For reservations we recommend calling ahead or use our free, NO fee, NO cost, NO deposit on line reservation service.

Cruises depart from Shoreline Marina in Gills Rock. Office located in stone boathouse located below Shoreline Restaurant, 12747 Hwy. 42.

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.

New for 2021: Combo Deaths Door Lighthouses, Islands & Shipwreck Cruise PLUS part of our Coastline Cruise!

Enjoy a 2 hour (or 2 1/2 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 for 2021 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.

Daily Cruise Times

 9:30 am / 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm

 (9:30 and 12:30 cruise include  30 minute stop on Plum Island)


2 Hour Cruise / Adults $44, children 4 to 12 are 1/2 price.

2 1/2 Cruise with 30 minute stop on Plum / Adults $48, children 4 to 12 are 1/2 price.

~ New for 2021 "Everything Plum"

This is your opportunity to explore Plum Island!  From Gills Rock we cross Deaths Door Passage and dock on Plum Island where you will have two hours on the island to hike and see the Front and Rear Range Lights, the Keepers Quarters, Fog Signal building, Boathouse and Lifer Saving Station where there Coast Guard crew lived.  There are trails, a nice beach, and an inland lake on the island.  We will also show you a shipwreck that sank there in 1867.  The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) have been working hard to preserve these historic structures and this will give you an up close look at these buildings and lights that one rarely sees.  Our crew will share historical facts with you about this beautiful island and it’s historic structures.

Cruise Times

Friday and Sunday 9 AM to 12:00, other days may be available by request.


Adults $48, children 4 to 12 are 1/2 price.

~ New For 2021! ~

Plum Island Hiking / Picnic Trip

This new trip is offered every day of the week!  Go out to Plum Island on our morning or early afternoon cruise and get picked up on one of our afternoon cruises. You can hike the island, picnic, swim at the beaches and see the historic buildings and lighthouse.  Total time on island up to 4 hours!  Advance reservations required. For details please call our office.   This special trip is also available by private charter any day of the week.

Adults - $88. Includes Deaths Door Lighthouse Cruise
(½ for ages 4 to 12)

Cruise Times

AM departure, 9:30.  Afternoon departure 12:30.(departure times can vary). Afternoon pickup flexible on time you want on island.

Private charters, any day of the week.


Coastline, Cliffs, Caves & Shipwreck Cruise

NOTE:  This cruise only runs on days when the Lake side is too rough for us to get out to the islands and lighthouses.

See the entire North Coast of the Peninsula from the Bay
side to Lake Michigan. This cruise includes towering cliffs, caves, the site of Indian Pictographs, beautiful waterfront homes and see a shipwreck from 1888 if conditions allow. 

Adults - $44
(½ for ages 4 to 12)

Reservations Notice

For ALL cruises, reservations strongly recommended as times and routes can change due to weather. Times above in season, less trips in spring and fall.

Cruises depart from Shoreline Marina in Gills Rock. Office located in stone boathouse located below 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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