March 2020 Newsletter: Spring Is Almost Here!
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It’s almost spring, Diamond Jack family! March 19 is the official first day of spring. And while it might not be warm enough to be on the water yet, we’re preparing the boats for cruising the Detroit River.
As we start to creep out of winter hibernation, there’s still plenty to talk about in the upcoming season. Let’s dive in!
Sightseeing Tour Spectacles
We’re so excited to get on the water with you! In just a few short months, public tours will be offered on all three of our boats. Tours begin June 4th at the Detroit dock and June 5th at the Wyandotte dock. Tours are available Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please note: we’ve changed the Wyandotte tours to only be offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
We offer two convenient docks for you to experience Diamond Jack River Tours: the Rivard (Cullen) Plaza dock in Detroit and the Bishop Park tour dock in Wyandotte. We have videos on our website about how to get to our docks and where to park.
There are so many exciting places to view on the Detroit River from the comfort of your Diamond Jack boat seat. Take in the beauty of Belle Isle, Grosse Isle, Boblo Island, historic homes, prominent buildings and more on the tours.
Diamond Jack School Field Trips Are a Hit!
Students of all ages will love a Diamond Jack field trip! What better way to learn about local history, geography, maritime safety and more than by spending an afternoon sailing the Detroit River?
With a wide variety of departure times and dates available, a Diamond Jack field trip is an excellent way to keep students engaged or entertain faculty and alumni. Our hour-and-a-half-long field trips departing from the Detroit dock are perfectly suitable for grades kindergarten through 12th. If you or someone you know is a teacher, let them know about our field trips! Tell them to call (313) 843-9376 soon to book their trip. The cost is $10 per person.
Book Your Private Charter
While public touring may still be a few months away, private chartered trips can start setting sail on May 1! Our private charter boats are ideal for office parties, proms, family reunions, senior groups and parties. On a Diamond Jack private charter, you won’t have to worry about entertaining your guests – they’ll be entertained with our fabulous narrated tour or just enjoying time on the river. Your event will be the talk of the town aboard your private Diamond Jack tour.
And tours don’t have to be limited to the summer season – we offer private charters until October 31!
We offer three different departure locations, flexible departure times, indoor and outdoor areas on the boats and catering and bar options. When you choose Diamond Jack for your affair, you don’t have to worry about a thing!
Featured Tour Site: The Detroit Yacht Club
Rising from the shores of Belle Isle is the Mediterranean-style Detroit Yacht Club. The current building was built in 1923, but the history of the club hearkens back long before that. The first “clubhouse” was built in the late 1870s on McDougall Street in Detroit for sailing enthusiasts. The Roaring Twenties was boomtime for the club, when membership swelled to 3,000 and the current clubhouse was built. Some notable past members of the club include Edsel Ford, Horace Dodge and Charles Kettering. Some members you might see around today are General Motors executives and Detroit mayor Mike Duggan.
Today, the DYC has 300 boat docks and hosts public tours monthly during summer. From your perch in a Diamond Jack boat, you can marvel at the sweeping structure and spot sunbathers and bocce ball players. Maybe you’ll even witness a special event taking place, like a wedding!
If you’d like to see the Detroit Yacht Club from the river, be sure to take a Diamond Jack tour when touring opens up this June.
Stay tuned for our next featured tour site…it’s going to be big!
All Aboard, Detroit!
We’re counting down the days until it’s time to set sail on the Detroit River. Until then, Diamond Jack family: make it a Diamond Jack day!