NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2023!
Spend some time exploring our site and all that we have to offer. Our half day and full day, private charters in the Apostle Islands can be customized to your interests. Sightseeing, cruising, hiking, fishing, beach time, history, lighthouses, supervised kayaking, shore visits, island time and more or select from one of our pre-planned itineraries.
Don't know where to start or what to see and do? We can help! Give us a call or send an email. We will work with you, taking into consideration the number in your party, ages of participants, and special interests to design your adventure. We can also assist with lodging and other area recommendations.
You can start your booking process on the Choose Your Adventure page, call us at 763-381-7076 or email Will@willigans.com and we will be in contact with you soon to plan your outing.
Be sure to check out the image gallery below for photos of our past guests' adventures!
The Apostle Islands are twenty-two islands off of the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin. Twenty-one of the islands and twelve miles of lakeshore make up the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
The area is known for beautiful sea caves, historic lighthouses, island camping and exploration, bird watching, searching for shipwrecks, beach combing, pristine natural beauty, deep rooted Native history, amazing fishing and so much more!
Many of the sites within the National Lakeshore are only accessible by private boat or with a National Park Service approved vendor. Pre-planning your visit is highly recommended.
Whether you have a few hours to explore or a week to camp on an island we can help you plan your visit.
Details on our most popular tours can be found on the Choose Your Adventure page or we are happy to customize an outing to suit your needs.
A little overwhelmed? Use the link below to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help!
There are over 50 miles of hiking trails on the Apostle Islands, and remote campsites on 18 of the 21 islands. None of these are accessible by car! Water taxi service is the transportation solution to get you there. But water taxi's aren't just for hiking and camping! Spend a day on an island picnicking with your family, have a beach day with the kids or disconnect from the daily chaos of life on a remote island, reconnecting with nature and finding your inner peace.
If planning to hike or camp in the islands, please plan accordingly. Cell phone service is very limited. The Apostle Islands encompass over 700 square miles of Lake Superior. It is vast, remote, and weather conditions can change quickly. Use the links below for maps and island details. Be sure to read your campsite description carefully. Some sites require a hike of up to 6 miles from the dock.
Campsite reservations are REQUIRED and can be made via the link below within 30 days of your anticipated stay.
We are family friendly and welcome all skill levels for fishing.
If you are new to Lake Superior fishing, no worries! Captain Will is happy to show you the ropes and especially enjoys introducing kids to Great Lakes fishing. Likewise, if you are an experienced fisherman he will share in the thrill and excitement as you search for the fish and reel in the big one!
We offer half day, full day and full weekend fishing charters
for up to 4 people.
Planning a special getaway for you and your spouse?
A birthday surprise for your son who loves to fish?
Interested in seeing just the lighthouses, only the sea caves?
We can split your day or weekend boat charter with part fishing, part sightseeing, allow time for hiking, customize departure times and more. Being part of a travel agency, we are experienced with paying attention to the little details and will personalize a trip that will meet your wants and needs.
Captain Will has been exploring Lake Superior his entire life. He has a genuine appreciation and respect for the power of the lake and is as eager as you to find the fish, see the sights, and spend an unforgettable day out exploring. He enjoys sharing all the wonders of nature that can be found in the Apostle Islands. From the singing sands of Julian Bay to identifying trees and looking for signs of wildlife while on a hike. As a career first responder you can rest assured you are in safety conscious, capable hands while on your adventure.
Captain Randy has been a lifelong resident of Ashland, Wisconsin on Chequamegon Bay. He is truly passionate about the natural beauty of Lake Superior, the Apostle Islands and the surrounding area. He has been a Captain for 20 years and has over 30 years of experience in the marine industry in the mechanical and hospitality fields.
He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, scuba diving and sharing all that Lake Superior has to offer.
Behind the scenes and helping you plan your adventure; Tawnya is the lead consultant and owner at Anchor Travel. She has been in the hospitality industry and traveling the world for nearly 30 years, yet she never overlooks the amazing beauty and opportunities that we have right here in the Midwest. Born, raised and still living in East Central Minnesota, she has always been drawn to the mysteries, power and spirit of Lake Superior. She enjoys working with Captain Will & Captain Randy to bring you safe, memorable and breathtaking excursions in the Apostle Islands.
Tawnya with a nice Lake Trout