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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 800-323-7619
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Kinda boring

I was disappointed but, then again, I maybe was disappointed with the Apostle Islands. The guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Victoria M
Sunset cruise just ok; shuttles are better

The sunset cruise is a overrated in my opinion. You get a pretty good overview of the islands and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Decatur, Illinois
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City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 800-323-7619
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was disappointed but, then again, I maybe was disappointed with the Apostle Islands. The guide did a nice job of calling our attention to each of the surrounding islands and what was special about each one. However, they all look just alike...a bunch of...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The sunset cruise is a overrated in my opinion. You get a pretty good overview of the islands and what it has to offer and the sunset is beautiful but don't get stuck in the bottom of the boat. The best views are on top,...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came on a rough weather day, and expected it to be a little choppy. They offered for people to leave before hand, but said he'd turn back if it got to rough The cruise was terrible, there was so much fog you couldn't see...More

Thank indianaseth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the cruise. It is quite a long cruise but the seats are very comfortable. The driver was very informative and covered lots of history and details about each island we passed. Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard. We ended up...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the Apostle Island Cruise. The water was rough the day we toured, so Captain America and his crew, Matt and Lindsay, took us on a modified route. It was still an exceptional tour. The captain is very well informed...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was very informative. They care a lot about the passengers. The water was choppy and waves about 5 feet high. We weren't able to go out too far. I think it's an excellent tour. My group learned a lot of history of the...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain America and his first mate provided a very entertaining tour of the islands. Had great commentary throughout the tour. The wind and waves (7'+) prevented the full normal tour, but the captain improvised and we say some great sights. A great way of spending...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early. Prepare to stand in line to make sure you get a spot on the upper deck. We were told to bring jacket and when you get out from the land it can be chilly. Captain Dave was very knowledgeable and told us...More

Thank Bellabella415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well advised by our B&B hostess to come early, we arrived at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. Grand Tour, with at least 10 people already ahead of us. It was a magnificent day, so standing port-side for close to an hour was no real...More

Thank MidwestCoastie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently, in order to see the special rock formations on the cruise website, you need to go when the water is absolutely calm. The day we went, it didn't seem too rough, but it was rough enough for us to miss seeing Devil's Island. Obviously...More

Thank Carol L
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They do have taxi and private tours. There is a lady in their shop who can answer your questions. We did see lots of see caves. I am unsure which island it was on.
5 June 2017|
Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
I've only gone once - and slightly before the busy season near end of May on a Thursday. The boat I rode had about 30 passengers and it had about 20 seats empty. You can reserve online ahead of time - I didn't and had no... More
4 October 2016|
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Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
October 16, 2016