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Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Ferry Schedule

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Madeline Island Ferry Line.

Wednesday, November 22
We will be running the regular schedule. Please note extra scheduled trip.
To ISLAND: 7pm

Thanksgiving Day, THURSDAY, November 23
We will be running the regular schedule. Please note extra scheduled trip.

Christmas Eve, SUNDAY, December 24
We will be running the regular schedule. Please note last trips.
TO ISLAND:  5:30pm
TO BAYFIELD:  4:30pm

Christmas Day, MONDAY, December 25 (Reduced Schedule)
TO ISLAND:  9:15am, 11am, 1:45pm, 4pm & 5:30pm
TO BAYFIELD:  9:45am, 11:30am, 2:30pm & 4:30pm

New Year’s Eve, SUNDAY,  December 31
We will be running the regular schedule. Please note last trips.
TO ISLAND: 5:30pm

New Year’s Day, MONDAY. January 1, 2018 (Reduced Schedule)
TO ISLAND:  9:15am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 4pm & 5:30pm
TO BAYFIELD: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm


November Events & Happenings

Madeline Island is OPEN! Click here for current business hours.

Get outdoors! Enjoy Madeline Island’s natural  beauty at Big Bay Town Park and Big Bay State Park.  Explore the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve’s trails open for public hiking.

November 18:  18th Annual Hunter’s Feast @ The Beach Club, 5pm. Sponsored  the Madeline Island Historic Preservation Association & island hunting camps. The event includes a raffle, dinner and presentation of the Hunter of the Year trophy.

November 25: Madeline Island Holiday Boutique @ Madeline Island Museum, 10am to 4pm. A variety of homemade and hand-crafted arts and goods for sale at this beloved traditional event. Shop Local! 

* Receive a complimentary return passenger ferry ticket with purchase made on Madeline Island on 11/25/2017. Return tickets available  ONLY at the Madeline Island Museum and for use on 11/25/17 only. Compliments of the Madeline Island Ferry Line. 


2018 Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim

Join us on Saturday August 4, 2018 for the 12th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim!

Swimming to Madeline Island has been a storied feat around the Bayfield area for decades. Point to La Pointe started as a community swim for 24 people in 2006. Get ready for the best open water swim event on Lake Superior, attracting over 500 swimmers. The 2 mile course runs from Bayfield to Madeline Island and offers events for serious racers, casual swimmers, and relay teams. Sponsored by the Bayfield Area Recreation Center. Click here to register and for more information.

Staying on the island? Early trip to Bayfield at 6AM.  All swimmers staying on Madeline Island Friday night need to take this ferry in order to get to Bayfield in time for the race.