Note: This is a 5-hour cruise.

Park your car at Riverside Marina in Detroit and board the E/V Clinton for a fantastic five-hour voyage from the upper reaches of the Detroit River to Lake Erie. As the Clinton travels in the wake of both the early Great Lakes voyageurs and present-day sailors, we’ll explore the Straits of Detroit from several perspectives.

Our cruise begins just south of Peche Isle, the first island in the straits and the site of Chief Pontiac’s summer camp. We will pass by the old French ribbon farms, Cadillac’s landing, the Detroit Riverwalk, and then under the Ambassador Bridge. Then we pass the J.W. Westcott mail boat and the old Bob-Lo boats on the way to the industrial heartland featuring impressive steel mills. Finally we enter the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, with its beautiful islands and abundant wildlife. We take a shuttle bus back to Riverside Marina where you pick up your car to complete your Journey Through the Straits!

Riverside Marina – downbound Straits cruises only

  • Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 4 pm. Downbound from the Riverside Marina in Detroit
  • Saturday, September 14, 10 am – 4 pm. Downbound from the Riverside Marina in Detroit


$40 adults/$25 under 18 yrs.