Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

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The Ranger III ferry providing a Keweenaw Waterway Cruise along the Portage Canal. Passengers stand on the second deck.
For over 50 years, the Ranger III has sailed the waters of Lake Superior, transporting passengers, rangers, and supplies from Houghton, Michigan to Isle Royale.

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Enjoy a relaxing three hour cruise down the Portage Canal aboard the Ranger III. Cruises take place on scheduled Thursdays in the summer. Cruises fill to capacity. Contact us for the most up to date cruise information and to make reservations. Reservations are required.

  • Carry on non-alcoholic beverages and snacks permitted
  • Sails rain or shine
  • All ages welcome
  • Light jacket recommended

Departure Location

All Keweenaw Waterway Cruises depart from the Houghton Visitor Center and Ranger III dock in Houghton, MI.



Thursday, July 7, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Check-in Time: 11:45 am
Departure Time: Promptly at 12:30 pm



  • Adults (16 and up): $30
  • Children (1-15): $15
  • Infants (under 1): Free

Last updated: April 15, 2022

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Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931


906 482-0984

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