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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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Excellent Tour, Riverside Shoreline and History

This boat is a little old and depending on the wind direction you may smell diesel smoke but don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Windsor, Canada
Rocking on the River

The Macasa Bay is a cruise boat that travels up and down the Detroit River sometimes for dinner... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Windsor Ont Canada
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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%
  • Terrible4%
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“ticket booth” (4 reviews)
“both sides” (6 reviews)
“hour cruise” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7A2, Canada
+1 519-258-0911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 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 18 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

Thank Alan H Mr R
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I thought we all had a very good time. Teenagers took lots and lots of photos. This was really exciting cruise for them. They enjoyed hot dog and snacks on the boat. My husband and I thought it was a great value for the outing.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took the tour with our 7 year old grandson. It was scenic and informative. Our grandson was thrilled to travel in The U.S. (close to the shore anyway). It was a full, but everyone was more than happy to shift as...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Husband and I really enjoyed the 2 hour cruise. We sat upstairs and had an awesome view of both sides of the river. Loved the commentary which was informative and even funny at times. Loved it so much we booked the day trip going the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Line up early, choice seating is minimum. chairs a bit uncomfortable for a two hr cruise. Bar area very noisy and near the exhaust stack which people had to talk above that noise level. Lots of interesting history about the early days of Windsor. They...More

2  Thank Rick S
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16 January 2017|
Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
I do think I read that you can book the boat for special occasions, but it would be best to call them directly.