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Au Sable River Queen
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1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This ride was enjoyable, even with the captains corny jokes. We started on the top deck, since that's where the rest of the passengers went, but soon discovered that we couldn't make out what the captain was saying.over the speaker system. Moving to ground level...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank L S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank licatamarino
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 27 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank bambam26
Reviewed 16 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
9  Thank hulacherry
Reviewed 8 September 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank PJMith
Reviewed 9 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Mic B
Reviewed 18 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Meeksaw84
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

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank BerniceR_1880
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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