While many people may have experienced the amphibious "Ducks" in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin’s boat offerings don’t stop there. Whether you’re looking for a top-of-the-line cruise experience or to get down and dirty fishing and exploring, Wisconsin has the perfect boat tour for you.
A great way to see the Apostle Islands is with the Animaashi Sailing Company. Animaashi allows guests to choose their own adventure offering half-day, full-day, and night tours around the islands. Captain Paul J. Bratti, U.S. Coast Guard Retired, leads the tour as guests sail with him to see the 21 islands, six lighthouses and the amazing Lake Superior. You may even be able to get some first-hand sailing experience!
Bill’s boat tours can be crafted into exactly what you want and need. Sailing the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, you can tailor your tour to involve historic boathouses and homes or just to fish. The tours take place on large pontoon boats throughout the wild scenery of Northwoods Wisconsin.
Lake Geneva has long been recognized as an exquisite vacation destination, particularly for residents of Chicago following the Civil War. Patrons of the Lake Geneva Cruise Line have the exclusive opportunity to tour historic and grandiose estates, such as the Black Point Estate, built in 1888. Boat tours range from daily public tours to private events.
If you’re looking to explore more actively, consider the Lakeshore Adventures. Take a guided tour in clear bottom kayaks or snorkel around 1800s-era Lake Michigan shipwrecks. Charter fish for salmon, trout, and walleye. Lakeshore also offers jet ski, motor boat, and other water gear rentals.