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We are following all COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are optional.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Last sailing date of tours is Sunday, September 26th.

Days of operation

Saturday

Sunday

Tour Times

1:00 PM

2:30 PM

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Ticket Prices

Adults:

$18

Seniors:
(60 and older)

$13

Children:
(6 - 12)

$10

Children:
(5 and under)

$5

Length of Tour

1 Hour

NO RESERVATIONS

First come, First Serve. Pay at dock.

Dock Location

1340 Atwater, Detroit, MI 48207

Blog

All Aboard Detroit! April 2020 Newsletter

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! Read more

Dining Downriver of Detroit: Diamond Jack’s Recommendations

Looking forward to your upcoming Diamond Jack river cruise in Wyandotte? Why not make it a fun day out and eat at one of the many delicious restaurants in the area?

The Detroit Free Press recently rolled out a list of “9 definitive Downriver dining destinations.” The list ranges from your classic diner to authentic Hungarian fare. Whether you want to get a filling lunch before your cruise or cap your day with dinner and drinks near the water, Downriver and Wyandotte offer plenty of mouthwatering options for you.
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March 2020 Newsletter: Spring Is Almost Here!

Sunset on the Detroit River

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

Diamond Jack boats on river in front of Renaissance Center
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Still Time to Save 20% on 2020 Charters

Detroit River Ambassador Bridge at Sunset

Happy February, Diamond Jack family! Although it’s cold and quiet on the water now, the staff at Diamond Jack is busy preparing for the upcoming season of tours.

If you haven’t taken advantage of our special discount for private charters, please do so now! We are offering 20% off private charters that are booked and paid for by March 1. There isn’t much time left, so book now!

If you’re hosting a large special event, like a corporate party, family reunion, or a group outing, Diamond Jack private boat tours are an excellent way to make your event unforgettable. What is a more unique experience than taking your group on a private tour of the beautiful Detroit River? It’s also an excellent idea if you have a large group – our three vessels have maximum capacities of 125, 175, and 225. Don’t worry about providing food and beverages for your guests, either, as the Diamond Jack boats are fully equipped to serve food and drinks with a dozen catering menus. Diamond Jack also has three docking locations with parking for your convenience.
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January 2020 Newsletter – Save 20% on 2020 Charters

Detroit River private boat charter

Happy New Year, Diamond Jack family! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Now that it’s 2020, it’s time to start thinking about warmer days on the water.

Private boat charters are an excellent way to host the perfect event. Hosting an event on one of Diamond Jack’s boats ensures privacy and safety for all your guests. Three docking locations offer convenience for all around Metro Detroit, with easy parking at the docks. Whether it’s a corporate event or private party, Diamond Jack private boat charters are an excellent setting for an unforgettable event. And, if you book your private boat charter and pay before March 1, you’ll save 20%!
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Detroit School Field Trips Along the Detroit River

School Field Trips Along the Detroit River

Students on a cruise ship enjoying their Diamond Jack Detroit River tour field trip.

Do you ever wish you could get out of the classroom and teach your kids in a more fun and exciting environment? The day-to-day grind can get monotonous pretty fast and students can start to feel bored with the same old curriculum each day. Getting out of your comfort zone to go on an exciting, yet educational, adventure might be right up your alley.

Field trips can be tremendously beneficial for both the teachers as well as the students. Not only do they encourage education in a fun and interesting setting instead of a set curriculum, it can also give students a chance to learn in other environments. The next time you consider taking your students on a road trip or field trip, especially to see the sites, consider taking them “out to sea” with Diamond Jack Detroit river tours!
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November 2019 Newsletter – Our Private Charters Season is Over for 2019

docked Detroit tour boat

Hey there, Diamond Jack family! We hope that you’re holding up against this rainy transition into November. We would give anything for another sunny day on the water, but with the leaves falling like the temperatures, our crew has had to prepare our fleet for winter storage.

We would like to take this time and extend our sincerest thanks to all of you that made this 2019 sightseeing and private charter season so memorable. Our hope is that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did while on the Detroit River.

Over the coming months we will be hard at work updating our tour schedule, making improvements to our boats and updating the sites to explore during sightseeing tours.
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October 2019 Newsletter – Experience Fall Like Never Before with our Private Charters!

Fall In with Diamond Jack’s Crew

Diamond Jack’s Private Charter Voyage

Summer has officially come and gone – but that doesn’t mean the chances for outdoor fun have. If you’re looking to entertain your closest colleagues, flabbergast friends or revel with relatives, then our private charters are a perfect solution! You’ll have your choice between the Diamond Jack, the Diamond Queen or the Diamond Belle. No matter the choice, our crew will make it an unforgettable experience for all onboard. A simple check of our reviews page will prove it. We’ve hosted hundreds of private charter events since 1993 including:
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2019 September Newsletter — Final Weekend for Sightseeing Tours

Turn Your Labor Day Weekend into a Memorable Adventure

Hi Diamond Jack Family! This August has been a busy one. And, with the holiday weekend approaching, we’re gearing up for one final send off for our sightseeing tours in 2019!

If you haven’t spent some time with us on the water this season – or if you already have and want to see more of our featured attractions – now’s your final chance for this summer.

Our last sightseeing tours of the season run Thursday-Sunday from both our dock locations.

You have the choice between two separate tours departing from Rivard (Cullen) Plaza in Detroit at either 1:00 or 3:30 pm.
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2019 August Newsletter — Dog Days of Summer on the Detroit River

Last Chance for Summer Sightseeing Tours

Detroit River Boat Tour

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.
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