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Windsor River Cruises Limited

1 Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7A2, Canada
+1 519-258-0911
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Ranked #6 of 10 Activities in Windsor
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Windsor River Cruises Limited Windsor River Cruises, the concept, began late in 2005 shortly after Pride of Windsor Cruises announced that it would... more » Owner description: Windsor River Cruises Limited Windsor River Cruises, the concept, began late in 2005 shortly after Pride of Windsor Cruises announced that it would cease operations in Windsor Ontario. It started as a dream to have a locally owned sightseeing and dining vessel big enough to cater to most groups and be docked downtown in the heart of the city while all at the same time small enough to make the operation of the vessel economical and affordable for smaller groups. This dream came true in 2010 for local business man John Sheridan with the purchase of the "Macassa Bay." After 4 years of countless vessel surveys, inspections and failed attempts to find a suitable and seaworthy vessel, the Macassa Bay became available fulfilling John's dream to bring a tour boat back to the City of Windsor. Windsor River Cruises Limited will operate from April through October of each year and provide a unique, pleasurable, and affordable dining experience by providing unsurpassed professional service and the highest level of food quality. Offering regularly scheduled dining, sightseeing and special event cruises, the Macassa Bay also offers group rates and private charters suitable for any kind of function. The Macassa Bay The Macassa Bay was built in 1986 by Boiler Pump and Marine in Hamilton Ontario. Named after the Macassa Bay, a small inlet in Burlington Bay, the vessel was originally used as a ferry from Bull Arm, Newfoundland, to the Hibernia Oil Platform in the North Atlantic. The Macassa Bay is a 93 foot 197 passenger Transport Canada Certified Vessel. The main deck (salon) offers tables and chairs for 80 passengers, a rear bar and an area for catering services. The galley is equipped with counter, sinks, cupboards, commercial dishwasher, fridge, and warming oven. Separate washrooms are located on the lower deck via staircase from salon. The upper deck allows for an additional 117 passengers (tables and seating for 60), a centrally located bar and a full length canopy that comes with sides to enclose the upper deck during colder temperatures. « less
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Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We cruised along Windsors riverfront learning interesting things about the city then cruised along Detroit's riverfront learning about Detroit. Great fun.

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

To fill in our last day in Windsor we took in this Windsor river cruise. The price was $30 CAD each. This boat has seen better days. It can use some renovating. While we were still docked at the pier the boat would rock a little from the waves from the other boat traffic on the river. We were a... More

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windsor ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

did the fathers day sightseeing tour, this tour was 2 and half hours long, very well worth it.. Weather was great, breeze was better. There is a snack bar on board, which is reasonably priced. We found the tour guy either spoke to low or to a point that you could not hear him at all, He did not speak... More

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Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

On Friday August 30, 2013 my daughter and I decided to take a Windsor River cruise on the Macassa Bay. It was an extremely hot, sunny day and we were afraid it would be too hot and humid to enjoy the trip but we didn't need to worry. The cooling breeze off of the Detroit river kept us very comfortable.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Remarkable and engaging travelogue as you leisurely cruise along the shorelines of two very different cities that share a common history. It was a wonderful way to entertain out-of-town guests and even longtime local residents learned many new things about their home town. There is an on-board bar for snacks and drinks. Well-worth the time and good value. Be sure... More

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Windsor, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I live on the Detroit River but I had never been on a cruise on the river. This is a two and one half hour cruise covering from downtown Windsor to Peche Island on the Canadian side and and from Peche Island to the Ambassador Bridge on the American side. The boat moves slowly and provides one a view most... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I was visiting Windsor Sun June 23. I needed something to occupy my time while the guys were at the baseball game, which I had opted out of. While walking along the river front in the morning & I saw an interesting boat docked "Macassa Bay". It was just sitting there. I did not realize at first that it was... More

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

You can tak a lazy river cruise down the historic Detriot River . See life on both sides of the boarder Windsor's water front Odette Sculpture park is a must see on land but looks amazing from the small cruise boat Spend an afternoon in Historic Amherstburg before the return trip home This is a great day trip

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was not impressed. The value for what you paid was not worth it. The cruise was pretty boaring. The staff was very nice and accomodating that made it a little better. The food and beverage was also on the costly side.

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Addison, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The boat is very old and shows it's age. Not a typical river boat cruise where you have rows of seating or tables. More of a bar arrangement on the top deck. It was a LONG cruise - 2-1/2 hours. The boat tooled at very low speeds. It would have been much better to go at a faster speed and... More

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