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The Island Clipper - Day Tours

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Address: 12731 State Highway 42, Gills Rock, WI 54210-9792
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The ride to Washington Island is a worthwhile experience giving a flavor of early settlements and dangers! The associated train ride however is basically a snooze: drive by the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The ride to Washington Island is a worthwhile experience giving a flavor of early settlements and dangers! The associated train ride however is basically a snooze: drive by the local ATM; drive by the local lumber yard; drive but the local cement mixer; drive by a local cafe and stops to shop and buy water. The only memorable part was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Cherry Train tour is a must when visiting Washington Island. It visits the Art and Nature Center, Stavkirke Church, and Stone beach. The tour guide is very interesting, she provides a lot of facts about the island. You can buy a combo ticket for the Ferry and Cherry Train.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our honeymoon trip to Door County I love taking the clipper to Washington Island and we took the Viking train around the island it was awesome!

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The boat ride and staff were wonderful, helpful and engaging! They get a 100! I wish I had stopped there. The tram ride was largely commercial, stopping at places to buy things, the stops were very short, about 15 min., and there wàs a 2 hour wait till the next train which is unrealistic. I spoke with the driver at... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I Decided to take the Island Clipper over to Washington Island and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cost for me was $13.00 for the round trip ticket, being I rented a bike, which was free to transport. The captain navigates the big boat really really well in tight spaces to get out of the small harbor. We go past the Plum... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

At the spur of the moment we decided to take the ferry to Washington Island. We also paid for the Island tour. So Much Fun! Totally unexpected part of the day. The tour made several short stops.... Almost not enough time! We want to come back and rent bikes. The tour did offer us to stay at one stop longer... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are looking for a great tour of Lake Michigan & the Bay of Green Bay, then look no further than the Island Clipper. A narrated tour of your 30 Minute journey from Gills Rock to Washington Island is a must for all ages. This trip is just a sight seeing tour. Passengers only, so leave your cars at... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family opted to take the Island Clipper out to Washington Island during our visit to Door County, as opposed to the Washington Island Ferry, for a few reasons. First of all, the Clipper was slightly less expensive. Second, we didn't have to deal with the hassle of on- and off-boarding vehicles (the Clipper is strictly passenger only). Third, it... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice little passenger ferry located in Gills Rock. Ferry arrived on time, we were able to load up the bikes (well the crew did the work of loading them up) we rented from The Bike Shop up the street. We did not do the tour and roundtrip tickets to Washington Island were $13- no fee for the bikes. While we... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We took the evening cruise of the islands. We had two captains on the boat due to other staff needing the evening off. They were funny and knowledgeable and made everyone on board feel special. They told us many facts about the islands and the area, as well as some local stories. It really gave us a good feeling of... More 

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