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Ride The Fireboat

120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
+1 920-495-6454
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Best Ever!

We took a ride today and really enjoyed everything about the trip!! The hosts were awesome!! The... read more

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Patricia T
Unbelievable Family Entertainment!

Engaging! Fun 4 every age! The Chicago Fire Boat offers a totally unique & DIFFERENT... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessica R
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Originally designed as a City of Chicago Fireboat, the “Fred A. Busse” was built in Bay City, Michigan in 1937 and is similar to two other fire fighting vessels, the Victor Schlaeger and the Joseph Medill, constructed in Sturgeon Bay shortly after World War II. It served the Chicago Fire Department for many years and now houses a small museum dedicated to Chicago’s firefighting efforts.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
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+1 920-495-6454
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a ride today and really enjoyed everything about the trip!! The hosts were awesome!! The weather was perfect and the overall value is awesome . Kids loved the games and prizes! They had cheap shots and drinks on board as well as a...More

Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Engaging! Fun 4 every age! The Chicago Fire Boat offers a totally unique & DIFFERENT atmosphere/service in Door County than other boat tours! I can tell u this because I work on 1 up in the northern door! The Fire boat plays games & hosts...More

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip went GREAT! Plenty to do on the boat especially for little kids! Wonderful bar and yummy snacks too! Everything and more than what we expected!!!!!

1  Thank GRACE G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun! Kids. Teens, adults seniors all enjoyed this entertaining trip. The crew-especially Angel, kept everyone involved. Treasure hunts, limbo contest, information about the fireboat history and ship building traditions of Sturgeon Bay made the trip on this beautiful day a complete pleasure.

1  Thank Shannon N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We read several reviews on different tours & decided on this one. We had two elderly with us, teens & adults & one pup. First off....the staff is incredibly friendly. The boat was comfortably set up with seats in the front & tables & chairs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can’t say enough good things about this trip. We had 9 of us, ages ranging from 5 to 80, and everyone had a fantastic time. It was entertaining, relaxing and VERY family friendly. We plan to go again every year! We loved that it’s...More

1  Thank ctthorpe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A top notch small family run business that pays attention to every detail...worth twice the price !!!

1  Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time.Original Chicago fireboat.Best cruise in Door County. Sunset CRUISE was beautiful. Kids and adults will both enjoy.Hosts are terrific and cater to kids.We took many other cruises this was the best.

1  Thank james l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five friends took the tour on Friday. Angel is a great tour guide and super friendly. You can tell that they love what they do. My husband and I might go tomorrow.

1  Thank Jeanette B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Girl's took a day trip to take this boat ride. Had a blast. The owners a young couple do an awesome job with the help of their young son. It's informative, entertaining and just plain fun for all ages. The drawbridge opens twice for you...More

2  Thank madgea15
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Cheryl B
26 June 2018|
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Response from Angel-Ricky | Property representative |
Reservations are required for our sunset cruises, however, our daily cruises tickets can be bought at the boat 15 minutes before departure. I do seat those who purchase their tickets online first but I can hold 110... More
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Kathy121176
24 June 2018|
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Response from Angel-Ricky | Property representative |
No mam, unfortunately the boat was not made with that in mind...we have a platform with 2 steps, then 5 stairs, and 3 that go down on to the boat. However, we do have rails if they can handle that.
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auntieof3
27 July 2017|
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Yes, 2..
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