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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

Address: City Dock, P.O. Box 691, Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone Number: 800 323-7619
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Ranked #11 of 22 Activities in Bayfield
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The ferry is the best way to see just how beautiful Bayfield and the surrounding area is. It is a short ride but such an amazing view. One warring go to the bathroom before you board, they do have one but it is a little tricky. ;-)

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been interested in visiting the Apostle Islands for a few years now. I had heard great things about their beauty and had considered kayaking and backpacking trips. However, before I got the chance to do either of those, I got the chance to do do a boat cruise when driving through the area. It was the last day they... More 

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We rented out a whole boat for about 105 people instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner - we did apps and drinks on the boat. It was amazing we even saw swimming deer! Great views and the staff was impeccable! They worked great with Legendary Waters Casino to pick us up the Casino, no drunk driving for us :) Bryce... More 

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Lisle IL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We didn't realize that the primo island to view was Devil's Island when we booked, so we booked the longer "3 hours tour"!! Due to a quick change in weather, the plans changed and we never made it to Devil's Island, which was probably the most scenic area. Because of safety concerns the trip was changed, but not shortened. Every... More 

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177 reviews 177 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had greatly anticipated our tour of the Apostle Islands and when the boat tour started, it was sunny, in the upper 60's and very calm. However, within the first 45 minutes, it clouded over, the wind came up quickly and fiercely and the temperature dropped. Calm turned to waves and we couldn't believe we still had over two hours... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved our boat cruise and tour. Great way to see the Apostle Islands. Enjoyed the fall color and especially Devils Island. Good narrator with fun local stories.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I wanted to go on this tour for two reasons: to see lighthouses and sea caves. We did see Devils Island lighthouse and the sea caves underneath it. I thought we would be seeing more sea caves but we did not. And, due to the weather that day, we didn't get to see Raspberry Island lighthouse. The captain handled the... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was a perfect sunny day. Two boats were used because all the tourists came out! Calm water, blue skies, upper 60s. Great guide who explained geology, history of the islands, storms, folklore, industry of eras gone by. My favorites were devils island (lots of rock ledges and sea caves). I took about 100 pics on that tour....geology was impressive.... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I went on the glass bottom cruise. I thought it was reasonably priced. We were able to see a few of the wrecks that were close to the water line, but the water was too murky that day to see anything underneath, because of this the captain took us to see a few more spots that were... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A 3 hour cruise (didn't see the professor or Marianne) around some of the islands that make up the Apostle Islands National Park. The seats are very uncomfortable, especially if you're on the short side. The lighthouse on Raspberry Island is supposedly on the tour, but it was bypassed entirely. Would not recommend.

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