July 2020 Newsletter
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Greetings, Diamond Jack family! It’s July and summer is shaping up! There’s still plenty of time to create Summer 2020 memories with family and friends aboard a Diamond Jack river cruise!
We are running 4 one-hour tours a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for just $10 each. Limited to just 100 passengers, these lower-capacity cruises allowing us all to meet social distancing guidelines.
If you’re looking for an affordable family-oriented fun way to get out on the river this summer and learn something new, a Sightseeing Tour is just the ticket. Children under 3 board free.
Pick a day to set sail with family and friends while summer’s still here.
Tours are at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. We set sail from the Detroit dock and head toward the Ambassador Bridge and back as one of our knowledgeable tour guides points out the popular sites and historical landmarks.
Guests must wear masks while onboard. If you forget your mask, we have some available for purchase.
Soak up some sunrays and enjoy a cool breeze. No passports required.
Food and Beverage Options
We have summer refreshment onboard a Diamond Jack’s River Tour. We have canned beer this year: Miller Lite, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Corona and Atwater Dirty Blonde.
Do you prefer wine? New this year, enjoy a red sangria, or order Cabernet, Merlot or a refreshing Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel or Chardonnay. Our snack bar also offers chips, candy bars, pretzels and cookies.
For a family reunion or other group outing, book a private charter during the week on one of Diamond Jack’s historic river boats.
Charter tours run through October.
Come celebrate a graduation, wedding or a bon voyage party. Create memories together while staying socially distanced outdoors.
Your guests will love their own exclusive, private tour of the Detroit River and the friendly guides who are happy to share their love of the Motor City .
Featured Tour Site: Belle Isle Bridge
This month, we are featuring the Belle Isle Bridge. We’re missing that sight this season, as water levels are too high for the riverboats to pass underneath.
The Belle Isle Bridge, officially named the MacArthur Bridge, spans the Detroit River between Jefferson and Belle Isle. The bridge was completed in 1923 for just over $2.5 million. It replaced an iron bridge with wooden decking that caught fire and was destroyed in 1915.
It was originally named the George Washington Bridge but was renamed after General Douglas MacArthur in 1942.
Belle Isle Bridge features 19 arches that span across 2,193 feet. It carries five lanes of East Grand Blvd. and was restored in 1986 for $11.5 million.
In 1913, William Edmund Scripps (of the Scripps publishing family) flew a flying boat underneath the original Belle Isle Bridge.
Belle Isle is a jewel of Detroit and worth a visit to see it by land!
All aboard Detroit!