5 Social Water Activities in Detroit to Chillax All Summer Long

A Slightly Better Summer to be Outside & Social! Check Out These Relaxing Water Activities in Detroit


Belle Isle has made its way onto many lists regarding activities in Detroit. After all,  it’s an island in the Detroit River with a park and beach, so it’s a favorite for visitors and locals. Social water activities in Detroit liven up the city and allow people to enjoy the best of its natural views while exploring some new modern amenities.

Detroitisit already gathered a list of water sports activities in Detroit for those more inclined to move their muscles. Though, summer is also a wonderful time to just splash around. Enjoy the water and its peaceful nature.

Detroitsit rounded up a party-infused list of 5 social water activities in Detroit to remind you to balance out your work with play and cool down. High five for reconnected contact with your favorite people.



Social water activities in Detroit can co-mingle with the land. Roam an experience of outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits, and simulators. Wander behind and touch a waterfall, climb the roots and explore the canopy of an enormous bur oak tree, and then pretend to be a pilot on a real airplane. Across a suspension bridge, you can step into a fishing boat and test your fishing skills. Be one with nature and the outdoors. Whether you take on the trails on a mountain bike or see fish native to Michigan in a giant aquarium. Endless adventures invite you to explore!

Located at: 1801 Atwater St. DetroitMI 48207.





What’s better than a yacht cruise? A yacht cruise where you can feast on a gourmet summer meal with the wind in your hair. The Summer Cruise Series by Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters is your go-to for social water activities in Detroit that will make you feel like your life just got an upgrade for the day. The stunning skyline views along Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River are just as irresistible as the amenities. Dinners, an open bar, and live entertainment are included on some of the cruises. For all the romantics, consider taking your sweetheart aboard for a special date night for are typically adult-only cruises. Who knows? It could end up being your wedding venue! Boarding is at the Port Detroit Dock downtown. Sail on! Click HERE to book.

Located at: 400 Maple Park Blvd. Ste. 404  St. Clair Shores, MI 48081



Detroit parks are a solid way to spend a summer day because each one has several fun options for all ages. The renovated Mt. Elliott Park & Pavilion features a Great Lakes schooner-themed water feature with water cascades and “kid-activated” water cannons, wind chimes, and many other interactive features. Complete with fishing piers, winding walkways, LED lighting, restrooms, and a café, watch Mt. Elliot become one of your favorite hangout spots this summer. The water features in the park were designed in collaboration with Water Odyssey, an international designer of fountains and water parks. The Gilbert Family Schooner Splash Pad is said to return this summer! Click HERE to stay tuned.

Located at: 110 Mt. Elliott Street DetroitMI48207.


Aloha Tiki Tours



The Motor City is always on the move. Time to add an extra splash to this list of social water activities in Detroit. You could go bar-crawling in Detroit or float on the water and let the drinks come to you. We welcome you to test out the newest tiki bar ON the water. Now, you have no excuse to sit around and wonder what things to do in Detroit this summer. Who’s down for an “island getaway”? Raise the excitement level for bachelor/bachelorette parties, reunions, family gatherings, team buildings, and more. Click HERE for more information. Up to 6 guests per Tiki. They also have St. Clair Shores Tiki Boats and Wyandotte Tiki Boat exploration.

Located at: 150 Saint-Jean St., Detroit, MI 48214.



Follow the light…the William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor boasts a 63-foot lighthouse. It’s a scaled-down replica of the recently renovated lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park, originally built in 1876. Tawas Point Lighthouse is the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station built on the Great Lakes. Social water activities in Detroit can sometimes mean just enjoying the surrounding Great Lakes of Michigan from near or far. Click HERE for more information.

Located at: 1900 Atwater St. DetroitMI48207

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