- 108 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.
- 108 Ratings
It was very difficult to understand what was being said over the microphone, I was able to make out enough of it to get the gist of what was being said. Both speakers that day came across as very muffled. I have no hearing problems, my guest however does and he heard nothing. The ride itself was just what we were looking for.
Staff was nice we also enjoyed the UT “rocket scientist” explaining about the river.
We had a great time!
A great, inexpensive time! They even had a guest scientist on our cruise!
We had a great time, the staff was amazing. Thank you so much
Me and my wife have been doing this for 6 years it is always a nice peaceful way to get out of the house and just enjoy the beauty around us and always be in safe and entertaining hands.
They very polite and informative
The employees where very nice and knowledgeable. It was over all a great trip for taking photographs!
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.