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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, plus tax from Monday - Thursday and $800.00 per hour, plus tax 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 by you. This price is accurate until the end of the 2024 season.

We are fully licensed by the L.L.B.O. and any alcohol on board must be supplied by us.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: We would like to inform everyone of the price changes for 2025. The charter prices will be Monday - Friday, $800.00 per hour, plus tax and Friday - Sunday, $950.00 for the first hour, $800.00 each hour after, plus tax. This will begin when we start booking for 2025 in June.

We also offer luncheon cruises, boarding at 11:30 am, departing at 12:00 pm sharp and returning at 2:00 pm. See the schedule under "Lunches and Brunches" for dates. These cruises are catered by Shawdee's Frozen Food and Catering. 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 forfeited unless the time and date can be sold.
² Reservations required;
Please email us at or Call 519 337 5152 for availability.

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