200 Years Around Lake St. Clair

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Celebrate Macomb County’s Bicentennial as we look back at what life was like around Lake St. Clair 200 years ago. From the first people of the region to the European fur traders, explorers, and settlers, we will learn how the natural history of Lake St. Clair influenced the human history and use of this magnificent lake.

Cruise dates:

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. 

Pricing: $25 adults/$15 under 18 yrs.

Great Lakes Science for Kids


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GLEPLearn about the ecology of Lake St. Clair or Lake Erie, by using the tools a Great Lakes Scientist uses to determine water quality by studying the plants and animals of the lakes. Try your hand at using a plankton net, bottom dredge, water testing kit, underwater camera, and binoculars to discover the exciting nature of the lake and become a Great Lakes Scientist!

Cruise dates:
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Lake St. Clair) 
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Lake St. Clair)
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Lake Erie)
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Lake Erie)

Pricing: $25 adults/$15 under 18 yrs.

River of Time

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River of TimeCruising among the lower Detroit River Islands, we search the human stories that shaped the history of her waters. From Native Americans and early European explorers to military forts, massive engineering projects, and stories of yesterday, this cruise is a time travel experience — without the jet lag!

Cruise dates:
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. 

Pricing: $25 adults/$15 under 18 yrs.

Eagle’s Eye Nature Cruises

bald eagleTake a naturalist’s tour of the lower Detroit River to discover the rich variety of plant and animal life living here in this area, now a part of the International Wildlife Refuge. The river is host to a wide variety of habitats, from submerged plant beds and shoals to coastal marshes. And yes, we know where the Bald Eagle nests are!

Cruise dates:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.  

Pricing: $25 adults/$15 under 18 yrs.

Big River Meander

Big River Meander

Note: This is a 4-hour cruise.

Enjoy an extended four-hour cruise to explore the natural and cultural history of the Lower Detroit River and its islands. Our journey around the north end of Grosse Ile and into Canadian waters will provide ample opportunities to view manmade structures such as the swing bridges, navigation lights, and passing ships, as well as observe bird life, discuss aquatic ecology, and explain why the Detroit River is not really a river at all. Along the way, we’ll meet up with Mama Juda and find out who put the “Fight” into Fighting Island. This one has it all.

Cruise dates:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Pricing: $30 adults/$20 under 18 yrs.