What are some river boat cruises near Detroit?


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Some options for riverboat cruises near Detroit include the Detroit Princess Riverboat, Diamond Jack's River Tours and Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters. Riverside Kayak Connection offers two-hour kayak tours of the Detroit River.

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The Detroit Princess Riverboat is a former gambling cruiser that used to sail in Illinois. It no longer offers casino gaming, but hosts regular themed cruises along the Detroit River. The boat has five decks that hold up to 1,500 people per cruise, and it features a restaurant on board.

Diamond Jack's River Tours offers narrated sightseeing tours of the Detroit River. These depart from both downtown Detroit and Wynadotte. The company has two single-deck ferry boats and one two-deck boat in its fleet. The passenger count varies with each boat between 125 to 200, and each boat has a dinner buffet and a snack bar available.

Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters features themed yacht cruises along the Detroit River. All cruises feature dinner, an open bar and live music and take place aboard the 138-foot Ovation Yacht. Cruises are generally three hours long, and each vessel can hold up to 300 passengers. Travelers must purchase their tickets in advance either online or by phone, and the cruises sometimes sell out.

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