Peche Island Tours: Suspended for the 2020 Season
- Explore the 86-acre island.
- Discover the island's history.
- Experience the naturalized trails, canals and ruins.
- Enjoy the view of Windsor and Detroit.
Booking for the 2021 Season?
It is advised to pre-register all people in your party in advance, to secure your preferred date and departure time.
Departure times may be cancelled due to low registrations.
If the departure time is at capacity, we will be unable to accommodate walk-in registrations.
Payment, name, mailing address and phone number of each participant will be required at the time of booking.
Tours begin in June and will conclude in October.
Tours will operate Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.
The first shuttle will depart Lakeview Park Marina at 10:00 a.m. and will continue every hour on the hour until the last departure from the marina at 2:00 p.m.
Passengers return from the island on the half hour with the last shuttle returning from Peche Island at 3:30 pm.
A maximum of 6 passengers can be on board for each shuttle - to or from the island (excluding the captain).
No more than 12 passengers will be booked for each hourly departure time.
Anyone assumed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be denied service.
What to Know Before You Go!
Please arrive 15 minutes before your departure time.
Parking is available at the corner of Riverside Drive and Riverdale.
All participants must sign a waiver and provide photo ID before departure:
Restricted Activities Include:
- No swimming & No access to beach due to strong currents and deep water
- No bikes or pets at this time
- No alcohol, fishing or fires
- Do not feed the animals
- Do not wander off the trails (poison ivy)
Peche Island is a remote location, and as such, response to medical emergencies will be difficult and possibly delayed. If you feel that for health reasons you could be in jeopardy on Peche Island, please do not visit. The Police Marine Unit and the Coast Guard have vast areas to patrol and may not be near the island should something go wrong. City staff on the island are trained in basic first aid, CPR and defibrillator use, but they are not medical professionals. Please err on the side of caution if you have any condition that could put you in jeopardy on Peche Island.
Peche Island, a 86-acre island was purchased by Hiram Walker in 1883. Walker used the island for a summer place, and his buildings included a stable, large home, greenhouse, and icehouse. The property was sold in 1907. The City of Windsor acquired the land from the Province of Ontario in 1999. It is now a naturalized park with walking trails and can be accessed by boat.
- Naturalized island park with walking trails
- Docking facilities