Summer and Fall Programs
Voyageurs National Park offers a wide range of guided boat tours and ranger-led programs during the summer and fall, primarily June - September. Programs take place throughout the park, with most boat tours departing from the Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers. Stop by a visitor center or check our events calendar for the current schedule of ranger programs.
All tour boat reservations are handled by Recreation.gov. Reservations are available starting April 15th, annually, either online or by telephone at 1-877-444-6777. All tours are subject to change, please call ahead for schedule changes.
Tour Boat Reservation Frequently Asked Questions and Information
Can I walk into a visitor center and make a reservation?
Rainy Lake Visitor Center and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center only
Credit cards are required to make all reservations. No cash, checks, or travelers checks
How do I know what an adult, child, or toddler fee is?
Adult fees cover ages 17 and up, child fees cover ages 3-16, toddler fees are 2 and
Visitors must call the National Call Center to cancel a tour, not a visitor center. If a visitor calls for any reason to cancel a tour they must call at least 24 hours prior to departure.
What if the park cancels a tour?
The park reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. If a tour is canceled by the park a full refund will be given to the visitor by Recreation.gov. Some reasons the park may cancel a tour are: if there are U.S.C.G. weather restrictions or not enough paying passengers.
Must I check in at a visitor center before boarding the boat?
Yes. All visitors MUST check in at the respective visitor center before boarding the tour boat. This allows park staff to make sure all reserved passengers have boarded and inform you of any necessary information.
Last updated: September 12, 2022