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Au Sable River Queen

1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
+1 989-739-7351
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Fall leave tour

My husband and I booked a 4pm tour on a Sunday. We arrived at 3:45pm and people were already lined... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
bambam26
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South Bend, Indiana
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Unorganized company and boring boat ride

This is my first one-star rating on Trip Advisor. My husband and I booked a trip on the Au Sable... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
hulacherry
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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1775 West River Road, Oscoda, MI
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a 4pm tour on a Sunday. We arrived at 3:45pm and people were already lined up to board, but we did not leave until 4:30pm. Not sure why. The boat could use some maintenance and the tables were sticky. The...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is my first one-star rating on Trip Advisor. My husband and I booked a trip on the Au Sable River Queen a couple months in advance as we were told this trip sells out. As we were driving to Oscoda, we called to confirm...More

1  Thank hulacherry
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I love taking the River Boat Queen in the Fall when all the leaves are in full color! What a colorful display there is! . Seats enough people, snacks and beverages on board. The Captain tells about this river while touring with his ship! She...More

Thank PJMith
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The tour on this paddle wheel boat is the real deal. Very affordable tickets and a scenic route up the historic river make for a tremendous afternoon. Try the Bloody Mary's This drink is very special on this river boat and a real bargain at...More

2  Thank Mic B
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was a little hidden gem in Oscoda, MI. The boat is a little old school which I liked and it was recently remolded. There were plenty of snacks and it even had a bar on the upper level. The Au Sable river is absolutely...More

2  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a trip to northern Michigan. Drove down to the River Queen from Hubbard Lake for an afternoon cruise down the river after being cooped up due to lots of rain last week. It took about 50 minutes from the north end of...More

2  Thank Bernice R
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

After reading some others' reviews, I'm happy to report that our trip was drama-free. Unfortunately, because it's hard to precisely time fall color season in Michigan, it was also a somewhat drab trip, as the colors had yet to change and everything was still a...More

Thank flowerhead2
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Under the heading "things to do" in Oscoda this was nice as part of our color tour this fall. The weather was cold and windy so the windows had to remain open which made for a very chilly beginning. As the wind settled we were...More

Thank Ladiesgetaway
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

THE GOOD: It's beautiful and you're out on the water to see it. The ride is smooth. There is a snack bar with a good assortment of options, and a bar on the second floor. It's inside (there was an open door for the entire...More

Thank JenniferLynn920
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was very relaxing and the price was right only 15 bucks for just about 2 and 1/2 hours on the Au Sable River music some snacks and drinks. Very nice staff and great fun.

1  Thank William Tracy M
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debbiesdoor
3 September 2016|
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Response from Cindi Taylor L | Reviewed this property |
I live in this area. Nothing right by the boat, but approximately 12-15 miles to the east, along US 23, in Oscoda, there are many resorts and cabins and motels to choose from. The only chain franchise is Amerinn which is the... More
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Barbara E
17 September 2015|
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Response from Cindi Taylor L | Reviewed this property |
And bear in mind that the boat does not run during inclement weather and does not run if it does not have a booking sufficient to pay fuel and crew charges. Had one of our reservations cancelled for that reason and refunded... More
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Patricia S
31 August 2015|
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Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
Our reunion group got a selection of flavored wines, cheese & crackers and grapes. However, from the other reviews, I kinda' figure it's individualized for each group, depending on how much each person pays and what they... More
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