Experiencing Detroit from the River

Experiencing Detroit from the River

Tucked away in the Metro Detroit suburb of Saint Clair Shores is a secret gem that gives a wonderful view of what I call, “home sweet home.”  Nestled away in my hometown of  Saint Clair Shores, there are two beautiful yachts known as the Ovation and the Infinity.

Experiencing Detroit from the River - Awesome Mitten
Courtesy of Mary Anne Novak.

For the Fourth of July, I had the luxury to experience the gem known as the Ovation for myself.  The Ovation is the larger of the two boats at 138 feet long.  When you first board the boat, you arrive at the full-length dining room and are greeted with a drink to get your night started off right.  If you go up to the second deck, you will find a full service bar, cocktail lounge, a private suite, and a covered outdoor deck.  The top deck is completely open air, allowing for some sunshine and beautiful views of Windsor and Detroit. After you have boarded the boat and have gotten settled, that’s when the real adventure begins and it’s time to take in the view.

Experiencing Detroit from the River - Awesome Mitten
Courtesy of Mary Anne Novak.

The Ovation’s route takes you from Saint Clair Shores down to the Ambassador Bridge and back again.  If you want a breathtaking view of downtown Detroit, this is the way to get it.  For our cruise, we had approximately 4 hours on the water to take everything in while enjoying wonderful food, an open bar, and music.  I have never seen such a sleek boat cruising along the water.  The highlight of my Ovation cruise, is where the boat turns around.  This turnaround isn’t just anywhere.  Rather, the boat heads back to dock directly under the Ambassador Bridge.  Everyone gathered on the top deck to see a side of the bridge that most don’t normally get to experience.

Experiencing Detroit from the River - Awesome Mitten
Courtesy of Mary Anne Novak.

The thing that made the cruise so wonderful was the fact that it made Detroit so beautiful.  Many times people’s thoughts of Detroit include crime, bankruptcy, and so many other negative aspects, but to see Detroit from the water gives it a whole new outlook.  It is truly a beautiful city and somewhere that I am very glad to call home. If you ever get a chance to go on either the Ovation or the Infinity, I highly recommend it.  There are several themed nights left for the summer, so check out the site and see which one you want to book today. You won’t regret it, I promise!

What Michigan landmark would you want to see from the water the most?