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Apostle Islands Cruise

Devils Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Park
The Lighthouse and Sea Caves - Devils Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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.

The highlight of the trip was circling Devils Island to see its lighthouse and sea caves.

Island Princess, Apostle Island Cruise Service

 

< < < We traveled on the "Island Princess" which will carry up to 140 passengers, with a maximum of 50 on the upper deck.

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On the Cruise BoatIsland Princess, Apostle Island Cruise Service

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. > > >

Island Princess, Apostle Island Cruise Service

< < < 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

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< < < Honeymoon Rock at the north end of Basswood Island.

Apostle Islands

The Fish Camp at the south end of Manitou Island. > > >

Apostle Islands

< < < Oak Island in the background, the second largest of the Apostle Islands.

Devils Island, Apostle IslandsDevil's Island

Lots of pictures were snapped of the Sea Caves of Devils Island. > > >Devils Island, Apostle Islands

Devils Island Lighthouse


< < < Devils Island Lighthouse. One of two lighthouses along the the outer rim of the Apostles.

 

Raspberry Island

Raspberry Island Lighthouse
Substantial erosion control and structural repairs was taking place to the Raspberry Island Lighthouse. > > >

Sea Kayakers


< < < A group of sea kayakers paddle their way to Raspberry Island. Apostle Island Kayaking is a popular recreational activity.

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

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.



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