There are many great ways you can see Detroit; you can go via bicycle, guided tours, or just on your own. Arguably the most fun way to see the city, however, is by boat. Whether that’s by a riverboat, yacht, sailboat, or paddle boat, as long as it floats, there are ways to have fun on a tour. So grab some friends and get ready to see Detroit in a new light on these water tours in the D.
Diamond Jack’s River Tours takes guests on a two-hour narrated tour along the beautiful Detroit River. You have two choices of tours as Diamond Jack’s offers a tour leaving from the Wyandotte Dock going along the lower Detroit River, another leaving from the Rivard Plaza Dock will take you along the upper Detroit River. Hurry to schedule your sightseeing tour as tours end on Sunday, September 1.
If you and your friends want to be in control of your own tour while having some fun, spend an afternoon out on the Detroit Cycle Boat. Inspired by the similar Detroit Rolling Pub, the cycle boat allows your group to pedal, drink, float and have as much fun as you want for two hours. Anywhere from 6 to 16 people can ride at a time and more information on booking can be found on the website.
One of the most popular and crowd pleasing cruises along the Detroit River is on board the Detroit Princess Riverboat. The boat is docked on the shores of Hart Plaza but cruises down the Detroit River for fun events and dinners throughout the week. Be sure to check out the cruise schedule for August and September to see what events they have coming up, and which ones haven’t been sold out yet.
Set sail along the Detroit River with up to four people on an intimate cruise courtesy of Detroit Sails. Taking guests along Belle Isle, the downtown skyline, Lake St. Clair and the Canadian waterfront, it’s the perfect way to see the best sites the river has to offer, even at sunset. It’s a perfect trip for a small group or a romantic night out, and the company accommodates most special requests, making for a personal experience.
Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters
Summer cruises don’t get much more fun or glamorous than the ones on the Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters. Their summer cruises might be winding down, but they still have plenty of great events such as the Motown night, New Orleans night, and Detroiter Brunch. Live music and speciality curated meals are for every event, which fill-up quickly so be sure to reserve your spot online.