3 Door County Sailing Cruises That Will Blow You Away

Ephraim, WI, is nestled between the sparkling waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, which means there are tons of amazing activities to enjoy on the water. A Door County sailing cruise is one of the best things to do in this area. Plus, Hillside Inn of Door County is conveniently located on Eagle Harbor, so you can set sail just steps from the inn!

The Best Door County Sailing Cruises

Witness all of the beautiful scenery of the peninsula and the bay when you let the wind guide the way! You can take a guided sailboat tour or take lessons to captain a vessel on your own.

Sail Door County

Sail away on the Edith M. Becker for a romantic experience on Sister Bay. This vintage boat is complete with wooden spars and bronze instruments for the most beautiful pictures. Imagine being with that special someone as you drift away on the calm waters. The captain turns the engine off, so you can enjoy a glass of champagne and tranquility.

The Edith M. Becker is perfect for wedding ceremonies. You can also book the boat as a private charter. Watch the beautiful sunset or tour the lighthouses on this 23-passenger ship for the best views of Door County.

Bella Sailing Cruises

Bella Sailing Cruises is the No.1 water experience in Ephraim, and it sets sail just steps from the Hillside Inn of Door County! First-timers and experienced sailors are all welcome aboard Scuppers, a 26-foot sailboat. 

You can choose to hop on board in the morning, afternoon, or just before sunset. During the cruise, you’ll be able to see what the first settlers encountered upon arrival in Ephraim. Breeze past the Ephraim skyline, vintage buildings, and steeples for a unique view of the area.

Then, sail beside Peninsula State Park, the oldest state park in Wisconsin. You’ll get a glimpse of fascinating wildlife like the rare white pelican or eagle. Make sure to bring your favorite refreshments, sunscreen, and a windbreaker for the best sailing experience. 

Sail Sturgeon Bay

Experience Door County like the first explorers did when you cruise with Sail Sturgeon Bay. The captain will take you on a relaxing journey along the Sturgeon Bay shoreline, Sherwood Point Lighthouse, Pierhead Lighthouse, the U.S. Coast Guard station, and Lake Michigan. You can enhance your sunset cruise around the bay by turning it into a dinner cruise! The captain will stop at a restaurant of your choice for a delicious meal on the bay. You can even request a private boat tour for a romantic getaway.

Relax at Hillside Inn of Door County

Relax in one of our luxury suites after a day trip on the bay or lake. Hillside Inn of Door County is one of the top 5 bed and breakfasts in America, and you’ll see why when you stay in our Mayflower Suite. This spacious suite welcomes you with a classic English design that includes gorgeous, dark wood furniture and enchanting blue and white accent pieces. Rest in the king feather bed and rejuvenate in the walk-in shower with massaging showerheads.

Check our availability and book your getaway today. Your waterfront view awaits!