Isle Royale Kayaking Tours
Copper Harbor is one of two ports in Michigan providing passenger ferry service to Isle Royale National Park, which is one of just five National Park Service sites in Michigan! Isle Royale is the largest island in the largest freshwater lake in the world, and is the least visited of all the National Parks — it’s said that more people visit Yellowstone in a day than Isle Royale in an entire season. An Isle Royale kayaking trip offers a true wilderness experience unlike any other place in the world! Hiking and boating are the only means of travel, as no vehicles are allowed on Isle Royale. The island has over 150 miles of shoreline and numerous barrier islands and fjord like bays that can best be explored in a sea kayak.
The three-hour, 56-mile journey on board the Isle Royale Queen IV across the world’s largest freshwater lake, is the start to your adventure. Gain a first-hand perspective on just how large the BIG lake is and perhaps have a close encounter with a behemoth 1000 freighter while in route. We always try to develop an itinerary that best meets the ambitions, physical abilities and paddling experience of every group, while the trip duration and current marine forecast have an impact on where we will visit. In general, we tend to highlight both the southeast and northeast areas of the Island, as its finger-bays and barrier islands host an area of truly world-class sea kayaking opportunities. It may be possible to schedule a point-to-point tour to other areas of the Island utilizing the water taxi, although additional fees would apply.
Participants need only to provide a compact sleeping bag, pad, their personal items and a sense for adventure (view Suggested Packing List)!
*NOTE: A 10% discount is offered for participants using their own sea kayaks and full outfitting equipment that meet our safety requirements.
Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance of the scheduled tour to guarantee availability (although we will try to accommodate requests made in less than this time if space still exists on a tour that already has a guide confirmed). Tours can be confirmed with a 50% deposit.
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2016 Isle Royale Schedule
(2017 Schedule Coming Soon…)
|June 17 – 20||4 day / 3 night *Summer Solstice Special||$799/person|
|June 25 – 28||4 day / 3 night *June Special||$849/person|
|July 2 – 5||4 day / 3 night||$899/person|
|July 9 – 14||6 day / 5 night||$1175/person|
|July 25- 29||5 day / 4 night||$1045/person|
|August 1 -4||4 day / 3 night||$899/person|
|August 7 -11||5 day / 4 night||$1045/person|
|August 15 – 18||4 day / 3 night||$899/person|
|August 22 – 26||5 day / 4 night||$1045/person|
|August 29 – September 1 (1 space remains!)||4 day/3 night *End of Summer Special||$849/person|
|September 12 – 16 (2 spaces remains!)||5 day/4 night *September Special||$935/person|