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RANGER III Ferry Proposed Fares for 2023

Ferry Ranger III in Lake Superior, reflection rippling off small waves.
RANGER III proudly calls Houghton, Michigan home.

Rhonyah Tober-Massie

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News Release Date: October 24, 2022

Contact: Chris Amidon, 906-482-0984

HOUGHTON, Mich –   Ranger III, the National Park Service’s ferry to and from Isle Royale, has been sailing under the same fare structure since 2018. Isle Royale National Park is proposing to update the Ranger III passenger and freight fares for 2023 and encourages the public to comment on these proposed changes before a final decision is made. The comment period is open until November 25, 2022. The proposed fare changes include:

  • One-Way Adult Fare: $80 (up from $70 in 2022)
  • One-Way Child Fare: $40 (up from $35 in 2022)
  • One-Way Canoe/Kayak Fare: $40 (up from $30 in 2022)
  • One-Way Oversized Canoe/Kayak Fare (>18ft or 80 lbs): $80 (up from $60 in 2022)
  • One-Way Boat (less than 18’01”) Fare: $125 (up from $100 in 2022)
  • One-Way Boat (18’01” – 20’00”) Fare: $200 (up from $150 in 2022)
  • Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Adult Fare: $36 (up from $30 in 2022)
  • Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Child Fare: $18 (up from $15 in 2022)

For the full Ranger III passenger and freight proposed fare structure visit:

To comment go online at: All Ranger III fares stay within the park, help to maintain the vessel, pay staffing costs, and provide services for the public. The proposed fare change would take effect starting January 3, 2023, when reservations open for the upcoming summer. 

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Last updated: June 9, 2023

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