- 104 Ratings
Picnic Lunch Cruise from Toledo
Head out on gentle river waters for a relaxing cruise where you breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy a tasty lunch as you overlook the local landmarks that Toledo has to offer.
What You Will Do
- Break away from your normal routine to enjoy a two-hour guided cruise down the Maumee River
- Glimpse the sights of downtown Toledo, spotting luxury homes and up-scale yacht clubs
- Check out the Veteran's Glass City Skyway while watching out for local marine life
- Feast on a delicious picnic lunch with your choice of turkey or roast beef sandwiches
- Guided cruise
Please be at the dock 20 minutes before departure.
- 104 Ratings
One of the things you must do once in your life if you live near Toledo.
- Alean Zeiler
Very informative and scenic
We all enjoyed our river cruise and of course we had a beautiful day to do it. I was very satisfied with our lunch, it was very good. Our attendants were knowledgeable and very friendly. It was a relaxing and pleasant time spent with our friends.
I thought it would have been nice to have someone greet us when we arrived at the dock. We weren't sure what we were suppose to do. We were told to be there 15 minutes before departure time, but no one seemed ready for us until after our supposed departure time. The cruise itself was very nice. We enjoyed it and the lunch provided. Also, I had e-mailed twice with two different questions. Later I found the answers online while looking for directions. But, the answers I was given via a email were different. So, I wasn't sure what to think.
What a really pleasant experience! I’d do this again.
This was our first time here, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The staff was great both in the office & on the boat. Plan to come back!
It was a nice quite scenic ride up the Maumee river, with time to talk to friends and observe the scenery along the way. Thanks
This was my second trip this year. First with the Bedford Flower and Garden Club and then I brought my hubby on Thursday. We just enjoyed it so much and Jodi is so sweet. The Garden Club will be back next year for sure. Thanks So Much! Karen McCormick
I was pleased because it was a great ride, the information was interesting (even the jokes) and we were able to take turns going up with the captain for an even better view. But what was noteworthy, was that my friend is gluten free and they furnished a gluten free lunch for her with a sandwich, chips, fruit and dessert. Just a hint: They requested that lunches not be picked up before the safety talk. However, since there was only one gluten free lunch, I was happy my friend picked hers up ahead of that. The other people on board were not going by what they had ordered but what they wanted, and many picked up their lunches before they were supposed to pick them up. Several people said they wanted the gluten free sandwich, although they had not ordered it.
Very nice ride. Excellent Captain, no grounding, great assistant Captain narrating all the beautiful houses. Bonus on this cruise we saw Two Bald Eagles. Great lunch as well. Well worth the money.
It was a beautiful day and the lunch was more than expected in quantity. Delicious!
I had an enjoyable time with good friends and the weather was perfect. Who could ask for anything more!
I enjoyed the beautiful day and the accommodating hosts! One suggestion, it was sometimes difficult to hear the your voice. Better sound system would help.
The captain and his wife were very friendly and helpful!! The ship took off and arrived back on time.The lunch was quite good. I would definitely do this again.
Lovely ride up the river. Staff very accommodating.
The only reason was someone told us before we boarded that our group of 18 would be together. This was pretty important as we are a low vision group and some need help in different areas. Well due to the size of the group, we we had 1 full bench and the others were in a couple of different places. Other than that, the trip was fantastic. The views from the cruise were spectacular, the employees were super accommodating especially with helping those with different handicap devices. Last but not least, the luncheon was a nice surprise with good quality sandwiches along with the fruit and extras. Only thing, some wanted water to drink and there was only soda and pop drinks. Would not hesitate to recommend to others. Paul & Jan Rachow from FrogTown Low Vision Support Group.
Everything was great ...the crew , the lunch, the cruise . Everyone enjoyed this cruise ...had nothing but praises
It was a good time. The food was good. The price was reasonable and our hostess was entertaining.
The crew was very pleasant, and the “tour director” was very informative.
Boat was clean and there was plenty of room for seating and moving around. The boxed lunch was very tasty and had a lot in it, also water and pop were available. I liked the narration along the way up the river so we knew where we were.
The cruise was about 30 minutes too long, people started to feel ill because of the heat. The event itself was terrific, and the 'cruise director' did a great job.
We enjoyed the cruise, and the lunch was really good. However, we could not understand hardly ANY of what was said over the loud speaker. So we feel we missed a lot. It sounded like a garbled mess. On the second 1/2 of the cruise, the "music" just sounded like annoying background buzz.
The guide was funny yet informative. It was a lovely day on the water, and the sandwiches were tasty!
Very relaxing cruise and great sceneries. The luncheon was good,
Could not hear narrative well
Interesting narration, good lunch, wonderful scenery...highly recommended!
We chose this tour because our grandsons were visiting. The lunch was fine. The information about the industries and expensive homes captured the minds of the adults. The grandsons were not too interested. I would like to have seen the Toledo Lighthouse and did not realize that it was only available on another tour. Perhaps, I didn't read the website correctly. Please make this clearer in the future.
Cushions would be a plus.
Friendly staff, good information and of course great weather!
It was a nice ride.Had a good time.
The staff was awesome! They were super fun and helpful and gave a great guided tour and were very accommodating. We would definitely go again.
The only issue was not enough water. It was an extremely hot day and it would have been nice to have had water provided. Next time we will know to bring water bottles. I felt the crew did a very good job, we had an issue docking due to an engine malfunction, but they kept calm and we eventually docked and disembarked. Overall it was a very enjoyable time and I have recommended it to friends and we will probably do it again.
On such a hot day, it would have been nice to have more water available. The lunch was good. It would be good if you had Barf bags or extra plastic bags for nauseated riders, either from motion, or the heat. Also an engine went out and it took about 40 minutes to dock.
Food was good, very pleasant ride. It was very hot that day but that was not in your control!
It was very good and people were very friendly and helpful. One suggestion would be to have more water available especially when it's hot.
You made the preparation so easy for my group. I thank you so much. The cruise was very relaxing and fun. The participants in my group really enjoyed. The only negative was when one of my participants needed to use the restroom, she said the women's restroom was absolutely disgusting. I told one of the workers, expecting to clean and all she did was shut the door. My participant felt awkward using the men's. After about 20 minutes I noticed my participant not smiling and looking like she was not feeling well. I went in the men's to check the cleanliness, and it was fine. I told her and she decided to go. Other than that issue, everything was very good. Everyone on board was very helpful getting on and off. I thank you for allowing us to bring our own food and lowering the price. Nancy
Relaxing and pleasant trip to sit back and enjoy the scenery.
This was our first experience on the Sandpiper and enjoyed the trip thoroughly. We will do again in the future.
Boat left promptly, good lunch and staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks for turning the music down.