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May 20, 2023

Ahoy Mates

Diamond Jack's Detroit riverboat tours offer many breathtaking views of the city's skyline.

Fighting Spring doldums? Set sail on a thrilling adventure as we kick off the 2023 sailing season next weekend. Diamond Jack's River Tours invites you to enjoy a special discount offer valid on Saturday and Sunday Public Tours May 6 — May 28, 2023. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity. Tap the graphic below or use the "Public Tours › Coupons" menu at the top of this page to get your coupon!

Diamond Jack's Spring 2023 Discount Offer

The 2023 Sailing Season is Finally Here

With the weather warming up and nature blooming, it's time to seize the opportunity and book your Detroit River tour on one of Diamond Jack's river boats. As we approach the launch of our 2023 sailing season, we are thrilled to announce that our boats are prepped and ready to embark with public tours commencing on May 6th. Whether you choose a public tour or a private charter, get ready to kick off a magnificent summer on the Detroit River with us.

Diamond Jack’s public tours embark from our Detroit Cullen Plaza Dock located at 1340 Atwater Street (https://goo.gl/maps/yugKtPdn91aymfMw9) near the Renaissance Center in Downtown Detroit. Come and enjoy Diamond Jack's unique sightseeing experience on the Detroit River. This season, we are delighted to offer a discount coupon (https://www.diamondjack.com/coupons.html) that's valid for any Saturday or Sunday public tour in the month of May. Don't wait any longer to start planning your summer adventure! it's going to be a hot season, and we want you to have the best experience. All aboard Detroit!

Private Charters Available

Summer is the perfect time for entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, family reunion, corporate party or group outing, look no further than Diamond Jack River Tours. You will have the opportunity to experience a private Detroit River tour, flexible departure times, plus onboard catering and a bar! Your guests will rave about your unique event. The good news is there is still time to book your private charter for the 2023 season! We offer private charters from May 6 to October 31. To book your private charter right now or for questions, fill out our contact form or call (313) 843-9376.

We’re Hiring!

If you like working with people and being on the water, consider working at Diamond Jack’s River Tours over the summer! We are searching for enthusiastic people who are 18 and over who have flexible schedules. Potential employees must be able to pass a drug test. If you’re interested in applying, please call our office at (313) 843-9376 or email info@diamondjack.com to apply. Pass this along to anyone who’s looking for a summer job!

Boat Facts

Featuring: The Diamond Belle

A ride aboard the Diamond Belle offers many breathtaking views of Detroit's skyline.

The Diamond Belle is a magnificent "mini-ship" that boasts a capacity of up to 200 passengers. This vessel has a rich history that spans several decades and includes multiple name changes. The ship was constructed in 1958 and originally served as a Mackinac Island ferry for The Arnold Line Ferry Company, which is the longest-serving ferry boat company in Mackinac Island's history. Back then, The Belle was named the Mackinac Islander, in honor of the island where it spent most of its early days.

Later on, during the 1980s, The Belle was purchased by a charter company in Chicago, where it was referred to as The Sir Richard. After Diamond Jack's River Tours acquired the vessel, we renamed it The Diamond Belle, adding another chapter to its already fascinating history. With every new sailing season, The Diamond Belle's chronicles continue to grow, and we are honored to be a part of its journey.

Ask the Captain…

Ask the Captain

Question: How many gallons of gas do you burn on each boat tour? Is it diesel or regular gasoline?

Answer: Interesting question and a good one... We burn diesel gasoline in all of our boats. Just a little extra info, the Diamond Belle holds 2000 Gallons and the Diamond Queen holds 1400 gallons. Depending on the speed we are running, we burn approximately 30 gallons per hour.

Question: In your years of being a Captain, was there a scary event that happened while on the water and what was it?

Answer: Great question, LOL! Probably the most interesting one happened a few years ago. We were headed up bound in the Detroit River just off of Hart Plaza. It was a stormy day and we had a bolt of lightening strike about 40 feet in front of the boat. It happened so quick it was not so much scary as it was startling. However, it was really cool to see the water light up in a purplish color and watch it spread.. Also the bang was very loud...

Do you have questions for the Captain? We have answers!

Submit your questions to info@diamondjack.com. Whether you’re curious about the inner-workings of a boat or have any other sailing-related inquiries, we’ll provide you with answers straight from one of our captains.

Each month, we will pick 5 winners and publish those questions (with the answers) on our Facebook page and on our website! The winners will receive two free tickets for a scenic cruise with Diamond Jack’s River Tours!

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