Metro Detroit School Field Trips Along the Detroit River

School Field Trips

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How many of your students know the history of Detroit, the largest city in Michigan? We invite you to join the thousands of teachers and students who have already enjoyed an exciting learning experience on a Diamond Jack’s River Tour. Planning a school field trip that is both entertaining and educational can be a tall order, but Diamond Jack’s makes it easy by offering a unique and close-up look at some of Detroit’s most iconic landmarks. Planning a school field trip that is both entertaining and educational can be a tall order, but Diamond Jack’s makes it easy by offering a unique and close-up look at some of Detroit’s most iconic landmarks. Detroit was once dubbed the “Paris of the West” for its exceptionally beautiful architecture, and much of it is on display for your students to see on a school field trip with Diamond Jack’s. In addition, see 16 miles of the U.S. and Canada Detroit River shoreline, ocean going and Great Lakes ships, a light house, yacht clubs, the fire boat, parks, ship terminals, a mail boat and much more!

Student Groups available by reservation only.

When:Monday – Friday beginning May 1 – Oct. 31
Times:Departures: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Dock:Beautiful new dock area at Rivard Plaza, Detroit—with close bus drop off, snack bar, restrooms and even a carousel! Plus a State Park next door.
Cost:$9.00 per person
Snacks:Chips, candy and soft drinks are also available for sale on the boat.
Reservations:Call (313) 843-9376 soon to reserve your preferred field trip date.

Minimums apply—based on availability.

The 1 ½ hour narrated Detroit River Tours are educational, historical and fun. Grades K – 12th all welcome!

Tour sites include: Renaissance Center, Belle Isle, US Coast Guard Stations, Ambassador Bridge, Fort Wayne, J.W. Westcott Floating Post Office, Joe Louis Arena, the cities of Detroit and Windsor and much 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 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 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 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 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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