Group Tours / Private Charters
If you like charming and scenic shoreline villages, you'll love Bayfield's honest and unspoiled beauty. Bayfield has been named "The Best of" many accolades, including "Best Little Town in the Midwest." Bayfield is our departure point for all our cruises. Our most popular cruise is the GRAND TOUR, a 3-1/4 hour narrated cruise which winds its way among the islands, past historic sandstone quarries, fish camps, Lake Superior shipwrecks, and the historic Raspberry and Devils Island lighthouses. Our narratives appeal to passengers, and we can guarantee they will remember our area with a pleasant appreciation of the historical perspective on a cruise on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world!
Our ISLANDER CRUISE is a 2 hour 10 minute non-stop cruise offering an unusual variety of attractive features: It sails past Basswood, Hermit, Madeline, Stockton and Oak Islands on its way to view the Raspberry Island Lighthouse. Narratives will relate how sandstone quarries provided brownstone for buildings from the Midwest to our nation's eastern seaboard during boom times of the 19th century. On Hermit Island you will see the Excelsior Quarry, hear about its owner, and see a gull rookery along the rocky cliffs. At Raspberry Island you'll see the renovated lighthouse, now called "The Showplace of the Apostles."
2012 Group Tour Rates (Groups of 25 or more)
- Grand Tour (am & pm)
- $38.10 per person
- Islander Cruise
- $29.52 per person
- Raspberry Island Lighthouse Keeper's Tour
- $40.00 per person
- Stockton Island Dayhiker
- $40.00 per person
See Cruise Schedule & Rates for cruise descriptions and departure times.
Price reflects 10% discount and 6% tax - Complimentary ticket for escort and driver.
2012 Charter Rates
- ISLAND PRINCESS
- 1-1/2 hour cruise $1155.00, each additional 1/2 hour $330.00
- ASHLAND BAYFIELD EXPRESS
- 1-1/2 hours $1000.00, each additional 1/2 hour $285.00