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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


Fall Charters


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

The 2016 Sailing Season is Finally Here

Spring time for the Diamond Belle

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!
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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, Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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, with cruises beginning June 4 and running through September 5. Read more

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 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. Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more