Water Taxi

Questions about how to get to the island and where to stay near points of departure.

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Tightlines01
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Re: Water Taxi

Post by Tightlines01 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:57 pm

Hey Walley,
It was 56.00 but they charged me last years fees when I booked. They said it would likely go up a couple dollars and to pay final balance upon arrival. I paid for (2) people.
(866) 644-2003 or (906) 337-4993 are the numbers I have.


Midwest Ed
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Re: Water Taxi

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:31 pm

philranger wrote:I see you're taking the water taxi from Rock Harbor to the Lookout Louise dock.

Do you have a phone number for a reservation and cost of the boatride?
It is possible to save some money if your schedule allows you to leave Rock Harbor on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. The M.V. Sandy tour boat has a scheduled round trip for a guided hike to Lookout Louise. It leaves at 9 am on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. They openly welcome people to use it as one-way ride. Some people pack a lunch and then hike back to Rock Harbor. It's presently $38 per person so you save $20 per person up to two people. Their schedule doesn't really match the commercial ferries so you'd be spending a night in Rock Harbor. It's probably a long shot but know it's an option.

Both the water taxis and the tours are operated by the same concession.
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philranger
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Re: Water Taxi

Post by philranger » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:53 am

Thanks TL & ME.

I booked with the water taxi for $58 through the IR Rock harbor Lodge and Marina site. Can't wait!
Isle Royale Trips: 2005 - RH to Windigo via Greenstone. 2006 - McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. 2007 - RH to Daisy Farm and back. 2008 - Feltmann loop. 2009 - McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. 2013 - Minong Ridge. 2014 - Windigo + Huginnin Cove. 2015 - RH water taxi to Hidden Lake to LC to DF to MB.

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