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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 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.

View the reservations calendar or select an option below to schedule a trip and request your flight today.

One Way Ticket

Portage Canal to Windigo: $220
Portage Canal to Rock Harbor: $220
Grand Marais to Windigo: $200
Grand Marais to Rock Harbor: $260
per person
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Round Trip Ticket

Portage Canal to Windigo: $320
Portage Canal to Rock Harbor: $320
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: $125
per person
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*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

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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Isle Royale Seaplanes

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