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LAKE WALK OPTIONS

Explore the lake at your own pace!
The Lake Walk options below require a lake hike of at least seven miles before or after a boat tour. 

Please note: No pickups or drop-offs on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) or holidays during the 2021 tour season AND no pickups or drop-offs on the Mailboat Tour on any day.  

Lake Walk Options:

Walk from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay and pick up a boat for the return trip back to Lake Geneva (approx. 7 miles)

 

PICK UP TIME AT WILLIAMS BAY COST
  • 5/1 to 6/14 1:45 Daily
  • 6/15 to 8/29—1:45 & 4:00 Daily
  • 8/30 to 10/31 — 1:45 Daily
  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth/Child $22
  • Plus tax

Ride a boat from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay and walk back to Lake Geneva on your own. (approx. 7 miles)

 

BOAT DEPARTURE TIME – LAKE GENEVA COST
  • 5/1 to 6/14 1:00
  • 6/15 to 8/29—1:00, 3:15 Daily
  • 8/30 to 10/31 —1:00 Daily
  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth/Child $22
  • Plus tax

The boat will stop in Williams Bay approx. 45 minutes after its departure from Lake Geneva. This is a 7 mile hike so please allow about 3-3.5 hours depending on the pace set.


Ride a boat from Lake Geneva to Fontana and walk back to Lake Geneva on your own. (approx. 10 miles)

 

PICK UP TIMES AT FONTANA COST
  • 5/1 to 6/14 – 2:00 Daily
  • 6/15 to 8/29—2:00, 4:15 Daily
  • 8/30 to 10/31—2:00 Daily
  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth/Child $22
  • Plus tax

Ride a boat from Lake Geneva to Fontana and walk back to Lake Geneva on your own. (approx. 10 miles)

 

BOAT DEPARTURE TIME – LAKE GENEVA COST
  • 5/1 to 6/14 – 1:00 Daily
  • 6/15 to 8/29—1:00 & 3:15 Daily
  • 8/30 to 10/31 —1:00 Daily
  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth/Child $22
  • Plus tax

The boat will stop in Fontana approx. 1 hour after its departure from Lake Geneva. This is a 10 mile hike so please allow about 4.5-5 hours depending on the pace set.

Lake Walk – Other Information

Lake Walk reservations must be booked by phone or in person – no online reservations.

This option is suggested only for those who are accustomed to walking and hiking at least seven miles.

WE WILL ONLY DO ONE STOP ON ANY FULL LAKE TOUR DAILY. THE BOAT CAN STOP AT WILLIAMS BAY OR FONTANA, BUT NOT BOTH. CHECK WITH OUR OFFICE TO SEE WHICH OPTION IS AVAILABLE ON ANY GIVEN DAY.

Municipal Piers will be used for passenger drop off and pick up:

  • Williams Bay has one Municipal Pier that is clearly marked.
  • Fontana’s pier for drop off and pick up is marked “Municipal Pier #1” (closest to the beach).
  • Walkers being picked up must be at the end of the Municipal Pier about 10-15 minutes prior to the boat’s arrival.

Reservations are required! You will provide your name, cell phone number (in case the office or the boat Captain needs to contact you the day of your walk), email address and payment in full.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • This is a self-guided tour. You determine your start time and the pace you set.
  • Only the path is public property, everything else is private property.
  • Wear good walking shoes as there are a variety of terrains.
  • There are no restrooms, drinking water or food available along the path. The boat will have a restroom available. There will also be beverages and packaged snacks on board for purchase with cash or card.
  • There are a number of publications that are available for purchase in local shops that provide details of the shoreline sites along the shore path.
  • For more information about the shore path: https://www.visitlakegeneva.com/things-to-do/shore-path/

If the weather is questionable, you can call 262.248.6206, extension “0”, to cancel or upgrade to the Full Lake Tour without doing the walk.