Madeline Island Ferry Line


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Madeline Island Ferry Line provides passenger, bicycle and car transportation between the picturesque towns of Bayfield and La Pointe. The 25 minute trip provides spectacular views of the Lake itself and several of the 22 Apostle Islands. Feel yourself being carried away!

Begin your voyage to the Island by stopping in the Madeline Island Information Station across from the ferry landing in Bayfield. It's a treasure trove of visitor information on Island attractions, lodging, restaurants, shops and other businesses. Displays in the Information Station highlight Island artistry, museums, lodging, parks, restaurants, and shops. A visit here will prepare you for all there is to see and do while you're on the Island, and get you set for the ferry trip.

Check out the FREE downtown La Pointe Walking Tour offered June 29 thru August 21, 2020 (Monday-Friday at 11am. Meet at the Ferry office for a stroll through La Pointe with a knowledgeable local guide. History, news and more. 4 person minimum. Tour is appropriate for all ages. Total walking distance is approximately 1/2 mile. Advanced reservations only. For reservations or information call 715-747-2051.

Can't make a guided tour? Print a self-guided map from our web site, or pick up copies on the Island or Bayfield. Tours include: Capser Trail, Walk to Grant's Point (historical), Everyday La Pointe Art Junket Tour and Historic Downtown Walking Tour.

Check us out at madferry.com for events, ferry schedule updates, maps and island information.


  • Restaurants & Bars/Gift Shops & Galleries/Groceries
  • Parks/Beaches/Swimming/Hiking/Tennis Courts/Playgrounds/Golf/Marina
  • Bike, Moped, Canoe, SUP, Sail or Power Boat Rentals & Kayak Tours
  • Museums & FREE Island WalkingTours
  • Lodging - Cottages & Cabins, Motel, Condos, Homes and Campgrounds


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