In a time of political upheaval and a general disinterest in the arts, yacht tours are becoming more common as Americans seek out their local history.
Here are some of the more popular yacht tours you may be missing.
Detroit Sailing: One of the oldest of the yachts, Detroit Sails was launched in 1881, and was operated by the Grand Ledge Corporation, owned by John S. Leland, the founder of Detroit, Michigan.
It’s been on the water since 1883, and today has over 1,000 yachters on board, according to its website.
This year’s Detroit Sail sailed the St. Johns River from Michigan to Florida, and will continue to sail for the remainder of the summer.
There are also three yachter-driven sailing ships on the Detroit Sash: the Detroit Watercraft (DWA), a wooden vessel that has a top speed of around 12 knots; the Detroit Dolly (DWD), a larger, wooden vessel designed to be used as a cargo ship; and the Detroit River, a wooden, steel-hulled vessel that is used for yachting.
Both the DWD and Dolly are currently sailing around Detroit.
The DWD is expected to make her final voyage this week, while the Detroit Rowing Club (DRC) will be sailing the Detroit on July 7.
Detroit Yachts: There are a number of yachties in Detroit, but there are a few that are more famous than others.
There’s the Detroit Yacht Club, which was founded in the 1920s, which operates as a charter boat service.
In the 1950s, it became known as the “Yacht Club of the East,” and it was also home to the Yacht Yacht Association, which also provides charter services to yachtors from across the United States.
This past summer, the club hosted a yacht party at its Detroit home for the annual Yacht Festival.
Another of Detroit’s most popular yachty tours is the Detroit Boat Show, which takes place every year from May to August.
A few of the boats on display are owned by the Detroit Public Schools.
Another popular yacht tour is the Grand Rapids Yacht Show, held each August.
The Grand Rapids Grand Yacht and Yacht Museum is a boat museum that specializes in yachtering history.
There is also the Detroit Cruise Club, where the boats are offered to yammer about.
You can check out a full list of Detroit yachted tours here.
Detroit-based yacht tour operator Kym Ritchie operates the Detroit-headquartered yacht club, Detroit YACHTS.
“The yacht club has grown to become one of the largest and most well known of the charter boat companies,” Ritchie told Mashable.
“It is a great way to meet the owners of the best boats and the most experienced yachtes in the city, and a great place to experience Detroit in the summer.”
There are about 1,100 charter boat trips to Detroit every year.
While there are more yachteers than charter boats, the number of charter boats on the river is dwindling as the economy has been struggling for years.
“Detroit has become one the most popular vacation destinations in the United Sates,” Riggles said.
“We’ve seen a decline in charter boat passengers as charter boats have become more expensive, and more expensive than charter boat tours, which has resulted in fewer charter boat voyages in the past few years.”
In addition to charter boats and yachtered tours, there are also yachttakes that offer a more casual option, like sailing for a weekend on a river cruise.
There was a time when there were a lot of yacht tours in Detroit.
In 2012, a group of charter boat owners launched a charter company called Ricks Boat Tours, which is dedicated to exploring the Grand River.
“I love the Grand and Grand Rapids in particular because there’s a lot to explore in both areas,” Rickles said in a 2013 interview with the Detroit Free Press.
“A lot of people don’t know the Grand river is the most spectacular in the U.S. or the Grand Detroit is a world-class yachtl.”
Ricks boats visit Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids City, the Stetson River, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, the Grandville River, the Saginaw River, and other destinations, and offer a “full day of yampery” including guided tours.
The group’s website lists the tours as “an adventure that goes beyond the river.”
For those who are looking for a more affordable way to explore Grand Rapids and the Grand Valley, the Detroit Paddle Club offers yachternes in Grand Rapids Harbor and the lake, and the charter boats offer a boat tour in Grandville.
The Detroit Yakitorium, located in Grand Lighthouse Square, offers tours of