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2023 Rouge Cruise

Registration coming soon for the Friends of the Rouge


Thursday, August 10, 2023
6 – 9 pm

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

Join Friends for a unique Rouge River experience! Experience your hometown river on a one-of-a-kind cruise aboard the Diamond Belle with live narration, drinks, and great food!

Boarding starts at 5:45 p.m. at Detroit’s Stroh River Place Dock.
The Diamond Belle departs promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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

Please contact Lara Edwards at ledwards@therouge.org with questions for to be invoiced.

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

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

Contact Lara for more information: ledwards@therouge.org