Photo: Discovery Cruise


Discovery Cruise

Boat Tour
2 hr. 00 min.


Park may use the Borealis when water levels do not permit us to use the Voyageur.
Minimum # of paying passenger for tour to go is 4. Tours are occasionally canceled due to poor weather conditions, or an insufficient number of passengers. You can call the visitor center 1 hour prior to the scheduled tour time to ensure it will take place.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Discover the wonders and beauty of Voyageurs National Park. The captain will navigate Rainy Lake in search of active eagle nests, abundant wildlife, and eventually to a historic commercial fishing camp. Tours run from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 64 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Easy

Know Before You Go

No smoking. Food or drink is not allowed but may be purchased on the boat. There is a restroom aboard the boat. Jackets and sunscreen are recommended.


Wheelchair accessible


Snack bar with candy and water, upper non enclosed deck and lower enclosed deck


From International Falls, MN, take Highway 11 east 11 miles to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center entrance sign. Once at the entrance sign turn right onto the entrance road and travel 1.5 miles to the visitor center. The boat is located on the dock below the 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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