What does it mean? It encompasses everything that Door County is truly about. It is estimated that some 5% of all Door County visitors get out on the water when they visit. Insane! We’ve been doing this a long time and cannot begin to tell you how many times we’ve heard someone’s boat tour or boat rental were hands down the best activity they did during their stay.
Obviously we may be slightly biased, but if you ask anyone who grew up here, who moved here or who’s been coming here their whole life, “What makes Door County a special place?” They will most certainly say the water.
Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours started operating as a tour boat company in 2011. It had previously been the source of transportation to Chambers Island for the retreat house on the island. The retreat house and the boat, the Quo Vadis, was owned by the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. In 2014, the retreat house closed and they stopped running trips to the island. In 2019, the Quo Vadis was sold to the existing manager of Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours and has been operating as a scenic tour boat ever since.
After 4 years of owning the Quo Vadis and running tours out of Fish Creek, we decided we wanted to do more and provide more ways for visitors to enjoy Door County from the water. We established Northern Door County Boat Rental in December of 2021 and had our first season operating from Yacht Works Marina in 2022. We realized that there is a need for water access to the public and couldn’t have been happier with our first season under our belts. Since then, we’ve ordered more boats to increase our rental fleet to 8 and have expanded our operations into Gills Rock where we rent out 2 of our boats.
We love what we do and we think you’ll find what you’re looking for. We have a lifetime of experience on the water in Door County and it’s what makes us the best in the area.
Our Sister Bay location is at Yacht Works Marina, just North of downtown Sister Bay. Escape the madness downtown and get out on the water from our convenient location with on site parking. Add a cooler full of ice to your rental and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive.
Located near the tip of the Door County Peninsula, our newest location offers boat rentals to explore the fishing village of Gills Rock and take in the views of Garrett Bay. Rent a tube or lily pad along with your boat to get the most out of your rental experience.
Located in the heart of downtown Fish Creek, Door County’s best narrated scenic tours and nightly sunset live music cruises depart from here. The Quo Vadis has been cruising the waters of Green Bay for a long time and continue to give our customers the best boat tour experience in Door County.