We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Junction of Hwy 8 & 47, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone Number: +1 715-369-7500
Website
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome cruise

We were able to take advantage of the last cruise of the season on October 17th. There was still good color in the trees even the the day was brisk. The captain kept an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Ron M
,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were able to take advantage of the last cruise of the season on October 17th. There was still good color in the trees even the the day was brisk. The captain kept an interesting running commentary going of the various sights and wildlife along the river. Overall cruise time was about an 1 1/2 hours which was perfect. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ron M
Arbor Vitae, Wi.
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Even though we live 'Up North' in Wisconsin, we enjoy seeing new things and water experiences. We'd been on this boat when it was on another body of water and wanted to compare trips. This was relaxing, and we learned things about the big Wisconsin river we never knew about. Lots of wildlife to watch. Friendly staff, and reasonably priced... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Frank S
Rochester, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My daughter and I took my grandsons on a sightseeing cruise. The boys really enjoyed it (ages 14. 10 & 9)- especially the block of cheese that was served at my middle grandsons request! The scenery is beautiful. We loved seeing the eagles and other birds. More wildlife would have been great but the captain of the boat can't control... More 

Helpful?
Thank LKH3589
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a beautiful Sunday afternoon cruise on the Wisconsin River in Rhinelander Wisconsin. We saw so many eagles. Unfortunately, the loons had left for the season. No deer were spotted during our afternoon cruise. The narration was very educational. It would have been enlightening for anyone. All ages would enjoy the scenery. The captain and the wheelhouse were accessible... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 53716Traveler
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Five of us attended the evening dinner cruise with music by David Dall. The weather was perfect, which helps, but it was an excellent experience for a very reasonable price and had just the right small town, 'Up-North' feel. It is a family run operation which added to the appeal for my party. The captain was a perfect gentlemen and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank 702TMC
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

you expect a little patter from the captain, but his really bad jokes and one especially vulgar joke were not appreciated. sometimes it is just nice to enjoy the view and while you may expect that he does this all the time and knows that he is supposed to provide a running commentary, we could have used more time to... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank cathy s
Carefree, Arizona
Level Contributor
124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Our car club went on this cruise last week. What a pleasant surprise! The weather was perfect, the water smooth, and the crew very attentive. The boat, which is 80' long, powered by two 75 hp outboards, is comfortable, quiet, and well suited to a river cruise. The bar prices are good, the beer is cold, and the servers attentive.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Gary B
Mishawaka, Indiana
Level Contributor
108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a fun and unique opportunity to see the Wisc River and all the beauty of nature from comfortable river boat. We had party of 5 ages 55 to 88 and all of us really enjoyed 2 hr relaxing experience of the ferry boat. This is two story river cruise boat with two levels- first level is enclosed with... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank KAP245
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Great way to get family and friends together. Enjoyed fresh air on the upper deck, great sights, dinner and music. I thought the dinner cruise on the WI River was a good value.

Helpful?
Thank Jackanddawnw
Lake Villa, Illinois
Level Contributor
93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been going to the Northwoods for decades and always do the same thing. I wanted to do one thing different. So I searched for things to do in northern wisconsin and I found this place. I am glad I did. We had a party of 9 and decided to do the magic cruise (It was my 6 year... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank firebird350

Travelers who viewed Wisconsin River Cruises also viewed

 

Been to Wisconsin River Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wisconsin River Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?