​​Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines

Transportation For Lodge And Cabin Guests

The Voyageur II provides service to Rock Harbor Lodge on the east end of Isle Royale National Park for visitors who want to experience the northwoods while still enjoying the comforts of a private cottage or room in the lodge. Both the Voyageur II and Sea Hunter III can also take guests to the Windigo Camper Cabins for a more rustic experience on Isle Royale's west end. Lodging reservations can be requested online or by calling 906-337-4993 during the summer season.


Voyageur II 2018 sailing dates are May 5th-October 4th (Providing service around Isle Royale in two days)

Outbound Route from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale National Park, MI via the North side of Isle Royale:
DEPART: Grand Portage, MN - 7:30 AM CDT
ARRIVE: Windigo, Isle Royale - 9:30 AM CDT
DEPART: Windigo, Isle Royale - 10:00 AM CDT
ARRIVE AND DEPART: McCargoe Cove - 01:00 PM CDT
ARRIVE AND DEPART: Belle Isle - 01:30 PM CDT
ARRIVE: Rock Harbor - 03:00 PM CDT

Inbound Route from Isle Royale National Park, MI to Grand Portage, MN via the South side of Isle Royale:
DEPART: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale - 8:00 AM CDT
ARRIVE AND DEPART: Chippewa Harbor - 9:00 AM CDT
ARRIVE AND DEPART: Malone Bay - 10:00 AM CDT
ARRIVE: Windigo, Isle Royale - 12:30 PM CDT
DEPART: Windigo, Isle Royale - 01:00 PM CDT
ARRIVE: Grand Portage, MN - 03:00 PM CDT

May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018: Outbound trips to island Wednesday and Saturday; Inbound trips from island Thursday and Sunday.
May 28, 2018 - September 16, 2018: Outbound trips to island Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; Inbound trips from island Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.

Inter-island stop times are approximate.
Voyageur II may not stop at any docks other than Windigo and Rock Harbor unless there are reservations.
We strongly recommend that you make your reservations for this boat in advance, as it tends to fill up.

If you are planning to return using our service you are required to make your return reservation at the same time you make your outbound reservation. ​

Sea Hunter III 2018 sailing dates are June 6th-Sept 1st (Providing service to and from Windigo, Isle Royale from Grand Portage, MN)

Service to and from Windigo from Grand Portage
DEPART: Grand Portage, MN - 08:30 AM CDT
ARRIVE: Windigo, Isle Royale Nat. Park - 10:00 AM CDT
DEPART: Windigo, Isle Royale Nat. Park - 02:00 PM CDT
ARRIVE: Grand Portage, MN - 03:30 PM CDT

June 6, 2018 - July 7, 2018: To and From Windigo on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
July 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018: To and From Windigo on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
August 15, 2018 - Sept 1, 2018: To and From Windigo on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

$71.00 Grand Portage to Windigo/ Windigo to Grand Portage
$85.00 Grand Portage to any designated same day stop beyond Windigo/Any designated same day stop beyond Windigo to Grand Portage
free Any trip for children 3 years of age and under
$64 Child under 16 Grand Portage to Windigo/Windigo to Grand Portage
$77 Child under 16 Grand Portage to any same day stop beyond Windigo(including Rock Harbor)/same day stops beyond Windigo(including Rock Harbor) to Grand Portage

Rates for canoes/Kayaks/Xtra Baggage etc.:
$40 Canoes/Kayaks (One Way)
$40 100# Additional Luggage and Gear in excess of 40# allowed(One Way) 
$20 Bicycles (One Way Transport purposes only, bicycles are not allowed to be ridden while on the island. Please call us directly to book this option.) 

Fuel Surcharge
All reservations include a fuel surcharge of $4 for travel between Grand Portage and Windigo, and a charge of $8 for travel to and from any point beyond Windigo or inter-island trips. These fees will be added to your total before check-out. ​

All reservations require a full fare remittance at the time of the reservation. A reservation is not confirmed until payment is received. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard only. 

National Park Entrance Fee
For information about the daily entrance fee and park passes please CLICK HERE. Keep your pass or proof of entrance fee payment on your person during boat transportation as you will need to present it to park personnel upon arrival.

Gear Restrictions
Each passenger is allowed up to 40 lbs of gear. If you will have over 40 lbs of gear you will need to call our office ahead of time to add extra gear (see cost on our Rates page) to ensure that we will have room on the boat for it. 
Our vessels may not be able to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs. Please call us for more information. We are not able to accommodate power scooters on our boats.

Weather Conditions
Our boats traverse the largest of the Great Lakes during many weather conditions. Wind speed and direction on any given day determine wave size that may affect your comfort on board. In addition, as the boat moves through the water even smaller waves may cause spray on the decks, and our vessels travel rain or shine. For these reasons we suggest passengers bring their rain gear with them in case. Please keep in mind that the lake is typically 30 to 40 degrees cooler than the air temperature on the mainland. Dress accordingly, in layers, and include a jacket and long pants. Our crew is dedicated to your comfort and safety and we ask that you come prepared for Lake Superior's varied weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy 
Please read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. 

All reservations cancelled at least two full weeks prior to the scheduled outbound trip date are subject to a 15% fee and 85% of fare will be refunded. If a reservation is cancelled within two weeks of the initial outbound trip date or if you fail to arrive on your departure date ("No Show") there is absolutely no refund. Our cancellation policy is non-negotiable regardless of circumstances. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

If WE cancel a trip due to weather or any other conditions you will receive a full refund of all fares, however, you must be present and check in with our office staff to receive the refund. If you are not present you will be deemed "No Show" and will forfeit your refund. 

Reservation Changes
If you need to change your itinerary on an existing reservation so you get picked up or dropped off on a different day than you booked you may do so by calling our office. Changes are subject to availability and there will be a $10 charge for this service. Making a change to the dates of a trip is not allowed within two weeks of the initial departure date. 

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