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!
Your over-water flight path brings you scenery traditional routes and means of travel simply can’t match.
Whether you depart from the Portage Canal Seaplane Base 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.
Experience the unparalleled sights of Isle Royale in a unique and unforgettable way no photo can fully capture.