Detroit Sightseeing Tours - Cruise The Detroit River

Sightseeing Tours Detroit River

2019 Sightseeing Tours

Wyandotte Dock Directions | Rivard Plaza Dock Directions
Diamond Jack’s Brochure

Detroit River Tour

Tour Prices

Adult tickets: $21
Seniors (over 60): $19
Children (5-12): $16
Children 4 and under ride for free when accompanied by an adult.

Cash and All Major Credit Cards *Credit Card transactions dependent on wireless service. No Passport Required!

Tour Times

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Two departure times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
June 6 – September 1, 2019

What Attractions Will You See on a Detroit Sightseeing Tour?

Diamond Jack’s has two docks including the Wyandotte Dock and the Detroit 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. Click on the tour you wish to take below to get a glimpse of what you’ll see!

Attractions on the Detroit Tour

If you are departing from the Detroit Rivard Plaza Dock, sights you will see include:

  • Cullen Plaza (formerly Rivard Plaza)
  • Hart Plaza & Dodge Fountain
  • GM Resnaissance Center
  • Ambassador Bridge
  • Tri-Centennial State Park & Harbor
  • Peche Island
  • Stroh River Place
  • Belle Isle Bridge
  • Detroit Boat Club
  • Detroit Yacht Club
  • Manoogian Mansion (Mayor’s Residence)
  • Kid Rock’s House
  • Water Works Park
  • Bayview Yacht Club
  • Canadian Club Plant
  • Downtown Windsor
  • Windsor Hum
  • Post Office Boat
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Historic Warehouse District
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Hiram Walker Distillery
  • Detroit Fireboat Curtis Randolph
  • Joe Louis Arena
  • Cobo Center
  • Detroit People Mover

Attractions on the Wyandotte 1:00 PM Tour

If you are departing from the Wyandotte Dock at 1:00 PM, sights you will see include:

  • Wyandotte Waterfront
  • USS Ecorse
  • Marinas
  • Grassy Island
  • Mud Island
  • Fighting Island
  • Zug Island
  • LaFarge
  • Detroit Fireboat
  • Post Office Boat
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Ambassador Bridge
  • Nicholson Terminal & Dock
  • Dieppe Park
  • Aggregate Docks
  • Morterm
  • ADM Elevators
  • Ojibway Salt Dock

Attractions on the Wyandotte 3:30 PM Tour

If you are departing from the Wyandotte Dock at 3:30 PM, sights you will see include:

  • Bob-Lo Amusement Park Pavilion Building
  • Bob-Lo Island Marina Resort Community
  • Canadian Shoreline and Wetlands
  • Yacht Clubs and Marinas
  • Fort Malden Historic Site
  • Amherstburg Riverfront
  • King’s Navy Yard Park
  • Canadian Coast Guard Station
  • Livingston Shipping Channel and Light
  • Stony Island
  • Grosse Isle
  • James Vernor & Charles Fisher Homes
  • 1906 Grosse Isle Lighthouse

Zug Island on Detroit River

This year, don’t just see the sights, but listen for them as well! Keep your ears open for the mysterious Windsor Hum! The noise experienced by our Canadian neighbors has everyone baffled! Watch a video featured on The New York Times of one resident’s experience. Our sightseeing tours will cruise right into the inexplicable Windsor Hum. Will you hear it?

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 boat tour of various sights along the Detroit River.

For Tour Route and Sights please see Sightseeing Brochure.

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.


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). *Credit Card transactions are dependent on wireless service. 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.

Food and Beverages

Soft drinks, beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase on board at our snack bar. Enjoy chips, candy bars, pretzels and cookies while cruising and check out our beer options including Miller Lite, Molson, Summer Shandy and Atwater Dirty Blonde.

Food and beverages are NOT allowed to be brought on the boat.
Snack bar items may be purchased with cash or credit card.

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 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 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 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 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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