All Aboard Detroit! April 2020 Newsletter - Diamond Jack River Tours
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All Aboard Detroit! April 2020 Newsletter

03
Apr
2020

Diamond Jack River Boat on the water.

Hello, Diamond Jack family! The days are getting longer and warmer, which means river cruise season is upon us.

However, we would be remiss to not discuss the current pandemic at hand. As of right now, all tours are going forward as planned. We will of course update our Diamond Jack family if things change. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at (313) 843-9376.

In the meantime, let’s think happy thoughts about being on the water. We’re ready to welcome your smiling faces aboard this summer!

We’re Hiring!

Diamond Jack crew members on the dock.

If you like working with people and being on the water, consider working at Diamond Jack’s River Tours over the summer! We are searching for enthusiastic people who are 18 and over who have flexible schedules. Potential employees must be able to pass a drug test. If you’re interested in applying, please call our office at (313) 843-9376 or email info@diamondjack.com to apply. Pass this along to anyone who’s looking for a summer job!

New Blog Post

Have you checked out our previous blog? It’s all about the hidden restaurant gems in Downriver, all of which are a quick drive from the Diamond Jack Wyandotte dock! If you’re planning to make a full day out of your Wyandotte Diamond Jack river tour, this is the perfect resource for you. Read our Dining Downriver blog here.

Summer Tours

The Detroit River at sunrise.

Only about two months until the kickoff of our summer tours…who’s excited?! We are offering Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tours from our Detroit dock and Friday, Saturday and Sunday tours from our Wyandotte dock. Tours are two hours long and are offered at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. River cruises are a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones! Join us on June 4 in Detroit and June 5 in Wyandotte to begin a great summer on the river. And be sure to visit our FAQs page for any tour questions you may have!

Private Charters Still Available!

Summer is the perfect time for entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, family reunion, corporate party or group outing, look no further than Diamond Jack River Tours. You will have the opportunity to experience a private Detroit River tour, flexible departure times, no cleanup on your part, plus onboard catering and a bar! Your guests will rave about your unique event. The good news is there is still time to book your private charter for the 2020 season! We offer private charters from May 1 to October 31. To book your private charter right now or for questions, fill out our contact form or call (313) 843-9376.

Featured Tour Site: Fort Malden

Sunset of the Hough House in Fort Malden with the Detroit River in the background.

One of the best reasons to take a Diamond Jack River Tour is that you will be exposed to historic sites that you might not have known about. Dating from 1795, Fort Malden is a Canadian National Historic Landmark that you will see on the 3:30 p.m. Wyandotte tour.

Fort Malden, formally known as Fort Amherstburg, was built in 1795 by the British to protect Canada (which was then a British colony) from the newly freed Americans. The fort also played a pivotal role in the War of 1812 and was briefly occupied by the Americans during the war. Many fugitive African-American slaves also made their escapes to freedom after being ferried across the Detroit River to Fort Malden. In the last act of the historical era, the fort served as a mental asylum.

From your perch on your Diamond Jack boat, you can see musket and cannon firings and reenactors dressed as 18th century soldiers. Should you want to explore the Fort more after your cruise, the Fort welcomes visitors May through October and offers free tours. You can even sample food that a British soldier would have eaten in the 1800s in the Soldier’s Cookhouse!

Let’s get ready to have fun this summer, Diamond Jack family! All aboard Detroit!