Detroit Sightseeing Tours - Cruise The Detroit River

Sightseeing Tours Detroit River

Season is now over! Tours for 2018 begin June 7th 2018.

Wyandotte Dock Directions | Rivard Plaza Dock Directions

Diamond Jack’s Brochure

Detroit River Tour

Tour Prices

Adult tickets: $20.00
Seniors (over 60): $18.00
Children (5-12): $15.00
Children 4 and under ride for free when accompanied by an adult.

Cash and All Major Credit Cards
No Passport Required!

Tour Times

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Two departure times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tour Details

Two-hour, narrated Detroit River Tours open to the public.

Enjoy Diamond Jack’s Detroit River tours. Passengers of all ages are invited to treat their senses to an awe-inspiring, narrated river tour.

Dock Locations

Rivard Plaza, Detroit – Upper Detroit River Tour

Bishop Park in Wyandotte – Lower Detroit River Tour + Bob-Lo Island on 3:30 p.m. tour.

For Tour Route and Sights please see Sightseeing Brochure.


Please purchase tickets at the dock. Boarding begins approximately 20 minutes prior to the departure time. Some cruises do sell out, so you are encouraged to arrive early.

Tickets may be purchased at the dock with cash or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Space is not guaranteed so all seating is open seating on a first-come basis.

A passport is not required for travel.

What is a Sightseeing Tour?

A sightseeing tour is a guided tour of popular and interesting attractions in the local area. Usually done in a group setting, sightseeing tours allow people to explore significant attractions in the region. When you join our Detroit sightseeing tour, you will be taken on a 2-hour boat ride along the Detroit River. One of our knowledgeable tour guides will give detailed narration of the various points of interest along the river.

What Attractions Will You See on a Detroit Sightseeing Tour?

Diamond Jack’s has two docks including the Wyandotte Dock and the Rivard Plaza Dock. Those taking a sightseeing tour from the Wyandotte Dock will be taken through Lower Detroit River while those sailing from the Rivard Plaza Dock are taken through Upper Detroit River. You will be able to see different Detroit attractions depending on your departure location.

Some of the Detroit attractions you might see while taking our sightseeing tour include, but are not limited to:

  • GM Renaissance Center
  • Belle Isle
  • Ambassador Bridge
  • Manoogian Mansion
  • Bob-Lo Island
  • Historic Fort Wayne

Food and Beverages

Soft drinks, beer, wine, and a light snack bar with chips, candy and cookies are available for purchase on board. Food and beverages are NOT allowed to be brought on the boat.

Snack bar items may be purchased with cash – We do not take credit cards or personal checks at the snack bar.

Snack bar items may be purchased with cash or credit card.

Contact our office at (313) 843-9376 if special accommodations are necessary.

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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