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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 #9 of 17 activities in Bayfield
Type: Tours
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rose Hill, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The national park employee that gave us the tour if the light house was amazing. He did an excellent job bringing us back to the time of the operation of the light house. The best tour we have had. The islands are beautiful.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

$35pp for a 3hour+ cruise around 11 of the 20 islands. Cash bar on board with snacks and local brews. I loved the New Glaris Spotted Cow. The captain was amazing. SHE gave a great tour, she turned the boat around so all sides could get a good pictures. We got as close as she could maneuver. Hubby and I... More

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River Forest, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I took the grand tour and had a wonderful time. The crew was very professional, informative and fun. We were fortunate that the day we took the tour, which takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes, Lake Superior was calm, so we were able to get very close to the islands and get a great look a... More

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Minneiska, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was only $40 so that was ok but only the port or left side of the boat gets to see anything. The captain did turn the boat a couple of times but times but we missed out on a lot by sitting on the right side. Also it ran long so don't make plans right after because you won't... More

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did the evening grand tour of the islands. That was well worth the time and the money. The boat is safe, you learn a lot about the area, and the people are very friendly. I would recommend this to anybody visiting Bayfield in the summer.

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Orangeburg, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Forty bucks a pop might have been worth it if we got to Devil's Island, the only one with the cool caves. We found out when we got within sight of the back of Devil's that the water was too choppy and we'd be skipping it today. ABSOLUTELY GET CONFIRMATION before you go that they will show you Devil's Island.... More

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St. Paul, MN
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The boat is very safe and I enjoyed the staff on board very much. They are all good natured and gave lots of interesting info about the islands. Unfortunately, due to fog, the tour was cancelled about an hour out. Do NOT book in foggy weather!!

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I took the Grand Tour in late May on our first trip to the Lake Superior region. After reading many reviews about how you only see trees on the tour, we decided to take the boat ride anyway, since we had never been to the Apostle Islands or Lake Superior before. I can say that the majority... More

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