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A Superior Adventure Worthy of Lake Superior.

Everyone has an inner sense of adventure, in search of new experiences and excitement. Now you can explore yours and arrive in style with an on-water landing that will punctuate the experience like nothing else can! Travel by seaplane to an island full of treasures and new experiences when you book your flight with Isle Royale Seaplanes from the Hancock Portage Canal Seaplane Base or Cook County Airport to Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale is the largest island in Lake Superior, measuring over 45 miles in length and 9 miles wide at its widest point. It is a portion of Isle Royale National Park along with several adjacent islands in Lake Superior. Formed as the glaciers receded over 10,000 years ago, it remains one of the most rugged and pristine wilderness areas in existence.

Isle Royale National Park

seaplane flying over Isle Royale

Explore a rugged, isolated island where wolves and moose abound,

far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you’ll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Isle Royale National Park is known for its wolf and moose populations which are studied by scientists investigating predator-prey relationships in a closed environment. This is made easier because Isle Royale has been colonized by roughly just one third of the mainland mammal species, due to its remote, isolated location. In addition, the environment is unique in that it is the only known place where wolves and moose coexist without the presence of bears.

There are usually around 25 wolves and 1,000 moose on the island, but the numbers change greatly year to year. To protect the wolves from canine diseases, dogs are not allowed in any part of the park, including the adjacent waters.

Isle Royale shoreline
Bull moose at Isle Royale National Park
Isle Royale forest

Reachable only by boat or seaplane, an Isle Royale adventure can only begin

once you cross a substantial portion of Lake Superior’s northwest section. Once there, one finds a living laboratory – a rugged, Northwoods wilderness of wild creatures, second growth forests, refreshing lake waters and pristine, scenic shores. This Island gem houses the highest backcountry overnight use per acre of any national park and at the same time it is one of the least visited. One visit here will foster a strong wilderness ethic and the desire to promote stewardship — all of which will serve to preserve and protect Isle Royale National Park for future generations.

beautiful views at Isle Royale National Park

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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Checkout this awesome giveaway going on from our favorite county!! (Keweenaw)

Our favorite island is listed there..... 😊

If you’re ever visiting the Keweenaw, stop by and say hello, we’d love to see you!!

Good luck!Enter the #UPtravel Getaway Giveaway Contest!

This week we are featuring Keweenaw County! Let us know your favorite thing to do or place to visit in Keweenaw County and why for a chance to win!

We’re giving away a 3-day, 2-night custom UP Getaway with a $100 Upper Peninsula gift card each week. Plus additional prizes all summer long through September 5th! Then we are going to give away a grand prize Fall Getaway on September 19th.

It’s easy. Each week we are going to highlight a different county of the UP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – all you need to do is like the post and comment on which attraction or destination from that county that you would most like to visit and why.

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