Madeline Island Ferry Line

Madeline Island Ferry Line


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About Us

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 ride

Print a self-guided Madeline Island walking tour 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 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 & Seld-Guided Walking Tours
  • Lodging - Cottages & Cabins, Motel, Condos, Homes and Campgrounds


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Dogs Ride Free!
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Bike Free Madeline Island!
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Big Bay Town Park
Big Bay State Park
Big Bay Town Park
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Big Bay State Park
Big Bay State Park
Big Bay Beach
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Big Bay State Park shoreline
Big Bay State Park
Big Bay Town Park Beach