May 18, 2011

Cruises for Kids


Three great boat trips the kids will love

Most kids love boats. But, in a state with a few thousand lakes, there are relatively few boat tour options. But never fear – Wisconsin Travel Best Bets has found three outstanding boat tours that are just perfect for kids of all ages. Best of all, they’re very affordable.

Cassville Car Ferry
There’s nothing more authentic than a trip across the Mississippi River in a real car ferry. Everything else is just a boat trip. The Cassville Car Ferry is the real deal! Running seven days a week through the entire summer, the car ferry takes you from Cassville on the Wisconsin Great River Road over to the Iowa side of the river. The fare for one car is only $15. Bicycles are only $5. But for the kids, the memory will be priceless.

Wisconsin River Cruises
Take a tour of the Wisconsin River in Rhinelander. A 1½ hour sightseeing tour with Wisconsin River Cruises is a great way for the whole family to enjoy themselves. Grown-ups are $14 and children are $8. Children under the age of two ride for free. It’s a great deal and the scenery is amazing along this part of the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin River Cruises also offers a dinner cruises and Sunday brunch cruises.

Horicon Marsh Boat Tours - Wisconsin Travel Best BetsHoricon Marsh Boat Tours
To a kid, the Horicon Marsh in Dodge County looks like the biggest, coolest swamp in the world, and a trip on one of the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours’ pontoon boats is a real adventure. The 1-hour narrated sightseeing tour is the perfect option for kids of all ages. They’ll get a great view of the magnificent Horicon Marsh and learn about the plants and animals from the expert tour guides. Grown-ups have been known to learn a thing or two as well.


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