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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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very disappointing

there was a shortage of chairs on the upper deck so we had to stand for two hours. oddly, no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
redheadedgal
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ontario
Excellent 2 Hours on Detroit River

Enjoyed beating record setting heat on Sunday Sep. 24th with this relaxing 2 hour cruise and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norm T
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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hour cruise” (7 reviews)
“both sides” (7 reviews)
“ticket booth” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there was a shortage of chairs on the upper deck so we had to stand for two hours. oddly, no lifesaving drill was given, and i do not think this is safe at all! we wanted to buy hot dogs but were told they were...More

Thank redheadedgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed beating record setting heat on Sunday Sep. 24th with this relaxing 2 hour cruise and delicious lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Clean boat, friendly crew and great vistas of Windsor and Detroit. There were 20 of us celebrating a family birthday.

Thank Norm T
John S, Manager at Windsor River Cruises Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks. Come sail with us next year

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We took the 2 hour cruise from 2 - 4 pm. It was a nice tour of Windsor from the water. The price is reasonable! We paid $60 in Canadian money for the trip. They serve food on the cruise including alcoholic beverages. We did...More

1  Thank Charmain D
John S, Front Office Manager at Windsor River Cruises Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. Hope to see you on board next season !

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Take this two-hour cruise on a sunny summer day and you could almost convince yourself that Windsor is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lovely riverfront parks, the sculpture garden, peaceful neighbourhoods, beautiful waterfront homes - even the slightly seedy area east...More

1  Thank rvannie
John S, Front Office Manager at Windsor River Cruises Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind reply. Hope to see you next year !

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This boat is a little old and depending on the wind direction you may smell diesel smoke but don't let this deter you from an excellent tour. There is no other way to see some of the millionaire waterfront homes. The host is not a...More

Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Macasa Bay is a cruise boat that travels up and down the Detroit River sometimes for dinner cruises, fireworks night or just to take a cruise with music. It is a wonderful experience and the view of the homes or the skyline of Detroit...More

Thank lynjrob43
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great way to spend a couple of hours learning about the rich history on both sides of the border. Not over-priced and snacks and drinks can be purchased on board. A must-do if you're a Windsorite/Canadian. And who doesn't like a river cruise? The commentator...More

Thank Luckystarfish4U
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It's the best thing to do in Windsor other than the Casino and brewery's! The Cruises are very informative. They offer sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises. I think they might have a party cruise! You can cruise while having a nice cocktail! I highly recommend...More

Thank DarD55
John S, Owner at Windsor River Cruises Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope to see you next year.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We took a friend visiting from San Francisco. the price was right and the weather great. The boat was fairly crowded and we chose to sit on the lower level. There was nothing to indicate this was a smoking section, and there were others there...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I would not recommend it. Do a good walk along the waterfront from the Ambassador bridge and you would see and understand a lot more about Windsor. Parking was hard to find as I am unfamiliar with Windsor. A fairground hid the ship dock and...More

1  Thank Alan H Mr R
John S, Front Office Manager at Windsor River Cruises Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback and I am sorry to hear about your bad experience with us. We are working on improving the sound system for a better listening experience in the upcoming season. Hope to see you on board next year!

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