About the Cruise
Cruise Information & Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Cruise Boats
*All boats have cushion seats, two decks, a lower deck, enclosed with large viewing windows, and an upper deck
that is open to the sky. On board snack bar and restrooms. Catering is available.
ASHLAND BAYFIELD EXPRESS
FAQs - Answers to Questions Asked Most Frequently
If you need additional information, please contact our office.
- Our goal is your comfort and enjoyment. All cruise boats are diesel powered vessels, equipped with radar, sonar and all required safety equipment, and are inspected annually by the U.S. Coast Guard. Our Captains are experienced with thousands of miles of safe piloting, and licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Courteous crew members will assist to make your Lake Superior-Apostle Islands experience memorable.
- All portions of our cruises are "weather permitting," relying on the experienced prudence of your Captain.
- Island Shuttles unable to land at an island due to waves and weather refund ticket holders 1/3 the total fare.
- Scheduled cruise return times may vary due to number of passenger and lake conditions.
- A minimum number of passengers is required for departure to occur. Call ahead in the early and late season or during inclement weather.
- For your comfort, all cruise boats have clean restrooms, snacks and beverages.
- Bring your camera for photo countless opportunities, including scenic vistas and wildlife.
- Children ticket price are for ages 6-12; we must be informed if children younger than 6
are to be passengers.
Under 6 years old is free. Sales tax of 6% will be added to all tickets.
- Reservations are advised; held to 1/2 hour before departure. Individual reservations require credit card payment when making reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
- Upper Deck passenger capacities are limited. Seats are given on a first come, first served basis.
- The Lower Decks are handicapped accessible.
- Canoe/kayak transport - $20.00 round-trip handling fee.
- Cruises run rain or shine - lower decks of cruise boats are enclosed.
- Apostle Islands Cruises is authorized by the National Park Service and the Department of Interior, to serve the public within Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
- The Homeland Security Act of 2002 may require screening/examination of persons, baggage and carry-on items for the protection of the vessel, its passengers and crew.