Jun 7, 2015


Door County has two hundred ninety eight miles of shoreline. Water activities abound from water skiing to swimming to sailing. You can find a great list of water activities here. Looking to hang out on the beach? Public beaches can be found all up and down the shoreline.

Boat tours are a great way to take in the sights of Door County. Here are some ideas for Door County Boat Tours.

Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours
9448 Spruce Street, Fish Creek, WI (920) 421-4442
Come cruise aboard our 69 passenger partly covered, partly open tour boat docked downtown Fish Creek. We offer daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula State Park, Millionaire’s Row, Eagle Cave, Egg Harbor, Ephraim and the many islands, bluffs and beaches surrounding Door County. We offer refreshments on board, but you are welcome to bring your own carry-on snacks & beverages of choice. Our daily sunset cruise offers free live music. Don’t miss our special Fireworks cruises scheduled throughout the season.

Door County Adventure Rafting
4150 Maple St, Fish Creek, WI (920) 559-6106
Door County Adventure Rafting is a safe, high speed, tour boat located in Door County, WI. Book a charter on our raft and cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Get closer than you ever could have imagined to Adventure Island, Little Strawberry Island, Jack Island, and Pirate Island. Explore the deserted beaches of Horseshoe Island and Chambers Island while you escape the crowds of other Door County sights. Our raft takes you along the breathtaking shoreline of Fish Creek, Ephraim, and Peninsula State Park. See the historic Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Anderson Dock, shipwrecks, and many other Door County highlights.

Shoreline Charters
920-854-4707 Sister Bay 920-421-0922
Gills Rock Join us on one of our scenic cruises and see the Door County Peninsula and Great Lakes Lighthouses as they should be seen, from the water. Our knowledgeable Captains and crew will show you cliffs, caves, lighthouses, shipwreck locations, waterfront estates and share local history and nautical folklore. We have three boats departing from either Sister Bay, Gills Rock, or Washington Island. Choose from either one of our daily tours or charter a boat privately and create your own adventure. We know these waters, we love these waters and hope to see you aboard.

Chicago Fireboat Legend Cruises
Adjacent to Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay , WI 54235 (920) 495-6454
Each narrated tour lasts 1-1/2 hours and cruises either through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting). Snacks and refreshments, including full bar, are available on board for sale during the cruise. No carry-ons, please. There is also an onboard memorabilia and gift salon. The boat is equipped with restrooms. Pets are welcome.

Classic Boat Tours of Door County
9145 Spring Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212 (920)421-2080 or (920)868-2949
Design your own private boat tour! The “Ava Lil” is a 21′ Cape Craft WalkAround, powered by a 150 hp Yamaha four stroke outboard engine. The “Ava Lil” has full canvas (removable in summer), an open cockpit (just right for talking, snacking and taking pictures), a closed bow and a small cabin. Fast or slow, the “Ava Lil” goes where you want at your pace. Everything is aboard: life jackets, porta-potty, binoculars, sunscreen, radio, GPS, narration and fun. We even give you a complimentary picture(s) of your cruise.

Door County Kayak Tours
8442 Hwy 42, Fish Creek , WI 54212 (920) 868-1400
When you go kayaking with a Guided Door County Kayak Tour you will be able to relax and take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest. Besides the scenery, it is our guides who will make your tour. Years of exploration have pinpointed the greatest tour locations around the peninsula. We hand selected the very best places to tour. We explore Door County’s 300 miles of shoreline that is tucked away in the bays, estuaries, bluffs, and caves. Each world-class location on our Door County Tour hosts spectacular picturesque bluffs, caves, lighthouses, shipwrecks and more.

The Island Clipper
12731 Hwy. 42, Gills Rock, WI 54210 (920) 854-2972
Ride aboard the Island Clipper to Washington Island. The Island Clipper departs Gills Rock at the tip of the Door Peninsula and carries visitors through island-studded waters to picturesque Washington Island. Relaxing seven mile trip includes narration of your voyage through Porte Des Morts (Death’s Door) by Captain Voight. Enjoy the view of two of Door County’s famous lighthouses on Pilot Island and Plum Island

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