Gills Rock Charters & Cruises

For 2022 only Private Charters will be offered from our dock in Gills Rock or Washington Island.

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.

Cruises depart from Shoreline Marina in Gills Rock which is located below the Shoreline Restaurant, 12747 Hwy. 42.  Our boat name is “The Shoreline”.  Parking available in the field on top of the hill, do not park by gift shops please.  

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.
Gills Rock, Wisconsin. Shoreline office is farthest left waterfront building with deck above it.

Samples of suggested Private Charters are below or we can discuss other route options with you. See options for longer charters, all day charters or even overnight charters on the Private Charter Page.

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 new trip is offered every day of the week!  As a Private Charter we can either take you directly to Plum for as long as you want or we can include our entire Deaths Door Lighthouse Cruise with it so you can see the remote Pilot Island and scenic coastline along the tip if the Peninsula.  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.



Coastline, Cliffs, Caves & Shipwreck Cruise

This cruise can be as long as you want or as short as two hours.  For example in two hours we could cruise the entire North Coast of the Peninsula from the Bay
side to Lake Michigan on our “Bay To Lake Cruise” This cruise includes towering cliffs, caves, the site of Indian Pictographs, beautiful waterfront homes and see a shipwreck from 1888 if conditions allow. 

If you would rather we could follow the scenic coastline down to Ellison Bay, Sister Bay or Peninsula State Park for two, three or even four hours.  

Our new “West Coast Cruise” goes along the remote west side of Washington Island with it’s huge cliffs and caves up to Washington Harbor site of Schoolhouse Beach and the Louisiana Shipwreck

We can discuss routes and times, our private charter rate is $295 an hour.

Reservations Notice

Private Charters require advance reservations.  Please fill out form on our reservation page and we will get back to you to discuss options and rates.  

Cruises depart from Shoreline Marina in Gills Rock which is located below the Shoreline Restaurant, 12747 Hwy. 42. Please park in field on top of the hill.

Commitment to Cleanliness & Safety

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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Birds at Pilot Island