They have a total of 42 boats and they leave every 10 minutes.
The first part of the tour is on a winding path through the woods. The road was hilly and had tight turns.
After running a couple of miles through the forest we drove off the end of the road and into the Wisconsin River. What a feeling to be on the road one minute, then in the water the next. But it was real smooth. The breeze felt great once we were on the river. Here we are riding over a sandbar with the tires, then on the other side we're a boat. Interesting concept.
The river was formed in a rocky gorge, leaving limestone rock formations, or dells, along the side of the river. The dells are what everyone comes to see. They are beautiful.
In 2008 a flood caused Lake Delton to overflow into the Wisconsin River and caused a lot of damage to the dells. It also caused a lot of property damage in the area.
The ramp coming out of the river.
This dam controls water flow between Lake Delton and the Wisconsin river.
After winding through some more woods, we went back into the water - this time in Lake Delton. Here you can see two other ducks ahead of us.
One of the boats of the Jet Boat Adventure came whizzing by us.
The tour is about an hour long. It's a little pricey, but it's really neat to experience going from land to water in the same vehicle.
After the duck tour we drove through town just to see what's around. We always thought the two "tackiest" towns in the U.S. are Branson, MO and Myrtle Beach, SC. We can now add Wisconsin Dells. The area is beautiful geographically, but the town is very "touristy" with a lot of traffic. Lots of water parks, go-kart tracks, and amusement parks. A great place for families to bring kids, but it doesn't really have anything for us.
This building took us by surprise. It's a reproduction of the White House -- but it's upside down! It's called "Top Secret." We don't know what's inside, but apparently it's a lot of family fun. :)
We went back to the RV and had some lunch. Jim found out there's a nice 15-screen movie theater just a couple of miles from the park so we decided to go see the new Harry Potter movie. It's the last of the series and was really good. Now we want to go back and see all the others, one at a time. Someday we'll do that.
Tomorrow we're going to see The House On the Rock, which many of our RV'ing friends advised us not to miss. We're looking forward to it.