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 many months in advance, as the boats tend to sell out. 
  • ​On again given Voyageur II around-the-island trip (outbound + inbound), once the boat departs Grand Portage, do not make online reservations for that trip. If you make an online reservation, you need to know that the passenger manifest cannot be updated for the crew onboard the vessel in real time, so we will NOT be expecting you, nor will we be waiting for you, at your desired pickup location. 

​​Voyageur II  2024 sailing dates are May 11th - September 26th (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 11th - May 26th: outbound trips to island Wednesday and Saturday; inbound trips from island Thursday and Sunday

May 27th - September 15th: outbound trips to island Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; inbound trips from island Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

September 18th – September 26th: outbound trips to island on Wednesday; inbound trips from island on Thursday

Sea Hunter III  2024 sailing dates are June 12th - August 31st (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

Jun 12th - July 13th: to and from Windigo Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

July 17th - August 11th: to and from Windigo Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

August 14th - August 31st: to and from Windigo on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 

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 initial 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 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. All group reservations (over 6 passengers) are subject to a minimum of six weeks notice to receive an 85% refund. There is no refund for group reservations cancelled within six weeks prior to initial departure date. 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 (six weeks for groups). 

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