School Field Trips Along the Detroit River
Do you ever wish you could get out of the classroom and teach your kids in a more fun and exciting environment? The day-to-day grind can get monotonous pretty fast and students can start to feel bored with the same old curriculum each day. Getting out of your comfort zone to go on an exciting, yet educational, adventure might be right up your alley.
Field trips can be tremendously beneficial for both the teachers as well as the students. Not only do they encourage education in a fun and interesting setting instead of a set curriculum, it can also give students a chance to learn in other environments. The next time you consider taking your students on a road trip or field trip, especially to see the sites, consider taking them “out to sea” with Diamond Jack Detroit river tours!
Come aboard any three of our vessels for a chance to see all kinds of historical landmarks along the Detroit river including Renaissance Center, Belle Isle, U.S. Coast Guard Stations, Ambassador Bridge, Fort Wayne, J.W. Westcott II Floating Post Office, TCF Center, the cities of Detroit and Windsor and much more.
Narrated Tours that Bring History to Life
Equipped with a knowledgeable and accommodating staff, Diamond Jack is completely dedicated toward catering to the students. We strongly believe in the education of future generations and are fully committed to students of all ages. Our trips bring history to life with an interactive two-hour narrated tour that explains both the historical as well as geographical landmarks in a very exciting and engaging way.
Not only will the students learn about the history of Detroit, they will have a lot of fun at the same time! With over 25 years of experience sailing the waters, our crew helps to bring the River to life by highlighting all the major aspects of the Detroit River along the way. Our team strives to create a memorable experience for everyone on board, giving them a chance to sit back, relax in the cool breeze, and enjoy the remarkable view.
Schools We’ve Worked With
There’s no greater feeling than inspiring our state’s next generation of thinkers. Diamond Jack’s variety of narrated tours do exactly that. Each option showcases a distinct blend of history, architecture and ecosystems that are sure to captivate your students.
Since our start in 1991, we’ve had the privilege of contributing to the education of young minds across metro Detroit, and the entire state. Some schools we’ve entertained on field trips in the past include:
- Detroit Public Schools
- Grand Rapids
- Hazel Park School District
- Troy School District
- Grosse Pointe Public Schools
- East Detroit Public Schools
- Highland Park City Schools
- Plymouth Canton
- Royal Oak
- Dearborn Heights
- Clinton Township
- Madison Heights
- Oak Park
- St. Clair Shores
- Macomb Chippewa Valley
- Harper Woods
- Lincoln Park
- Naperville, IL
Our premier Detroit River tours are second to none and the proof will be in the amazement on your students’ faces. So, what are you waiting for? Ditch the classroom and make it a memorable day for your students today!
Planning School Events with Diamond Jack
Diamond Jack is not only great for teaching your students, it is also a spectacular place to host your next big event. Whether it’s prom night, homecoming, fundraisers, a graduation celebration, or your next teacher conference, taking your next event to the river for a getaway may be the best idea you’ve had all year! With our new beautiful dock area, snack bar, restrooms, a state park right next door, and even a carousel, we offer an exciting environment with all sorts of activities to make sure your next event is everything you could ask for.
If you’re looking for something educational, historical, fun, and affordable, the narrated Detroit River Tour is something both teachers and students can really enjoy. For a low cost of $10 per person, all students from kindergarten to high school seniors are welcome!
Cruises are available Monday through Friday beginning May 1st through October 31st (Thursday and Fridays only in July and August). Departures times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. (Only 10:30 a.m. in July and August).
So, if you’re wondering what to plan for your school’s next trip away from the classroom, look no further! Embark on a journey with Diamond Jack this year to plan your next field trip, big event, or even a staff meeting. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.
We’ve already received reservations for the upcoming season! Book now and guarantee your spot today by calling (313) 843-9376 or visiting our website: https://diamondjack.com/