Boat Cruises: A Great Way to Tour the Apostle Islands!
Want to go beyond simply sightseeing and learn about the culture, history and highlights of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands? Then climb aboard one of several Apostle Islands boat cruises.
Located right in the downtown harbor, Apostle Islands Cruises offers a variety of guided tour cruises that combine spectacular views with interesting insights. One of the most popular island cruises features a tour of the Raspberry Island Lighthouse, which re-opened in 2007 after extensive renovations. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit this stunning, historically furnished lighthouse and learn about the lives of the lighthouse keepers who lived there from a Park Ranger who will serve as your guide.
The Apostle Islands Cruise Service also offers a day-hiker trip and camper shuttle to Stockton Island, a favorite spot for hiking, picnicking, birding, swimming, beachcombing and camping. Or, opt for a trip to Oak Island to enjoy camping and miles of scenic hiking trails.
Every September, you can also join the excitement of the Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration, when lighthouse enthusiasts from across the nation gather to tour the most numerous collection of Park Service-maintained light stations in North America. The celebration features exclusive guided lighthouse cruises and tours, special events, lectures by Park Service rangers, talks with visiting artists and authors, a photography contest and an unforgettable Keeper’s dinner and reunion.
There’s no better way to see more and learn more about the Apostle Islands than on a boat cruise!