RANGER III Fares and Reservations
National Park Service
The 2015 season marks 57 years of service of the Ranger III. The Ranger is the largest piece of moving equipment owned and operated by the National Park Service and the largest ferry servicing Isle Royale National Park. The Ranger is a 165 feet long, 34 feet wide, 648 ton vessel that carries 128 passengers. The ship, with its crew of nine, offers interpretive and educational programs, a luncheon grill, three staterooms, four comfortable lounges, two decks and indoor/outdoor seating for passenger comfort. The Ranger offers transportation for private boats up to 20'0" in length. The ship operates out of Houghton, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Parking is free and located in secure fenced-in lots. For reservation instructions, click here. To complete and submit a reservation form, click here.
Keweenaw Waterway Cruises
Board the Ranger III for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the mainland's scenic Keweenaw Waterway. Tours depart at 1:00 p.m. EDT on July 16, 23, and 30, and August 6, 20, 27. To make a reservation for the Keweenaw Waterway Tours, call 906-482-0984.