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About the Tour:
Detroit Cycle Boat is Michigans first and only 16 person powered Cycle Boat! Grab 6-16 people and get ready for the best ride on the water!
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN RIDE?
Minimum 6, Maximum 16
WHERE DOES THE TOUR START/END
All tours start and end Sindbads Restaurant and Marina! Exclusive drink specials will be provided for the Detroit Cycle Boat before and after the tour!
We suggest arriving 30 minutes early. Tours leave at the exact time of the tour start time you sign up for.
WHAT HOURS DOES THE CYCLE BOAT RUN?
We run 7 days a week with tours running in 2 hour increments. Just click here to check out our calendar and availability.
Detroit Cycle Boat operates May 15th - October 3rd!
West Michigan Cycleboat operates May 25th - September 30th!
The only time we don’t operate is when Mother Nature doesn't play nice. If this happens you will be contacted and given a future credit for a ride.
On the Cycle Boat:
Detroit Cycle Boat is a private charter for hire which allows you to BRING YOUR OWN BAR! Yes you read that right! Beer, Wine and Liquor are allowed!!! You are allowed to bring your own bar! No kegs :)
Detroit Cycle Boat is meant to offer a new way to experience the water like never before! You've done the Rolling Pub now experience the Cycle Boat!
We ask all riders to show the same level of respect to our boat, Deckhand and your Captain as you would any other upscale pub. Groups exhibiting excessive intoxication or other inappropriate behavior will have their tour immediately terminated, without refund.
Safety is very important to all of us of course! We are coast guard certified. We provide life jackets for all. When you arrive you will have to sign a waiver. If under the age of 18 a legal guardian must sign before you can hop on. We also have 2 fire extinguishers on board.
* No Swimming
- Must follow Captain's rules!
- Must have a good time!
If you jump off the boat during the tour, the tour will cancel immediately and no refund will be given. A $100 fine will also be assessed to the person's credit card who booked.
ARE YOU USCG APPROVED?
Yes we are! All Cycle Boats go through a rigorous inspection before they are shipped off. We must go through training with our certified Captains and the local USCG.
No kegs and no glass!
DO ALL RIDERS HAVE TO BE OVER 18?
No. All ages are welcome. All riders are required to sign a waiver for those over the age of 18. All riders must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for those under 18 year's of age. We have adult lifejackets on board for all guests.
WHO SHOULD RENT DETROIT CYCLE BOAT?
•Bachelor and Bachelorette parties
•Corporations/Businesses: team building, group rewards, promotions, parties
Pretty much everybody who likes to smile should join us for a ride :)
WHAT CAN I BRING ON TO DRINK?
You can bring Beer, Wine and Liquor. We do not provide ice so make sure you bring ice and cups! We will have souvenir cups to purchase on board for $2 a person to use for the tour. We highly suggest bringing water also! All passengers must be 21 to drink.
DO YOU PROVIDE ICE?
No we do not. Sindbads will have ice for sale in case you forget some!
DO YOU PLAY THE MUSIC?
You are the DJ! Bring your playlist which will connect via blue tooth to our speaker! Don't worry in case you forget we have you covered!
Head over to the Book Online page to begin booking your Detroit Cycle Boat Tour! Select which type of tour you would like to go on: our downtown tour (6-rider minimum/16 rider maximum).
Use the calendar to navigate to your date, then the drop down menu to see remaining time slots that are available that day. You will see ONLY tour times that have not been booked already.
Simply enter your credit card information to pay in full. Our system does not allow for a deposit or partial payment, and your card will be immediately charged.
WHAT IS THE REFUND/RESCHEDULE/WEATHER POLICY?
Once a tour is booked it is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule for any reason, you are able to do so within 48 hours of your tour for a store credit. A weather cancellation can only be determined by the company. Weather related cancellations will be determined on the day of the scheduled tour only. If it is raining the tour will still go on as scheduled. If the weather is severe the company will contact you within 2 hours of your tour and provide you with a store credit which you can use to book another tour in the future.
CAN I BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE?
Of course! This is a perfect birthday gift, anniversary, graduation and so much more! Just shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set you up!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? WHEN DO I PAY? HOW DO I PAY?
Monday - Thursday
$475 per 2 hour tour
Friday - Sunday
$550 per 2 hour tour
You can pay by Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We do not have an option to pay in cash. Head over to Book Online to begin booking!
BOOKING DURING THE DETROIT BOAT RACES
If you book during the Detroit Boat races which is a weekend that is still yet TBD, Detroit Cycle Boat will move your tour location. You will have ample notice as soon as this information becomes available to us. No tours are refundable once booked. We will provide you with the dates once we know them. Since Detroit Cycle Boat starts and finishes all tours in the middle of the races pathway. We are required to move by the USCG. Your tour will still be the full and best experience just in a new location.
Want more info?
How long is the experience? We do 2 HOUR CRUISES!
How many passengers? We can fit up to 16 PEOPLE ON BOARD. Perfect for PARTIES and TEAM BUILDING!
Is it hard to pedal? NOT AT ALL! We have 10 pedal stations, a large bench seat, and room to walk around. You can even take turns pedaling!
Can you bring your own drinks and snacks? Absolutely, bring whatever you'd like!
Do you make any stops? We have a designated 15 minute HALFWAY STOP when dockage is available (99% of time) for: Bathrooms, Food, and Beverage.
Who provides the ice? We have plenty of COOLER SPACE! You provide the ice and cups! Souvenir cups all be available for purchase on board to enjoy your beverage!