Mainland Sea Caves - Winter Conditions
Follow this link for information on winter conditions at the mainland sea caves: what to wear, what to bring, how to get there, and things you should know. More »
There are current closures of areas within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Click for more information and see if these closures will affect your trip. More »
Day Trip Information
If you have an entire day:
Enjoy a cruise to an island to explore a historic lighthouse, hike a forested trail, or wiggle your toes in the sand of a pristine beach.
The Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers shuttles to some islands, where you may visit a lighthouse, hike, picnic, bird-watch, or beach-comb during the layover on an island. For this year's schedule of shuttles, visit their website at apostleislands.com.
Recreational boating is very popular in the Apostle Islands. Captained day charters are available for visitors seeking to experience sailing in the Apostles. Outfitters in Bayfield also rent sea kayaks and guide day trips to the sea caves along the mainland portion of the national lakeshore. Lists of charter services and outfitters is available as a pdf file.
Did You Know?
Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted in the national lakeshore in accordance with the appropriate Wisconsin laws.