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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 800-323-7619
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The Grand Tour

My wife and I took the Grand Tour on a hot Saturday evening, the Captain was quite entertaining and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roger C
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Prescott, Wisconsin
Young captain made the trip fun

Great way to spend a few hours on a sunny day. We took the tour on a busy Saturday, so the boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Willwerks
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“grand tour” (115 reviews)
“top deck” (33 reviews)
“both sides” (24 reviews)
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City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
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+1 800-323-7619
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I took the Grand Tour on a hot Saturday evening, the Captain was quite entertaining and getting to Devils Island was the Highlight. The Captain was considerate, turning the boat around so passengers on each side of the boat could see. The...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours on a sunny day. We took the tour on a busy Saturday, so the boat (and another) were full. Sat up top, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The young captain's patter and narration was both humorous and helpful....More

1  Thank Willwerks
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Lighthouse and shipwreck cruise one afternoon. There is a line to get a good seat. Most seats are fine. But if you want to be on top you will need to be there early. You travel a bit between islands so it...More

1  Thank joelwx39
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't get me wrong: the Apostle Islands are lovely and scenic, particularly the caves along Devils Island. But the caves consists of 15 minutes worth of a 3-hour Grand Tour, and this cruise company doesn't put a good effort into entertaining or educating during the...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a tour just over 3 hours - perfect if you want a relaxing boat ride. People start to line up 45-min prior to boarding to secure a good seat. The top seats go right away. The inside seats are nice if the weather...More

Thank nekko95
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the 5:30PM cruise which lasted almost 3.5 hours. The captain was very knowledgeable and interesting! It was a clear night and we were able to see all of the islands and a lovely beginning to the evening sunset. If you go, wear warm...More

Thank AlohaOmro
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the skill of Captain Rob, the cruise ship captain. The waters were a bit rough at the beginning of our 4-hour tour, but he managed to keep everyone at ease, taking us slowly around the rising waves with perfect skill...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the lighthouse & shipwreck tour on the 4th of July, so it was a busy time and the boat was crowded. The captain was knowledgeable and informative and provided a lot of information about the islands, the lighthouses and the shipwreck remains. We...More

Thank fatzaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved taking this cruise which was very informative and worth the money. The Captain was excellent and went around the boat to meet with people and answer any questions we had.

Thank rod-n-tas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Evening Grand Tour and it was worth every penny. The tour took a little over 3 hours and we were taken all the way out to Devil's Island right up to the sea caves. We got wonderful photos. The captain was great...More

Thank Leigha F
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goodiowagirl
7 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They do have taxi and private tours. There is a lady in their shop who can answer your questions. We did see lots of see caves. I am unsure which island it was on.
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ctroncosoglez
4 June 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
I've only gone once - and slightly before the busy season near end of May on a Thursday. The boat I rode had about 30 passengers and it had about 20 seats empty. You can reserve online ahead of time - I didn't and had no... More
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kathy9045
4 October 2016|
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