While the cost is higher than a ferry fare, we think you’ll see the value right from take off. The flight will get your heart pumping–the perfect warmup for your time on the island. And don’t forget, you have ticket options…one way, round trip, or Intra-Island…giving you trip flexibility so you can plan your adventure your way.

Welcome aboard!

One Way Ticket

Hancock Portage Canal to Windigo or Rock Harbor: $220 Off-Peak / $230 Peak
Grand Marais, MN to Windigo: $200
Grand Marais, MN 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, MN to Windigo: $290*
Grand Marais, MN 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.

National Park Service Fee: Each visitor to the park is required to pay the National Park Service $7 daily entrance fee for each calendar day visiting the island. The fee must be paid through the National Park Service. Click here to pay the daily entrance fee. All NPS passes are now honored.

Payment: We do not accept deposits, full payment is required to confirm your reservation. Children under age 2, not occupying a seat, fly free of charge.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds are not provided within 14 days of departure. If Isle Royale Seaplanes cancels a flight due to safety/weather or any other reason, clients will have the option of a refund on the unused portion of their ticket, or a rescheduled trip at a later time. Rescheduled trips will be on a space-available basis. We will work with clients to find alternate transportation, but cannot guarantee success.

Flight Schedule


For 2019 we fly every day between May 20th and September 20th. Please click here to fill out the request form and we will schedule your trip based upon flight availability.


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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The only thing separating us at the seaplane base in Hancock and KBC is the bridge! Lucky we operate in such a beautiful town!

Next time you see someone sipping’ a beer in KBC with an Isle Royale Seaplanes tee on, you should say hi! (They probably just got back from an epic trip! 😏) or it’s probably one of us! ☺️
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#isleroyaleseaplanesNo matter which transportation you take, Isle Royale is a great place to go!
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There’s nothing better than watching Isle Royale’s shoreline disappear after a full week of Isle Royale adventure and bliss... once the shoreline starts to disappear— planning for the next Isle Royale trip begins!
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What came first?
The beaver or the bridge?
If you guessed the beaver, you are correct! If you guessed the bridge, you are very close!

The Houghton-Hancock Bridge was constructed in 1959!

Our de Havilland Beaver was manufactured in 1952!
Two beautiful icons we are lucky enough to enjoy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When the whole squad reps @isleroyaleseaplanes.... 😁
Don’t forget to stop by our office on your way in or out to check out our wicked merchandise! 😉
Hats, T-shirt’s, stickers, cups, postcards, & patches!!
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