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The Grand Protage Isle Royale Transportation Line

Upper Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605
+1 218-475-0024
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Only Way to Go!

Our trip to Isle Royale was only made possible with Sea Hunter II. I thought it was a little cattle... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
wolverville .
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Erie, Colorado
Lake Superior National Park / Highly Recommend

Combination review of Isle Royale NP and the Sea Hunter III fast transportation boat from Grand... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
packcal
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
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“boat ride” (9 reviews)
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Upper Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605
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+1 218-475-0024
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our trip to Isle Royale was only made possible with Sea Hunter II. I thought it was a little cattle callish when we first arrived. Once on the boat though, we found it informative and fun. Our boat was full so make sure you pick...More

Thank wolverville .
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Combination review of Isle Royale NP and the Sea Hunter III fast transportation boat from Grand Portage to the Windigo area of Isle Royale and same day return. THE SEA HUNTER III BOAT AND TRIP TO THE ISLAND: * Weather was windy, refreshing; no rain...More

2  Thank packcal
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We took the Seahunter III. It was tightly packed and was uncomfortable for the ride to the island. The staff was quite friendly and VERY ACCOMMODATING since we had a special need. The dock at the Grand Portage Marina is a little on the worn...More

Thank CasualTravelSR
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is the shortest and fastest way to get to isle Royale National Park. I was nervous about the boat ride because I had read reviews that talked about everyone getting sick, wet, and having to stand. I was very pleasantly surprised. There were plenty...More

Thank gwilli1496
GPIR, Manager at The Grand Protage Isle Royale Transportation Line, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are happy you are among the many who enjoy the trip. As far as the spray, we do not do this on purpose. The waves happened to be from direction on the way back...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Isle Royale NP is one of the least-visited parks in the US, primarily because it isn't easy to get to. After a 3-hour drive along the beautiful North Shore from Duluth, you'll reach the small town of Grand Portage (only a casino hotel and large...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

the "transportation line" provided the appropriate service to isle royal NP. the weather was good going out as we enjoyed the ability to move both inside and out since the boat didn't seem completely full. after the trek, on the boat ride back it was...More

1  Thank rettup
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We took the Voyageur II from Grand Portage, MN to Rock Harbor, Isle Royale and back. We were unprepared for no snacks or lunch available on board for the 7 hour trip. You don't have access to your stowed luggage or backpacks during the trip....More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We took a boat to use isla Royale for a backpacking trip. We need our reservations about six months ahead. We left and Charles made me state park camping and drove to grand portage. It took a lot longer to get there than expected. The...More

Thank Shirleen S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The view on the boat ride was beautiful, so much to see on the way there and back. Crew was great. I would definitely go again!

Thank kbc222
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Two things to be aware of using this transportation to Isle Royale National Park. First, bring rain gear to cover up with when the sea gets rough. There is not enough room for everyone to be inside the cabin and if you are outside, you...More

Thank Peter J
GPIR, Manager at The Grand Protage Isle Royale Transportation Line, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to report. We would like to explain once again that we have no control over the parking fee. We merely dock at the facility, we have no ownership stake in the property. The property owners have the right to...More

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Bruce s
Are pets allowed ?
29 May 2017|
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Response from GPIR | Property representative |
Pets are not allowed on Isle Royale with the exception of service dogs and seeing eye dogs that are cleared in advance by the park service. We must receive notification from the park in advance of the trip that an animal has... More
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