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Isle Royale Seaplanes

WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT GETAWAY,  MAKE SURE YOU’VE GOT SOMEONE GOOD BEHIND THE WHEEL.

Escaping to Isle Royale National Park isn’t just about packing your gear anymore, it’s about turning your next wilderness escape into an even greater adventure. That’s because while most wilderness excursions begin when you get there, yours begins at takeoff. And why shouldn’t it? After all, why approach your trip to the island the same as everyone else? Take the exceptionally scenic route—one that exposes you to a vantage point few every see…but far more should. From the air, you can appreciate the scale of the island, the lake and the surrounding area to a degree that’s simply not possible any other way.

From takeoff to the on-water landing, your seaplane adventure is as much a destination as the park itself. Whether you’re simply camping, hiking or just escaping, each can start the minute the engine fires up and you take to the air. Your adventure starts here. Welcome aboard!

Cessna 206 Seaplane

Anything but plain.

Your over-water flight path brings you scenery traditional routes and means of travel simply can’t match.


PART BOAT. PART PLANE. ALL ADVENTURE.

Whether you depart from the Hancock Portage Canal Seaplane Base, the Cook County Airport, or a waterfront location, you’ll enjoy the unmatched sights and scenery only seaplane travel can deliver. Plus, since you’re in the air as opposed to a water-bound ferry, you will see views of Michigan’s rugged Keweenaw Peninsula few ever do. On top of this experience, it’s all capped off by an on-water landing in the protected bays at Windigo and Rock Harbor—all adding up to an adventure you won’t soon forget.

No matter which end of the island you choose as your destination, opportunities for camping and other wilderness adventures abound. Before you arrive, make sure you’re fully prepared for your excursion as well as your flight. Review our packing tips and travel information about each of our landing destinations.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIR FARE AND AIR FLAIR.

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One Way Ticket

Hancock Portage Canal to Windigo or Rock Harbor:
$220 Off-Peak / $230 Peak
Grand Marais to Windigo: $200
Grand Marais to Rock Harbor: $260
per person
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Round Trip Ticket

Hancock Portage Canal to Windigo or Rock Harbor:
$320 Off-Peak / $330 Peak
Grand Marais to Windigo: $290*
Grand Marais to Rock Harbor: $380*
per person
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Intra-Island Ticket

Flights between Rock Harbor and Windigo: $130




per person
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Peak season is June 22 through September 7.  Off-Peak season is May 20 through June 21 and September 8 through September 20.

 

*If round-trip tickets from Grand Marais are purchased and you depart from a different location than where you landed on the island, the round trip ticket cost is $335.

ISLE ROYALE SEAPLANES

Hancock Portage Canal
Seaplane Base
21125 Royce Road
Hancock, MI 49930

Cook County Airport
123 Airport Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604

(906) 483-4991

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To celebrate EARTH DAY this year we have teamed up with Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge in Grand Marais, MN for a GIVEAWAY!
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We are giving away a Scenic Seaplane Tour from the Grand Marais Seaplane Base and lunch at the Raven Rock Grill for two!
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Here’s How To Enter:
•Follow Skyport Lodge (@skyportlodge) on Facebook and Instagram.
•Follow Isle Royale Seaplanes on Instagram and Facebook.
•Tag three friends you would want to share a lunch & seaplane ride with on this post!
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—An additional TWO entries will be given to those who post the giveaway on their story and tag Isle Royale Seaplanes & Skyport Lodge!
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—Multiple entries are allowed and encouraged!
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If you are on the Michigan side of the Lake, we have a giveaway coming your way too! 😊
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Just a few of our favorite things: beer & Seaplanes. But not necessarily in that order. 😊
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And Tomas. We really like Tomas.
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Comment 🌲 if you’ve ever flown to (or from!) Isle Royale with Tomas!
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The countdown continues...... but we are getting closer!
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Where is your favorite place on Isle Royale to watch the sunset?

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A stop in Grand Marais would not be complete without a cup o joe from @javamoosegrandmarais and checking out what the @northhousefolkschool is up to!

Not pictured: @worldsbestdonuts (Can’t leave GM without a stop there!! They are the best!)

Just a few of our favorite stops in Grand Marais as you’re passing through for your flight with us to Isle Royale!

Flights to Isle Royale National Park from Grand Marais, MN.

We can even pick you up from Duluth and bring you to Grand Marais for a weekend full of North Shore fun!

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