Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

The Ranger III ferry providing a Keweenaw Waterway Cruise along the Portage Canal. Passengers stand on the second deck.
The RANGER III on a waterway cruise of the Portage Canal.

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There will be no Keweenaw Waterway Cruises aboard Ranger III in 2021.

We look forward to resuming waterway cruises some time in the future.

Enjoy a relaxing 3 hour cruise down the Portage Canal aboard the Ranger III. Cruises take place on scheduled Thursdays in the summer. Cruises do fill to capacity. Contact the park for the most up to date cruise information or to make reservations.

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  • On board snack bar available
  • You may bring along your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Sails rain or shine
  • All ages welcome
  • Light jacket recommended

Keweenaw Waterway Departure Location

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


Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Schedule: Cancelled for 2021

Passenger Check-in Time: 11:45 AM
Departure Time: Promptly at 12:30 PM


Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Fares

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

Last updated: December 5, 2020

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931


906 482-0984

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