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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

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Address: City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
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A relaxing island tour

This cruise is a great way to get an introduction to the Apostle Islands. The captain gave an entertaining description of each of the islands. The Devil's Island sea caves were... read more

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Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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118 reviews
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This cruise is a great way to get an introduction to the Apostle Islands. The captain gave an entertaining description of each of the islands. The Devil's Island sea caves were the highlight of the cruise. The boat ride was a good way to give my legs a rest from all the hiking I've done this week.

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I purchased 5 tickets for my family, at last minute 2 family went to Urgent Care...I explained the situation as 3 of us were boarding, and they immediately refunded 2 of the tickets, no questions. Above and beyond great care. Went out for Grand Tour, fantastic day, great stories and history of the area. Third time on this tour, well... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the islands! The ride was really comfortable and the crew were great. The caves, cliffs and clear water were really spectacular! We also saw several bald eagles, which for us was quite a treat. As a bonus, Bayfield is one of those charming low key small towns that is great for lowering your... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was a magical place for us to visit and the Apostles Islands Cruise Service Captain did a GREAT job of telling about the history, culture, and geology of the 22 (or is it 23?) Apostle Islands. He and his First Mate were well versed in telling corny jokes and stories, and "quizzed" willing participants on what he had said... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the relaxing cruise we took! The Apostle islands are lovely, and the beauty is unparalleled!

Thank charleshaycock
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is the main attraction in Bayfield - and it should be. I think the cruise is a little too expensive, and a little too long. But it is beautiful to get out there on a nice sunny day and see the caves

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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great narrative by the ship's captain. Interesting stories regarding all of the islands and light houses, and provides opportunities for meeting and greeting others from all places on the globe. Great way to spend the morning.

Thank Bill P
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The tour was packed with information and the crew was awesome. We went on a rainy low visibility day, so we were told what we could have seen if it were clear. We were shown 21 of the 22 Apostle islands, and all had great fall foliage. I was a little disappointed that we only got up close to a... More 

Thank moody81
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal Tour! Captain Sherman; Bryce, Helmsman; and Lilly (cabin crew) were equally wonderful and very personable! Truly enjoyed the stories Sherman shared with us along the way, a perfect addition to the overall enjoyment of the cruise. The magnificent beauty of the Bayfield area, the islands, lighthouse, caves, etc. is beyond description. I was enthralled with every nuance of the... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Sherman, pilot Bryce and crewmember Lily made for a great cruise. Sherman's local history added color to the adventure

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