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Bella Sailing Cruises

Address: 9993 Water St, South Shore Pier, Ephraim, WI 54211
Phone Number: (920) 854-2628
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Ephraim
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Jackson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Experience the breathtaking beauty of historic Ephraim and panoramic Peninsula State Park from the water! "Scuppers," a 26 foot classic sailboat with wood masts and red sails makes four trips daily including sunsets. Local history and tales will add to your enjoyment. All USCG approved lifesaving equipment on board. Capt. Tom is an expert on the history of the Area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a wonderful sunset cruise with Tom, Ben and Lucky. We also had fun getting to know the other couples. Tom has been in Door County so ask him some questions about the area. Very laid back and we had a great experience!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

During our trip this last week, we realized that we have sailed with Captain Tom Schroeder for over 20 years! He is a nice guy, a very competent sailor, and a fount of knowledge about Door County. It's just so relaxing to be sailing across the waters of Green Bay, leaving your fate in the hands of such a capable... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband I went on the sunset cruise with Captain Tom. It was a great experience! On our sailboat cruise was one other couple, which was great, because it gave the cruise a more personal feel. We got to chat with Captain Tom the whole trip, and his super cute dog Lucky curled up in my lap and slept there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

What a wonderful way to spend a summer morning. We had a beautiful sail in Green Bay on July 3rd. I highly recommend taking a sail with Capt. Tom and Lucky. My teenage children really enjoyed their time on the sailboat, and it made for some great family time. It was our second year on his boat, and when we... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We vacation in Door County every year, and every year we go sailing. To be honest, for many years we sailed with Stiletto Catamarans, exclusively. But as our family grew, our group became too large for them to accommodate and they sub-contracted with Bella Cruises, and Captain Tom, and his first mate "Lucky" (a very small white dog) to take... More 

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Smithville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The one thing you must do while visiting Door County, Wi. Take a sailing cruise with Capt. Tom and 1st mate lucky the little Maltease. Bella Cruises out of Ephraim, Wi. We spent the afternoon sailing Geen Bay with Capt. Tom. The sailing was wonderful and Capt. Tom was one of the most friendly and knowledgeable persons we have ever... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Saw advertisements for the larger competition but decided we would like a more intimate sail. With only six passengers, Captain Tom and his first mate, (a cute little pom/maltese mix) aboard we decided this would be the right cruise for us. Captain Tom got us off to a great start with introductions and some instruction and then we were off.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Had a great sail with Captain Tom and of course his first mate, "Lucky". Beautiful views. We were the only customers when we went on a Friday morning. Wind was fair, but the motor got us where we could see the coastline! This is a great area, Ephraim. Lots of activities and restaurants. Don't forget to stop at Wilson's for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Nice little ride with Captain Tom out to the island and back. Not much wind that day. Boat is tight for 6 adults. Bring some vino & cheese along for the ride (just don't forget your bottle opener and some little cups).

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