Detroit Historical Canal Tour

The Detroit Historical Canal Kayak Tour started in 2008 when Riverside Kayak Connection began working with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative.  We worked together to develop kayaking on Detroit’s Eastside.  The Detroit Historical Canal Kayak Tour quickly became one of our most popular tours. 

Highlights of this tour include the Fisher Mansion, stories of prohibition and the Purple Gang, the friendly residents of Detroit’s “Little Venice” and a view of the Motor City’s downtown.  See Detroit like you’ve never seen it before!

 

Detroit Historical Canal Kayak Tour

Paddling Time:  2 Hours, following 30 minutes of gear fitting and safety talk.

Route Classification:   Intermediate Paddle –  Paddler should be comfortable in active water due to the potential paddling conditions, caused by wind and waves.  

Route:   Paddle from Grayhaven Mooring Facility in protected canals to the where the Fisher Mansion is located.  Then paddle up the Detroit River a short distance to what has been called the “Venice of Detroit”. Then the return trip to Grayhaven Mooring Facility downstream on the Detroit River.

Meeting Location:  Grayhaven Mooring Facility, Detroit, Michigan 

Requirements:    All personal kayaks must be 12′ long or longer and have double bulkheads or be sit-on-tops. All paddlers must have a life jacket on and zipped for the duration of the paddle.  We do not allow alcoholic beverages and we will not allow anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol to paddle.  No smoking is allowed on our tours.  These requirements are for your safety and the safety of the group. 

Minimum Age:  14 years old. 14 – 18 year olds must be accompanied with an adult on the water.

Parking:   At the launch site there is free parking in the secured gated area of Grayhaven Mooring Facility.

Cost:   $50 Per Person For Kayak Rental  – All Riverside Kayak Connection kayaks for tours are single sit-inside kayaks.  When registering please provide your height and weight so that we bring an appropriate kayak.  

$30 Per Person With Own Kayak  – We require personal kayaks to be at least 12′ long and have double bulk-heads or be a sit-on-top.  Information on bulkheads.

Registration:  All of our tours require pre-registration.  Our tours frequently fill up so register early.  If you would like to be on the wait list for a full tour please email us at info@riversidekayak.com.

Cancellation Policy:  If for any reason you have to cancel your reservation or change the date of your booking, please call at least 48 hours prior to the tour for a full refund.  If we have to cancel due to weather conditions we will offer a full refund or reschedule your reservation.

Private Tours:  We can also book private tours.  Please contact us for availability.

Dates

Saturday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 27, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Monday, May 27, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

 Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – FULL

Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 24, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 24, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

 Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – FULL

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.