Ride the Excursion Boat - NPS Concession Operated Tours and Trips
- Up to 140 passengers
- Narrated Sightseeing Tours, Island Shuttles and Charter Boat Trips
The Apostle Islands Cruises (an authorized National Park Service concessioner) offers a variety of nonstop sightseeing excursions and island shuttles featuring stops at several islands. Their office is located in the Bayfield Pavilion near the city dock at the bottom of Rittenhouse Avenue in Bayfield, WI. All cruises depart from Bayfield. Reservations are recommended. For more information call 800- 323-7619 or visit on-line at www.apostleisland. com
Apostle Islands Cruises (AIC) is authorized by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior as a park concessioner to serve the public within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
AIC offers a variety of narrated sightseeing cruises, island shuttles, and charter trips to islands and offshore locations throughout the national lakeshore. The most popular is the 55-mile "Grand Tour" which travels through the heart of the Apostle Islands archipelago. Trips leave from Bayfield daily from late May to mid-October.
Cruises provide views of most of the islands, as well as close looks at dramatic sandstone cliffs and historic lighthouses. Obtain schedules and rates information from the visitor center in Bayfield. Note: All trips are weather-permitting.
Daily shuttles provide visitors with boat transportation services to specific islands, where you can visit a lighthouse, hike, picnic, bird-watch, or explore natural and cultural areas on your own.
Other cruises are available in the afternoon and evening with the opportunity to see sunsets, sea caves, and lighthouses. For a complete schedule of this year's cruise offerings, visit their website at www.apostleisland.com.
The Apostle Islands Cruises also operates a water taxi service between Bayfield and any island for up to six passengers per trip. Rates and information can be obtained from the Cruise Service.
For more information:
Apostle Islands Cruises
P.O. Box 691
Bayfield, WI 54814