Day Trips

Transportation for the Day

Don't have enough time for an overnight visit to Isle Royale National Park? Visit for the day! Some ferries offer day trips to Rock Harbor on the northeast end of the island, and Windigo on the southwest end.

The Isle Royale Queen IV offers day trips to Rock Harbor on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park. After arriving on the ferry, visitors spend three hours exploring the island. Isle Royale Seaplanes also offers day trip service to Rock Harbor.

The Rock Harbor area offers many services and activities for those on the day trip.

The Sea Hunter III offers day trips to Windigo on the southwest end of Isle Royale National Park. After arriving on the ferry, visitors spend four hours exploring the island. Isle Royale Seaplanes also offers day trip service to Windigo.

The Windigo area offers many services and activities for those on the day trip.

 
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Day Trip to Rock Harbor

Spend a day exploring the east end of Isle Royale near Rock Harbor.

People hike on a trail up hill to a ridge surrounded by forest.

Day Trip to Windigo

Spend the day on the west end of Isle Royale near Windigo.

Two people jump off of a dock into calm waters as the sun sets in the background.

First Timer Guide

Start planning your trip for 2022.

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Daytripper and Lodge Guest Orientation

Help Isle Royale Stay Wild by following these best practices for your day trip or lodge visit.

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Day Hiking

Discover the areas around Rock Harbor and Windigo by day hiking.

Last updated: May 24, 2022

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