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Au Sable River Queen

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Fall leave tour

My husband and I booked a 4pm tour on a Sunday. We arrived at 3:45pm and people were already lined... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
South Bend, Indiana
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Put this on you to do list

The tour on this paddle wheel boat is the real deal. Very affordable tickets and a scenic route up... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Mic B
Oscoda, Michigan
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1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done this in the summer and fall “colour tour”. Both great experiences. They are a friendly staff and it is a reasonable excursion. Thanks!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This steam boat does not operate during winter, as the lake is frozen. On board there is a narrator who tells of the historic spots to see. There is also a snack bar. Souvenirs are available at the ticket corner.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a 4pm tour on a Sunday. We arrived at 3:45pm and people were already lined up to board, but we did not leave until 4:30pm. Not sure why. The boat could use some maintenance and the tables were sticky. The...More

1  Thank bambam26
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is my first one-star rating on Trip Advisor. My husband and I booked a trip on the Au Sable River Queen a couple months in advance as we were told this trip sells out. As we were driving to Oscoda, we called to confirm...More

9  Thank hulacherry
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I love taking the River Boat Queen in the Fall when all the leaves are in full color! What a colorful display there is! . Seats enough people, snacks and beverages on board. The Captain tells about this river while touring with his ship! She...More

Thank PJMith
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The tour on this paddle wheel boat is the real deal. Very affordable tickets and a scenic route up the historic river make for a tremendous afternoon. Try the Bloody Mary's This drink is very special on this river boat and a real bargain at...More

3  Thank Mic B
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This was a little hidden gem in Oscoda, MI. The boat is a little old school which I liked and it was recently remolded. There were plenty of snacks and it even had a bar on the upper level. The Au Sable river is absolutely...More

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a trip to northern Michigan. Drove down to the River Queen from Hubbard Lake for an afternoon cruise down the river after being cooped up due to lots of rain last week. It took about 50 minutes from the north end of...More

3  Thank Bernice R
Reviewed February 5, 2017

After reading some others' reviews, I'm happy to report that our trip was drama-free. Unfortunately, because it's hard to precisely time fall color season in Michigan, it was also a somewhat drab trip, as the colors had yet to change and everything was still a...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Under the heading "things to do" in Oscoda this was nice as part of our color tour this fall. The weather was cold and windy so the windows had to remain open which made for a very chilly beginning. As the wind settled we were...More

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September 2, 2016|
Response from Cindi Taylor L | Reviewed this property |
I live in this area. Nothing right by the boat, but approximately 12-15 miles to the east, along US 23, in Oscoda, there are many resorts and cabins and motels to choose from. The only chain franchise is Amerinn which is the... More