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We were in the area so we decided to take the ride to Madeline Island in the afternoon.The ferry... read more

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Richard H
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Litchfield, Minnesota
On Time & Efficient!

Very efficiently run and on-time departures! If traveling in the area, taking the 15 minutes ferry... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
insight2actions
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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All reviews nice ride madeline island minute ride short trip smooth ride fun trip takes about minutes ferry line loading and unloading ferries run mode of transport short minute timely service bad weather the upper deck great transportation staff was friendly
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Reviewed today

We were in the area so we decided to take the ride to Madeline Island in the afternoon.The ferry ride was unique for us. The crew was very helpful and friendly. It was a great experience to visit the island.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard H
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Very efficiently run and on-time departures! If traveling in the area, taking the 15 minutes ferry ride across Lake Superior is not to be missed. Plus Madeline Island is just fabulous...any time of year!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank insight2actions
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Service runs regularly and on time, we found no wait time and had a good experience with the Ferry back and forth to Madeline Island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda W
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Even though it was somewhat windy it was smooth sailing on this ferry. They run quite a few times a day so it was no long wait.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James99946
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

About a 20 minute ride, professional and well run. The upper deck area was clean and warm on a cool, breezy day. I hope to return again soon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It's the only way to get public transportation to the island. The boats come at reasonable and frequent times. The price is a bit high for such a short trip though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LLOJ29
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Very impressed with this organization. They were on time, very helpful, friendly and the only way to get your car or bike to Madeline Island - in the summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JMP386
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a super efficient ferry line....takes about 20 minutes to get from Bayfield over to Madeline Island. Can either go as a walk on or you can take your car over.....price was not bad...we took our car over and saw the entire island!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Very efficient ferry. We never waited for more than 5 minutes either way. Drive on and go. Couldn't be easier.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kevin s
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The crossings are very quick but still long enough to enjoy great views of the beautiful surroundings. Taking the ferry over to the Island is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon, The ferry's frequent trips on summer days makes it easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy M
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