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Ride The Fireboat

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“sunset cruise”(12 reviews)
“friendly crew”(3 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
+1 920-495-6454
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The boat ride was excellent. We did the sun set cruse. 1. everyone was super help ful even for a handicap person like me. 2. everything was organized and well set up. 3. the sunset was beautiful. 4. a great value. We will do this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikeythek
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time on this boat trip! Great for all ages, young to old. Plenty of snacks and drinks for sale on board at reasonable prices. Comfortable, smooth ride with great interactive opportunities if you so choose. Entire trip is a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Emma O
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Such kind, friendly and accommodating people! They work very hard to provide a great experience! Even the kids are very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. Our sunset cruise was just what we needed to relax and wind down after a busy day!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We found the sunset cruse by accident. We didn't know of the cruse until we went the the bay to take pictures of the Tug boats docked there. We had a great time aboard the fire boat where there is food and drinks available The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richjacob1
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My family of 4 (with one kindergartener and one teenager) all enjoyed this cruise. I echo what many reviews say about keeping kids entertained. Even my shy 5-year old who wouldn't hold the fire hose or wear a captain's hat was won over by Fred...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily J
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had thought about riding “The Chicago Fireboat” for several years and finally decided to do it. The vessel formerly was used by the Chicago Fire Department. The boat itself and the explanation of its features make a visit worthwhile. We sailed on a beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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!!!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GRACE G
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shannon N
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16 September 2018|
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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
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.