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The Island Clipper - Day Tours

Gills Rock, WI, USA
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beachball42 wrote a review Jun 2022
Carmel, Indiana56 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Shibumi365 wrote a review Aug 2021
Savannah, Georgia402 contributions170 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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JeffandDebplus4 wrote a review Aug 2021
Winfield, Illinois52 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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JRusk wrote a review Jun 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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FMM15 wrote a review Sep 2020
Oshkosh, Wisconsin79 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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