Fun Things To Do On The Detroit River


Fun Things To Do On The Detroit River

From private Tiki parties to sunset canoe trips or weekend cruises – there’s lots to do on the Detroit River.


Party On A TiKi Boat With Aloha Tiki Tours
Aloha Tiki Tours takes the tiki bar to the water and allows you to sail away to paradise in Detroit or St. Clair Shores. Bring your own beverages and invite your friends for a two hour tour and party on the water.

  • Tiki Rates: $250-$300

Address: 100 St. Clair St., Detroit MI, 48214

Phone: 586.980.1619

Kayaking With Detroit River Sports
Detroit River Sports offers a unique way to explore the Motor City and specialize in offering kayak and stand up paddle board tours of the Detroit River and the islands of the city’s East side. Rates reflect tour options, rentals are not available for independent trips.

  • Kayak Rental Rates: $20-$50

Address: 14601 Riverside Boulevard in Detroit, MI 48215

Phone: 313.908.0484

Stand Up Paddle Board With Riverside Kayak Connection
Riverside Kayak Connection offers summer rental locations on Belle Isle State Park. Classes are offered in Detroit and Southgate and there are tours all along the Detroit River. In addition to paddle boarding you can also rent canoes and kayaks.

  • Paddle Board Rental Rates: $15 per hour
  • Canoe Rental Rates: $15 per hour
  • Kayak Rental Rates: $10-$15 per hour

Address: 3809 Loiter Way in Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 734.285.2925

Sight-See With Diamond Jack’s River Tours
Cruise along with Diamond Jack for a unique look at the history and views along the Detroit River. From shipwatching and beautiful shorelines to taking in the region’s history, it’s a fun way to spend the day.

  • Tour Rates: $21

Address: 1340 Atwater St., Detroit MI 48207

Phone: 734.285.2925

Cruise The River On The Detroit Princess Riverboat
Take a ride on a Riverboat. When you ride the Detroit Princess you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the Detroit River in addition to a great meal and music.

  • Tour Rates: $48-78

Address: 1 Civic Center Dr, Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 877.338.2628

Private Excursion with Detroit Sails
Detroit Sails offers private two hour excursions along the Detroit River for up to 4 guests (all must be at least 40lbs). Bring food and beverages of your choice and relax throughout a leisurely cruise on Cahoots, a 26′ C&C sloop from 1977.

  • Tour Rates: $242-280

Address: 12550 Avondale St, Detroit MI 48215

Phone: 313.574.5684


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