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Daily narrated sightseeing cruises departing from Baileys Harbor Village Marina to see 3 lighthouses islands and beautiful coastline including multi-million dollar estates. Relaxing sunset cruises along the coastline.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Baileys Harbor, WI 54234
+1 920-854-4707
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We signed up for the deaths door and plum island tour but due to weather we did a coastline cruise. We were not disappointed. The coastline and beautiful and the crew made it very enjoyable with interesting facts and sights along the way. We saw...More

Thank lisa d
ShorelineCharters, Owner at The Shoreline Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

At times we have to improvise on the route depending on weather, we make every attempt to provide our passengers with a fun and enjoyable ride. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate you taking the time to make a comment. Thanks for...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The trip was great. You will learn local history and see some amazing lighthouses we even were able to see a few shipwrecks. Really good staff

Thank Dinoandkim
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We did the Deaths Door Tour. There were rough weather warnings for Lake Michigan the day we went, our captain was very knowledgeable and told us the boat we were on has been borrowed by the coast guard when their boat was under repair. It...More

Thank Brenda Z
ShorelineCharters, Captain at The Shoreline Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hello Brenda, Thank for joining us on one of the more adventurous rides, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. You are right about the boat being seaworthy, "The Shoreline" was originally built for the Navy and has been involved in several rescues over...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

An approximate two hour cruise out into Lake Michigan. In the course of the cruise we saw three light houses, went over three ship wrecks (a little difficult to see) and some surprise excitement. The ship got a call that a Boat had lost power...More

Thank susie f
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Baileys Harbor. Beautiful scenic trip. Great Captain who was a great story teller. Knowledgeable about shipwrecks and lighthouses.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed September 22, 2017

The boat tour was a bit boring....no narration on the way back didn't help. The shipwrecks were nothing to write home about either. The people in charge were extremely helpful and the boat was clean. The day was beautiful so it was nice to be...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We came from Gills Rock so tried to get on tour from there, it was booked, so decided to try this tour. It was nothing special. The ship captain was good, but another gentleman did all the talking. He sat & faced towards the back...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

During the 4th of July we decided to do a boat tour thinking it would be a fun way to see Door County from the lake. While I would recommend this tour for an elderly couple (senior citizens and up) I would not recommend this...More

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I admire excellence and that's what this is. The captain knew the area as a master, knowing the history, stories, and characters. I cannot recommend this highly enough if you are looking for a lake tour of the area.

Thank chrisayers327
ShorelineCharters, Owner at The Shoreline Charters, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2016

Thank you for your review, just curious, where on our boat from Sister Bay or Gills Rock? Thanks, Capt. Jim

Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We spent a delightful couple of hours on the cruise. It was chilly, no just cold, but blankets were available. The captain and guides are local and know folklore and local stories. This is not a pre-recorded tour. We spotted a bald eagle on one...More

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May 22, 2016|
Response from Ellie G |
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May 22, 2016|
Response from 303janez | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. We called to see if they were open. Phone Number is (920) 854-4707. Good Luck.
August 7, 2015|
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Response from ShorelineCharters | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. We do not run cruises in November, we stop running mid to late October depending on weather.