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Isle Royale Seaplanes

Calumet, MI, USA
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Pkcrowley wrote a review Sep 2021
Williamsburg, Virginia19 contributions16 helpful votes
This was a great experience- my husband and sister had not been on a seaplane. They loved it and so did I. The pilot was conscientious , friendly and punctual. We loved seeing everything from the air on a beautiful day.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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mariapaniksmith wrote a review Jul 2021
Allentown, Pennsylvania11 contributions
As a recent passenger on a flight from Grand Marquis to Isle Royale I would like to recommend considering the ferry if time allows. Since the flight departed from the local airport you really only experience the ‘sea’ part for half of the experience. During my past experiences on small aircrafts I have always had the opportunity to not only wear headphones for ear protection but also so I could communicate with the pilot. You will not find that on these flights. It was very loud and the pilot was so rushed he didn’t worry about getting our names. It was a beautiful flight, no doubt, but not one I would take again or recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Randy K wrote a review Jun 2021
Atlanta, Georgia30 contributions5 helpful votes
This is the sole national park concessionaire offering flights to Isle Royale National Park. If you have the money (between $300-$350 per person roundtrip) you can trade money for time since the only other method to reach this park is a 4-6 hour ferry ride. We opted to depart from Grand Marais, MN since we also visited Voyageurs NP previously. There are also departures form Houghton, MI. Our flight was approximately 45 minutes. We had a smooth ride and saw from the air the Minnesota coastline as well as Isle Royale. It was great from the air. Superb pilots like Tomas take your safety and comfort seriously. The only drawback to this method of travel is regard to weather. The outfit does its best to ensure timely departures and arrivals.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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DisneyDarwin wrote a review Sep 2020
Spring, Texas46 contributions42 helpful votes
With the ferries closed, we were trying hard to get to Isle Royale in our quest to visit every National Park. They understood our quest and worked with us on various options. We had originally planned to go out of Grand Portage, but they said they had more flights and earlier departure dates from Hancock, so we went there instead (as RVers, it didn't matter). Regrettably, on our departure day it rained and rained and our flight was eventually cancelled. They kept us informed throughout the day as they kept pushing back the departure time hoping for a break in the weather. We appreciated their transparency, safety priorities, and efforts to try and get us there on the designated day rather than just cancel at 8am and leave it at that. Yes, we couldn't go the next day because they were fully booked, but with limited seats what do you expect? Our original day trip was planned for Rock Harbor, but they said they could get us to Windigo quicker, so we again changed. Again, we appreciated their efforts to get us there by hook or crook as we had requested. Our day came and we had clear weather! We had smooth flights and unlimited visibility on the departure and return flights, which were both exactly on time. In fact, on the return flight we left a bit early because all the passengers were pooped and ready. A good day and good flights with a quality provider.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lara S wrote a review Sep 2020
Hershey, Pennsylvania101 contributions27 helpful votes
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We were really excited about our trip to isle Royale and our flights booked with this company, it was the highlight of our 11 day roadtrip through Michigan. Unfortunately the day of our flight was too windy to fly and our trip was cancelled the night before. Communication was challenging since we were camping in remote areas, but this company did everything they could to accommodate us and get us on flights out the next day. You really need to be flexible when building this into your trip. The weather is so unpredictable and is out of the control of the airline. We were able to rearrange our days and didn’t miss anything on our itinerary. The island is amazing, my only regret is that we didn’t plan more time there! The pilots were extremely talented and even with wind the flights were smooth. Even though this was our only option to getting to the island, I would choose them again! Thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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