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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

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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