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“Sunset Dinner Cruise was far more lovely than expected!”
Review of Dells Boat Tours

Dells Boat Tours
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were looking for a quiet-ish grown-up thing to do in the evening, and thought the sunset dinner cruise seemed worth a shot. It far exceeded my expectations as far as scenery. The "surf & turf" dinner was only okay, but the lovely cruise and views were outstanding. After the salad course (iceberg lettuce, cucumber, tomato, nothing fancy), the boat docked at Witches Gulch and allowed patrons to disembark for a short *very* easy stroll along a boardwalk through an otherworldly area of natural rock formations and greenery over a small waterway. The oddly incongruous "snack bar" at the end of the walk was a little jarring to see, glowing at the end of the pretty tiki-torchlit path. Upon re-boarding the boat, we picked up plates and filled them, cafeteria-style and went back to our seats on the upper level. We cruised around the river as the sun spectacularly set over the water, enjoying our dinner and a couple of glasses of wine (for purchase on board). The whole cruise was serenaded by a somewhat silly acoustic guitarist who sounded remarkably like Ned Flanders, which made us giggle a lot, but he sort of grew on us in a cheesy way. That may have been the wine... All in all, a very nice time. If the food had been a little better, I'd have given this all five stars.

Thank ZoomDoggy
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Took the Upper Dells boat tour today. Weather was nice but cool and the breeze was really strong on the water. We sat up top for great views and were very glad to have brought jackets. Others were dressed in shorts and flip-flops and weren`t so happy. The tour was very beautuful and we really enjoyed the Witch`s Gulch stop.Would recommend as a way to really see the amazing scenery the Dells has to offer.

Thank Marli F
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went on the Upper Dells tour, and we really enjoyed the scenery, and the personnel. Lindsey and Erin were our tour guides and they did such a good job of hospitality, and really relating to the group. They always had a smile and made us feel right at home. They gave my kids autographs afterwords,and were so courteous, that we were very thankful they were our guides. Thanks for the wonderful memories you gave my kids!

Thank Debe J
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Cann't think of a better way to spend 2 hours than on the Dells Upper Boat Tour. We have seen the dog jump between the rocks several times but always look forward to that part of the tour.

Thank louise c
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We really loved this tour. It lasts about 2 hours, the best place to sit for views & pictures is on the top deck. This is a pet friendly tour. You will see some impressive narrow river passages & awesome rock formations on either side of the river, you will also make 2 stops with loads of scenery and picture opportunities at each stop. The first stop, Witches Gulch was my favorite (view the pictures others have posted), a narrow canyon between the massive rock walls where you walk on an elevated boardwalk above the stream that carved it out of the sandstone rock. It was a cool and soothing walk to an area with gift shop & restrooms and then back to the boat to continue the tour. The 2nd stop is very nice too, there you will see a reenactment of the famous jump from one rock formation to another that made the Dells area become famous around the world. If you are planning a trip to Wisconsin Dells you should do this first - before the water parks, upside down White House and all the other tourist stops. This will show you why the Dells became a popular tourist destination to begin with.

Thank SailAway25
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