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Au Sable River Queen

1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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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 1 week ago
Mic B
Oscoda, Michigan
via mobile
Peaceful River Cruise!

This was a little hidden gem in Oscoda, MI. The boat is a little old school which I liked and it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Mic B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 July 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

2  Thank Bernice R
Reviewed 5 February 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 23 October 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

Thank Ladiesgetaway
Reviewed 17 October 2016

THE GOOD: It's beautiful and you're out on the water to see it. The ride is smooth. There is a snack bar with a good assortment of options, and a bar on the second floor. It's inside (there was an open door for the entire...More

Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was very relaxing and the price was right only 15 bucks for just about 2 and 1/2 hours on the Au Sable River music some snacks and drinks. Very nice staff and great fun.

1  Thank William Tracy M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 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.

1  Thank rachaelNBrett
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 17 July 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....More

2  Thank kolarlimo
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3 September 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
Barbara E
17 September 2015|
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Response from Cindi Taylor L | Reviewed this property |
And bear in mind that the boat does not run during inclement weather and does not run if it does not have a booking sufficient to pay fuel and crew charges. Had one of our reservations cancelled for that reason and refunded... More
Patricia S
31 August 2015|
Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
Our reunion group got a selection of flavored wines, cheese & crackers and grapes. However, from the other reviews, I kinda' figure it's individualized for each group, depending on how much each person pays and what they... More