Photo: Ellsworth Rock Gardens Tour


Ellsworth Rock Gardens Tour and Eagle Watch

Boat Tour
2 hr. 00 min.


June 16 - August 18
Minimum # of paying passenger for tour to go is 4.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Board the Borealis and cruise Kabetogama Lake in search of active eagle nests and other wildlife. At the gardens, join a ranger for a 1/4 mile tour (not accessible) of the unique rock sculptures, building remnants, and winding paths. Tours run from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

Check in for tour 30 minutes prior to departure. No smoking. Food is not allowed on the boat but water is. There is no restroom aboard the boat. Jackets, mosquito spray and sunscreen are recommended. Visitors must hike up a 60-foot granite rock outcrop on the tour.


The boat is accessible but the tour on land is not. You must be able to hike up a 60 foot granite cliff during the tour.


From Duluth MN., drive about 2.5 hours to County Road 122. Take a right on County Road 122 and travel 2.5 miles to the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center. The Borealis tour boat is just outside the visitor center.

Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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