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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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Pleasant and peaceful

This was a 2 hour,19 mile trip on the au sable river. The captain pointed out anything interesting along the way. He even had several jokes, 1 of which may have been funny (the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Riverview, MI
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jim B
Dexter, Michigan
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Vette96drvr
Hudson, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Derek S
Brighton, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank 123worktotravel
Atwater, California, United States
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83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sandra P
Oscoda, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a wonderful boat trip. Very relaxing and wonderful to see the beautiful AuSable River. WE got to see the sand dunes, saw many boats on the river. Saw the beautiful swans on the river also.

Thank Eileen R
Riverview, MI
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207 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was a 2 hour,19 mile trip on the au sable river. The captain pointed out anything interesting along the way. He even had several jokes, 1 of which may have been funny (the frog). I suggest taking this cruise in the Fall, as it would be outstanding to see all of the color in the hills. The seating and... More 

2 Thank michigan193
Oscoda, Michigan
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The River Boat was a great place to be on a rainy, chilly day. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We enjoyed drinks from the bar, snacks from the snack bar and live entertainment. We plan a return visit!

4 Thank SandraChloe48750
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I was a little worried when we arrived for our reserved boat ride. The gift shop seemed a little chintzy, so I worried the ride would be the same. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were all very friendly-from the captain greeting you and wishing you a goodbye, to the bartender and snack bar worker-everyone seemed... More 

8 Thank Greengirl87
Freeland, Mi
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in Oscoda for our anniversary and thought we would give this 'Love Boat' a chance. I was glad we did. We sat on the lower level in front. Got us away from the engine noise, and out of the direct sound of the One Man Band. Were still were able to hear the jokes from the captain, and... More 

10 Thank Jerry A

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