Take These Horicon Marsh Boat Tours Before it’s Too Late

September 13, 2019 | All Posts

Go Birding with the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours Before the Season is OverWhether you've been to Horicon Marsh before or this fall will be your first time visiting this incredible place, taking one of the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours is the best way to start your adventure. Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, and it's one of the hottest birdwatching destinations in all of Wisconsin.

This fall, watch as the Canadian Geese and other migratory birds make their way through this beautiful area. There are hiking and biking trails to explore in and around the marsh, as well as a road route that takes you to the most scenic and popular places along the Marsh. While you can't go wrong with any of those options, the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours is truly the only way to get an up-close and personal glimpse into the incredible wildlife inhabiting these marshy lands. Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast is only 8 blocks away from this unique place, putting you within easy reach of Horicon Marsh. Book your room with us today!

5 Unique Horicon Marsh Boat Tours

Taking one of the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours is about so much more than simply seeing the marsh. This is your chance to hear the sounds of the marsh, to smell it, and to experience it in an entirely new light. Each season offers something unique to experience. There are 5 different Horicon Marsh Boat Tours to choose from. The season for boat tours on the marsh is coming to a close soon, so make sure you get here as soon as possible to enjoy a peaceful trip out onto the marsh.

To protect the beauty and serenity of Horicon Marsh, the tour company use quiet and eco-friendly pontoon boats for their tours. Each tour leaves from the Blue Heron Landing in Horicon Marsh, but all offer something slightly different.

Sightseeing Tour

The sightseeing tours are almost over for the season, with the last one sailing on September 20, 2019. The sightseeing tours are the most popular tour and are an easy introduction to the plants and wildlife that call the Horicon Marsh home.  It runs for approximately 1.5 hours seven days a week, and reservations are strongly recommended.

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy Sunset on the water with Horicon Marsh Boat ToursThe Sunset cruise, ending for the season on September 21, 2019, is one of the most magical experiences on Horicon Marsh. Guests enjoy delicious Widmer Cheeses, fresh local fruit, and an exceptionally beautiful experience on the water.

Birding Adventure

Enjoy some of the best birding at the end of our season of Horicon Marsh Boat Tours! The Birding adventure closes for the season on September 22, 2019, but in the meantime offer a narrated, 2-hour journey into the heart of Horicon Marsh. There are over 305 species of birds to see in the Marsh, and this is your best chance to see them--especially those rare species.

Autumn Sights Tour

There's a special glow in the Horicon Marsh each fall, and the best way to see it is from the water. The Autumn Sights Tour starts for the season on September 21, 2019, and runs through October 13, 2019.


You don't have to choose from one of the Horicon Marsh boat tours above--you can also rent your own private boat and head out on the Marsh for a uniquely catered experience. Tours can be either 1 or 2 hours and have a 10-person maximum.

The Best Lodging Near Horicon Marsh

Our romantic and comfortable Bed and Breakfast, the only of its kind in the area, is just 8 blocks from the Horicon Marsh and 2 miles from the Wild Goose State Trail. It's a perfect way to get away from crowded cities like Madison and Milwaukee and soak up some of the most beautiful scenery Wisconsin has to offer.