- 79 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.
- 79 Ratings
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.
1. departed and returned on time 2. lunch & drinks provided just right 3. information during cruise was informative 4. great value for the money
The weather was beautiful and the cruise speed was perfect. Please get the PA system working asap as "what you're seeing" information is an important part of the river experience. The box lunch was ok but what can you expect from a box lunch. Took our friends from Florida on this cruise and, being from Rossford, I was able to explain to them what they were seeing.
We booked the lunch cruise for a fun summer outing and it did not disappoint. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The catered lunch was delicious! I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone looking for a fun relaxing afternoon. This is a true Glass City gem!! Can't wait to book our next one.
Very enjoying experience
Your crew was friendly, polite and helpful. Lunch was good. Weather great so it was an altogether an enjoyable cruise.
It was fun. My five year old great grandson was all eyes, and he wants to go again. The crew was great, and my grandsons picture with the Captain was a big hit on FB.
Enjoyed the commentary but also glad it wasn't constant. The guide also floated around answering questions which was interesting. We went online later and saw interior pictures of one of the luxury homes for sale. Stunning! but way out of place in modest Rossford.
It was a nice trip. Food was good. Recommend more water or iced tea/ lemonade available -not pop
Was fresh tasting and gave us variety.
Had a fun ride on the river, enjoyed the crews info and commentary.
Captain and Jodie were personable and informative. We had plenty of space to move around the day we were there. Easy parking, easy boarding, smooth ride (we had perfect weather), bathrooms on board. Lunch was very good and easy too with nice selection of food and drinks. We liked that we could BYOB too. Thanks, We are locals and will be back with others. Areas for improvement: Better phone access prior to cruise date--I had questions, but eventually just booked online and sent email and vm. More open air seating for sightseeing/sunning on nice days.
Thank you, we enjoyed the tour!
Interesting,fun,good picnic, beautiful scenery. Any day on the water is a good day. Well narrated.
The picnic lunch was just right. A sandwich on a croissant or chibata bread, chips, banana, cookie and a mint. Some beverages served but you could also bring your own in a cooler. Nice touch when most places want you to buy their high priced beverage. Jodie was our tour guide and made the trip both enjoyable and knowledgeable. Thank you.
The weather was great with a great view! Forget her name but she was awesome telling us about the old history on the water!!!
- senior center
It was a great day to be on the water, the staff was very helpful and friendly. Thanks again, keep up the good work !
Staff was friendly and welcoming! Loved the little information tidbits and then the peaceful ride back to dock.
Food was great and the crew was wonderful.
Cruise just long enough. Nice lunch. Too many people talking to hear the narrator.(Not your fault)