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APOSTLE ISLANDS CRUISE SERVICE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)
Apostle Islands Cruise Service
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Apostle Islands Cruise Service - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)
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Apostle Islands Cruises
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Scenic narrated cruises of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore including: Island shuttles, sunset cruises, and lighthouse cruises and tours. Experience island camping, hiking, beachcombing, and exploring! Reservations recommended May – October.
Ashland Chamber’s Business of the Week for August 3, 2020: Apostle Islands Cruise Service
Each week the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce highlights a business on Heartland Communications radio station WATW 1400AM. The Chamber draws a name at random from our membership and the radio station writes a 30-second ad exclusively for that business.
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The most populous of the Hawaiian islands, bustling Oahu offers attractions for visitors of all ages. Our sailings feature a special late night departure from Oahu, so you can spend a full day seeing the sights, then revel in Honolulu's exciting nightlife. From iconic Waikiki Beach to the enormous Ala Moana Shopping Center to the glorious Iolani Palace and poignant Pearl Harbor memorials, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in "The Big Pineapple" of Hawaii!
Photo: Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Oahu
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Photo: Humpback whales off the coast of Maui
When it comes to Kauai , good things come in small packages. Despite being the smallest of the four main islands, Kauai is home to the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" Waimea Canyon,the lush Fern Grotto framed by Wailua River, and so much more. The stunning Na Pali Coast has served as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters, such as Jurassic Park and King Kong. With endless emerald landscapes, Kauai truly lives up to its nickname of "The Garden Island".
Photo: Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
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Photo: The Mauna Kea Observatories on the Big Island, Hawaii
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On a Memorial Day Weekend we took the Grand Tour of the islands offered by Apostle Islands Cruise Service . Early in the season, this cruise departs at 10 am and returns to Bayfield at 1 pm. Later in the season, they also offer afternoon and evening cruises as well as specialty cruises focusing on various aspects like lighthouses, sunken ships, island land tours, etc.
We traveled on the "Island Princess" which will carry up to 140 passengers, with a maximum of 50 on the upper deck.
Dan, Jo and Donna enjoy the comfort of the lower cabin, sheltered from the wind and cool weather. The windows slide open for picture taking or a breeze during hot weather. > > >
< < < The upper deck passengers were bundled up for the cool air and the morning breeze. The first 50 tickets purchased have the option of seating in the upper deck.
Views of some of the Apostle Islands
< < < Honeymoon Rock at the north end of Basswood Island.
< < < Oak Island in the background, the second largest of the Apostle Islands.
Devil's Island Sea Caves Video
< < < A group of sea kayakers paddle their way to Raspberry Island. Apostle Island Kayaking is a popular recreational activity.
Raspberry Island Cruise A few years later the repairs to the lighthouse and grounds were finished and we took a cruise to the island and the Park Service's special Apostle Island Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour (go here for photos and information on the tour) .
More ways to see the Apostle Islands
Operating out of Bayfield True North Sailing offers full and partial day charters for small groups to explore the Apostle Islands as well as scheduled trips around Madeline Island and the Bayfield Peninsula.
Other Apostle Island Boat Tours
Apostle Islands tours and water taxi service (for island campers) are also operated out of Cornucopia, Wisconsin by Good Earth Outfitters (see our link on the Cornie page) .
See photos from our 2016 Mainland Bayfield Sea Caves Boat Tour .
Raspberry Island & Apostle Island Links
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Apostle Islands Lighthouse Tours
Cruise across Lake Superior to take guided tours of these iconic, historic monuments.
Explore the Magic of Apostle Islands’ Lighthouses
Illuminate the storied past.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of Apostle Islands’ iconic lighthouses with our Apostle Islands Lighthouse Tours. These experiences combine breathtaking scenery with fascinating stories as you explore the Michigan Island Lighthouse and Raspberry Island Lighthouse .
Our Michigan Island Lighthouse Tour will transport you to an era of maritime heritage, where you’ll witness the towering beacon that guided countless sailors to safety. For a truly enchanting experience, our Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour offers a glimpse into the past, where you can marvel at the meticulously restored lighthouse and its stunning island surroundings.
Join us as we uncover the mysteries and tales of these historic landmarks, and create lasting memories amidst the rugged beauty of Apostle Islands’ lighthouses.
Explore our Apostle Island Lighthouse Tours
Showplace of the Apostle Islands
Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour
Hop-on, hop-off lighthouse tour.
- First built in 1862, renovated in 2006
- The lightkeeper’s skiff is on display in the fog signal building
- Delightful grounds with flowering trees
- Climb the 43′ tower a gorgeous vista
- $5/Adult – $3/Child per person or
- $10 per family charged
Michigan Island Lighthouse Tour
- First lighthouse built in 1857, the second in 1908
- Partially restored 1920s landscape
- Climb the 120 foot tower on a guided tour
- Staired tramway up to island
Learn About Our Lighthouse Tours In Depth:
Approximate cruise length: 4 hours
Step back in time on an exploration of the historically-preserved Raspberry Island Lighthouse. It was first erected in 1862. The history and stories of this iconic structure are matched only by its beautiful grounds.
After your arrival via our scenic boat ride to the island, you’ll be greeted by the National Park Service for a guided tour . This includes all the rooms in the lighthouse — featuring many original or antique furnishings. You may climb to the top of the tower for a fantastic view and photo opportunity.
Guided lighthouse tour may require additional fee of $5/Adult – $3/Child per person or $10 per family charged by the National Park Service. Correct dollar amount required, or credit card.
June 24 – September 3 (Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Child (6-12): $29.95
Child (under 6): $1.00
City of Bayfield Passenger tariff will be added to each ticket purchased: $2.00
Approximate cruise length: 4.5 hours
Explore Michigan Island’s history and sights as you tour the unique, side-by-side lighthouses. The first of the twin beacons was built in 1856, while the second cast iron, skeletal tower was constructed in 1908.
Our boat will take you on a picturesque journery to the island. National Park Service staff will then take you for a guided tour through the grounds, even climbing up the 120′ tower for a spectacular view of the Apostle Islands! Be sure to check out the island’s museum while you’re there.
August 4 – September 3 (Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun)
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Apostle Paul in Italy Tour & Cruises 2023 – Weekly
Apostle Paul in Italy Tour & Cruises 2023 – Weekly
Follow apostle paul through his journey in italy & spain, 11 days tour & cruise.
Follow Apostle Paul through his last Missionary Journey in Italy. Starting from Rome, Italy; Visit his Prison ( Mamertine Prison ) as well as the Tre Fontane Abbey where he was beheaded. Tour impressive monuments such as the Roman Colosseum and walk through the Roman Forum where Paul Preached Christianity. Continue to The Vatican and admire Michaelangelos Pieta in St Peter Basilica and his frescoes in Sistine Chapel.
On your cruise portion of your trip, you will be home away from home onboard the brand new MSC World Europa ( Built-in 2021). Discover beautiful port cities such as Messina, where you will have an excursion to the ancient city of Syracuse. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, there you will have the opportunity to take an excursion to Tarragona, the coastal city that is said that Paul visited during his journey to Spain.
In the book of Romans, which is believed to have been written by Paul, he expressed his desire to travel to Spain. In Romans 15:24, he wrote, “I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.” It is unclear whether Paul ever fulfilled this desire and actually traveled to Spain, as there are no definitive records of his travels to Spain.
Malta is where Paul took refuge in a cave, now known as St. Paul’s Grotto is another destination of Biblical significance.
Lastly upon your return, you will visit the Ancient City of Pompeii in Naples and pass by the old port of Pozzuoli.
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Apostle Paul in Italy Tour & Cruises 2024 – Weekly
Apostle Paul in Malta & Italy
Day 1: Arrival Rome
Day 2: imperial rome tour.
Paul went to Rome as a prisoner in chains; Acts 2-28 tells us the story, Arrested in Jerusalem, imprisoned at Caesarea for two years, Paul appealed to Caesar and suffered a shipwreck on his way to Rome as a prisoner. After two years, Paul was released from his imprisonment, after which he traveled and wrote two more epistles before his final Roman imprisonment in Mamertine Prison.
Day 3: Christian Rome Tour & Embarkation
Day 4: syracuses ( messina ), day 5: valletta, malta, day 6: day at sea, day 7: tarragonna (barcelona), day 8: marseille, france, day 9: genova, italy, day 10: disembarkation & tour pompeii, day 11: departure.