Detroit isn’t just about the debris left on the side of the roads, trash left in vacant lots in residential neighborhoods, the crumbling houses and those aren’t even the abandoned houses, and the low education and income levels. No, Detroit isn’t just about those things- there’s parts and people that show you a whole different perception of the city; there’s so much more to the city than what people gossip about who’ve never visited or who’ve visited but need a better tour guide.
Speaking of tours, Detroit River Tours are always something special. Right on the Detroit River, there’s the Diamond Jack’s River Tours, that’s an affordable way to be entertained and discover more of the city. There’s the sightseeing tours for everyone, and then there’s the private charters- but both offer tourists and citizens alike an in depth look at Detroit’s rich history. Drinks, food, good views, and a ride on a boat is a one-of-a-kind experience. A trip down the Detroit River on a Diamond Jack River Tour will leave you feeling amazing, and you have your choice between the Diamond Jack, Diamond Queen, or the Diamond Belle. Keep in mind you have the choice of experiencing it for a few hours or a whole day. It’s okay to get creative and think outside the box so consider their nautical setting being perfect for hosting any event possible- birthdays, corporate meetings and events (surely your guests will enjoy themselves), dinner parties, family reunions (for someone who doesn’t attend mine I would surely go if it was on any one of these vessels), weddings, or just gather a group of great friends together and have a fantastic time.
The prices aren’t even bad. Adults are charged $20, if you’re over age 60 tickets are $18, children from ages 5-12 are charged $15, and children under 4 come on board for free. The website specifically states, “children under 4 and under ride for free when accompanied by an adult.” Many other companies state the same rule—- is that because too many irresponsible parents nowadays don’t parent like the previous generations and leave their children unattended? Well, the “we want to be friends with our children” motto is not allowed on these vessels so leave that elsewhere.
Depending on your preference there are two starting points; there’s the Rivard Plaza (upper Detroit River Bishop Park in Wyandotte, and the lower Detroit River tour which includes the famous Boblo island in Ontario, Canada. Really, it doesn’t matter which one you choose because to be on the Detroit River while sightseeing is an amazing sight to see and you won’t be disappointed.
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