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There are many Great Lakes cruise opportunities available on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Several of these are available in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Sturgeon Bay is located on a canal that runs between Lake Michigan and Green Bay, and connects the two bodies of water. This puts Bay in a good position to provide many types of water sports including tours and cruises. The harbor at Sturgeon Bay is large enough to accept large freighters, and many smaller ships tie up here.

For those interested in Great Lakes cruises and tours, the historic Chicago Fireboat docks at the Maritime Museum and gives narrated tours along the lake shore. Painted, (what else?) fire engine red, the Fireboat is pet friendly so cruisers don’t have to leave their furry friends in the car. The company operating the Fireboat offers several different types of cruises including morning and afternoon trips.

Another opportunity available in Sturgeon Bay is a cruise on the Harbor Lady. The Harbor Lady is a 149 passenger yacht that offers sightseeing and dinner tours. They also offer several specialty tours over the year including fireworks cruises and theme parties such as a ‘Jimmy Buffett’ party.

For those seeking something unique for their wedding venue, the Harbor Lady is available for charter to handle events such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties. The Harbor Lady has complete catering available.

The area around Sturgeon Bay offers some of the finest scenery in northern Wisconsin, with spectacular bluffs, rocky outcroppings, emerald green shorelines, and magical beaches. The downtown area offers visitors a series of specialty shops, fine art stores, restaurants, museums, and parks. There also beautiful lighthouses and the historic waterfront area. Sturgeon Bay claims to have the widest selection of specialty shops on the peninsula. All of them are within walking distance of water, making this a fun place to spend some time.

For those who take their Great Lakes cruises on their own boats, some of the shops in Sturgeon Bay are close enough you can sail up to them. Making this a truly friendly port for those with their own pleasure boats.

The Bay area is unique in that it accesses Lake Michigan through a narrow canal on one end and opens naturally into Green Bay on the other. Along the waterfront between Lake Michigan and Green Bay is where the harbor is located.

Sturgeon Bay also offers several charter boats that are available for an afternoon of fishing. If your holiday vacation plans involve any type of Great Lakes cruise, then Sturgeon Bay may be a destination you want to consider.

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