The Apostle Islands ice caves are a bucket list item for many people in the Winter months. The caves that made the ice caves famous are located at Meyers Beach in Mawikwe Bay. Meyers Beach Ice Caves are certainly the most famous but are by no means the best ice caves in the Apostle Islands. Our ice cave tours go to whatever ice caves we know to be the most impressive but that also have at least 8″ of ice along the entire route of travel.
The ice caves at Sand Island are just as impressive and the Devil’s Island ice caves are much better. There are also ice caves at Romans Point, Madeline Island, Red Cliff, Eagle Island and Cat Island. Romans Point and Meyers Beach are on the West side of the Bayfield peninsula where wind and waves slow the formation of ice and these locations are accessible about a month after the ice caves on the East side of the peninsula. For the last 5 years the ice caves on the West side of the Bayfield peninsula have not been accessible. Any ice caves that are on an island tend to be the last to become accessible.
This means that the most accessible and earliest ice caves to open are the Red Cliff ice caves. The ice caves at Red Cliff are not as numerous as those at the other locations but the sandstone cliffs are just as tall and the ice formations just as magnificent. Our ice cave tour season will always start at Red Cliff but as the the ice sheet grows we take you to whatever ice caves we know to be the most impressive but that also have at least 8″ of ice along the entire route of travel. If you have any questions about our ice cave tours, please feel free to give us a call or text.