The Island Clipper - Day Tours

The Island Clipper - Day Tours

The Island Clipper - Day Tours
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beachball42
Carmel, IN58 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
If you want to see Washington Island and don’t want to take your car then the Island Clipper and tram tour combo is a great option. For four adults it was very reasonably priced. The ride over was nice and the captain gave us some history of the island and the pass on the ride over.

The tram tour was a great way to see the island as well and was just enough time to see what we wanted. Then right back to the boat for the ride back. We took the 10am ferry, which you then get right on the tram for the tour. Then right back at the dock for the 12:30 ferry back to the mainland. If you wanted to spend more time on the island you can we just chose not to. Would certainly use them again.
Written June 17, 2022
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Shibumi365
Savannah, GA402 contributions
Aug 2021
We took this ferry to Washington Island for a day trip. There were plenty of people going for the day to ride their bikes, which looked like a lot of fun. We combined our ferry ride with a tram tour of the island and enjoyed the tour and history of the island. The old farm museum was interesting and well worth the time. The first stop at the gas station was a tad boring, but did give everyone a potty break. The ferry itself is comfortable and reliable - as best as we could tell. Crew was friendly and happy to help or answer questions.
Written August 26, 2021
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JeffandDebplus4
Winfield, IL52 contributions
Aug 2021
There are two ferry locations at Gills Rock. The best known handles cars and passengers, and there is often a long wait. There is also a passenger only ferry (this one) which is much less crowded, often no wait. At Washington island there is a Viking Train (tram) tour (combined ticket available at Gills Rock station), or moped scooter rental. We took the tram tour and it was very convenient. It makes four 15min stops, or you can stay longer at any stop and join the next tram later. The tram arrives back at the island station when the ferry arrives. You can also just take the ferry for a boat ride.
Written August 21, 2021
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JRusk
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We took the Island Clipper to Washington Island. We did not do the Viking Train Tour. There were plenty of places to park, purchasing tickets and loading on the boat was fast and efficient. There was some narration on the way to the island but mostly it’s just time to relax and enjoy the view. You can either sit on top outside or inside. We chose inside since it was a little chilly and breezy. The boat left on time and arrived back on the island on time for the return trip.
Written June 30, 2021
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FMM15
Oshkosh, WI81 contributions
Sep 2020
If I could give this ferry ride 10 stars I would. We usually take the Washington Island Ferry, but decided to try this one and take our bikes. So happy we did! The ride is much more scenic and on the way over, there is some narration describing the area. We were so excited to see 2 bald eagles on our way over. If you are going to walk or bike on Washington Island, I highly recommend.
You can take the tour of the island as part of a package, but we were interested in biking and this ferry transported our bikes with us for free.
Written September 15, 2020
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PLCLS22214
Milwaukee, WI9 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
While we didn’t have time to explore on the island we enjoyed taking the ferry for the view on a beautiful sunny day. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly. The captain gave a little history and information as we went. There was plenty of parking and it was easy to find.
Written July 4, 2020
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John D
Urbandale, IA60 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a nice passenger ferry ride from Gills Rock to Washington Island. We went on a pretty breezy day and it was a hoot hitting the waves and watching the spray. Comfortable and fun ride.
Written September 29, 2019
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TGA2014
Katy, TX94 contributions
Aug 2019
What a great way to see the best of Washington Island at a reasonable price. Just a short boat ride and overview to the islands attractions.
Written September 6, 2019
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Jolsongoude
Palm Springs, CA361 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We were going to take the regular ferry over to the island, but since we were just taking bicycles over, we thought we'd check out this ferry, too. It was .50 cheaper for the adult ticket, and bicycles ride for free as opposed to the $4.00 charged by the regular ferry. Much more limited departure and arrival times, but if the schedule works with yours, this is a really nice alternative.
Written August 25, 2019
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WebbTravelers
Frankfort, IN44 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We did the combination tour, this included the ride to and from Washington Island and the Viking Train Tour. We thought the cost was reasonable. The ride to and from is beautiful, and informative. The boat was clean. Upon arrival to the island we were met by Judy who ran the Viking Train Tour. The sites are nice, my wife loved the stop at the Lavender field. It was a bit rushed, they may consider 2hrs as opposed to 1.5hrs. We wanted to eat at one of the local restaurants, but could not make it work with the train and boat schedule. We would have spent more time on the island had time allowed.
Overall it was very nice, we enjoyed it.
Written July 19, 2019
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