Lake St. Clair Fisheries

This is not a fishing cruise, but it definitely is a “fishy” cruise! Learn firsthand about the fish that are found in Lake St. Clair, many of which are available for hands-on examination during the cruise. We will be joined by a Michigan DNR Fisheries Biologist and perhaps rendezvous with their research vessel while out on the lake to observe fish tagging, measuring, and other research operations.

Cruise dates:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. 

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

The Nature of Lake St. Clair

Take an educational cruise on Lake St. Clair to discover the rich variety of aquatic life that makes Lake St. Clair so special. Plants, animals, and habitats — including one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas — will be explored.

Cruise dates:
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.  
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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

Channels, Islands, Bays, and Reefs

St. Clair River delta

Note: This is a 4-hour cruise.

The St. Clair River Delta is one of the largest freshwater deltas in the world, and its many islands, bays, and channels create a truly unique feature of the Great Lakes basin. Join us as we travel up into the Middle Channel of the delta past Harsens and Dickinson Islands, and then down the North Channel, to learn about the incredible natural resources and cultural history of this fascinating area.

Cruise dates:
Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. 

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

Great Lakes Science for Kids


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.

Wind, Waves, and Weather


The Great Lakes influence our weather, and the weather can have a great influence on the Great Lakes (ever hear of the Great Storm of 1913?). Join NOAA National Weather Service meteorologists on a cruise that explores the “why?” behind the wind, waves, and weather around us. Learn how to be safe the next time weather threatens, what some of the old sailor sayings like “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight” really mean, why we don’t have hurricanes in the Great Lakes, what kind of wave a “seiche” is, and much more! We ship out rain or shine!

Cruise dates:

Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. (Lake St. Clair)
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Lake Erie) 

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.