Look’n For A Ride In Detroit For 10 People?

Miss Detroit. Maybe a tad larger boat needed

Are you in Detroit and have a cruiser that can handle 9-10 folks for a boat ride? My company is having a meeting up in Detroit on June 11-12, and they started to rent a big something vial for a tour of the water ways around Detroit. I said NO WAY, Detroit should be seen by a classic ANYTHING! Commander?  Michigan is full of my peeps and now they said, okay Mr Big shot Woody Boater. Find us someone? CRAP! I should have sut my mouth.

It is cruiser country on the St Clair. INSANE. Black Beauty up in Algonac. 

Big is good

Two smaller boats?

I wish we could do this in Algonac during there show. But its a work thing in the middle of the week



If you have the time and the boat that can handle a small group, and listen to them all make fun of me, we would love it. And yes of course pay for that pleasure. Two smaller boats? And of course, it will be milked for several days here on Woodyboater. Maybe be lucky enough to break down?

Reference of a cruiser,

16 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    What is the definition of “a tour around the waterways of Detroit”? Detroit River, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Flats? Morning? Evening? Let’s get some details!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I think to be more clear, they wanted to see Detroit by the water. So I would assume in Detroit.

  3. Gary W Van Tassel
    Gary W Van Tassel says:

    Be very careful here. This is potentially a vessel for hire situation and comes under USCG inspection if ANY consideration of any type passes hands, even contribution for fuel! At 10 people the vessel is an “inspected vessel”. 6 people are allowed without inspection provided the master holds the appropriate license. Lots of nuance here in the law, but believe me when i say USCG does not have sense of humor and IS and has been cracking down hard on violators. Yes you can “Bare Boat” a vessel without a captain but if there is any side deal on who the captain will be by the owner the deal is in violation. Too much nuance to detail here.
    Gary VT

  4. Art
    Art says:

    Greg I wonder if Bob and Ann would consider using Wet Dream …..I would volunteer to tend bar.

    Matt where is the meeting taking place? Maybe we could find a DYC member to use as a departure point.

  5. Art
    Art says:

    I unfortunately agree with Gary, so plan “B” could be to use a few smaller boats (like we do for boat rides at our boat shows) which could still depart from the DYC or maybe Sin Bads. This would also give Matt his desire for a break-down situation.

  6. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Sadly, thoughts similar to Gary’s immediately came to mind, though his understanding of it is far more thorough than mine. Lawyers have really sucked the fun out of life.

  7. Art
    Art says:

    My boatress just suggested a plan “C”………………..Rent a limo bus and bring them to the Armstrong water front estate, about 1 1/2 hour form Detroit, where I’m sure we can “talk” a few Michigan Gang members into volunteering to take friends for a ride in the REAL BLUE WATER……..Where it all began.

    Boatress’s are real smart aren’t they.

      • Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
        Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

        Maybe these guys can help. I’m sure you know them Art and Greg ha ha. Matt, I think you need to change your meetings to June 24 so you can be part of the Algonac celebration this year again.

  8. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    There’s always the Aloha Tiki Boat Tours. I can give no recommendation, just saw it on Yelp. What could go wrong? Is this the same time as “raft up on the River”. Now there’s an experience.

  9. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    Just take Sweet Pea on the “Great Loop”, you’re already a quarter of the way there.

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