Special Announcement!!! On May 25th we sold our Gills Rock boat to the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI). They will operate the boat from Washington Island at Kap's Marina next to the Ferry dock.

For now they will be only be offering Private Educational and Historical Deaths Door Lighthouse & Shipwreck Charters.

Whether it is as few as 2 people, one family, or a group of friends you can charter the boat privately. Great for family groups, business groups, reunions, wedding parties. Use our reservation button on this page to book a trip. FOPPI: www.plumandpilot.org

NOTE: OUR BAILEYS HARBOR BOAT, THE "WATER TAXI" IS STILL RUNNING DAILY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES . CALL (920) 854-4707 FOR RESERVATIONS AND DETAILS. (Alternate options for seeing the Pilot and Plum Island Lighthouses for individuals: The Island Clipper runs daily cruises to Plum Island then on to Washington Island. www.islandclipper.com / (920) 854-2972. or Washington Island Ferry. www.wisferry.com / (800) 223-2094 ) Any questions feel free to e-mail us at goboating@shorelinecharters.net

Cruises depart from Kap’s Marina on Washington Island  Our boat name is “The Shoreline”.  The marina is adjacent to the Ferry dock or just a short walk from the Island Clipper dock.  

Check out our Trip Advisor reviews: 

  • “Wow, do not miss this one” – Larry M.
  • “Great personalized, intimate tour….” – Jesse
  • “Highlight of our vacation in Door County” – Nancy K
  • “Best Tour Ever” – Glendoc
  • “We Highly Recommend This Tour” – Dave W.

Samples of suggested Private Charters are below or we can discuss other route options with you.

New! Combo Deaths Door Lighthouses, Islands & Shipwreck Cruise PLUS part of our Coastline Cruise!

Enjoy a 2 hour (or 2 1/2 to 3 hour with stop on Plum Island) cruise across Deaths Door Passage to see the lighthouses on Pilot and Plum Islands, historic Coast Guard Station, Plum Island Range Lights, Detroit Harbor Entrance Light, Washington and Detroit
Islands and a shipwreck from 1867. New!  We are including part of our Coastline Cruise where you will see cliffs, caves, beautiful waterfront homes and often Eagles.

Our boat allows us to get up real close to the islands and lighthouses where we stop so you can get great photos.  As divers we know the shipwrecks in this area and can position the boat right over the wreck which you can see from our boat.  Using our Humminbird Side Scan Sonar we will also show you images of deeper wrecks too.

This Private Charter is available any time of the day.

2 Hour Private – $590

2 1/2 to 3 Hour Cruise with stop on Plum to walk around Life Saving Saving Station and Beach area.  Bring a picnic Lunch!- $690

Plum Island Hiking / Picnic Trip

This trip can either take you directly to Plum Island or also include the Deaths Door Lighthouse Cruise to see remote Pilot Island as well as the lights on Plum Island. Bring you picnic lunch, swim suits and hike the island!

Our Private Charter rate for this trip would be between $590 and $790 depending on how long you want to spend on Plum Island and optional sites.



Reservations Notice

Private Charters require advance reservations.  Please use online form.

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We are committed to our staff’s and customer’s safety. We have made a commitment to follow the Door County’s Commitment to Cleanliness & Safety’s guidelines

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (920) 421-0922.

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