Yes, but with great power comes great responsibility. Just take it easy, there are no pit stops or bathroom onboard. No, you can't pee off the boat... we will return to the dock in about 90 minutes. All alcohol must stay contained in coolers until onboard the boat. This means no alcohol is allowed to be consumed in Greens Park. Small coolers will be transported from your vehicle by a cart provided by Riva. Once you are onboard you can fix yourself a drink, sit back and relax.
Riva does not typically call off a tour for a patchy radar. In the case of extreme weather (if thunder, lightening or heavy winds are present) the captain reserves the right to call off the tour. We will try to make the call an hour or so before to reschedule your tour for another day.
Reservations are non-refundable and non-interchangeable. Being that it is such a short boating season, we need plenty of notice to know what our available dates are.
Absolutely! There will be an intermission from viewing the storybooks which is the perfect time for snacks and enjoying the views.
Sorry pontoons don't have restrooms unfortunately but thankfully the tour isn't too long (under 90 minutes). You are welcome to use the restrooms at Green's Park when we return to the dock.
Depending on your location, this could be feasible. Riva’s storybooks do correspond with a timed route around the lake starting from the Main Landing. So keep in mind a pick-up and drop-off will add time to your ride.
The tour pontoon goes thru several state inspections, and is specifically equipped for commercial charters. For safety and insurance reasons, tours can only be given from Riva’s vessel.
Talk to Riva about hosting a larger group and she will coordinate a dueling tour with the Pedal Boat Pub with enough advance notice. The pedal boat seats up to 16 people. 16 people can pedal on the party barge, and 12 can lounge with Riva for a guided or non guided tour. Both groups will leave and return from Green’s Park. Please make arrangements as far in advance as possible to make sure your group can be accommodated.
Start following the Tour on Orion Facebook page for small openings other guests may have. If there is a lot of interest for small groups Riva may host an open seating tour periodically for singles and couples. You may also email her to be put on a mailing list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Riva to check with her time travel schedule. She may be able to make an exception…. Especially if there is an old timer in town!
Don't miss the boat... literally. We can't hold the boat for you if you're late, sorry. There's a schedule to keep and we want everyone to have a good time.
Typically this is an adults only ride. But if you have some teenagers (13+) that are they are genuinely interested in Lake Orion History… then please bring them along. In some cases they are my best listeners! Same goes for Private Charters.
Just tell the gate guard you are on Tour with Riva! Your Captain takes care of park fees.
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