- Jan 02, 2018
Featuring Paul LaMarre
Meet Captain Paul LaMarre, a member of our crew who captains the Diamond Jack from Wyandotte, MI. Paul has been interested in boats since he was a young boy. His dad did work for a local shipyard, Great Lakes Engineering, where ships were worked on and repaired. Two of Paul’s uncles were freighter captains, thus strongly reinforcing the boating family tradition. In time, Paul began doing artwork of popular lake ships. Paul also had friends who worked on tugboats and ships, and eventually met Bill Hoey, who was formerly the owner of Diamond Jack’s River Tours.
- Nov 30, 2017
Featuring Steve Carrothers
Meet Captain Steve Carrothers, one of Diamond Jack’s captains. Steve entered the marine business in 1991 when Diamond Jack’s River Tours was started. He began his work with DJRT running the bar and concession stand on the Diamond Jack.
“My father in law and owner at the time, Bill Hoey, said that the only way to run a business was to be able to do all the jobs on the boat,” Steve said. “So, I started paying attention to our captains and started driving boats under their supervision.”
- Sep 13, 2017
The votes are in! 2017 was another wonderful year for our sightseeing tours along the Detroit River. We enjoyed giving our passengers tours of Detroit and watching the smiles on their faces as we cruised along the river. Let’s recap a few of our most treasured moments of 2017:
This year, our passengers enjoyed free wi-fi on our river boats so they could feel free to upload pics of the tour for their friends and family to see on social media. One of the best parts of sailing the Detroit River is snapping pictures along the way. Documenting your travels is a way to look back on fond memories and a way to share your experiences on social media. We truly hope you enjoyed sharing your pictures of your time spent on Diamond Jack’s tours during our photo contest. We had a blast seeing all the pictures you guys posted from our public sightseeing tours, and we always love to see more! Read more
- Aug 10, 2017
Explorer Christopher Columbus sailed the seas and discovered the New World in 1492. His famous ships the Niña and Pinta allowed him to embark on his long voyage and you can get a chance to jump back in time to see what it was like!
Get a feel for what it was like to travel in the 15th century this weekend! The most historically accurate replicas of Columbus’ two ships will be sailing the Great Lakes and they’re making a stop in Wyandotte from Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 13. Make your way to our Wyandotte Dock in Bishop Park where you can do some exploring of your own on board these giant floating museums.
- May 31, 2017
The sun is out and the chill in the air has turned into a refreshing breeze! Sailing season is upon us once again! It’s time to get out to the docks and climb aboard one of Diamond Jack’s River Boats. Be sure to book your Detroit River Tour on the Diamond Jack, Diamond Queen or Diamond Belle! Reserve a Private Charter for a special event or join in on a Sightseeing Tour along the shores of U.S. and Canada.
Whether you’re celebrating a graduation or a wedding, hosting a family reunion, or holding a corporate event, give your guests an experience they won’t forget! With a full catering menu, beer and wine, a Detroit River Private Charter is the perfect way to spend time with family, friends and coworkers. Our private charters are available 7 days a week and great for large groups of up to 225 guests. Book a private charter river tour with Diamond Jack this year for an unforgettable event!
- Aug 29, 2016
Fall is finally upon us, but it isn’t too late to book a private charter with Diamond Jack’s River Tours. We have our fair share of social, family or business events throughout our sailing season, but the months of September and October lend themselves to so many unique sailing ideas! Why not make your Oktoberfest celebration special by spending it with us on the Detroit River, with the history of this great city as your backdrop? Or throw a Halloween party aboard one of our tour boats that will be remembered for years to come? Fall is a special time of year, so hold an autumn-themed work party as you take in the beautiful sights of the Motor City. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative! Read more
- May 02, 2016
The weather is finally turning, trees and flowers are blooming and summer is almost here. You know what that means, it’s time to book your Detroit River tour with one of our three vessels. Join us for a public tour
or a private charter as we get started on a magnificent summer on the Detroit River! There’s never been a better time to sail!
- Jul 28, 2015
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, Read more
- May 20, 2015
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. Read more