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Detroit River Boats


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If you are looking for an exciting and affordable way to entertain your family, friends and yourself, it’s time to discover a Diamond Jack River Tour. Our sightseeing tours and private charters offer an exceptional look at Detroit and its rich history, leaving you with an unforgettable cruise experience. A trip down the Detroit River on a Diamond Jack River Tour truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. Every one of our employees is well-trained and dedicated to giving you a great tour, and our vessels are the stars of the show. You can make the Diamond Jack, Diamond Queen or Diamond Belle your own for a few hours or for a whole day. Our unique nautical setting is perfect for hosting a variety of events including corporate meetings, private dinner parties, weddings, birthdays, family reunions, and much more! For more information, each of our vessels is profiled below.

There is a 2-hour minimum charge for all Charters

Diamond Jack Boat

THE DIAMOND JACK

  • Maximum passenger capacity: 125
  • Maximum dinner buffet seating capacity: 70

The Diamond Jack was formerly named the “Emerald Isle”. This mini-ship was built in 1955 for the Beaver Island Ferry Company on Lake Michigan. Then, in 1962, it became a Mackinac Island Ferry for the Arnold Line Ferry Company until 1982 when she went to Milwaukee as a charter boat. Diamond Jack’s River Tours bought the ship in 1991 and renamed her “Diamond Jack”. She is primarily used for our 2 hour narrated Detroit River tours, school groups, group tours, and private charters.

Diamond Jack Charter Rates
Mon-Wed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. $550/hr
Thurs-Sun 7 a.m.-10 p.m. $650/hr
Off Season Rates
May 1st-May 31st $550/hr
Sept. 1st-Oct. 31st $550/hr

A $750.00 Positioning Fee shall apply for charters originating from docks in Detroit. The Diamond Jack is unavailable for charters during scheduled tour times. There i
s a minimum two hour charter for all vessels. Catering and beverages are not included in the charter rates.



Diamond Queen Boat

THE DIAMOND QUEEN

  • Maximum passenger capacity: 175
  • Maximum dinner buffet seating capacity: 95

The Diamond Queen was formerly named the “Mohawk”. This mini-ship was built in 1956 and operated as a Mackinac Island Ferry for the Arnold Line Ferry Company. In 1995, Diamond Jack’s River Tours bought the ship and renamed her the “Diamond Queen”. She is primarily used for our group tours, school groups, special cruises, and private charters.

Diamond Queen Charter Rates
Mon-Wed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. $700/hr
Thurs-Sun 7 a.m.-4 p.m. $700/hr
Thurs-Sun 4 p.m.-10 p.m. $1,200/hr
Off Season Rates
May 1st-May 31st $700/hr
Sept. 1st-Oct. 31st $700/hr

A $750.00 Positioning Fee shall apply for charters originating from docks in Wyandotte. The Diamond Queen is unavailable for charters during scheduled tour times. There is a minimum two hour charter for all vessels. Catering and beverages are not included in the charter rates.


Diamond Belle Boat

THE DIAMOND BELLE

  • Maximum passenger capacity: 225
  • Maximum dinner buffet seating capacity: 150

The Diamond Belle was originally named the “Mackinac Islander”. This mini-ship was built in 1958 and operated as a Mackinac Island Ferry for the Arnold Line Ferry Company until the 1980’s when she was bought for charter service in Chicago and renamed the “Sir Richard”. Diamond Jack’s River Tours bought the ship and renamed her the “Diamond Belle”. She is primarily used for our group tours, school groups, special cruises, and private charters.

Diamond Belle Charter Rates
Mon-Wed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. $1,000/hr
Thurs-Sun 7 a.m.-4 p.m. $1,000/hr
Thurs-Sun 4 p.m.-10 p.m. $1,500/hr
Off Season Rates
May 1st-May 31st $1,000/hr
Sept. 1st-Oct. 31st $1,000/hr

For either vessel, a $750.00 Positioning Fee shall apply for charters originating from docks in Wyandotte.
Off-Season Rates same as Mon thru Wed rates.
May 1 through May 31
September 1 through October 31

Janet Bachman
00:59 25 Oct 18
Nice tour of Detroit area. Would be nice if they expanded the variety of food and drinks offered.
Nikki Lee
17:26 17 Sep 18
I absolutely love Jack diamond river tours! I just wish the season didn't end so soon it would be nice if it they offered tours to October. I would definitely recommend Jack diamond tours for a great time.read more
Elizabeth Scheuer-Murphy
13:14 09 Sep 18
Rented the boat for a function. We did an evening cruise. It was early September. It was a little cool so bring a jacket or sweater. Had a catered dinner on the ship the food was good. You could walk around the 3 levels. The lights were very nice to watch. The staff was friendly and helpful. Like any captive place drinks were a little pricey. Overall very niceread more
brooke shastachuk
20:51 05 Aug 18
The boat tour was fun. I liked the facts that the announcer said about the certain buildings and landmarks we sailed by. We saw places like: Kid Rock's vacation home, the boblo boat dock, and the hotel where the Beatles stayed! Great family fun.read more
Paula Runey
19:44 02 Aug 18
Very informative! We had so much fun! Found it interesting all the history!
April Hayes
14:59 20 Jul 18
Staff was very friendly. It's kind of pricey, $70 for 2 adults & 2 kids. But worth the money. If you want to know more about Detroit & around the river it's definitely worth it. If we get a chance to back I will be doing this river tour again.read more
Lj Williams
18:59 12 Jul 18
A few days ago I had the pleasure of bringing a small bus load of senior citizens down for one of Diamond Jack's boat rides/tours. I believe this is the 4th time I have brought a group down and, as always, the boat ride and narrated tour was just great. Yet, the boat crew, should be applauded because of the extra care and attention they give to people that need assistance loading on to the boat. Whether it was a guest that was just a little unsteady on the ramp, or a guest using a walker, or a manual wheelchair - the staff took good solid measures to make sure the guest was comfortable and safe getting loaded on and off the boat. And I loved some of the chatter on the bus on the way home; " That is the best $15 I have ever spent and the most fun I have had in years! And I learned a lot!" Keep up the great work Diamond Jacks!read more
freda s
03:55 09 Jul 18
Nice tour but almost missed the boat because their website says credit cards are accepted but their brochure says cash only. The nearest atm machine was half a mile awayread more
V Eccles
00:57 07 Jul 18
Awesome tour.....go check it out and enjoy the boat ride
Mary Anne David
21:05 27 Apr 18
I highly recommend the Diamond Jack and the Diamond Belle boat trip to anyone that wants an outstanding experience on the Detroit River waterfront. The staff is friendly and helpful, the catered food on the boat is great and you can not find a better way to show off the beautiful waterfront that Detroit and Windsor share. This is an experience that is different from any run of the mill corporate event and also provides a great opportunity to take customers on. Don't wait to take your friends, family, visitors or customers for a boat ride on the Diamond Belle or Diamond Jack!read more
Brandon Cowan
20:19 03 Jan 18
Great organization, great owners, dedicated workers that will bend over backwards to take care of you. This place is pleasant to work with and highly recommended. .read more
Atalie Schwartz
17:08 26 Oct 17
My school has used Diamond Jack's for our annual Detroit field trip for several years now and they have been WONDERFUL each and every time! They are quick to respond, flexible, and helpful in every way. I highly recommend them!read more
Jennifer Hendricks
13:38 03 Aug 17
We took a group of Seniors (15) down and we were a little apprehensive with the gangway being so steep, but the crew was EXTREMELY helpful. They totally managed our scooter and wheelchair residents. The tour itself was wonderful. Very informative, giving both history and current details. I would DEFINETLY recommend this activity with Diamond Jacks River Tours.read more
Bill Watt
09:54 21 Jul 17
Another Detroit hidden gem. Very informative narration of Detroit's rich history. Bargain prices and very family friendly. Looking forward to a return voyage. Crew was helpful and courteous with senior citizens.read more
R L.
11:44 09 Jul 17
Pretty unorganized. You can't buy tickets except while in line. Single board and exit ramp which makes for long times. Could cut time off the tour by not going past connecting bridge to Canada. Oh and they take credit/debit even though the website and brochures onsite say cash only. Could've saved ATM fees. Anyhow the information on the tour was okay and the boating near Canadian border was unexpected and welcome. The tour guide was actually clear and seemed to actually enjoy his job which was nice. A few tweaks and this tour could be even more fantastic.read more
Donnie Robinson
10:22 09 Jul 17
Going on my 3rd tour this afternoon. I think it's very nice... 2 full hours of touring is well worth the price.
Brett Wilson
14:41 15 May 17
Went on a field trip with my son's class - had an excellent time - very nice tour of Detroit and Belle Isle. The crew was well organized, informative, and overall it was a pleasant experience.read more
Carolyn Witt
16:58 28 Apr 17
Loved the boat trip & all the great information!
Sue Schweihofer
11:54 03 Sep 16
Great alternative way to see Detroit and Windsor, narration was informative,we had a great time! Recommend this for everyone!read more
Donna Murray
01:06 18 Aug 16
loved, loved ,loved this boat ride
Danielle Thomas
14:12 02 May 14
Great informative tours of the Detroit River. Great experience especially for private parties!
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