- 87 Ratings
Discover the Maumee River Cruise
Spend two hours uncovering the natural beauty of a well-known Ohio waterway. Experience the sights and sounds of the Maumee River as you learn all about local history.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a guided adventure down the Maumee River with a professional captain at the helm
- Check out the sights of downtown Toledo, spotting luxury homes and up-scale yacht clubs
- Listen to stories of the area's rich past and culture from someone with plenty of inside knowledge
- Pack your own lunch for a fun and tasty picnic that the whole family will enjoy
- Guided cruise
Please be at the dock 20 minutes before departure.
- 87 Ratings
Great!!!! Very educational!!
- Dorothy (Victor)
Awesome!!!! I found the crew to be very friendly with great personalities. I enjoyed the tour.
Booked 4 tickets for the boat cruise on the Maumee River. I was pretty fun. Plenty of space on the boat to move about. Had some artifacts and interactive activities for kids, so that was pretty cool. Not too much historical information provided on the tour about the river or areas we cruised by. They did talk about some of the homes on the river. We did see a bald eagle, which was awesome. If you are looking for a nice relaxing trip on a river to get a different perspective of the area, I recommend it. Overall, a good time.
Great relaxing cruise with good information along the way.
I have always thought being on the water to be relaxing. Enjoyed the trip, both relaxing and educational. The Maumee River is an interesting body of water.
The tour guide did a great job! We loved the lab tech's science lab tech as well!
I really think that the Sandpiper has a lot of potential. You definitely should have check out the new sound system a head of time. A lot of information was muffled.:( There is so much more that could be added information wise, during the cruise. History on the city of Toledo, the Indians that use to live in the area, etc. etc. Opportunity to make extra income......offer beverages and snacks:) Just some ideas .......... We would try it again:)
Everything was just the way it was explained to me on the telephone. All my family enjoyed the cruise up the river. We had ages from 3 years old to 93. Yes I did get on the Sandpiper safely, thank you.. It was a beautiful sunny warm morning, with a lovely breeze so we could enjoy the sights, such as the old Boyer, freighter and even a bald eagle was sighted. Thanks for a good beginning to our family reunion. The narrator did a marvelous job in pointing out not only the sights but facts abound the river. Virginia Imhoff
it was great. My friend (he is 10) was with his mom and I. The crew spent time teaching him about the river. It was fun learning about the river as well. Relaxing, fun and a great way to spend a Saturday morning for an extremely reasonable price.
- Laurie E
The addition of the naturalist showing us how she takes water samples was very interesting. The tour owner provided good information about what we were seeing along the shore.
We had a very relaxing time and learned a few things about the Maumee River, too! We brought lunch and enjoyed the cruise. I loved going to the top of the boat to see the river from a higher point. The captain was very friendly.
Nice boat, Friendly and knowledgeable crew. Good river water quality demonstration.
It was relaxing and reasonably price for a family outing. All ages enjoyed the cruise. Thanks The Stark's Family
I nice ride down the River, the Captain was great and I pleasure to talk to. The 1st Mate did a great job of interaction and telling us fun facts along the way very pleasurable ride down the river. I highly recommend Discover the River.
Besides the heat that was in no way controlled by companies. The ride was great and owner was awesome and very friendly. For surely going to take another ride. The only thing I think would have been better is if the sound system could be louder . But really loved the ride
The crew was very friendly.
Relaxing and informative
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and the captain was good with the children.
It was a great and informative cruise. Relaxing and the staff was fantastic!
We had so much fun on the Sandpiper! We learned a lot about things along the river and enjoyed every second of it!
Great way to get to know the Maumee River. Wonderful environment and staff! Always a fun time :)
We had great seats, the view was beautiful. Our your guide was informed and funny.
Friendly staff clean boat easy to locate and informative.
The tour guide was very informative and the cruise was very timely and relaxing.
Very informative and friendly staff
A beautiful boat, The descriptions were very good about what we saw on the trip. Everything was great.
Our captain and guide were awesome. Found out a lot about Toledo. Very informative. Relaxing , friendly, accommodating trip. All six of us would highly recommend it.
From the accessibility for seniors and those with physical challenges to the cleanliness of the vessel to the knowledge of the speaker. It was our first time and will not be our last! The crew was amazing, assisting wherever needed! The best ever!!!
Had great time on the river cruise. The staff did an excellent job and the trip was well worth the price of the ticket.
The crew was great, and the boat was very comfortable and conducive to seeing sights along the Maumee. The Captain (Paul?) was extremely knowledgeable about the river, Lake Erie, and the ecology of the watershed. The narration given on the trip was excellent. I will highly recommend this tour to my friends and relatives. Jim W., St. Clair Shores, Michigan
I bought this as a gift for my parents. They had nothing but wonderful things to say about their experience!
It was a very good boat ride for the price
I would have liked more facts on the river.
Had a great time the tour guide knew a lot of the history of the Maumee and toledo what a great experience
I have cruised with the Sandpiper many times, brought my sister who was visiting me, we had a great time, weather was glorious, everyone was friendly. Love this little trip!
Very nice experience.
Nice safe trip. Very family oriented.
Our two grandsons enjoyed their first boat ride. They learned some interesting facts from the Captain.