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Ride The Fireboat

120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
+1 920-495-6454
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Great experience for the whole family.

Recently took a boat ride with my entire family (Parents, sister/brother in law, teenage nieces... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Cary, Illinois
A Fun Boat Ride with a great crew!

We had never heard of this ride, but my son insisted we ride the boat. We are glad we did, we had... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Melody A
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunset cruise” (10 reviews)
“nice cruise” (3 reviews)
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120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
+1 920-495-6454
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Recently took a boat ride with my entire family (Parents, sister/brother in law, teenage nieces, husband and 4 year old son). This was probably the highlight of our 3 day trip to Sturgeon Bay. The boat is beautiful and has plenty of space for everyone...More

Thank lougordon1306
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had never heard of this ride, but my son insisted we ride the boat. We are glad we did, we had a great time, the host "Angie" was funny, superb and the life of the party. She kept everyone entertained and kept the group...More

Thank Melody A
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A wonderful young couple runs the tour. He's the captain. She handles everything else -- from giving life jacket instructions to selling hot dogs and taking photos of your group. She brought out an actual high-power fire hose and got both kids and adults to...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We took a trip on the Fireboat last week and really enjoyed getting to see some of beautiful Door County from the water. It was relaxing and entertaining and educational. Great for adults and kids to do together because the kids can move around plus...More

Thank MinnesotaMomMpls
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My husband and I took the sunset cruise on Saturday night. It was awesome. The captain knew right where to go to see the perfect sunset. It was beautiful. He also pointed out several places along shore that were very interesting. The captain's wife was...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Younger local couple owns and operates this tour boat and they really put their hearts into it. Super nice, hard working folks. So much nicer than some corporate owned you know what. Full bar onboard. Food. Wife works hard to entertain the young ones. Museum...More

Thank Riverboat_Sam1
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the boat ride during our girls trip! Bar was available, as well as kid/family friendly snacks and drinks. We loved that they shared information about the area and the different things we saw along the way. The scenery was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Family of five had a great time. Dealt with some rain but that didn't prevent the fun. Great staff - personable and professional! Scenic tour that lasts the full time. Highly recommend.

Thank MATT G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

What fun to take a boat tour in Door County on an historic fire boat! Really enjoyed this and so glad we chose this activity! The couple that own the boat were wonderful tour guides. Along with enjoying the beautiful views of Sturgeon Bay, the...More

Thank DianneK-WI
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The last thing we did while in Sturgeon bay wish we would have did it on the first day, went on the sunset tour, the scenery was unbelievable, the husband and wife that own and operate the boat are fantastic, the narrative tour was great...More

Thank Eric D
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Angel-Ricky | Property representative |
Yes, 2 actually.
Thomas R
27 August 2016|
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Response from Ridethefireboat | Property representative |
No charge for the pups- hope to see you and your furry family onboard!