Our tour boat, Obsidian, is a Zodiac Hurricane 733 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) or rigid hull inflatable (RHI). It was originally used by the US Secret Service in the 1990’s and later a dolphin and whale watching boat in Oceanside, CA. The boat also comes with plenty of storage for bags, shoes, refreshments, and anything else you might want to bring on the tour.
We offer 2 different tours on this boat going to Cave Point County Park or to Cana Island and the old Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouses. Both tours allow you to see shipwrecks along the way in just a few feet of water. Being on a smaller tour boat allows you to see many sights you cant see on the bigger boat tours in Door County.
Our tour boat, the Belafonte, is a Zodiac Hurricane 733. It is 24 feet long and is the perfect size for small groups up to 12 passengers. It is powered by a quiet and efficient Honda 225 horsepower, 4 stroke outboard motor. Zodiac Hurricane Rigid Inflatable Boats are the toughest of their kind and are built to military and professional standards. It has a thick fiberglass hull and is supported by an inflated tube Hypalon to aid in the boat’s stability. This makes the Belafonte extremely safe and stable and able to handle bigger waves and heavier seas.
The Belafonte was originally a dolphin sightseeing boat used on the waters around Hilton Head, SC before being transported to it’s new home in Door County, WI. Shortly after it’s arrival, the Belafonte was outfitted with a solid stereo and more importantly a Humminbird 798ci Side Imaging Sonar. This allows us to see several wrecks that are too deep to see just by leaning over the side of the boat. The sonar scans the bottom of the lake and produces a digital outline, revealing shipwrecks otherwise hidden from view up to 200 feet deep.
We have the ability to get you to the caves at Cave Point County Park and numerous shipwrecks that dot the peninsula. See wildlife up close on remote islands and the iconic limestone bluffs along the bay side.