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Apostle Islands Cruise Service

City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
+1 800-323-7619
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Prepare to stand and wait.

The Island Princess holds 37 people on the upper deck. First come first serve. We were told to come... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patty S
via mobile
High Winds and Water Spray

Our 2 bus loads of ladies on tour from MN took this boat tour on a not so great weather day. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MNGal66
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Kenyon, Minnesota
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“top deck” (49 reviews)
“grand tour” (143 reviews)
“both sides” (27 reviews)
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City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814
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+1 800-323-7619
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Island Princess holds 37 people on the upper deck. First come first serve. We were told to come about half hour before boarding starts. Wrong!! We got there almost an hour early and we were at the back of the line. Never got a...More

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 2 bus loads of ladies on tour from MN took this boat tour on a not so great weather day. It was cold and very windy so we could not go out to Devil's Island and we were on a smaller boat and people...More

Thank MNGal66
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the Grand tour in late September. The weather was cool with a little light rain, but we still enjoyed the tour immensely. We sat on the top deck (if you want the lower, enclosed deck - make sure you arrive at the dock...More

1  Thank CraigM1027
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I took the evening grand tour on Sep 3. 2017. The boat was about 30 minutes late. There are no restrooms available to waiting guests, and there is no shade or protection from the weather while waiting. Since this this cruise was over the dinner...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Taking during one of the last glorious weather days of the year. The lake was was flat as it could be. Very informative commentary by the captain. A very nice experience. The tour itself could have been a bit shorter. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank LaurensRotterdam
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Three hours of my life I'll never recoup. Too crowded. Too cold in September. The islands are boring. The lighthouses aren't so grand. The "glass bottom boat" affords nothing more than seeing water rush under the boat. Ho hum. If you're just in it for...More

2  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were scheduled for a morning boat tour but the weather was iffy so we switched to the late afternoon tour with no problem. Glad we did. The lake was calm and the sun was lower in the sky, reflecting off the lake. Our captain...More

1  Thank Jack219
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I was disappointed but, then again, I maybe was disappointed with the Apostle Islands. The guide did a nice job of calling our attention to each of the surrounding islands and what was special about each one. However, they all look just alike...a bunch of...More

2  Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The sunset cruise is a overrated in my opinion. You get a pretty good overview of the islands and what it has to offer and the sunset is beautiful but don't get stuck in the bottom of the boat. The best views are on top,...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We came on a rough weather day, and expected it to be a little choppy. They offered for people to leave before hand, but said he'd turn back if it got to rough The cruise was terrible, there was so much fog you couldn't see...More

1  Thank indianaseth
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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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