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The Top 5 Door County Boat Tours You Need to Experience

Whether this is your first Door County adventure or your fifth, one of the best ways to enjoy the area’s fantastic landscape is from the water! If you want to see our beautiful peninsula from a new point of view, these scenic Door County boat tours are perfect for your next trip. These expeditions are a fantastic way to see gorgeous historic lighthouses, local wildlife, islands, bluffs, and beaches surrounding Door County.  

For more ways to explore our charming area, access our free Door County Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find local recommendations for the best restaurants, shops, and attractions in the area. 

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Don’t Miss These 5 Unforgettable Door County Boat Tours 

Door County, WI, has more than 300 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored. There’s nothing quite like allowing someone else to take the wheel while you soak in the sun, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the ride. Check out our four favorite Door County boat tours offered below. 

1. Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours

The village of Fish Creek is located just a few minutes north of The Ashbrooke Hotel. Here, you’ll find Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. Cruise aboard their 69-passenger boat named Quo Vadis, a Latin phrase that means, “Where are you going?” They offer daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff LighthousePeninsula State Park, Eagle Cave, and Millionaire’s Row. Sunset Live Music Cruises are also scheduled throughout the season—the perfect romantic date night activity.  

2. Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters

One of the many advantages of embarking on a boat tour is listening to the history and “insider info” tour guides share. Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters takes pride in being “Door County’s Original and Oldest Sightseeing Cruises.” Get up close and personal to breathtaking sites around the bay, such as cliffs, caves, lighthouses, and shipwrecks. Shoreline offers dozens of cruises in three main categories —Bailey’s Harbor cruises, Gills Rock cruises, or customizable, private charters. 

3. Sail Door County

Every day is a little different aboard one of the sailboats in the fleet at Sail Door County. Depending on the direction of the wind, the captain will chart the course for your daytime or sunset cruise aboard The Passage North. You’ll enjoy gorgeous views of Door County’s beautiful coastline and the surrounding islands. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture photos of the historic lighthouses, caves, and bluffs. Sail Door County’s tall ship, the Edith M. Becker, is another great way to experience sailing across the majestic waters.  

4. Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours

Come cruise aboard our 149-passenger, double-decker tour boat docked in downtown Sister Bay. We offer daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Death’s Door and the many islands, bluffs and beaches surrounding Door County. Enjoy the sun on our upper-level sun deck or find shade and refreshment on our lower bar deck. Don’t miss our Sunset Live Music cruises (Monday thru Saturday) and special fireworks trips scheduled throughout the season. Onboard we offer refreshments and snacks. View our Facebook Page!

5. Door County Adventure Rafting

Are you looking for an even more up close and personal boating experience? Look no further than Door County Adventure Rafting, which specializes in small group boat tours along the shores of Lake Michigan and Green Bay! Join them on their Death’s Door Tour and see the shipwrecks of the Grapeshot and Fleetwing, the Plum Island lighthouses and Pilot Island, and the old Coast Guard Station on Plum Island. They also provide a Cave Point Tour, which departs from Baileys Harbor Marina and takes you down to the spectacular shoreline of Cave Point County Park.

Come Sail Away to The Ashbrooke

After you’ve experienced a one-of-a-kind Door County boat tour, grab a bite to eat at one of our favorite Egg Harbor restaurants and return to your luxurious room at The Ashbrooke Hotel. Our adults-only sanctuary offers premium accommodations and deluxe amenities, such as a spacious sundeck, 12-person whirlpool, and breakfast pastries.

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When planning your next trip to the peninsula, consider booking one of our Signature Rooms. These rooms feature a king-sized bed, a gas-burning fireplace, and an in-room two-person whirlpool. They’re the perfect place to reconnect with the one you love. 

Come and discover for yourself why our Egg Harbor hotel is a favorite destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway.