Your Guide to Wisconsin Dells Boat Tours

Your Guide to Wisconsin Dells Boat Tours

Wisconsin Dells, often referred to as the "Waterpark Capital of the World," is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, and at the heart of this picturesque destination lie the exciting Boat Tours. Nestled along the Wisconsin River, these tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring rock formations, lush landscapes, and rich history that define the Dells. If you're a nature enthusiast, adventure seeker, or history buff, read on for a comprehensive guide to embarking on an unforgettable Dells Boat Tour experience.

Discovering the Dells: A Feast for the Eyes

Imagine cruising along the serene waters of the Wisconsin River, flanked by towering sandstone cliffs and vibrant foliage. Dells Boat Tours offers something for everyone, from the scenic Upper and Lower Dells Tour, Sunset Dinner Tour and Jet Boat Adventures, to an eerie, after-dark journey with the Ghost Boat Tour. Luckily, the Dells Boat Tour is right down the road from our campground. Camping and boat tours are two of the top outdoor activities in Wisconsin Dells that the whole family will enjoy.

Top 6 Wisconsin Dells Boat Tours

Wisconsin Dells boat tours offer a range of options to cater to different preferences and interests.

1. Original Wisconsin Ducks

Immerse yourself in the charm of Wisconsin Dells by embarking on an unforgettable one-hour journey with the Original Wisconsin Ducks. These “ducks'' are iconic amphibious vehicles that allow you to traverse both land and water, unveiling the region's Wisconsin River, Dell Creek, Lake Delton and the Dells Scenic Park. As a distinctive outdoor activity in Wisconsin Dells, the Original Wisconsin Ducks provide an engaging and informative exploration of the landscape, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages.

2. Upper Dells Tour by Dells Boat Tours

Perfect for history lovers, the Upper Dells tour combines the breathtaking scenery with narrated stories about the region's past. You will navigate through a channel carved by ancient glaciers, gliding beneath cliffs adorned with pine trees. You'll traverse the Narrows and go by renowned sandstone formations along the way. Your journey encompasses two special stops on land: Witches Gulch, an eerie and captivating path hewn by wind and water, and Stand Rock, an imposing sandstone pillar housing the well-known dog leap to its summit.

3. Lower Dells Tour by Dells Boat Tours

Embark on a Lower Dells Tour adventure into the heart of the Dells' natural beauty. This tour follows the Wisconsin River downstream from the dam at Wisconsin Dells. En route, you'll pass by imposing sandstone cliffs and renowned rock formations like Hawk's Bill and the breathtaking Rocky Islands. Amidst these captivating vistas, you'll also be treated to captivating narratives about lumberjacks, Native Americans, rivermen, and vanished cities — stories that have emerged from the shores of the Wisconsin River. This journey offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and vivid folklore!

4. Sunset Dinner Cruises 

Indulge in a romantic experience aboard a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Delight in a delectable dinner while the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow on the water and cliffs. It's a perfect blend of nature's beauty and culinary excellence.

5. Jet Boat Adventures

Discover an exhilarating way to explore the enchanting landscapes of Wisconsin Dells through Jet Boat Adventures. Feel the rush of this 50-minute adventure as you speed along the span both the Upper Dells and the Lower Dells of the Wisconsin River! Each excursion showcases a breathtaking blend of magnificent natural landscapes, towering sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. These awe-inspiring sights are complemented by thrilling spin-outs, slides, and skillful power stops, all skillfully performed by our proficient and skilled pilots. Beyond the jet boat excitement, Wisconsin Dells offers a range of outdoor activities, from camping, hiking and zip lining to kayaking and rock climbing, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

6. The Ghost Boat

Embark on a spine-tingling journey with the Ghost Boat Tours, delving into the eerie legends and mysteries of Wisconsin Dells after sunset. Traverse the dark waters of the Wisconsin River, as expert storytellers weave tales of hauntings and history. After the journey up-river by boat you will then walk through the shadow-haunted passages. Alongside other outdoor activities in Wisconsin Dells, the Ghost Boat Tours offer a unique and chilling way to explore the region's enigmatic past, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking both adventure and the supernatural. 

(Note: NOT RECOMMENDED for children ages 9 and under)

Practical Tips for Your Dells Boat Tour Adventures

1. Reservations

To secure your spot, especially during peak tourist seasons, it's advisable to make reservations in advance. This ensures you won't miss out on the tour that best suits your interests and schedule.

2. Weather and Attire 

Wisconsin's weather can be unpredictable, so dressing in layers is recommended. Don't forget to carry a light jacket, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Comfortable walking shoes are a must if you plan to explore any of the stops along the way.

3. Photography

With the stunning natural vistas and unique rock formations, photography enthusiasts will have a field day. Make sure your camera or smartphone is fully charged to capture the moments that take your breath away.

4. Be Respectful

Remember that the Dells are not just a sightseeing spot but also a fragile ecosystem. Follow the guidelines provided by your tour guide to help preserve the natural beauty for future generations.

Make Our Campground Your Base Camp For Your Wisconsin Dells Boat Tour Adventures

Situated in the enchanting Wisconsin Dells, which is often referred to as the "Waterpark Capital of the World," our Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday features a country setting and is perfect for individuals and families who wish to explore the attractions of the Dells then escape the city to the quiet and natural setting of our campground. Our KOA Holiday also offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every camper's preference. Whether you're an RV enthusiast, prefer tent camping, or desire the comforts of a cozy Deluxe or Camping Cabin, this campground has it all. You can even book your RV Rentals through our partnership with RVshare. Enjoy and play at the basketball and full size sand volleyball courts, splash pad, playground, planned activities, and more. 

Reserve your campsite or cabin today and unlock the magic of this remarkable destination!

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