New:  Slate Islands Tour!

Caribou in the Slates

Similar to the Isle Royale trip in length, the Slate Islands tour takes it one step farther--to the remote regions of northern Ontario.  The Slate Islands is a lonely archipelago in the far northern section of the Lake, formed millenia ago by a meteor strike and shaped in a strikingly circular pattern.  Caribou and wolf sightings have been made there in the past.   Getting there and back involves overnight or multi-day passages.  Destingation not guaranteed.  A Passport and CAN PASS (obtainable once you sign up) are required.   

Dates in 2019:  June 5-15.

Sign up through the North House Folk School.

Still openings as of 4-26-19!

Contact us at:        218-290-5975

This year's trip:  September 5-14, 2019

Sign up through the North House Folk School

Still openings as of 4-26-19!

Set sail on the largest freshwater lake in the world for a 10-day adventure that only miles of wilderness, a seaworthy sailboat, and a seasoned captain can provide.  Isle Royale’s status as a National Park makes it a precious resource and international destination.  As a participant you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the trip from navigation and steering to sail handling and anchoring.  Two kayaks and a dinghy provide access to the many protected bays and streams we will be visiting. On shore, secluded bays and inlets provide opportunity to hike the miles of trails in the Park.

From our experience, we feel June and September are the best times to circumnavigate Isle Royale. The winds are great and there are few bugs and hardly any people on the island, making it a truly wilderness experience.