Transportation To Isle Royale



Transportation To Isle Royale

The only ways to get to Isle Royale are by boat or seaplane and fortunately there are several companies that provide these services. You will discover that all the transportation companies have different schedules, fees, limits on cargo, length of the trip, and the number of people allowed on the vessel. The method and company you choose will depend on several factors, such as your personal feelings about flying or boating, the time of year you will be leaving, your personal time constraints, and which state you will be departing from. It is probably wise to make reservations on the seaplane or boat of your choice, especially during the park's peak visiting season. Having to wait an extra day or two, or possibly more, before they have room for you, would be a terrible way to start your trip. All the services providing transportation to Isle Royale have adrresses and telephone numbers which can be used for making reservations or for calling with questions. To visit the web site of a particular company, simply click on their name at the left-hand side of the table.


Ranger III
Type of service: Boat
Operated by: National Park Service
Service dates: June 2 - September 13, 2006 *See note below
Cost: $54 one way
Passenger capacity: 128 people & gear
Departs from: Houghton, MI
Arrives at: Rock Harbor
Trip time: 6 hours
Isle Royale Queen IV
Type of service: Boat
Operated by: Isle Royale Ferry Service
Service dates: May 14 - September 28, 2007 *See note below
Cost: $54-62 one way depending on the date of travel.
Passenger capacity: 100 people & gear
Departs from: Copper Harbor, MI
Arrives at: Rock Harbor
Trip time: 4.5 hours
Wenonah
Type of service: Boat
Operated by: Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line
Service dates: June 16 - September 2, 2007 *See note below
Cost: $42.00 one way
Passenger capacity: 149 people & gear
Departs from: Grand Portage, MN
Arrives at: Windigo
Trip time: 2.5 hours
Voyageur II
Type of service: Boat
Operated by: Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line
Service dates: May 5 - October 21, 2005 *See note below
Cost: $57.00 one way
Passenger capacity: 48 people & gear
Departs from: Grand Portage, MN
Arrives at: Windigo **See note below
Trip time: 2.5 hours
Seaplane
Type of service: Plane
Operated by: Royale Air Service
Service dates: Mid May - Mid September *See note below
Cost: $180 one way or $260 round trip
Passenger capacity: Up to 5 people + 50 lbs. of gear per person
Departs from: Houghton County Airport, MI
Arrives at: Windigo or Rock Harbor
Trip time: 30 minutes
Forever Resorts Water Taxi (An Authorized Concessioner Of The NPS)
Type of service: Boat
Operated by: Forever Resorts
Service dates: Check Website Or Call Office
Cost: Varies By Dropoff Location
Passenger capacity: 4-6 Depending On Gear
Departs from: Various Points Around The Island
Arrives at: Various Points Around The Island
Trip time: Varies Based On Route

* All the information provided is accurate for the listed dates/season. Call, write or check websites for complete up-to-date information and prices.

** Voyageur II makes stops at locations other than Windigo. Refer to it's web site for more detailed information and fares.



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