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26TH ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL-2019 SPRING SCHEDULE

We have many exciting fun tours to select from! Please be sure to select the correct day and time for the tour(s) you wish to attend. Be sure to pay attention to where your chosen tour(s) departs from.

Please contact Carrie Dorski at the Door County Maritime Museum at 920.743.5958 with any questions.

PARTICIPANT - IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Arrive at the tour departure location at least 15 minutes before departure time
  • Dress in layers as the weather can change quickly
  • Take note of the lunch details of each tour
  • Bring your camera, sunscreen, and bug spray
  • Wear sturdy close-toed shoes, especially when hiking
  • Each lighthouse tour ticket includes free admission to the Death's Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock through the end of the season
  • Intensity is the level of difficulty in participating in the tour (“1” being the easiest “5” being the most difficult)

LAND BASED TOURS-

TOUR A: DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

Departs from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay
Enjoy seeing five mainland-accessible lighthouses: Eagle Bluff, Cana Island, Baileys Harbor Range Lights, Sherwood Point, and Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights.
Cost: $82.00 ADULT ; $77.00 YOUTH (5-17)
Length: 7.5 hours
Capacity: 29
Intensity level: 1
Lunch: Lunch included
Dates/Times:
Saturday June 8 9:00AM
Sunday June 9 9:00AM

TOUR B: DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

Departs from the Trolley Depot in Egg Harbor
Enjoy seeing five mainland-accessible lighthouses: Eagle Bluff, Cana Island, Baileys Harbor Range Lights, Sherwood Point, and Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights.
Cost: $82.00 ADULT ; $77.00 YOUTH (5-17)
Length: 7.5 hours
Capacity: 29
Intensity level: 1
Lunch: Lunch included
Dates/Times:
Saturday June 8 9:00AM
Sunday June 9 9:00AM

TOUR C: DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY GHOST TOUR

Departs from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay
Take a step back in time with tales of ghostly sunken ships, haunted lighthouses and mysterious happenings on the darker side of this spirited peninsula. This trolley tour includes stops at the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights.
Cost: $39.00
Length: 2.25 hours
Capacity: 29
Intensity level: 1
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 7:00PM

TOUR D: NARRATED NATURALIST TOUR

Departs from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay
This small group tour narrated by Paul Regnier includes stops at Sherwood Point, Sturgeon Bay Canal Station, Cana Island, Eagle Bluff and Baileys Harbor Range Lights with a drive-by of the historic Bird Cage Lighthouse.
Cost: $87.00
Length: 6.5 hours
Capacity: 22
Intensity level: 1
Lunch: Lunch included
Date/Time:
Friday June 7 9:00AM

BOAT TOURS-

TOUR E: LAKESHORE LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE

Departs from the Municipal Dock in Baileys Harbor
This boat tour includes seeing the Cana Island Lighthouse, the historic “Bird Cage” (old Baileys Harbor Lighthouse) and the Baileys Harbor Range Lights. The tour will also cruise by the location of several shipwrecks from the 1800s and you may be able to see one from the boat.
Cost: $52.00
Length: 2 hours
Capacity: 22
Intensity level: 2
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 10:00AM; 1:00PM ; 4:00PM
Saturday June 8 10:00AM ; 1:00PM ; 4:00PM
Sunday June 9 10:00AM ; 1:00PM

TOUR F: DEATH'S DOOR TOUR

Departs from the Shoreline Charter Dock in Gills Rock
Take this intimate narrated tour aboard the Shoreline Charter into Death’s Door, some of the most history-rich straits on the Great Lakes. Highlights include water views of the Range Lights and the abandoned Coast Guard Station on Plum Island and the eerie Pilot Island with its bare trees and deteriorating lighthouse.
Cost: $58.00
Length: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 14
Intensity level: 2
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Saturday June 8 9:45AM ; 1:15PM
Sunday June 9 9:45AM ; 1:15PM

TOUR G: SCHOONER CRUISE-EDITH M. BECKER

Departs from the Marina in Sister Bay
Set sail into yesteryear on a 19th century tall ship to see Peninsula State Park's Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Join the crew in hoisting a halyard or sit back and listen to wind and waves aboard the 65-foot schooner, the Edith M. Becker. Local lore and history of the surrounding waters and water views of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse will complete this sailing adventure as you view rocky shores, islands, caves, and majestic bluffs.
Cost: $65.00
Length: 2.5 hours
Capacity: 23
Intensity level: 3
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 1:00PM ; 6:30PM
Saturday June 8 9:30AM ; 1:00PM
Sunday June 9 9:30AM

ADVENTURE TOURS-

TOUR H: CHAMBERS ISLAND TOUR

Departs from the dock @ 9448 Spruce Street in Fish Creek
Access to the lighthouse will require a 3-mile round trip docent-led hike across the island to the historic lighthouse. Lighthouse caretakers will meet the tours as they arrive at the house. There you will be able to soak up the amazing view and climb to the lantern room platform. Good hiking shoes recommended.
Cost: $68.00
Length: 4 hours
Capacity: 56
Intensity level: 4
Lunch: Bring a box lunch
Dates/Times:
Saturday June 8 9:00AM ; 11:30AM ; 2:00PM
Sunday June 9 9:00AM ; 11:30AM

TOUR I: PLUM ISLAND TOUR

Departs from the Shoreline Charter Dock in Gills Rock
This is a rare opportunity to visit Plum Island and see into the island buildings with a guided tour by members of the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands. This walking tour covers more than 2 miles round trip and requires good walking shoes. Shorts are not recommended.
Cost: $80.00
Length: 5 hours
Capacity: 14
Intensity level: 4
Lunch: Bring a box lunch
Dates/Times:
Saturday June 8 8:30AM ; 12:00PM
Sunday June 9 8:30AM ; 12:00PM

TOUR J: ROCK ISLAND TOUR

Departs from the Marina in Sister Bay
This trip departs from the Sister Bay Marina and cruises to Rock Island.
Once at Rock Island, there is a fairly steep 1.25 mile hike to the Pottawatomie Lighthouse, total hike is 2.5 miles.
Cost: $75.00
Length: 6 hours
Capacity: 80
Intensity level: 4
Lunch: Bring a box lunch
Date/Time: Saturday June 8 8:00AM

TOUR K: ROCK ISLAND & DEATH'S DOOR

Departs from the Shoreline Charter Dock in Gills Rock
This cruise leaves from Gills Rock and proceeds to Rock Island where passengers disembark and may hike the 1.25-mile trail to the lighthouse. The entire hike is 2.5 miles. Return trip will provide close-up views of the Plum Island Range Lights and the Pilot Island Lighthouse.
Cost: $90.00
Length: 6 hours
Capacity: 14
Intensity level: 4
Lunch: Bring a box lunch
Date/Time: Friday June 7 9:00AM

TOUR L: CANA ISLAND KAYAK EXPEDITION

Departs from Rieboldt Creek in Baileys Harbor
Enjoy a guided kayaking experience to see the historic Cana Island Lighthouse from the water, climb the lighthouse, and enjoy lunch on the grounds.
Cost: $80.00
Length: 4 hours
Capacity: 12
Intensity level: 5
Lunch: Bring a box lunch
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 9:00AM
Saturday June 8 9:00AM
Sunday June 9 1:00PM

TOUR M: SHERWOOD POINT LIGHTHOUSE KAYAK EXPEDITION

Departs from Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay
Enjoy a guided kayaking experience to see the Sherwood Point Lighthouse from the water and enjoy beautiful scenic views of Potawatomi State Park along the way.
Cost: $80.00
Length: 3 hours
Capacity: 12
Intensity level: 5
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 2:30PM
Saturday June 8 2:30PM

TOUR O: DEATH'S DOOR ADVENTURE RAFTING

Departs from Ellison Bay Boat Ramp, located at 12033 Cedar Shore Road.
Visit the Death's Door passage and see the Plum & Pilot Island Lighthouses closer than ever before! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of our local shipwreck sites. This hard-bottom inflatable boat makes for a fast and fun ride. (Note: if weather conditions are poor, this tour will be relocated to Fish Creek to view Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Strawberry Islands.)
Cost: $60.00 ADULT ; $40.00 YOUTH (Under 13)
Length: 2 hours
Capacity: 12
Intensity level: 3
Lunch: N/A
Dates/Times:
Friday June 7 2:30PM
Saturday June 8 12PM
Sunday June 9 12PM

Venue Information

120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-5958
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Organizer Information

Door County Maritime Museum


120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Name:
Carrie Dorski
Phone:
(920) 743-5958
Email:
[email protected]

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