Isle Royale Queen IV moored at the Rock Harbor dock. Passengers line the dock. Boreal forest in the distance.
Isle Royale Queen IV docked at Rock Harbor.

The Isle Royale Queen IV passenger ferry operates between Copper Harbor, Michigan and Rock Harbor on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park. There is no car ferry service.


Throughout the season the ship's schedule varies; it typically operates from early May through the end of September.

The Isle Royale Queen IV departs Copper Harbor, Michigan at 8:00 am EDT and takes a little over three hours to arrive at Rock Harbor. The ship then departs Rock Harbor at 2:45 pm EDT for Copper Harbor. The Isle Royale Queen IV makes the departure and return trip on the same day, allowing for both overnight and day-trip passengers.

For schedules, fare information, or to make reservations, please visit the Isle Royale Queen IV website.

Last updated: January 13, 2017

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