2019 August Newsletter — Dog Days of Summer on the Detroit River
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Last Chance for Summer Sightseeing Tours
Are you ready to send this summer off the right way? We cannot believe that August is already here. Running hundreds of tours in July made the time fly!
Our captains were happy to see all of you come out and spend a day with us on the magnificent Detroit River. Patrons like yourselves make the job well worth it. There’s no better feeling than providing our customers with an entertainingly interactive sightseeing tour.
Speaking of our summer sightseeing tours, don’t miss out on your last chance to ride with Diamond Jack this season! Our sightseeing cruises run Thursday-Sunday at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm now through September 1st.
Whether you’re looking for unfiltered nature landscapes, marvels of engineering or stories of local folklore and mystery, Diamond Jack will deliver.
Depending on your interests, we have three captivating sightseeing tour options. Sightseeing tours depart from either the Detroit Rivard (Cullen) Plaza Dock or Wyandotte Bishop Park Dock. The dock you sail from directly stems from your summer sightseeing tour choice.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our discount coupon! For the entire month of August, sightseeing tours departing from the Wyandotte Dock will cost only $16.00. Simply print out the coupon from our website and present it to the crew the day of your cruise.
Photo Contest – Smile, You’re a Winner
We’ve been seeing a lot of great photos on our Facebook page from all of you. Keep them coming! There are still a few more weeks left for our photo contest, which means you still have time to win two free tickets.
Congratulations to our past winners: Shelly from Hazel Park and Bill from Taylor. Thank you for making memories and sharing stories with our crew.
Getting your chance at two free sightseeing tour tickets is easy. Simply share a photo of your cruise with us on our Facebook page with the #saildiamondjack. Winners are picked weekly, so keep an eye out for a message from us!
Private Charters Sailing Through October 31st
July was jumping. From family reunions to charity events, our private charter boats were constantly packed with great times and even better people! We had the pleasure of having Michigan Special Olympics, Leader Dogs for the Blind and many more organizations on board our boats this past month. Visit our Reviews page to read what some of them had to say about their experience on our private charters!
Diamond Jack’s River Tours can help take your party to the next level. Our boats can accommodate up to 225 guests, so be sure to bring everyone along. We provide a variety of catering options along with a wine and a beer menu too. Some popular drinks include Miller Lite, Molson, Summer Shandy and Atwater Dirty Blonde. There are dates still available through October 31st so contact us today at (313) 843-9376 for more information.
Ask The Captain a Question!
Questions are only normal, and our crew encourages them. If you see something that piques your interest or are just curious about our operation, feel free to ask away. You just might score two free tickets for an upcoming cruise!
For your chance to be featured in our “Ask the Captain Question” section, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page.
Congratulations to last month’s winner, June.
June asked our captains, “What is the farthest round-trip the boats are capable of traveling without needing more fuel or supplies? Has there been any thoughts of trips beyond the Detroit River?”
The answer to that captivating question is as follows:
The question of fuel & supplies is somewhat of a moot point. The boats are constricted by the US Coast Guard and there are limitations based on equipment carried on board. For example – to travel offshore any farther than 1 mile – the US Coast Guard requires more lifesaving equipment. Based on the fleet that 99% of our business is in the river – it would make no sense to carry the extra equipment. If we were not constricted by US Coast Guard the boat could travel approximately 600-700 miles before needing fuel.
Spend the End of Summer in Downtown Detroit
Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your fun has to! Check out these events if you’re looking to have a good time in Detroit this summer:
Yoga on the Riverfront
Friday, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Urban Solace studio for Yoga on the Riverfront. Classes are held Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the wetland area of Milliken State Park. Classes are free and provided by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. No registration is necessary for the yoga classes. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats and water. Free parking is available at Cullen Plaza (1340 Atwater St.)
Rockin’ on the Riverfront
Friday, August 2, 9, 16 7:30pm – 10:00pm
This free concert series held along the Detroit River, in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, is the perfect Friday night activity to wind down from the week. A new artist performs each Friday starting with Loverboy (Aug. 2), Jon Anderson (Aug. 9), and Little River Band (Aug. 16).