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If you love Door County as much as we do, you just can't get enough of everything there is to see and do here in Fish Creek. One of the best ways to discover something you haven't seen before is to take a guided tour. The guides are passionate about this beautiful area, and will be sure to give you an experience you won't forget. Be sure to work one or more of these in to your vacation plans! 

1. Lighthouse Tours

If lighthouses are your thing, you don't want to miss Door County Maritime Museum's Lighthouse Festival this June 7-9, as well as October 12-13, 2019. 

The Festival weekends include land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all eleven of the treasured lighthouses of Door County. Many of the tour excursions are unique to the Lighthouse Festival weekends, and provide visitors exclusive access to several lighthouses not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island Lighthouse, Plum Island Range Lights, and the Sherwood Point Lighthouse.

There are tours for all levels of activity and accessibility. Some tours involve hiking, while others ride in the comfort of the Door County Trolley. Boat tours depart from a variety of locations around the Peninsula, including Sister Bay, Gills Rock and Baileys Harbor. 

 

2. Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours

Come cruise aboard Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tour's 69 passenger partly covered, partly open tour boat docked downtown Fish Creek. They offer daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula State Park, Millionaire’s Row, Eagle Cave, Egg Harbor, Ephraim and the many islands, bluffs and beaches surrounding Door County.

Their daily sunset cruise offers free live music as well as refreshments. Don’t miss their special Fireworks cruises scheduled throughout the season. 

Daily 1.5 – 2 hour tours cost $39/person, $36/seniors, kids ride for FREE! Enjoy one of their cruises and receive 10% off any additional trip of your choice.

 

3. Kayak Tours 

Door County Kayak Tours are top notch, and you can get a fantastic Door County experience with their eight different kayak tours. They don't stop there though! Check out their Zodiac Boat Tour of Cave Point and their photography tour. They know countless trails, bluffs, sights, perspectives and coastal backdrops for unforgettable photos and they even give photography advice. 

 

4. Segway Tours

There is more to Fish Creek than great shopping, dining, and the arts. There is also lots to see and do outside, and a Segway Tour is the best way to get out and see the sights!

You are sure to enjoy the glide to survey the village including the marina with its quaint boats and a quiet historic road with several hidden parks along the water. Travel down Millionaire Row, a shorefront “cottage” community that boasts impressive summer homes of the rich and famous.

As we cruise along, enjoy views of the islands offshore and the Niagara Escarpment towering overhead. Our ride ends at the stunning Sunset Beach Park, the perfect place to enjoy a Door County sunset at the end of a day well spent. This is a 50-minute Segway experience, giving you plenty of time to get acquainted with the area and enjoy everything Fish Creek has to offer.

 

5. Alexander Noble House Museum Tour & Walking Tours

The Gibraltar Historical Association offers a number of tours for those that would like to learn about the history of Fish Creek.

  • Museum Tours - (Current Exhibit: Victorian Wedding Gowns & Customs) Visit the oldest existing frame home in Fish Creek, charmingly restored and containing many of the Noble family's original furnishings and artifacts. Built in 1875 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the Noble House was home to three generations of the Alexander Noble Family. It is an authentic example of Greek Revival farmhouse architecture. Enjoy a tour of the 10-room home and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century.
    • Docent Led Museum Tours - Located in the heart of Fish Creek at 4167 Main Street. June - mid-October open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00am-3:00pm. 

    • Bus Tours - Reservations: 920.868-2091 or noblehousefc@gmail.com. Max Group Size: 25-30 people.
      Deposit:  $50.00. Motor Coach Drop-Off: Yes

  • Walking Tours - From the native logs used to build Asa Thorp’s cabin, to the carefully gathered stones on the walls of the Stenzel gas station, the historic  structures of Fish Creek reflect the character and lifestyle of its pioneers. Simple and sturdy, the buildings were erected in the 1860’s through the turn of the century. The center of the village has over 20 of these monuments to add a colorful and remarkable heritage. We invite you to stroll along our streets . . . “tarry” in yesteryear . . . and discover the tiny lumbering and fishing port that became a popular boom-town resort community.
    • Guided Historical Walking Tours - Walks will begin at the Alexander Noble House, on the corner of Main Street & wrap up at the History Center behind Noble House Museum. June-August with guide, Ron Dammon, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am. Downtown Fish Creek History, Churches and Resorts. 920.868.2091 for additional information.
    • Self Guided Audio Tour - Stop by the Alexander Noble House Museum or Fish Creek Information Center for a copy of the Self Guided Walking Tour, which is a rack card with the tile numbers, building names & addresses, along with a map of locations and history of more than 20 of Fish Creek's historic buildings. Available year-round. Take a tour when the moment is right! When you see a blue tile number on a Fish Creek building, simply call 920.365.3711 and then enter the tile number followed by the "#" key. Call as often as you like. Or simply print one by clicking here.

 

6. Trolley Tours

With 14 different themed tours, Door County Trolley is a classic activity for any season. With the wide variety of tours you're sure to find something the whole group will get into. 

Spring Blossom Tour - Carriage ride, wine & lunch
Wine, Spirits & Brew Tour - A taste of everything
Premier Wine Tour - VIP private tastings & lunch
Narrated Scenic Tour - Local history & great views
Murder & Mayhem Tour - Bone chilling fun
Ghost Tour of Door County - Trolley of the doomed
Uncorked - An afternoon of wine & fun
Haunted Pub Crawl - Enjoy two types of spirits
Lighthouse Tour - Guided tours with lunch
Family Ride - Great for young children
Wisconsin Supper Club Tour - A Wisconsin tradition
Bloody Mary & Brunch Tour - Sunday morning tradition
Holiday Pub Crawl - Festive fun
Winter Wine Tour & Sleigh Ride - Wine, sleigh ride & fireside lunch

 

7. Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Tour

The Eagle Bluff Light Station is open for tours seasonally from May 17 through October 18, 2019. The light station is open during the season from 10am – 3:30pm; tours are available on the hour and half-hours. The last tour begins at 3:30pm. Please call (920) 421-3636 to check for open tour slots or to make a reservation.

8. Lautenbach Orchard Country Guided Winery Tour

Their fun and informative walking tour includes a visit to the orchards, vineyards, production area, a short video, and exclusive private tasting; along with a keepsake wine glass to commemorate your special Door County winery tour experience. Length of tour - 45-60 min. 

May 4 - May 31 - 1:00 pm daily, 1:00 & 3:00 pm on Saturdays
June 1 - September 29 - 1:00 & 3:00 pm daily, 11:00 am, 1:00 & 3:00 pm on Saturdays
September 30 - October 26 - 1:00 pm daily, 1:00 & 3:00 pm on Saturdays

Cost: 
$5.00 pp • 21-years & older - includes keepsake wine glass
$2.00 pp • 13-20 years old
No charge • 12-years & younger 

*Note: You are welcome to call 920-868-3479 or email erin@orchardcountry.com with reservation, but not required. For groups of 12 or more, reservation recommended. For info or to request additional tour times, contact erin@orchardcountry.com

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