Boating in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Along Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s windswept beaches and cliffs, water meets land and sky. The park’s protected bays, public docks, pristine beaches, historic sites, and natural beauty offer outstanding boating opportunities. The 21 Apostle Islands of Lake Superior host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources, and have long been a hub for boaters and sailors. By boat, you can see intriguing sea stacks, rugged sea caves, old lighthouses, and native wildlife. Enjoy a guided boat tour of the lakeshore, take a charter boat to access the islands, or chart your own path in your personal vessel. Public docks are found on 13 of the islands in the national lakeshore. Space is reserved at some docks for National Park Service vessels and excursion boats, but the remaining space is publically available to private boaters on a first come, first served basis.

Last updated: January 16, 2018