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Au Sable River Queen

1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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Relaxing voyage

After reading some others' reviews, I'm happy to report that our trip was drama-free... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Ladies Getaway

Under the heading "things to do" in Oscoda this was nice as part of our color tour this fall. The... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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Reviewed 6 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 23 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 18 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
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We took this river cruise on the 4th of July, beautiful scenery, relaxing ride, good music, and the captain had plenty of jokes! Well worth the price - we recommend to anyone in the area!

Thank c w
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Such a nice leisurely tour of the AuSable River, about 2 hours overall. Easy loading, Steep stairs to reach the upper deck. Food and drinks available. Lots of picture opportunities. Only thing I didn't like was the music. Unneccessary. Have to yell to talk to...More

Thank Cindi Taylor L
Reviewed 22 October 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...More

Thank Jim B
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Good hotels, lodging, close to here?
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
How late in the season do you run?
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
what snacks are available on the river cruise?
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