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How Far Can We Fly?

How Far Can We Fly?

Q: What is the bigger and more interesting looking plane you guys have added to your fleet? A: The iconic DHC-2  “Beaver” is our most recent addition.  Manufactured in 1952 by DeHavilland corporation of Canada, the Beaver STILL proves to be one of the best and most relevant bush planes today, despite having ended manufacturing in 1967.  The curved design is reminiscent of the 1940’s design period. Facebook user “Rockin Roddy Holbrook” asked us the following questions from our previous Ask The Ca...

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Scuba Diving Isle Royale National Park

Scuba Diving Isle Royale National Park

Lake Superior is notorious for its wildly unpredictable weather and severe storms. Hundreds of ships have sunk here and thousands lost their lives. The precise number of shipwrecks is unknown, with sources citing as low as 350 and others more than 500. Within the waters of Isle Royale National Park, there are 10 major shipwreck sites. Due to the dangerous dive conditions the deep and frigid waters present, only adequately certified and experienced divers with the proper gear are permitted to div...

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Exploring Isle Royale’s Wildlife

Exploring Isle Royale’s Wildlife

Isle Royale National Park is an extraordinary destination with a unique ecosystem that supports varied, albeit limited, animals and wildlife. While fish can swim and birds can fly the minimum 14 miles to the mainland, visitors to Isle Royale often wonder at how mammals, reptiles, and even non-flying insects came to be on the island. Isle Royale’s wildlife has fascinated researchers and visitors alike for years, and tracking and monitoring efforts reveal that not only are wildlife populati...

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What To Do At Isle Royale National Park

What To Do At Isle Royale National Park

If a wilderness adventure is calling your name this summer, Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior is a destination like no other. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, more than 800 square miles of rugged wilderness and unspoiled natural beauty wait to be explored. Will you explore the hundreds of secluded surrounding islands by boat while diving and fishing in the lake’s crystalline waters? Or will you go by land, traversing heady balsam fir forests and craggy ridges that ...

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Preparing For A Wilderness Adventure At Isle Royale National Park

Preparing For A Wilderness Adventure At Isle Royale National Park

If the Scout’s motto is “always be prepared,” the official motto of Isle Royale National Park should be “be prepared for anything!” As anyone who has ever traveled to and experienced the rugged wilderness and the stunning beauty of the remote islands in the middle of Lake Superior can attest to, a trip to Isle Royale is truly an adventure of a lifetime. However, to get the most out of your visit to Isle Royale, you need to plan ahead and pack appropriately if you ar...

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How To Get To Isle Royale National Park

How To Get To Isle Royale National Park

When you plan a vacation to Isle Royale National Park, you have a two-part adventure ahead. Isle Royale National Park is located in Lake Superior, above the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Technically considered part of that state, it is 56 miles from Michigan, 18 miles from Minnesota, and 22 miles to the Canadian shore. Inaccessible except by boat or seaplane, the first part of your wilderness vacation involves your transportation to the island. Making The Trip To The Island If you are coming to t...

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ISLE ROYALE SEAPLANES

Hancock Portage Canal
Seaplane Base
21205 Royce Road
Hancock, MI 49930

Cook County Airport
123 Airport Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604

(906) 483-4991

Isle Royale Seaplanes

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