THINGS TO KNOW 

BEFORE YOU GO 

Please remember that you are traveling to a remote wilderness island. Careful planning is required. Weather on Lake Superior can change rapidly, causing delays in hiking and transportation. We will do our best to adjust to the conditions and keep you informed through the Ranger Stations at Windigo and Rock Harbor.

LUGGAGE GUIDELINES

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Each customer is limited to a total of 45 pounds, and when traveling as a group, no individual bag shall weigh more than 45 pounds. Please keep in mind when packing that no solid fuels, flammable gas or liquids are allowed on the plane.

 

Please consider the round dimensions of the aircraft when choosing your luggage. Our aircraft can hold all of your luggage, but the shape of the aircraft does not allow for large bags to fit inside. All customers carrying conventional luggage must bring no larger than carry-on size luggage. If it does not fit in an overhead bin of an airline plane, please choose a different type of bag.

 

Small to medium sized soft sided bags are best. This includes duffel-type bags and backpacks. If you are backpacking, larger backpacks are allowed. We DO NOT accept external metal frame packs.

Large international sized luggage will absolutely not fit inside the plane, regardless of their weight.

OUR LOCATIONS 

HANCOCK PORTAGE CANAL

SEAPLANE BASE 

HANCOCK, MI

Isle Royale Seaplanes is located at the Hancock Portage Canal Seaplane Base, 21205 Royce Road, Hancock, MI 49930. It is just east of Military Road on Highway 26.

 

Hancock Portage Canal is part of the Keweenaw Waterway, a partly natural, partly artificial waterway which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, separating Copper Island from the mainland.

Parking is available for $5.00 per day

COOK COUNTY AIRPORT 

GRAND MARAIS, MN

Isle Royale Seaplanes has added a convenient second location for those wanting to travel to Isle Royale from Minnesota. We take off from the Cook County Airport, 123 Airport Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

 

It is located just off of Devil Track Road which is East of Bally Creek Road and West of Gunflint Trail. Please take note that we do not depart from the Sky Port Seaplane Base down the road.

 

Parking is free but due to construction, space is limited.

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

LANDING LOCATIONS

ROCK HARBOR & WINDIGO 

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

We regularly make smooth water landings and takeoffs in the protected bays at Windigo and Rock Harbor. So, no matter which end of the park you wish to start your visit, we can pick you up at the opposite end.

Just lace up your boots and go!

*Solid fuels, flammable gas or liquids (including backpacking stove fuel) is not permitted on any of our aircraft. Backpacking stove fuel can be purchased at both Rock Harbor Dockside Store and Windigo Store upon arrival. Please visit Rock Harbor Dockside Store or Windigo Store for more information. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & FAQ

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

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