While there are many fascinating discoveries on land, even more of Door County’s incredible sites can be experienced from the water! Hop on one of the local Door County boat tours for a scenic and serene daytime tour. You’ll have the chance to view beautiful homes, historic lighthouses, majestic bluffs, and maybe even catch a glimpse of local wildlife. Plus, there is no better way to end the day with your sweetheart aboard a romantic sunset cruise. Here are our top picks for boat tours that you must try during your visit to Door County!
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4 Incredible Door County Boat Tours You’ll Love
With over 300 miles of shoreline in Door County, WI, you’ll find more than a dozen marinas between the bayside and lakeside. Even if you brought your own boat, sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take the wheel while you soak in the sun, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the ride. The following are just a few of the options available to you for Door County boat tours. Be sure to visit the Door County Visitor Bureau’s website for even more suggestions.
Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours
Just a few minutes north of The Ashbrooke in Egg Harbor is the village of Fish Creek. Here is where you’ll find the aptly named Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. They offer daily scenic tours on their 69-passenger boat named Quo Vadis, which is a Latin phrase meaning “Where are you going?” The answer to that question lies in your choice from three tours! You get to choose from the Millionaire’s Row and West Island Cruise, the sunset cruise with live music, and the Peninsula Park and Ephraim North Cruise. No matter which one you select, you’ll enjoy refreshments onboard and an array of breathtaking sites in the bay.
Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters
One of the many advantages Door County boat tours is learning the history and “insider info” that tour guides share. Aboard Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters, you’re sure to get plenty of insider info as you cruise around the bay and see sights like cliffs, caves, lighthouses, and shipwreck locations. Shoreline’s cruises depart from Sister Bay, Gills Rock, and Washington Island.
Sail Door County
Every day is a little different aboard one of the sailboats at Sail Door County. Depending on the direction of the wind, the captain will chart the course for your daytime or sunset cruise. Don’t worry, he’ll be sure you have the chance to see the gorgeous views of Door County’s coastline. Be sure to bring your camera to capture photos of the historic lighthouses, caves, bluffs and more. Sail Door County’s tall ship, the Edith M. Becker, is another great way to experience sailing and the scenic waters. Daytime and sunset cruises are available.
Chicago Fireboat Cruises
For a unique experience, you may want to check out the Chicago Fireboat Cruises. The Fred A. Busse was built in Bay City, Michigan, in 1937 and served the Chicago Fire Department for many years. The 90-foot boat now houses a small museum dedicated to Chicago’s firefighting efforts and can accommodate 127 passengers for scenic daytime or sunset cruises.
Plan the Ultimate Door County Getaway With The Ashbrooke
After your exciting excursion out on one of Door County’s boat tours, head back to The Ashbrooke Hotel for some rest and relaxation. Our Egg Harbor accommodations, one of the few adults-only hotels in Door County, are a favorite for couples looking for a peaceful getaway. Choose from one of five room types and take advantage of all of our top-notch amenities to enhance your stay! We also provide our guests with exclusive vacation specials and packages you won’t find anywhere else.
Book your stay at The Ashbrooke today! We look forward to welcoming you to Door County soon.