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Give the gift of adventure and learning with a Summer Discovery Cruise voucher!

This holiday season, give the gift of adventure and learning with a Summer Discovery Cruise voucher! Available for a limited time, these vouchers will allow recipients to register for the Summer 2019 cruise(s) of their choice at no cost. Voucher holders will also enjoy VIP early registration before public registration opens in Spring 2019. Buy a voucher for yourself to get first dibs on a favorite cruise, or give an outdoor learning adventure to your friend or loved one!

How do the vouchers work?

After your purchase, you’ll receive a PDF copy of your voucher(s). You can print the page to give as a gift or keep it for your records. Summer Discovery Cruise staff will contact you later to provide the early registration code(s) that you or the voucher recipient will use to select and register for specific cruises at no cost during VIP early registration in the spring.

Voucher options

You can choose from the following cruise lengths and age brackets:

Regular cruise (2-2.5 hours)

Adult: $25
Youth aged 6-17: $15

Pass a pleasant few hours aboard the Clinton as you explore ecological restoration projects, shipwrecks, majestic Great Lakes freighters, hands-on encounters with real fish, and other themes highlighting the ecology and history of Lake St. Clair or Lake Erie. Some examples of regular cruises from the 2018 cruise schedule include “Lake St. Clair Fisheries,” “Night Watch,” “Shipwrecks!” and more.

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Long cruise (4 hours)

Adult: $35
Youth aged 6-17: $25

These longer cruises dive deep into Detroit River rum runners, intricate island networks, delicate wetlands, and other themes in Lake St. Clair or Lake Erie. Some examples of long cruises from the 2018 cruise schedule include “Wetlands and Wildlife of Lake St. Clair,” “Birds, Boats, and Booze,” “Big River Meander,” and more.

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“Journey through the Straits” cruise (6 hours)

Adult: $ 40
Youth aged 6-17: $30

Travel in the wake of both the early Great Lakes voyageurs and present-day sailors as the Clinton makes its journey between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Both an upbound and a downbound trip will be available. For either journey, a shuttle will bring participants back to their vehicles.

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Refund Policy

Refunds are provided only if a cruise is cancelled by the Metropark. If a cruise is cancelled by the Metropark, every attempt will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, a refund will be provided. If payment was made by credit card, refunds will be applied to the same credit card account. If payment was made by check or cash, refunds take 3-4 weeks to process and all refunds are paid by check to the reserving party’s name. No cash refunds are provided.