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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

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Address: City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone Number: 800 323-7619
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Island Tour

Arrive early as seats towards the outside seating on the boat will be taken first. You won't be able to see much from the inside rows of seats unless you stand or walk around. Do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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English first
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Madeline Island on Ferry and had a great ride. Didn't wait very long for return trip. Good service!

Thank Jayne I
Mauston, Wisconsin, United States
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Was a beautiful day but much too cold to ride on top! Captain was very informative as well as throwing in some great jokes! The islands are definitely a sight to see!

Thank Debra V
Crescent, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We took this cruise on a chilly October day, but it was worth the time and money. The tour narrative was great. We rode on the top of the boat and was able to get excellent pictures. If you are going on a chilly day, dress warmly and even bring a blanket.

Thank Judy P
Arlington Heights, IL
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94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We took the Grand Tour, and were cruised past all the islands. Except Gull Island, which doesn't count because its just like three feet above lake level and apparently full of gull... well, you get the idea. The captain was warm and witty in his narration. He piloted the boat expertly around the islands, adjusting nicely for the wind, swell,... More 

Thank aviatrix2000
Star Prairie, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I accidentally left my keys on the counter when we went to buy tickets for the tour. We then walked around town and to the dock, stopped at a few places. It was after 7pm when it was time to head back to our condo, it was then when we discovered the car keys were missing. We quickly went back... More 

Thank Kelkh2014
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Arrive early as seats towards the outside seating on the boat will be taken first. You won't be able to see much from the inside rows of seats unless you stand or walk around. Do not expect this to be a smooth ride, you are on a huge lake. The Captain does a excellent job of narration of the history... More 

Thank Utopia405
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We took the 3 hour Grand Island Tour which takes you around to most of the islands. You do not stop and get off but the Captain does a good job of stopping or slowing the boat so people on both sides get a good view! Enjoyable trip!!!

Thank Linda S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin usa
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112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful day in the water. Lovely to see the islands. Great tour, nice boat stayed downstairs because it was a bit chilly. Captain and guide was very good and funny. Also could hear better downstairs. Bathroom was clean.

Thank Lizbeth123
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went on the Grand Tour of the Apostle Islands this past week end. It is a 3 1/2 hour trip, and you get to see all of the Islands, and learn all about them. The captain was very entertaining, and the day was beautiful & sunny. It was a wonderful remembrance of my trip to Bayfield!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I wanted to say "Island Tour", but we never got off the boat. However you do see many of the Apostle Islands and the captain gives a good running narration as to why and/or when each was named. Thus you get some history of the area and the different people who explored and exploited it. It is a relaxing way... More 

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