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“Spend a day on Isle Royale” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grand Protage Isle Royale Transportation Line

The Grand Protage Isle Royale Transportation Line
P.O. Box 10529, White Bear Lake, MN
(651) 653-5872/(218) 475-0024
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Spend a day on Isle Royale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Isle Royale is spectacular but hard to get to. If you have limited time to visit, you can take the Sea Hunter III out of Grand Portage MN for a day trip--a trip we made in July 2012. The boat sails at 8:30 AM, arriving at Windigo harbor at about 10 AM. It returns around 2 PM, so you have about four hours for hiking. You can buy lunch or snacks at the concession store at Windigo, but we packed a lunch so that we could start hiking immediately. Moving at a moderate pace, we had enough time to hike up the Feldtmann Lake trail to reach a wonderful overlook of the lake area. There are plenty of spots on top for picnicking. If you want a shady spot, though, picnic along the bay right before beginning the climb upward. FYI, the Park Service does have a couple of simple cabins at Windigo if you want to go to Isle Royale and stay over but you choose not to camp.

Visited July 2012
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“The evening & sunset cruise aboard the Sea Hunter III is an attraction not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

The Sea Hunter lll operated by the Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Company now offers evening cruises on Lake Superior, in addition to day trips to Isle Royale. Catch the boat at the Marina ini Grand Portage, MN at 7:00 PM to be sure to see the sunset and moon rise on Lake Superior from the boat. Highlights of the trip include: The Little Spirit Tree (formerly known at the Witch Tree), the Suzie Islands, and a view of the sleeping giant mountainous area in Canada.

This experience is just fabulous. The boat is motorized I have to point out after other sailing ventures on Lake Superior, so you are sure to see what is advertised. The boat captain offers amplified messages about the views, a long enough opportunity at the 400 year old Spirit Tree to get plenty of photos, and friendly conversation. The deck hand offers humorous tips and information, also.

Visited August 2011
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