- 77 Ratings
Friday Night Family Cruise from Toledo
Rally up the family for a fun end-of-the-week cruise. Explore the sights of the Maumee River as you enjoy the food of your choice.
What You Will Do
- Head out on a guided two-hour cruise down a legendary Ohio river
- Marvel at Toledo's vibrant skyline at dusk, taking in the twinkling lights of buildings along the water
- Pack your own food for an onboard picnic or order from Marco's Pizza and have it delivered before you take off
- Hear stories of the area's rich past and culture from someone with plenty of insider knowledge
- Guided cruise
Please be at the dock 20 minutes before departure.
- 77 Ratings
Lovely, gentle cruise along the Maumee River that provides a view not seen by many (unless you own a boat!). It was great that we could bring our own food, but be prepared to eat with your food in your lap - a full boat means that you have no room to set anything next to you on the bench. The sides of the boat are open to the sun, so sunglasses, hat, and even sunscreen are a good idea. I'll do another Sandpiper Boat trip in the future!
First mate is our granddaughter,have never been on the river and enjoy history about nautical life...looki,g for new ways to improve our tours,Mystic Belle,Vermilion river. Cruises.. Will recommend your tours on our trips as another outting to customers
Great crew, very knowledgeable. Relaxed atmosphere. I have lived my entire life in Toledo and can’t believe that was my first time on the Sandpiper! Have raved about it to family and friends and plan on taking another one with family in the near future!
What a perfect evening! Would not have had the Sandpiper crew do one thing differently. I wanted to high five all the dudes there with their dates -- excellent choice for an easy evening out. My family and I enjoyed bringing our own food and beverages and being together on the beautiful Maumee.
The cruise was pleasant and the staff was very friendly and pleasant. One of the girls had very short shorts that showed a bit too much when she climb on the rail to secure the boat when docking. Over all a good experience.
Comfortable evening with great and friendly staff - I highly recommend this lovely cruise. Peaceful, informative and very relaxing. Looking forward to sharing when family when they visit.
My family had a very pleasant evening and the crew was very pleasant. We'll definitely be taking this cruise (or one of the others) again.
boat was in ship shape and the crew-Jodie and the captain were very pleasant
Fun couple of hours!
The weather was very nice during our ride. The seating is bench style and somewhat uncomfortable for a 2 hour ride.
It was a well organized trip, from booking through trip itself.
Thanks for being so good to our grandsons. The river cruise was the highlight of their visit to Toledo. We certainly recommend the river cruise to all ages of local residents or visitors. You learn a lot and it gives you a different and beautiful scenic perspective of Toledo.
First I received an email telling me that I had not completed my purchase which was great because I thought I had it all taken care of. Then at the last minute I had to cancel one of the reservations because of a work situation and it was done with absolutely no problems. The right itself was very enjoyable and would go again
I wish I could have actually enjoyed the cruise, but this was not the case. After our child ran off the boat screaming with horror because he thought there were sharks in the Maumee river you guys did a fantastic job of calming him down and got him to stop crying. Since he was still too big of a whimp to go on the cruise you sent me a full refund. I will be sure to schedule another cruise with you guys and find a babysitter for the 7 year old baby. Thank you again for all your help.
Especially liked the choice in music! Staff was friendly, boat was clean and views of the river at dusk were very beautiful. It was fantastic mental therapy at the end of a long work week. Thank you for the great service that you provide for our city! Mark Wagner
I enjoy the cruise very much. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you
Great trip, great tour guide, great Captain! We will do it again!
Jodie and paul are amazing. My Brother and his wife were here from Arizona I wanted to do something fun. It also my husband and myself first time on the cruise. it was a awesome cruise and Jodie told us things about the Maumee we didn,t even know and we live here. we made a wonderful memory Friday night. so thank you for a fun filled evening, and the memories. LINDA & JOHN LEICHTY
Capt and crew member for Friday were awesome and extremely knowledgeable of maumee river and area made the boat ride quite worth it. Would go again because of them. They deserve a lot of praise.
Boat crew was very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the narration during the trip. Nice to be able to bring food and drink aboard. One suggestion-cushions for benches. Two hours on a hard metal bench created problems for me. By the end of the trip I was extremely uncomfortable.
would have liked somewhere to put food items... the old table was gone :( also missed playing of music . bit overall great night for a company outing on the river
- MARK A
good job with the explanations of the cruise narrator -- smooth steady ride of the boat -- boat was fairly quiet also. Good length of time for the price - 1 hr 45 min. One note - would have liked to have gone more toward Lake Erie (or that direction - out into Maumee Bay) - although I don't know if this type of boat is designed for this.
Dispite the windy cool weather the trip was enjoyable. Thanks to the Crew and all whom made it happen.
We loved this experience. Always awesome to learn history and new things about your city!
Great way to see the city from a different view. Nice ride.
Great staff, friendly and knowledgable about Toledo and the Maumee River. Would recommend to anyone.
The cruise itself was a lot of fun and also entertaining and informative! We enjoyed our guide and her narration and learning more about the river and surroundings. It was a great value, as well, which is always a nice bonus!
Enjoyed hearing about history of river, and things along the river. Everyone was very nice and enjoyable to be around! Will be coming back in the future!
I thought the whole transaction was handled very well ! You sent out a reminder which I thought was really a great idea as some of us older people could easily forget .Jodie & the Captain went out of their way to please us ,such as the pictures that they posed w/us .I felt safe at all times which is also important !!! I knew most of the history that Jodie told us but many others on board I bet did not know .I had "out of state " women w/ me & I feel it was a great venue for any visitors to our city . Thank you ,Sandra Fish