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Au Sable River Queen

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Address: 1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
Phone Number: 989-739-7351
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Beautiful relaxing two hour excursion

Just sit back and relax, and maybe buy a few munchies as you ride this paddle wheel boat around some beautiful scenery. The cruise we were on combined commentary by the pilot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert S
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful day to ride the River Queen, and relax surrounded by beautiful scenery. The staff are awesome, and the ride wasn't packed with people. It was a perfect way too see the Ausable. There is also snacks and drinks available.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just sit back and relax, and maybe buy a few munchies as you ride this paddle wheel boat around some beautiful scenery. The cruise we were on combined commentary by the pilot with acoustic guitar songs from the 70s by a very accomplished local musician. A great time for a reasonable price.

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Thank Robert S
Minden City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

First of all I made a reservation based on what was on the internet, being 6:00 p.m. We arrived only to be told that the boat left at 7:00 and then on the ticket we purchased it said 7:30 and that is when it left. We arrived at 5:30 as we were told to arrive 1/2 hour before it left.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We took this river cruise on the 4th of July, beautiful scenery, relaxing ride, good music, and the captain had plenty of jokes! Well worth the price - we recommend to anyone in the area!

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Thank c w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Such a nice leisurely tour of the AuSable River, about 2 hours overall. Easy loading, Steep stairs to reach the upper deck. Food and drinks available. Lots of picture opportunities. Only thing I didn't like was the music. Unneccessary. Have to yell to talk to each other over it.

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Thank Cindi Taylor L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

My wife and I took the morning cruise on the River Queen in the Fall. It was cool and the Fall colors were not at their peak, but it was a wonderful 90-120 minutes. The river boat has two decks and we preferred the top for a better view. Snacks and drinks were available at the bar on both levels.... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I have been taking the River Queen color tours approx. every other year for the past 20 years or so I would guess. Each and every time has been great! One trip in particular I would classify as one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had in my life! You have to get into the entertainment though. Let's... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We didn't take the boat. We took canoes down the river fishing. What a beautiful river. We didn't catch many fish but it didn't matter. It was so amazing to see all the sights along the way. I can't wait to try at a different time of the year

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a group of 17 people and we booked for the 2 hour River trip. It was calm and relaxing. The views were great. There was live entertainment, drinks, adult beverages, hotdogs and snacks. We had a great time! The operators are very friendly and it was well worth doing.

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Atwater, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a great thing to do for our large group here for an all 70's class reunion. Staff was very efficient at checking us all in and serving us local wines and providing cheese, crackers and grape platters to share. Beautiful view of the river and shore above Foote Dam. I highly recommend anyone visiting this area to take this... More 

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