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Major League Baseball And Mapquest Features Diamond Jack

Major League Baseball and Mapquest have combined efforts to create a city-by-city video guide for baseball fans, titled “Key To The City.” Hosted by comedian and baseball enthusiast Matt Fisher, the series is setting its sights on Comerica Park and surrounding local hotspots found in Detroit. Fisher makes his way through the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Lafayette Coney Island, Nemo’s Bar & Grill, The Motown Museum, and, of course, down to our very own Diamond Jack’s River Tours. Detroit is a beautiful city, rich with history and a fervent sense of pride, and we applaud Major League Baseball and Mapquest for letting us be a part of their stunning web series, shining a light on some of the exciting places in the city we love most. So be sure to watch Matt soak up the sun on the Diamond Belle and his other Detroit adventures showcased on the episode, “Key To The City: Detroit.”

Major League Baseball Features Diamond Jack

Major League Baseball is running a new series showcasing things to do in cities around major league ballparks. In a segment titled “Things to do Around Comerica Park”, you’ll get to see things, for fans of the Detroit Tigers, to do around Detroit. The episode shows fans how to make their way to Diamond Jack’s River Tours and spotlights a tour boat of students on a school field trip. Diamond Jack is proud to be a part of the city of Detroit, and is delighted Major League Baseball chose our Detroit River tour to feature in their show. Be sure to look out for Diamond Jack’s River Tours on MLB.com and a chance to see one of our famous river boats!

HBO “Togetherness”

The Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River

The Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River

Producers Mark and Jay Duplass of the hit HBO series “Togetherness” contacted Diamond Jack’s earlier this year about filming a portion of a new episode at its Rivard Plaza dock on the Detroit River in Downtown Detroit. Diamond Jack’s was ecstatic to hear about this opportunity and jumped head first at the chance to be included in the program. On April 25, the production crew filmed a short scene on the Diamond Jack’s dock while 300 “glow bikers” watched as part of the background of the scene. The star of the series had ridden to the Rivard Plaza with all of the glow bikers from the Eastern Market as a part of the story-line in this episode. If you want to watch the scene, it will be in Season 2, Episode 3.

“Togetherness” is a comedy about two couples living under the same roof who are trying to balance their relationships with the pursuit of their individual dreams. Recognized writer/actor siblings Mark and Jay Duplass are creators of the series while Mark also occupies a starring role. Other members of the cast include Amanda Peet, Steve Zissis and Melanie Lynskey. Season 1 was very well received by critics and fans alike, and Diamond Jack’s is proud to be a part of the second season and wishes the best for all involved. With the Season 1 finale just behind us, be sure to keep an eye out for Diamond Jack’s appearance, and the star boat of the episode, the Diamond Belle, on “Togetherness” in January 2016.

If you’d like to book a private charter, or if you have any questions about our river tours, give Diamond Jack’s a call at (313) 843-9376 or use the Live Chat feature at the bottom of the screen.

Diamond Jack’s River Tours Welcomes New Season

For those looking for a unique and entertaining way to spend a sun-kissed summer afternoon in the Motor City, why not slice your way down the Detroit River on a Diamond Jack’s River Tour? It’s anchors aweigh in Detroit as preparations are made for a brand new season of sailing in 2015, and with special group rates, private charters and more, seeing the iconic landmarks of the city that put the world on wheels has never been easier. Pre-season tickets for the upcoming season are now available at DiamondJack.com, with cruises beginning June 4 and running through September 5.

Set sail with Diamond Jack’s in 2015

In Diamond Jack’s 25th season, loyal passengers will see that a nautical excursion with Diamond Jack’s is the best way to see the beautiful views of Detroit and Windsor that can only be unveiled from aboard one of our three vessels. Passengers boarding from Bishop Park in Wyandotte and the Detroit dock at Rivard Plaza will feast their eyes on such landmarks as the storied Manoogian Mansion, Belle Isle and its aquarium, Downtown Windsor and they will even sail under the Ambassador Bridge. Accompanying all tours are Diamond Jack’s knowledgeable docents, who will provide spot-on narration and anecdotes while passengers see why Detroit city is the place to be for summer 2015.

Diamond Jack’s is also a proud participant in the 2015 River Days festival, which celebrates the Detroit riverfront from June 19-June 21 (there will be no sailing on Thursday June 18) with live music, delicious food, jet ski tours, and special 1-hour $10 tours from Diamond Jack’s. Our 1-hour tours from Rivard Plaza will run from 1-7 p.m. Regular 2-hour tours will sail as usual from our Wyandotte dock, except for Sunday, June 21. No Groupons and no Reservations as its Father’s Day.

A Detroit tradition for 25 years

When Captain Bill Hoey launched Diamond Jack’s River Tours in 1991, few put their trust behind the idea of touring the Detroit River. But Mr. Hoey was determined to share his adoration for the Great Lakes by offering a family-oriented and affordable way to enjoy the River during the summer. Sadly, Mr. Hoey passed away in December of 2013, but his spirit is still very much present as Diamond Jack’s begins its tours once again, running Thursdays-Sundays. In this, the legacy of Captain Bill Hoey continues with each trip on the Detroit River.

You Asked For It, We Did It!

Diamond Jack’s River Boat Tours

Diamond Jack’s River Tours can now guarantee general admission for our guests. Beginning this season, tickets can now be conveniently purchased at our website www.DiamondJack.com. The online ticketing provides security for prospective guests to plan their trip. There will still be plenty of tickets available at the dock for “walk-up” purchase a half-hour before every tour. We still offer private charters too; this option can be booked through our office.

The narrated sightseeing tours depart from Rivard Plaza and Bishop Park, two times per day, Thursdays through Sundays during the summer. Please purchase tickets at the dock. Boarding begins approximately 20 minutes prior to the departure time. Some cruises do sell out, so you are encouraged to arrive early.

A New Season for Diamond Jack’s

When Captain Bill Hoey launched Diamond Jack’s River Tours in 1991, few put their trust behind the idea of touring the Detroit River. But Mr. Hoey was determined to share his adoration for the Great Lakes by offering a family-oriented affordable way to enjoy the River during the summer. Sadly, Mr. Hoey passed away in December of 2013, but his spirit is still very much present as Diamond Jack’s has begun its tours once again, running Thursdays-Sundays, departing from both the Rivard Plaza and Wyandotte Docks. Though still early in the season, passengers have already celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and special Father’s Day parties aboard one of their three vessels.

In Diamond Jack’s 24th season, loyal passengers have seen they can still rely on the tours for beautiful views that can only be unveiled from the water. Passengers disembarking from Bishop Park have passed giant Great Lakes freighters, marinas and scattered islands, and had exclusive views of the Canadian shoreline and wetlands. Departing from the Detroit Dock, tourists have feasted their eyes on views including the Manoogian Mansion, Belle Isle, Downtown Windsor and even sailed under the Ambassador Bridge. Accompanying all tours are Diamond Jack’s knowledgeable docents, who provided spot-on narration and anecdotes while affording passengers warm sun rays paired with cool breezes.

Please purchase tickets at the dock. Boarding begins approximately 20 minutes prior to the departure time. Some cruises do sell out, so you are encouraged to arrive early. The company plans to celebrate weddings, corporate events and other private parties, in addition to their public tours throughout the remainder of the season. In this, the legacy of Captain Bill Hoey continues with each trip on the Detroit River.

Set Sail on a Diamond Jack’s River Tour starting Thursday June 5th

If you are looking for a unique and affordable way to entertain your family and friends, your search is over. Take a tour along the Detroit River on a Diamond Jack’s riverboat and experience the Motor City and other riverfront communities in a new and exciting way. Our narrated tours provide a historical look at the beautiful city of Detroit and some of its suburbs. We start sailing on Thursday June 5, 2014, and we will continue to sail every Thursday-Sunday up to Labor Day. Be sure to look for special rates out of our Wyandotte dock in June. If you are interested in booking a Diamond Jack’s boat for a private charter, please give us a call at 313-843-9376. For more information on our sightseeing tours, school field trips or any of our three vessels, please visit DiamondJack.com. We are pleased to announce that we have a new, attractive and easy-to-use website, currently online. All aboard, Detroit!

Diamond Jack’s River Tours Launches New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Patty Hoey-Carrothers (313) 843-9376

May 2, 2014

(Detroit, MI)— A new website for Diamond Jack’s River Tours is being launched in an effort to bring a unique, exciting and historical riverboat tour experience to the residents of Metro Detroit. On a Diamond Jack’s riverboat tour, customers can expect an entertaining, affordable and narrated expedition along the shores of the Detroit River, right next to the heart of downtown Detroit. With more than 20 years of experience in the tour industry, Diamond Jack’s prides itself on providing customers with an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind way to entertain family and friends. The new website, www.DiamondJack.com, makes it easier than ever for customers to buy tickets on a cruise with Diamond Jack’s, and aims to contribute to the company’s reputation as a premier Detroit River entertainment experience.

Through collaboration with Ottaway Digital Communications, Diamond Jack’s River Tours is proud to present a site that is attractive and easy to use…enticing visitors with beautiful pictures of the Detroit River. The site includes all of the essential information necessary to take a cruise on a Diamond Jack’s vessel, including details about sightseeing tours, private charters, school field trips, stats on all three of the Diamond Jack’s riverboats and directions to their various dock locations. The new site also offers an interactive online ticketing system, making the reservation process more timely and efficient. With so much focus now put on a company’s Internet presence, having a contemporary and cutting edge website was a top priority for Diamond Jack’s River Tours.

Detroit-based Diamond Jack’s River Tours is a family-owned riverboat tour company, and is recognized throughout the nation as a leading name in the tour industry. Specializing in the history of the great city of Detroit and other riverfront communities, Diamond Jack’s strives to give customers an intriguing look at a proud, beautiful city and suburbs. For an exciting nautical experience on the River, visit the site at: www.DiamondJack.com.

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