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Apostle Islands Cruises Tours

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Welcome to the heart of Apostle Islands adventure. Apostle Islands Cruises offers the narrated, sightseeing Grand Tour cruise, Camping and Hiking Shuttles, and Lighthouse Tours in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Whether you’re seeking serene exploration or exhilarating encounters, our meticulously crafted tours promise an unforgettable experience through the rugged beauty of Apostle Islands.

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Grand Tour

Approximate cruise length: 2.5 to 3 hours

Our most popular option is a 55-mile scenic cruise. On this tour, you’ll marvel at the towering cliffs, majestic sea caves, and pristine beaches as you cruise through crystal-clear waters. Learn more about the Grand Tour.

Dates

Morning Grand Tour
May 25 – October 20 (Daily)
Afternoon Grand Tour
May 11 – October 20 (Daily)
Evening Grand Tour
June 8 – September 15 (Daily)
Autumn Evening Grand Tour
September 20 – 29 (Fri & Sat Only)

Departure Time

10:00 am

12:00 pm & 1:15 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Fees

Adult: $51.95

Child (6-12): $30.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

Approximate cruise length: 4 hours

Experience the charm of the keeper’s dwelling, stroll through vibrant gardens, and marvel at the panoramic vistas that surround this picturesque island. Guided lighthouse tour by the National Park Service sold separately. Learn more about the Michigan Island Lighthouse Tour.

Dates

June 24 – September 3
(Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Departure Time

2:15 pm

Fees

Adult: $51.95

Child (6-12): $29.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

Approximate cruise length: 4.5 hours

From the breathtaking views atop the tower to the captivating stories of the keepers, this tour offers a captivating glimpse into the maritime heritage of the Apostle Islands. Guided lighthouse tour by the National Park Service sold separately. Learn more about the Michigan Island Lighthouse Tour.

Dates

August 4 – September 3
(Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Departure Time

8:30 am

Fees

Adult: $51.95

Child (6-12): $29.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

Approximate duration: 4.5 hours

Approximate hiking time: 2 hours

Discover the wonders of Stockton Island’s scenic trails, from dense forests to panoramic viewpoints. Traverse rugged terrains, encounter native wildlife, and capture stunning photographs as you immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of this untouched wilderness. Learn more about the Stockton Island Hiking Shuttle.

Dates

June 24 – September 3
(Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Departure Time

8:30 am

Fees

Adult: $51.95

Child (6-12): $29.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

Approximate shuttle duration: 40 minutes

Wake up to the sounds of waves gently lapping the shore and embark on unforgettable hikes, immersing yourself in the island’s beauty. Set up camp in one of the designated sites on Stockton Island and embrace the serenity of this picturesque paradise. A National Park Service Camping Permit is required. Learn more about the Stockton Island Hiking Shuttle.

Dates

June 24 – September 3
(Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Please be sure to purchase both your Outgoing and Returning tickets immediately.

Departure Time

8:15 am

Fees

Adult: $61.95

Child (6-12): $35.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

Single Kayak Transport: $30.00

Tandem Kayak Transport: $35.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

Approximate shuttle duration: 40 minutes

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you camp under the stars on this remote and serene island. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches, and the tranquility of nature. Since Oak Island is the tallest of the Apostle Islands, its overlooks provide incredible views. A National Park Service Camping Permit is required. Learn more about the Oak Island Hiking Shuttle.

Dates

June 24 – September 3
(Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Please be sure to purchase both your Outgoing and Returning tickets immediately.

Departure Time

2:15 pm

Fees

Adult: $61.95

Child (6-12): $35.95

Child (under 6): $1.00

Single Kayak Transport: $30.00

Tandem Kayak Transport: $35.00

City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00

General Tour & Shuttle FAQ

Find our most frequently asked questions below. For our full FAQ and all our policies, please visit our FAQ & Policies page.

Reservations, Refunds & Seating?

Reservations are highly recommended! We are anticipating a busy 2024! After purchasing tickets on our regularly-scheduled cruises you have up to 24 hours prior to departure to either transfer your tickets to another cruise or receive a full refund. If we cancel a cruise due to weather you will have the same options. All seating on all cruises is first-come, first-served.

Is the boat handicap accessible?

The Apostle Islands Cruises team works closely to assist customers with any particular needs or special requirements. The Lower Decks are handicap accessible on the Superior Princess & Archipelago.

*Please note that there are stairs to the upper deck. For inquiries to best serve special needs, please email us at [email protected] or call 1-800-323-7619 at least 24 hours in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Can we bring our pets?

We do not allow any pets on board our cruises. In accordance with the ADA, service animals are allowed, however this does not include emotional support animals or therapy animals.

What should/can we bring?

Typically, air temperature is about 10-15 degrees cooler out on the water. It’s always a good idea to have an extra layer of clothes.
We sell beverages on board the boat. We do allow passengers to bring their own food/beverages in a small personal cooler. Alcohol is allowed, we just ask that you behave yourselves!