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Washington Island Ferry Line

Washington Island, WI 54246
+1 800-223-2094
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This is a car ferry.

Get to the ferry early, as cars will wait in line to drive on once the ferry unloads the cars... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Whitney S
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Went to Door county in September and took the ferry ride mid-week with my car. Did a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rockton, Illinois
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  • Average7%
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Washington Island, WI 54246
+1 800-223-2094
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Get to the ferry early, as cars will wait in line to drive on once the ferry unloads the cars coming back. The ferry can only take so many cars, so if it's full, you have to wait a while before the next one. It...More

Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Door county in September and took the ferry ride mid-week with my car. Did a little research before the ferry ride to see what eating places there were; which is not many. I missed out on one of the 'train/trolley' rides but was...More

Thank LynnieD815
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Ferry is on time, reliable and safe. Boats have a seating area so you can get out of your car on the trip across the bay. $80 round trip for four people and a car seems like plenty though. That said, if you want to...More

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

There is no proper restaurant or sanitation facility inside the island. Also the colors are terrible not that much good spots. the Ferry is also overpriced as we paid around 80 bucks for 4 people.

Thank rukkunudeen r
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We took the ferry ride to Washington Island without our car and elected to take the Cherry Train around the Island. We left in the morning which was a little cold and windy as we crossed. The Cherry Train was a nice way to see...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very inexpensive ride for our car and two adults.Ferry moves quickly and attendants know how to do their job in an efficient and friendly manner.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Holds 16 cars over and back to the island, around 30 minutes. Can get a little choppy but not terrible. Nice views, the colors are starting to change. I imagine it's awesome when it's full out fall. I especially liked the newspaper clipping explaining who...More

Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Even though it was a bit pricey to get 6 adults1 child and a vehicle across. The full day exploring the island was wonderful. During the busy times they had 3 boats moving passengers and cars. Kids had a great time on the Washington as...More

Thank DBTraveler01
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We did a round trip car trip on this Ferry. Going over I had a view from our vehicle and the ride was really good. Coming back we knew we would be the last vehicle on. We were number 12 car. Now some of the...More

1  Thank JudyLake
Reviewed 19 September 2017

They;re great about getting everyone on to the ferry quickly, and attempting to fit as many cars as possible. However because of that, one of the employees got a little frustrated helping us park on the boat. So id recommend asking someone for help if...More

Thank mball017
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Joanne F
13 July 2017|
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Response from cookie36879 | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes to an hour
20 June 2017|
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Response from cookie36879 | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus tour which takes you to some very unique spots, that you probably wouldn't find on your own, such as an old farm, a beautiful wood church built with no nails and a beautiful beach. You can also rent a bike... More
29 May 2016|
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Response from michael r | Reviewed this property |
I would drive so you can go where and when you want. Don't try and walk as all you will see in an hour is trees and then it's time to return to the ferry.