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Summer 2022 Schedule

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May 7 - 29 Saturday & Sunday1p | 2:30p | 4p | 5:30p
June 2 - Sept 4 Thursday thru Sunday1p | 2:30p | 4p | 5:30p
Sept 10 - 25 Saturday & Sunday1p | 2:30p | 4p | 5:30p

Ticket Prices



(60 and older)


(6 - 12)


(5 and under)


Length of Tour

1 Hour


First come, First Serve. Pay at dock.

Dock Location

1340 Atwater, Detroit, MI 48207


July 2019 Newsletter – Summer Tours Have Already Begun

Summer Sun & Sightseeing Fun

Picture this: You’re outside with a blowing breeze at your back. Above you, the warmth of the sun radiates down. You scan the open horizon and get lost in the repetitive flow of the current. Sounds nice, right?

A ride with Diamond Jack is anything but typical. We know what it takes to make lasting summer memories because we’ve been doing it since 1991. Our friendly and engaging crew keeps the good times rolling on the water. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, we’ll make sure this your best summer yet.

Summer is well underway, which means it’s time to maximize your fun! Do yourself a favor and ditch a stuffy weekend inside for a choice between three different Detroit river sightseeing tours instead. Our sightseeing tours are a surefire way to kick off your summer festivities with dozens of attractions to see along the way.
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June Newsletter: Sightseeing Tours Start this Month!

Sightseeing Tours Begin This Thursday, June 6th!

Diamond Jack Boat Under Bridge

The sun is finally shining, and the 2019 sightseeing tour season is finally here! Starting Thursday, June 6, our sightseeing tours will start setting sail every Thursday through Sunday at 1 PM and 3:30 PM. From ship watching to history lessons to food and drinks, Diamond Jack can offer you the unique experience you’re looking for.

Our 2-hour narrated tours are the perfect activity on a hot summer day. Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town or looking for a date idea, Diamond Jack is perfect for everyone. Kids, adults, grandparents – everyone has a great time when they set sail with Diamond Jack!

And with college students finally out for the summer, we’ve finalized our summer staff and are almost done with all the training. Our workers go through extensive Coast Guard drills as well as learning all about the history of Diamond Jack and the Detroit River.
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May 2019 Newsletter – Sailing Season is Finally Here!

Photo credit: Andrew Warren, The Generator Judge
Photo credit: Andrew Warren, The Generator Judge

2019 Sailing Season is Finally Here!

Spring is here and so is Diamond Jack season! We are officially open for charter tours on the beautiful Detroit River. With the weather turning and our river boats primed up, don’t wait any longer to book your private party with Diamond Jack.

From end-of-the-year school field trips to senior groups to corporate outings, Diamond Jack loves giving our guests a one-of-a-kind experience. With beautiful sights, great food and good company, we have an easy time doing it!

We still have charter dates available through October 31st, but they will fill up fast. Private charters from our Wyandotte dock will sail up the Detroit River to the Renaissance Center and back down. If you choose to depart from our Detroit Rivard Plaza Dock, you will stay within Detroit but can go out to Lake St. Clair.
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April Newsletter

2019 Season is Coming Up Quick!

The weather is finally starting to turn in Detroit which can only mean one thing: Diamond Jack’s tours are right around the corner! Starting May 1st, you’ll be able to start taking our private charters that are perfect for a family or group outing.

For those that want to skip the socializing and just take in the mystic features of the Detroit River, our sightseeing tours start on June 6th. This is always one of the most exciting times of the year for our team. We’re training our new employees, making the finishing touches on our three famous riverboats and counting down the days until we can get back out on the water!
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March Newsletter

Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Our crew and boats at Diamond Jack are getting primed up for the 2019 season. We’re less than 2 months away from the charter season, and less than 3 months from the start of sightseeing tours! Diamond Jack is Detroit’s first and foremost passenger fleet for over 20 years.

Our goal is to showcase the city and state we love in a unique way. When you cruise with Diamond Jack, you’ll see Detroit from a whole new perspective. Whether you’re booking a private event on one of our charter boats or just want to join us for a fun summer sightseeing tour, you’re guaranteed to have a blast with Diamond Jack.
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February 2019 Newsletter: 20% Off All Charter Prices

20% Off Your Summer Charter

Diamond Jack Charters

That pesky Punxsutawney Phil delivered us some good news on Groundhog’s Day. It’s going to be a short winter which means we get to start preparing for the 2019 charter season! Even though our charter season officially starts May 1st, we’ve been working all offseason to give you the best cruising yet. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to save BIG on charter prices. We are offering 20% off your boat charter price if you pay when full by March 1st. That means if you book the Diamond Belle for three hours, you’d be saving a minimum of $600!

Don’t miss out on this limited time offer. Call our Detroit office at (313) 843-9376 to start booking your private charter today! You can choose between our three famous Detroit River boats: Diamond Jack, Diamond Queen and Diamond Belle.
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December 2018 Newsletter: Giftwrap a Detroit Experience. Give the Gift of Fun!

Stocking Stuffer Special

Stocking Stuffer Special

Although we are sad that our boats have migrated south for the Winter, there is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2019 season. We are offering some excellent discounts for you and yours this holiday season.

Our biggest discount is our Stocking Stuff Special! Get a special Holiday price when you buy tickets for your 2019 Sightseeing Tour. When you buy 4 Tickets for $18, Get 2 Free!

That means instead of buying 6 Adult tickets for $126 dollars. You can get 6 Adult tickets for $72 dollars. That’s a savings of $54 dollars!
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November 2018 Newsletter: Reflect On the Past Charter Season As We Cruise Towards 2019!

Charter Season Ending 2018 20% off if paid in full by 3/1

Detroit River Boat

It’s that time of year again that we always rue at Diamond Jack’s: boat season ending for the year. As of November 1st we will officially have closed Charter Season for 2018. As we reflect on all the great passengers who have voyaged on the Detroit River this past fall we can’t help but feel proud of all the great people that we got to sail with. Ages young and old get the opportunity on our charters with us to have some great food, experience fun on the water and get to host an event in a setting their guests will never forget.
We are so glad this season has been such a success and all of that comes to our wonderful passengers. Thank you for making this charter season such a blast.
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July 2018 Newsletter: Sailing Fun All Summer Long!

Cruisin’ Through the Summer

Long summer days are ahead in the month of July and what better way to take a break from the heat than a breezy ride on our sightseeing tours! Relax and enjoy the beautiful sights along the Detroit River waterfront on our 2-hour narrated tours. While you’re cruising, don’t forget to grab a snack or a refreshing cold beverage from our snack bar on board! Our featured drinks include Miller Lite, Molson, Summer Shandy and Atwater Dirty Blonde.

Our sightseeing tours sail whether it’s rain or shine every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Join us as we depart at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM from our two dock locations – Detroit Rivard Plaza Dock and Wyandotte Bishop Park Dock. Each cruise features different attractions upriver and downriver. Check out the Tour Maps on our website for more information! One attraction you’ll want to keep your ears open for is the mysterious Windsor Hum! The unpredictable noise experienced by our Canadian neighbors has everyone baffled! Watch a video featured on The New York Times of one resident’s experience. Will you hear it aboard one of our cruises?
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June 2018 Newsletter: Get Ready to Set Sail as Sightseeing Tours Begin!

All Aboard for Sightseeing Tours!

With June comes the excitement of long summer days loaded with endless outdoor fun! Be sure to include a Diamond Jack’s sightseeing tour as part of your summer outdoor activities this year! We will be setting sail starting Thursday, June 7th from both our Detroit and Wyandotte docks. Our two-hour narrated sightseeing tours will be running every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday departing at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM … Rain or shine. No passport required.

There’s nothing like a breezy cruise along the Detroit River with breathtaking views of the GM Renaissance Center, Ambassador Bridge, Boblo Island, waterfront mansions and more! Enjoy drinks and snacks from our bar on board and experience the city of Detroit like you never have before.
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