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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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Good Cruise, but Only 2 of 4 Shipwrecks

This was our second cruise, but our first on the glass bottom boat. Unfortunately they didn't mention until you were on the boat & ready to go that (because of recent rain/wind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our second cruise, but our first on the glass bottom boat. Unfortunately they didn't mention until you were on the boat & ready to go that (because of recent rain/wind) we may not see anything through the "glass bottom". They did give us the option of a refund, but by that time no one left. I gave it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On our recent road trip through northern Wisconsin and Michigan, we spent a day in the Bayfield area and wanted to see the Apostle Islands. We started the day with the Stockton Island Day Hike trip. They call it a day hike, but the trip is less than 5 hours: a 1 hour boat ride to the island, a little... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We did this tour in August and found it just okay. There were two boats that held about 140 people; however, only about 40 can be on the top deck for safety reasons. We drove 2 hours to get to Bayfield anticipating a beautiful tour of the Apostle Islands and instead viewed them from the bottom deck with about 100... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very fun and informative cruise on the history and present of Apostle Islands. Knew a lot more things to do around the islands and mainland area after the cruise.

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Hollandale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Captain Jack was a super captain and a superb storyteller. It was clear that he had a deep connection with the lake. He was so knowledgeable.

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went on two cruises and loved them both. The Raspberry Island Lighthouse tour was our favorite. Don't miss this one! I wish they had MORE lighthouse tours more frequently.

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Sun Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the morning Grand Tour. It's about 3 1/2 hours long - and Dave the tour guide/captain was fantastic. We learned things about the area we didn't know - and we'd visited Bayfield before. The history of the islands was interesting, and the sea caves on Devil's Island were phenomenal.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After reading a lot of negative reviews, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. The 3 1/4 hour Grand Tour took us past almost all of the 22 islands in the Apostle Islands. It was a beautiful day so no worries about seasickness. The captain was able to come in very close to the sea caves at Devils Island and turned the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The tour was well worth the money but make sure to dress for the weather. We were there in August and never thought we would be in 50 degree weather. Not an issue with the cruise or staff just me and not packing for it. We took two boats out and there was plenty of opportunity to be out of... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Well, more like 3-1/2, but I had to say it. We were blessed with a beautiful day and enough people realized it that they took out two boats, so that almost everyone could be on the top deck -- very considerate! The tour brings 20 of the 22 islands into view, with particular time spent at Devils Island (right up... More 

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