Public Cruises


The Sandpiper offers a number of relaxing and fun cruises on the Maumee River in Downtown Toledo. Whether you are looking for a unique excursion with the family or a fun-filled night with friends, the Sandpiper has plenty of options to fit your needs. Our staff and crew on The Sandpiper will ensure your time on the Maumee River is one you will not forget. 

Note: All of our public cruises are BYOB.


Picnic Lunch CruisE

Thursdays, May through October.

Join us for an extended lunch break on a 2-hour tour of the Maumee River, come see what downtown Toledo has to offer. Cruises travel along the river to view stately homes, yacht clubs and wildlife or head down river to view the Veteran's Glass City Skyway and Toledo's busy port. This cruise is catered by Superior Catering. Please choose your lunch option and list it in the "Customer Comments" when checking-out. Options are ham, turkey, roast beef, vegetarian, or gluten-free.

Discover the River

Saturdays, May through September.

A 2-hour cruise discovering all the Maumee River has to offer. From stately homes to up-close views of wildlife, this cruise is fun for the whole family. Picnic items are encouraged.

Friday Night Family Cruise

Fridays, May through October.

Bring the family for a 2-hour cruise on the mighty Maumee! Enjoy the enchanting dusk views of downtown Toledo, view area wildlife, as well as the stately homes along the way. Bring a picnic or order Marco's Pizza to be delivered to the boat before departure: (419) 698-1511, don’t forget to let them know you’ll be on The Sandpiper!

Sunset Cruise and City Lights

Sundays, May through September.

Cruise up the majestic Maumee River to Walbridge Park and enjoy a beautiful sunset followed by a return trip downtown for amazing night views. Light snacks provided and BYOB.


June 16th, 5:00-7:00

Bring your father/grandfather out for a wonderful early evening cruise on the river...ALL father's/grandfather's are FREE with the purchase of another ticket.

Musical Dinner Cruise

Various dates.

Join us for a relaxing cruise down the Maumee River as we enjoy dinner from the world famous, Tony Packo's and the music of Kerry Patrick Clark.

Boat Race Viewing

June 29, 2019

Grab a seat and watch the boat races on the Maumee River. Only $5 per person. Restrooms on board. You may bring any food or drink, as well as a small cooler along to make it a memorable day.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

On July 4th!

Enjoy the best seats in the house as we anchor on the Maumee River for the fireworks show and a 2-hour cruise. BYOB

Cigar Cruise

Multiple dates, May through October.

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the river with your favorite cigars, friends old and new. Bring your own cigars, beverages and food. Order Marco's Pizza and it will be delivered to the boat before our departure: (419) 698-1511, don’t forget to let them know you’ll be on The Sandpiper!

Lighthouse Cruise

Once a month, June through September.

Enjoy a 5-hour downriver cruise as we pass the Veteran's Glass City Skyway into the magical open waters of Lake Erie to Toledo's unique Harbor Lighthouse and the remains of The Turtle Island Lighthouse. 

Fire/Police Charity

August 5th, August 6th, September 2nd, and September 3rd. From 6:00pm -to- 8:00pm

1 FREE ticket with proof of employment with Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Toledo Police or Toledo Fire Department. Each free ticket holder may bring 1 guest as well. Food and drinks will be provided for all guests. Come and enjoy a FREE 2-hour ride on us to say "Thank You!"

Fall Color Cruise

Weekends in October.

Travel down the Maumee and enjoy the fall festival of color. Make sure to bring your camera for some of the most beautiful views along the Maumee River. As the leaves change, the river becomes even more breathtaking. This 2-hour cruise will leave you counting down the days until the next Sandpiper season.


End of October, dates to come.

A party is a brewin'... Join us for a Halloween Spooktacular! Adults only (18+) and costumes are a must as there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

Halloween BOO! Cruise

End of October, dates to come.

Our Halloween BOO! Cruise is a family-friendly experience for kids of all ages. This 30-minute cruise features Halloween treats and fun. Dress to impress!