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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

City Dock, P.O. Box 691, Bayfield, WI 54814
800 323-7619
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Ranked #8 of 17 activities in Bayfield
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Carlsbad, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you have young children, are elderly, or the weather is bad this tour would be fine. Boat does not travel fast and has plenty of seats, half of which are completely covered from the elements. Not all that much information provided but it does give you a good view of the islands. I would recommend a sailboat tour or... More

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Took the cruise around the islands with the narrative of the history of the National Park. Very interesting. Our captain (Cal) was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and pleasant.

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Blackduck, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful! Fantastic way to see the islands ! Family friendly staff. The weather was beautiful for us which made it even better!

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spent three hours with Captain Brett on Thursday getting a private tour of the Apostle Islands. Great experience!!! Captain Brett was knowledgeable and entertaining. The boat was comfortable for 4 people. We would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

During the evening Grans Tour, we learned a bit about the islands and their history, viewed lighthouses and the beautiful sea caves, and enjoyed some fun music as we made our way from island to island. As others have mentioned, 3 hours is a bit long, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. The captain was informative and witty, and his recommendations... More

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North Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we've wanted to visit the islands for a long time (& we don't have our own boat), so we decided to take the grand tour (3.25 hours) which sounded great. even though the guide on board was forthcoming about the islands, wildlife, history, etc. we felt the trip's duration could have been cut in half and we wouldn't have missed... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took the 5 pm cruise. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Our narrator was knowledgeable and shared a lot information about the islands as a group and each individual island. We took the 3 hour cruise. We were able to see a lot, but 3 hours was a long ride. Would have preferred a little shorter time. The scenery... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took the grand tour with our 12 yr old grand daughter. The captain was very informative. He not only told about the Park and each Island but also anectdotes of the area. Some were quite funny and all very interesting. It was loved by all. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Grand Tour, a 3 hour boat trip through the Apostle Islands is a great way to see the islands if you don't have your own boat. Sit on the top deck and enjoy the wind, beautiful scenery and eagles flying overhead. A good narration of the history of the islands and facts about Lake Superior are provided along the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We booked this trip on a smaller boat since we couldn't make the time for the big boat that was going to take us to camp on Stockton Island. Captain Cal was waiting for us, helped us load our packs on the boat, and was very knowledgeable about the surrounding islands. The 3 of us enjoyed the 1 hr 15... More

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