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Come sail with us on the beautiful and scenic St. Clair River.

The Duc d'Orleans has been a family-run business since 1979 and the boat is certified and inspected by Transport Canada and the United States Coast Guard and Homeland Security. The ship has a capacity of 170 passengers, however for a comfortable cruise we recommend not more than 150 people.

We would like to emphasize our versatility in handling any sized group and different types of functions. All of our facilities on board are movable, meaning that we can set for the occasion. We have two full decks with the upper deck able to accommodate 132 passengers and a bar and preparation area for the caterer on the main deck.

We carry a friendly and experienced crew of five or six who can accommodate any special needs of your guests.

The vessel charters out for $800.00 for the first hour and $700.00 for each additional hour from Monday - Thursday and $800.00 per hour Friday - Sunday (any day) and on holidays (Civic Holiday, Canada Day, Labor Day, Victoria Day)¹. Included in this price are the crew, the facilities, and the music and P.A. system. Should you wish to have a live band on board, this can be arranged at an additional cost. We are fully licensed by the L.L.B.O. and any alcohol on board must be supplied by us.

We also offer luncheon cruises, boarding at 11:30 am, departing at 12:00 pm sharp and returning at 2:00 pm. See the 2024 schedule for dates. These cruises are catered. The cost for this is $40.00 per person. 12 years of age and under are $10.00.

We only accept cash, cheque or E-transfers (no debit or credit cards) and an ATM is available on the ship.

¹ Please note, a $1000 deposit is required for charters. On the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be forfeit unless the time and date can be sold.
² Reservations required; must call for availability. For the most prompt response, please email us at

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