RANGER III Fares and Reservations
National Park Service
The 2013 season marks 55 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 to Isle Royale National Park. The Ranger is 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. To read instructions on making a reservation, click here. To complete the reservation form, click here.
Limited late season passenger service:
Did You Know?
Although the yearly number of visitors to Isle Royale is less than Yellowstone receives in a day, the Island's per acre backcountry use is the highest of all National Parks in the United States.