Whether this is your first visit to the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin or your fifth, one of the best ways to sit back, relax and enjoy the area’s fantastic landscape is from the water! Hop on one of the local Door County boat tours for a scenic and serene daytime tour to view beautiful homes, historic lighthouses, majestic bluffs, and maybe even catch a glimpse of local wildlife such as whitetail deer drinking water along the shore or bald head eagles flying overhead. In addition, a romantic sunset cruise with your sweetheart is the perfect way to end the day!
4 Scenic Door County Boat Tours
With more than 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 you’ll find the aptly named Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, which offers daily scenic tours on its 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 of three tours: 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 of the Fish Creek Boat Tours you select, you’ll enjoy refreshments onboard (or bring your own!) as well as an array of breathtaking sites in the bay.
Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters
One of the many advantages of taking Door County boat tours is listening to the history and “insider info” 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 the sights from cliffs and caves to 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 in the fleet at Sail Door County. Depending on the direction of the wind, the captain will chart the course for your daytime or sunset cruise aboard The Passage North that will afford a gorgeous view of Door County’s beautiful coastline and that of surrounding islands. 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 for the opportunity to ride the fireboat! 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.
Relax After a Scenic Door County Boat Tour
After your exciting excursion out on one of Door County’s boat tours, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants and 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!