From private sails to sunset canoe trips and weekend cruises – there’s lots to do on the Detroit River. Introduce your littles to the region’s maritime adventures and have some family fun.
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
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
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
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
Looking to get away for a few hours without the kids? 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 range from $242 to $280 but we’re giving away one trip for FREE! Enter to win a 2 hour trip for up to 4 guests with Detroit Sails.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..