had a lot of fun. It was a beautiful day.
Poet Pruiett
22:39 20 Aug 19
mike prusinski
11:12 20 Aug 19
Wes Yates
03:09 20 Aug 19
Incredible staff in a great time. Very knowledgeable and full of history. I would do this again and again and again
gwendolyn johnson
09:44 19 Aug 19
Cool lil trip!
Jamie Ervin
19:18 18 Aug 19
Very nice tours... relaxing
Lisa Whitten
12:39 18 Aug 19
The tour was relaxing and informative. The two hours was a perfect length. The line at the concession stand was long, but it moved quickly, thankfully. We thoroughly enjoyed it!read more
Laura Long
13:48 17 Aug 19
Bryandon Wayne
10:50 17 Aug 19
Jordan Westfield
15:43 15 Aug 19
Every Detroiter should take a ride
Sandra I have no idea
14:51 15 Aug 19
Love taking their scenic trips once a year. Knowledgeable and safety conscious.
Mary Twiggs
00:55 15 Aug 19
Relaxing narrator
david seward
16:16 12 Aug 19
Nice inexpensive River tour
Mandi Calderon
09:50 11 Aug 19
Ruben Gonzalez
23:20 08 Aug 19
Paul Henchey
18:04 07 Aug 19
Good way to see the river.
Tamara Lyons
17:59 07 Aug 19
I had a great time! I got a little motion sickness at first, but it went away after a while and my husband and I really enjoyed the tour.
Jim Bott
10:33 07 Aug 19
Bailee Foreman
01:04 07 Aug 19
Went with my daughters class and everyone had a blast!
00:44 07 Aug 19
Detroit's best river tour. Cold beer is available during the Cruze.
Angela Toth
10:45 06 Aug 19
Wounderful day for a boat ride. We done all their cruises. Nice rides.
Comfort Choice HHC
01:34 05 Aug 19
Tonya Charice Trotty
21:34 04 Aug 19
William Pellegrino
08:23 01 Aug 19
This is a great way to get out on the water and see two cities. You get a narrator to give you some history and the boat moves, as opposed to the Princess, which barely goes faster than the more
Abby Schmeling
02:21 31 Jul 19
Thomas Zapor
12:57 29 Jul 19
I very highly recommend this beautiful boat tour of downtown Detroit.
Ashley Brewer
16:15 28 Jul 19
Angela Anthony
23:07 27 Jul 19
The tour was great and fun. The moderator was very informative. We had a good time.
Christina V.
03:25 27 Jul 19
Regina Lahaie
02:53 27 Jul 19
Ms. Sherrell
01:16 27 Jul 19
Caroll Brown
22:57 26 Jul 19
Had a great time! The cruise was very nice and informative just wish they had evening cruises and a better food selection, other than that, it was a nice getaway!read more
queen baby
03:22 26 Jul 19
Great day for a cruise!
Jamyll Pitts
19:44 21 Jul 19
Melissa Lankford
22:43 15 Jul 19
Me & my son went with his class. They were very professional & all the crew on board were very friendly
Taki Manousakakis
11:36 15 Jul 19
Shafiqa Garrison
22:22 14 Jul 19
I really enjoyed myself during the tour! I also learned a lot of history about Detroit and Windsor, Canada 🇨🇦. If you have 2 hours of free time check this out! It’s really worth it!!read more
Lisa McManamon
14:02 14 Jul 19
This was a very cool thing to do on the Detroit River that is inexpensive and fun! You also learn about Detroit which some people might not already knowread more
Doris Hurt
20:26 09 Jul 19
Beautiful two hour cruise down the Detroit River. They need a new narrator, the one they had puts you to sleep, too monotone!!
Minner Latham
05:37 05 Jul 19
Peaceful, entertaining, educational, being on the water was very relaxing. The ride was great. Could have more snacks on board.
Scott B
22:07 04 Jul 19
Marilynn Leedom
09:18 15 Jun 19
When we were downstairs we could not understand the announcements. Also they need to update their commentary. The Joe Lewis arena has begun demolition, among other more
Connie Johnson
11:52 08 Jun 19
Kelly Corbett
11:45 08 Jun 19
Jill Wickliff
02:23 04 Jun 19
Very nice, scenic enjoyable
15:20 01 Jun 19
Didn't go here
Scott Spear
17:10 30 May 19
Great tour
Charlton Cartwright
17:28 29 May 19
Great Crew
boz vlogs 2
02:33 10 May 19
5 stars as always!
Gary Martin
16:57 11 Mar 19
Great cruise, good food.
Matthew Segler
05:27 04 Dec 18
Awesome time
Janet Bachman
00:59 25 Oct 18
Nice tour of Detroit area. Would be nice if they expanded the variety of food and drinks offered.
Tommie Jenkins
14:36 16 Oct 18
It was a nice cruise on the river prices were reasonable.
K. R.
15:01 10 Oct 18
Nora Vollmer
19:54 25 Sep 18
Nirav Patel
18:06 25 Sep 18
Ron K
15:55 24 Sep 18
Michael Lun
03:06 22 Sep 18
Had fun on the boad...
Nikki Lee
17:26 17 Sep 18
I absolutely love Jack diamond river tours! I just wish the season didn't end so soon it would be nice if it they offered tours to October. I would definitely recommend Jack diamond tours for a great more
Clay Kalinoski
22:04 15 Sep 18
Elizabeth Scheuer-Murphy
13:14 09 Sep 18
Rented the boat for a function. We did an evening cruise. It was early September. It was a little cool so bring a jacket or sweater. Had a catered dinner on the ship the food was good. You could walk around the 3 levels. The lights were very nice to watch. The staff was friendly and helpful. Like any captive place drinks were a little pricey. Overall very niceread more
shelly a
20:07 31 Aug 18
Relaxing and informative boat ride on the Detroit River.
mary beaupre yavor
20:06 30 Aug 18
Anita Spokes
11:22 30 Aug 18
Avery pleasant couple of hours on the river. The girl giving the narration was a little hard to understand at times.
Kelly Fischer
18:45 28 Aug 18
gwen bowman
10:09 28 Aug 18
Nate Sudek
03:07 24 Aug 18
Daniel Glime
00:47 23 Aug 18
A great way to spend a short afternoon with family and friends seeing the Detroit River and finding out about things you never knew existed
Nathan Harris
02:26 19 Aug 18
Well done!
Randy Van Doornik
21:43 09 Aug 18
A great way to spend time with Detroit
Helene Popovich
14:21 08 Aug 18
Brian Matarazzo
22:06 06 Aug 18
brooke !
20:51 05 Aug 18
The boat tour was fun. I liked the facts that the announcer said about the certain buildings and landmarks we sailed by. We saw places like: Kid Rock's vacation home, the boblo boat dock, and the hotel where the Beatles stayed! Great family more
Paula Runey
19:44 02 Aug 18
Very informative! We had so much fun! Found it interesting all the history!
Tamara Darby
22:56 28 Jul 18
Loved the experience, will be going back..
Leopoldo Suescun
20:34 28 Jul 18
Hice el tour un viernes en la tarde temprano con una leve lluvia durante la primera hora del paseo de 2 horas. Es muy interesante el viaje, los edificios históricos, la Belle Isle vista desde el río y la costa canadiense. El puente internacional es impresionante. Sólo me disgustó que el servicio del barco no organizara a la gente para moverse hacian un lado del barco mientras la lluvia caía del otro y luego demoraron en secar las sillas para que la gente se sentara de more
Elise Shipp
18:47 28 Jul 18
Bud Light Lake Cruise
Cartresia Hudson
23:16 25 Jul 18
April Hayes
14:59 20 Jul 18
Staff was very friendly. It's kind of pricey, $70 for 2 adults & 2 kids. But worth the money. If you want to know more about Detroit & around the river it's definitely worth it. If we get a chance to back I will be doing this river tour more
Lexie Smereka
23:45 19 Jul 18
Tracy tjstyphon
13:15 17 Jul 18
My son's daycare arranged a field trip here so the young kids could take a boat ride. The daycare director called Diamond Jack's to find out if life jackets would be available (some of the parents refused to allow their children to go unless they were wearing life jackets). The office assured them that life jackets were available for the children. On arrival, the captain overrode that decision and told them that there wasn't time to put life jackets on so the children wouldn't be allowed to wear them. Wasn't time?? That's a ridiculous excuse. So in the end the children couldn't go since many children only had permission if they would be in a life jacket. it was 2 hours round trip, and no boat ride.When I contacted Diamond Jack's, I was given a different excuse. " were sailing with other guests that day and we need to let them know the reasoning behind some people having on life jackets and their group not requiring them as to not set off a panic or the perception of our boat being unsafe unless wearing of life jackets." Really? Like people would panic if they see a group of preschoolers wearing life jackets? Ridiculous, I'm extremely disappointed in their policies and the way they handled this. They were informed that life jackets would be required for the kids, everything was fine until they showed up and the Captain said there wasn't time to put on life more
Marissa Meyers
00:58 17 Jul 18
Took a school field trip of 40 children, ages 5-10 for a tour and we were refused life vest. The owner of Diamond Jack said that it would take too long to get them on and they will on be distributed in case of can give a life vest to someone after they go over board!!!!!!Sad that they didn't even let us choose to be safe because it was inconvient to themread more
Mary B
20:47 14 Jul 18
Lj Williams
18:59 12 Jul 18
A few days ago I had the pleasure of bringing a small bus load of senior citizens down for one of Diamond Jack's boat rides/tours. I believe this is the 4th time I have brought a group down and, as always, the boat ride and narrated tour was just great. Yet, the boat crew, should be applauded because of the extra care and attention they give to people that need assistance loading on to the boat. Whether it was a guest that was just a little unsteady on the ramp, or a guest using a walker, or a manual wheelchair - the staff took good solid measures to make sure the guest was comfortable and safe getting loaded on and off the boat. And I loved some of the chatter on the bus on the way home; "That is the best $15 I have ever spent and the most fun I have had in years! And I learned a lot!" Keep up the great work Diamond Jacks!read more
freda s
03:55 09 Jul 18
Nice tour but almost missed the boat because their website says credit cards are accepted but their brochure says cash only. The nearest atm machine was half a mile awayread more
Berne Esaw
21:29 07 Jul 18
Best boat cruise / tour!
V Eccles
00:57 07 Jul 18
Awesome tour.....go check it out and enjoy the boat ride
Helena Wilson
10:33 05 Jul 18
Daisy Ch
22:09 15 Jun 18
Boat does not provide wheelchair friendly boarding. Workers were not prepared and ramp was too narrow for comfortable boarding of a handicapped wheelchair causing anxiety for the child and family.After leaving the dock, a female crew apologized for the staring, and the crew was very helpful when departing the more
Gamerflashtj16 Gametdj
08:18 13 Jun 18
Jebu Mathew
22:06 09 Jun 18
Toddrick Clack
16:58 30 May 18
Mary Anne David
21:27 27 Apr 18
I highly recommend the Diamond Jack and the Diamond Belle boat trip to anyone that wants an outstanding experience on the Detroit River waterfront. The staff is friendly and helpful, the catered food on the boat is great and you can not find a better way to show off the beautiful waterfront that Detroit and Windsor share. This is an experience that is different from any run of the mill corporate event and also provides a great opportunity to take customers on. Don't wait to take your friends, family, visitors or customers for a boat ride on the Diamond Belle or Diamond Jack!read more
20:19 03 Jan 18
Great organization, great owners, dedicated workers that will bend over backwards to take care of you. This place is pleasant to work with and highly recommended. .read more
Atalie Schwartz
17:08 26 Oct 17
My school has used Diamond Jack's for our annual Detroit field trip for several years now and they have been WONDERFUL each and every time! They are quick to respond, flexible, and helpful in every way. I highly recommend them!read more
Jacqueline Wiley
12:44 27 Aug 17
Anna Bandoian
03:37 13 Aug 17
Deborah Cohen
18:33 11 Aug 17
I expected to see some of the abandoned buildings of Detroit or some historical background of the city, I did not get that in this tour. This is a 1.5 HR tour with almost no guiding. Current hotels and parks were pointed out. read more
Jennifer Hendricks
13:38 03 Aug 17
We took a group of Seniors (15) down and we were a little apprehensive with the gangway being so steep, but the crew was EXTREMELY helpful. They totally managed our scooter and wheelchair residents. The tour itself was wonderful. Very informative, giving both history and current details. I would DEFINETLY recommend this activity with Diamond Jacks River more
Bill Watt
09:54 21 Jul 17
Another Detroit hidden gem. Very informative narration of Detroit's rich history. Bargain prices and very family friendly. Looking forward to a return voyage. Crew was helpful and courteous with senior more
R L.
11:44 09 Jul 17
Pretty unorganized. You can't buy tickets except while in line. Single board and exit ramp which makes for long times. Could cut time off the tour by not going past connecting bridge to Canada. Oh and they take credit/debit even though the website and brochures onsite say cash only. Could've saved ATM fees. Anyhow the information on the tour was okay and the boating near Canadian border was unexpected and welcome. The tour guide was actually clear and seemed to actually enjoy his job which was nice. A few tweaks and this tour could be even more more
Donnie Robinson
10:22 09 Jul 17
Going on my 3rd tour this afternoon. I think it's very nice... 2 full hours of touring is well worth the price.
Shebra Miller
22:08 03 Jul 17
Student: Hassan Hachem
18:58 30 Jun 17
Nicole Bolton
16:35 18 Jun 17
brenda m
22:17 25 May 17
Food was awful boat was tacky and smelled of mildew tour was lackluster
Brett Wilson
14:41 15 May 17
Went on a field trip with my son's class - had an excellent time - very nice tour of Detroit and Belle Isle. The crew was well organized, informative, and overall it was a pleasant more
Carolyn Witt
16:58 28 Apr 17
Loved the boat trip & all the great information!
Sue Schweihofer
11:54 03 Sep 16
Great alternative way to see Detroit and Windsor, narration was informative,we had a great time! Recommend this for everyone!
Donna Murray
01:06 18 Aug 16
loved, loved ,loved this boat ride
Ed Moore
04:49 07 Aug 16
Diana Tenorio
21:07 12 May 16
Danielle Thomas
14:12 02 May 14
Great informative tours of the Detroit River. Great experience especially for private parties!
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Diamond Jacks Detroit

What is Diamond Jack?

Diamond Jack’s is a family-owned and operated riverboat tour business. We have been offering entertaining and affordable cruises to the residents of Detroit and its surrounding areas for over 25 years. Diamond Jack’s runs public sightseeing riverboat tours along the Detroit River and hosts private events on our three private charter boats.

We’re glad that you’re here! Thank you for cruising with Diamond Jack's. Diamond Jack's has deep roots in the Motor City, is a Pure Michigan company and a proud member of the Detroit community. Our goal is to showcase the city and state we love in a unique way. When you cruise with Diamond Jack's you’ll see Detroit from a whole new perspective. If you have a group or would like to charter one of our boats any day or night of the week, just call us at (313) 843-9376, or send us an email. We’ll get back with you right away.

We sail rain or shine, so book your private charter for fall now, and…”All Aboard Detroit!”


Everyone here at Diamond Jack is busy getting ready for the 2020 season! We are so excited to welcome the public aboard for another fun summer of river cruises and good times.

If cruising the Detroit River almost every day sounds like a great summer for you, consider working for Diamond Jack! We are currently hiring crew for our 2020 season. Potential employees must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a drug test. Wages start at $11 an hour and we offer flexible working hours. Please contact us at (313) 843-9376 or at to apply today!

We hope to see you at the season kickoff in Detroit on June 4 or anytime during our summer season at Detroit and Wyandotte. All aboard Detroit!

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