Washington Island is located about 5 miles off the Northern tip of the Door County Peninsula of North East Wisconsin. The island is approximately 85 miles Northeast of Green Bay and less than 300 miles from Chicago, IL.
Driving directions from Chicago: Head north on I-94 toward Milwaukee. Continue on I-43N towards Green Bay, Exit 185 to merge onto WI54/57 toward Sturgeon Bay, WI. Continue on WI-42 to Northport Pier for Car and Passenger traffic and Gills Rock, WI for passenger only Ferry.
The closest larger commercial airport is Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay, WI.
Map of Washington Island
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Ferries to Washington Island
Operates year-round and hauls cars, trucks, rvs, trailers, basically anything that can go down the highway can be put on their decks. Their Schedule/Rates varies throughout the year.
Operated by Captain Charles Voight, the Island Clipper departs Gills Rock at the tip of the Door Peninsula and carries visitors through island-studded waters to picturesque Washington Island. The 65 ft., 149 seat all-weather craft, with the latest in safety and navigational equipment, makes the seven mile, 20 minute trip relaxing and enjoyable with comfort seating and narration of your voyage through Porte Des Morts (Death’s Door) by Captain Voight. Enjoy the view of two of Door County’s famous lighthouses on Pilot Island and Plum Island. Schedule/Rates
Transportation on the Island
Washington Island has over 80 miles of public roads. Its points of interest are not all clustered in the ferry area and our center of town is approximately 3 miles inland. Please consider that walking around the island is not an option. If you are not bringing your own transportation over there are several options.
Moped Rentals and bike rentals at the Island Clipper dock on Washington Island. Also a short walk from the Washington Island ferry landing.
Washington Island Shuttle pickup and delivery to Island Destinations. Reasonable rates!
Bike Rentals from Mann’s Mercantile.
Cherry Train Tours