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Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death’s Door Crossing

4.8 (37)
Sister Bay, US

Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death’s Door Crossing

4.8 (37)
Sister Bay, US
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Join us on a thrilling boat cruise that takes you from the beautiful North Shore to the iconic Death's Door Crossing in Door County. This tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the captivating history and breathtaking scenery of this enchanting destination. As you leisurely cruise along the north shore of Sister Bay, you'll be treated to stunning man-made beauty, including Wisconsin's largest private home and the County Park's famous lookout. As you continue towards Door Bluff Headland Park and Gills Rock, our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories of the area's rich commercial fishing heritage and the Lake's historical shipwrecks. If weather permits, you'll even get up close to Plum Island Lighthouse and the old Coast Guard station at Death's Door. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Leisurely cruise along the north shore
  • Witness stunning man-made beauty
  • Captivating stories of commercial fishing heritage
  • Explore the historical shipwrecks of the Lake
  • Up close view of Plum Island Lighthouse
  • Restroom on board
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
  • Optional Gratuity

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Step aboard the Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing and embark on an unforgettable journey that will immerse you in the captivating history and breathtaking scenery of Door County. This tour offers a perfect blend of natural wonders and man-made beauty, providing a comprehensive experience of the area.

What to expect:

During the Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing, you can expect to witness the stunning landscapes and landmarks that make Door County so unique. As you cruise along the north shore of Sister Bay, marvel at the impressive Ellison Bay Bluff Park and keep an eye out for Wisconsin's largest private home. Don't miss the opportunity to take in the panoramic views from the County Park's famous lookout. Continuing north, you'll delve into the rich commercial fishing heritage of Northern Door County and hear captivating stories of the area's historical shipwrecks. The tour also sheds light on the remarkable Death's Door battle, a significant event in the region's past. Weather permitting, you may even get up close to Plum Island Lighthouse and catch a glimpse of the old Coast Guard station.

Who is this for?

The Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing is perfect for anyone seeking a unique and immersive experience in Door County. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone looking for a picturesque adventure, this tour offers something for everyone. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will enjoy discovering the beauty and stories of this remarkable area.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing is an opportunity to explore Door County from a unique perspective. This tour combines the expertise of experienced guides with the charm of a leisurely boat cruise, ensuring an engaging and informative experience. By booking this tour, you'll gain access to hidden gems, learn intriguing stories, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this picturesque region.

Good to know

During the Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing, restroom facilities are available on board for your convenience. While drinks and snacks are not included, you have the option to purchase them during the tour. Additionally, it's important to note that an optional gratuity is not included in the price.


Previous participants of the Boat Cruise - North Shore to Death's Door Crossing have raved about their experiences. Many highlight the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided fascinating insights into the region's history and natural wonders. Participants have also praised the stunning views and the opportunity to see landmarks such as Plum Island Lighthouse up close. Overall, these reviews paint a picture of an exceptional tour that leaves participants with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for Door County.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Sister Bay

(Pass by)

We will behold the beauty of Sister Bay and the surrounding islands from the water.

Ellison Bay

(Pass by)

We will explore the shoreline with the huge houses on the bluffs overlooking the water.

Gills Rock

(Pass by)

We will learn about the Historic Fishing Village that once dominated Gills Rock.

Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

(Pass by)

We will view the high cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and beautiful houses perched on top and at the base.

Washington Island

(Pass by)

We will get a glimpse of the island as we travel north.



4.8 (37)


Chuck was a wonderful tour guide however we felt sorry for him the day we went. We had 80 teenagers aboard who did not listen to a single thing he said and were standing up around the boat, leaning over and blocking everyone else's view and chattering among themselves the entire tour. Chuck even offered to have us return and comp another cruise however we were leaving Door County the next day. It was a pity that the teenager's chaperones did not manage their behavior. So....none of this was the Scenic Boat Tour's fault. We did enjoy talking to Chuck on a personal tour presentation he gave to us.


Beautiful, calm day!! The tour guide, (Chuck, I believe) made the trip!! Extremely knowledgeable, native of Door county, full of history and amusing stories!! Simply a wonderful few hours!!


The views were amazing. Learned some interesting history. I wish you could hear the guide a little better. We had a wonderful time.


Great way to see northern end of Door County from the water. Interesting facts and trivia from the crew. Weather was calm enough that we could get to Death’s Door


The tour was very well organized. The boat was clean. The crew was friendly. Our guide, Chuck has lived in the area all his life and shared fascinating details about the area.


The narrative on the boat was funny and interesting. We certainly enjoyed the tour - and the weather was perfect! Thanks!


My wife and I booked the tour online. Our first tour and we did not know traffic conditioned around Door county in Labor Day weekend. We were driving from IL to WI and around Milwaukee there was construction, slowed is down and huge traffic around Bailey's Harbor and Sister bay made us almost stop and go. I called, Board tour company representative Carol heard me, called the captain to wait for us and worked with me to find a parking spot. We were late by 5-7 minutes but they worked with us and got is on to the boat. Great service. The boat was in great condition with working clean restrooms. The commentary was awesome. I only have one small suggestion is to improve audio on the lower deck. Upper deck is fine. In general Door County is doing awesome job for good roads, free parking everywhere, and tourist information. Everyone seems to be helpful and ready to say, "What can I do!".


Staff was wonderful! Had a great time! Very informative. Learned so much about the history of the area. A must when coming to Door County!


This was our second experience with them! We enjoyed it very much! The narrator was fun and informative!!! We’ll be back for another cruise!


Wow! We enjoyed this tour more than we anticipated to. Seeing Door County from the water gives you a new perspective on the beautiful area. This tour took us out to Deaths Door and out to Plum Island. You get to see the ferries going back and forth to Washington Island. The tour guides inform the tour group about the islands, the people who lived there, as well as the geological makeup of the area.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-22 16:26