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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 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 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

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,, 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:

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