Isle Royale & the Apostle Islands
Aug 18, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018

Minnesota, Michigan (Isle Royale) & Wisconsin (Apostle Islands)

Join the US Lighthouse Society in returning to the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior. The Ojibwe called the lake “gichi-gami”, meaning “great sea”. Three states border the western side of Lake Superior and our tour will visit lighthouses in all three.

We will start in Duluth, MN with a boat ride around the Duluth/Lake Superior harbor to view five lights including the Minnesota Point ruins. On our way north to Isle Royale, we will visit one of Minnesota’s best-known landmarks, Split Rock Lighthouse. One of the many crown jewels of Lake Superior is Isle Royale National Park, the nation’s only island park, home to four hard-to-get-to lighthouses.

Once arriving on Isle Royale, we will spend two nights on the island with opportunities to relax, hike or maybe even join in a work party at a lighthouse! While on the island we will have the opportunity to photograph lighthouses including, Isle Royale (Menagerie Island), Rock of Ages, Rock Harbor and Passage Island. We will stop to view the original Rock of Ages 2nd order Fresnel lens at the Wendigo Visitor Center on the island.

Returning to the mainland, we will visit Two Harbors and Grand Marais Lighthouses in Minnesota as we travel to the Apostle Islands in northern WI. The 21 Apostle Islands are a result of the glaciers that once covered North America, and the area is known for its collection of nine historic lighthouses. We will spend two days in the Apostle Islands cruising along windswept beaches, cliffs and sandstone sea caves. Magnificent waterfalls, jaw dropping sunsets, giant ore boats and perhaps even a moose or two are beckoning you to join us on a once in a lifetime trip.

Day 1 Sunday 19 August - Duluth
Arrive Duluth International Airport (DLH)
Arrival Dinner

Day 2 Monday 20 August - Duluth
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday 21 August – Duluth – Grand Portage
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Wednesday 22 August – Grand Portage
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Thursday 23 August – Grand Portage
Lunch and Dinner on your own

Day 6 Friday 24 August – Grand Portage
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Saturday 25 August Grand Portage – Ashland
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Sunday 26 August – Ashland
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Monday 27 August – Ashland – Duluth
Breakfast and Lunch Farewell Dinner

Day 10 Tuesday 28 August Duluth
Flights home

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Single: $
Double (per person): $
What's Included: 
  • Hotel Accommodations for nine nights
  • All meals are included except where noted
  • Bus or boat transportation to all scheduled sites and events
  • All entrance fees to lighthouses, museums and other attractions


  • William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
  • Lake Superior Maritime Museum
  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Grand Portage State Park w/
  • Waterfall Veterans Heritage Center


The “Ojibwe” called the lake “gichi-gami”, meaning “great sea" we just call it Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world and we get to see a lot of it on this tour along with twenty-two lighthouses you will also see magnificent waterfalls, jaw dropping sunsets, giant ore boats and perhaps even a moose or two along the way.

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