All captains and vessels are licensed and inspected for safety by the USCG and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.



Captain Ann

Captain Ann has spent her life on the water. She is an experienced sailor and power boat captain. She has a 100 Tonnage Master Captain’s License and an Auxiliary Sail Endorsement. She brings extensive knowledge of the river and the city of Detroit to any boating experience. Captain Ann is the sole proprietor of Grayhaven State Harbor LLC which holds a concessions contract with State of Michigan DNR to run all functions of the State Harbor.

Captain Ann has also developed a Marine Business Entrepreneurship program at Grayhaven State Harbor to support local marine businesses. MBEP includes fishing, kayak tour (storage kayak and paddle boards) and sailing lessons with sailing boat memberships. Go to Grayhaven State Harbor Facebook page to see all links.

Riverwise Detroit Boat Tours

Captain Shea

Shea has been on the water for thirty years, operating mid-sized power vessels. She brings knowledge of the ecology of the Detroit River and of the city of Detroit, specializing in its unique history with a focus on social activism.


Captain Glen

Glen was Captain of the JW Wescott, known as the mailboat to barges on the Detroit River. It is the only floating zip code in the country. He shares his experiences on the river as well as those he has developed as a well-known art critic and poet.