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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

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Address: City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone Number: 800 323-7619
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Enjoyable & informative Lake Superior cruise

This is a great way to see the Apostle Islands. The islands are too far to kayak on a day trip. The tour boat gives you a good overview. We passed lighthouses & old logging camps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About 30 minutes into our cruise, they had to turn the boat around and head back to shore. There were 5 foot waves reported at the end of the islands. Even though it ended up being over an hour in total duration, they fully refunded our cruise. That was great customer service.

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A 3 and a half hour tour. Are we singing the theme song to Gilligan's Island yet? We were tourists and this is a very touristy thing to do. On vacation we all make mistakes. I'm trying to save you from one. It was painful. I give the captain credit, he tried to make it entertaining with information like, "... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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686 reviews
555 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best way to enjoy the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is with the Apostle Island Cruises. I have done the kayaking, even walked above sea caves, but the boat trip was the best to admire all these sea caves! The boat would go within 4 feet of certain sea caves. That’s quite close and we were able to see inside... More 

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Thank Robby G C
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out on the Apostle Islands Cruise and it was BEAUTIFUL! People start lining up about 45 minutes early. If you want to be on top....get there early and bring a ponytail for your hair :). The cruise was cut short after an hour because of wind. We got a full refund and We are very thankful with the... More 

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detroit lakes mn
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a MUST! FUN, entertaining and beautiful. Glad we did this. We had a perfect evening cruise and got almost close enough to touch the caves. Very informative. Great group of employees on our ship. Captain made sure everyone was having a good time and even let a few kids "drive" the boat. Made their night.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from the Grand Island Tour and it was a great way to see the area. Our captain was so informative. He had a great deal of maritime knowledge as his family has worked on the Great Lakes for 112 years. Many touching stories were told. On our trip the water was a little rough, but it enhanced... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Apostle Islands Cruise today! There was such a great turnout this morning that they had to add another boat to accommodate all the extra people. The staff was very attentive and the captain gave a wonderful commentary of all the 22 islands that make up the Apostle Islands. We went by the ice caves of Devils... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Apostle Island Tour on Lake Superior originating in Bayfield, Wisconsin, was a great way to take a three hour lake tour of the US National Park known as the Apostile Islands. The Captain spoke of early developmental years back to the late 1800's. He spoke of many interesting human inhabitants that were very eccentric. Created a good chuckle or... More 

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Thank Ted R
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the grand tour, and it was beautiful! Captain Jay is hands down the best captain I have ever had on any other tour I've been on! He knew so much about the history and geography of the islands! We got so close to the islands you could almost touch them! One of the highlights of the trip... More 

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Minnesota
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290 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to see the Apostle Islands. The islands are too far to kayak on a day trip. The tour boat gives you a good overview. We passed lighthouses & old logging camps & sea caves. It's a very scenic tour.

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