The Perfect Getaway for Any Occasion: Board a Charter Cruise

Wisconsin is a state of water sports, thanks to numerous lakes and miles of picturesque shoreline. For a simple summer getaway, head for the waves. Charter cruises are easy to book and cater to any taste, from cocktails and brunch to historic sites and even fireworks. Whether you’re planning a wedding or just need a few hours in the open air, any occasion is made more special with a view from the water.

Milwaukee Art Museum Photo Credit Tim Hursley

Here are a few of our favorite Wisconsin boat cruises:

Lake Geneva: Take in the area’s gracious scenery on a Lake Geneva Day Cruise. Sightseers will enjoy views of Geneva’s grand estates, including Black Point. Or try the popular U.S. Mailboat Tour, a summer tradition in which one very quick mailperson hops on and off the boat to make deliveries.

Lake Michigan: What better way to spend the afternoon than watching the iconic wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum? Blue Max Charters offers a Calatrava-focused day cruise, and a special evening sail that allows revelers an upfront view of Summerfest fireworks.

Monona Terrace

Lake Superior: Superior’s Apostle Islands are a haven of beaches and cliffs. For narrated tours of the region, including a visit to the Raspberry Island lighthouse, call Apostle Islands Cruise Service to book a quick day trip.

Lake Monona: In addition to Madison’s beautiful waterfront walks, and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, visitors can enjoy charters on Lake Monona for brunch, cocktails and special events.

Mississippi River: The Mighty Miss snakes through a few Wisconsin ports, including LaCrosse and Prairie du Chien. Indulge your inner naturalist with an eco-friendly river tour, and enjoy a slice of classic Americana.

Booking a cruise is easy. Be sure to make reservations in advance, and check with the boat before heading out for any changes. Let us know if you have any questions below and get ready to set sail!

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