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2023 Rouge Cruise is SOLD OUT

If you would like to be added to the ticket wait list, email ledwards@therouge.org. Please include your name and the number in your party.

Your Adventure Awaits


Thursday, August 10, 2023
6 – 9 pm

Member Price: $100 per person
Non-Member Price: $125 per person

You are invited aboard the Diamond Belle for a unique Rouge River experience!

Explore your hometown river on a one-of-a-kind trip with live narration highlighting the Rouge’s industrial & ecological history, and its promising future, by

Sally Petrella, FOTR staff Watershed Ecologist

Experience your River. Support vital River programming. Spend a wonderful evening with Friends.

Your ticket includes strolling appetizers by Brooks & Landry, a drink ticket, and a cash bar.
Boarding starts at 5:45 p.m. at Detroit’s Stroh River Place Dock. The dock is a the foot of Jos Campau St – where it meets the Detroit River. Parking is available in the Diamond Jack lot at Jos Campau & Atwater St.
The Diamond Belle departs promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Parking Map / Directions and Route for Our Cruise

Directions and Parking

The Stroh River Place docking location is located at the end of Joseph Campau Street just past where it intersects with Atwater Street. Parking is available on site next to the docks ($5). (Press the image to enlarge.)  Or, click here for more detailed directions.

2017 Rouge Cruise directions and parking

Rouge Cruise Route

After departing from Stroh River Place, we will travel downstream and under the Ambassador Bridge before turning to head up the Rouge River. We will travel upstream in the Rouge as far as the turning basin at the Ford Rouge Complex before returning to dock at Stroh River Place. (Press the image to enlarge.)

2017 Rouge Cruise route

Thank you Rouge Cruise Sponsors!


First Mates

SmithGroup logo
PEA Group logo


Carmeuse Americas logo
Interlake Maritime Services
Midwestern Consulting logo
MJ Electric logo


Inland Lakes Landscaping
TSP Environmental logo
ULCS logo

VanAcker Family


Aaron Contracting logo

Rouge Cruise Sponsorship Packages

The Rouge Cruise is powers essential action and education for a better Rouge River. Your sponsorship touches the 8000+ students, families, and residents from across 48 Rouge River communities who engage with Friends for hands-on River learning and action. Select your impact level and then enjoy the difference that you make possible for a cleaner and more vibrant Southeast Michigan.

Download 2023 Rouge Cruise Sponsorship Levels Here

Thank you for make hands-on Rouge River education and action possible!

Contact Lara for more information: ledwards@therouge.org