A Ducky Vision

From the southern edges of Grosse Ile, located  in the mouth of Lake Erie, to Detroit and everything in between, Ducky Baby Charters can take you there in comfort and style at a reasonable rate.

We will custom fit your tour to suit your needs. Enjoy the rich history, wildlife and nature on an unforgettable river experience with unique sights every time.


I started boating off of Grosse Ile as a child.  This is a passion that has continued to grow since I became a licensed captain. I gained even more experience as a part time boat operator for the historic and iconic  J.W. Westcott Company. Also known as the mailboat, we deliver mail by the pail to passing freighters near the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. My training, education, and work history led to the desire to give people an opportunity to get out on the water and experience the river and all it has to offer.


With a lifetime of boating experience on this river and local knowledge, my goal is to give you a more enjoyable excursion. Ducky Baby Charters is my dream realized, bringing you the joy of experiencing this natural resource of ours closer than ever before.  Call today with any questions or to book a tour. It will be my pleasure to be your captain.



Captain Julie Cortis-Redfield


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