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.


Please Note The Following:

  • We strongly recommend you make your reservations a month to two months in advance, as the boats tend to sell out. 

Voyageur II  2021 sailing dates were May 15th-Sept 30th (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: 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: Windigo, Isle Royale - 12:30 PM CDT
DEPART: Windigo, Isle Royale - 01:00 PM CDT
ARRIVE: Grand Portage, MN - 03:00 PM CDT

May 15th - May 30th: outbound trips to island Wednesday and Saturday; inbound trips from island Thursday and Sunday

May 31st - September 12th: outbound trips to island Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; inbound trips from island Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

September 15th - September 30th: outbound trips to island on Wednesday; inbound trips from island on Thursday

Sea Hunter III 2021 sailing dates were June 9th - Sept 4th (Providing service to and from Windigo, Isle Royale from Grand Portage, MN)

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 9th - July 10th: to and from Windigo Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

July 14th - August 15th: to and from Windigo Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

August 18th - September 4th: to and from Windigo on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 

​$76.00 Grand Portage to Windigo/ Windigo to Grand Portage
$99.00 Grand Portage to Rock Harbor/Rock Harbor to Grand Portage
$68 Child under 16 Grand Portage to Windigo/Windigo to Grand Portage
$94 Child under 16 Grand Portage to Rock Harbor/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) 

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 trip date are subject to a 15% fee, and 85% of fare will be refunded. If a reservation is cancelled within two weeks or if you fail to arrive on your departure date ("No Show") there is absolutely NO REFUND, nor are ticket transfers to other persons allowed within that time frame. Our cancellation policy is non-negotiable regardless of circumstances.

If WE cancel a trip due to weather or any other reason you will receive a full refund of all fares. However, since weather cancellations are never made prior to departure time 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. 

Covid-19 Risk Acknowledgement
During the COVID-19 pandemic, GPIR Transportation Lines will strive to keep our passengers as safe and healthy as possible. However, customers must acknowledge the possible risk of exposure to COVID-19 while participating in a trip onboard a vessel with other passengers. Our Covid-19 protocols are an integral part of our terms and conditions and passengers must agree to abide by them. With your ticket purchase, you and the members of your group waive all claims against GPIR Transportation Lines in the event of exposure to, or infection by, the COVID-19 virus. 

Have you read, and do you agree to the preceding policies?

If so, please click "I AGREE" to continue with ONLINE BOOKING.

Transportation For Lodge And Cabin Guests

​​​​​Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines