Photo: Hoist Bay Tour and Eagle Watch


Hoist Bay Tour and Eagle Watch

Boat Tour
2 hr. 30 min.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Board the Borealis tour boat and cruise to historic Hoist Bay in Namakan Lake while searching for active bald eagle nests and other wildlife. Walk with a ranger for a 1/4 mile (not accessible) through the remains of an old logging camp turned resort. Tour runs from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Distance: 30 miles
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Easy

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.


The boat is accessible, but the Hoist Bay dock, grounds and 1/4 mile walk are not.


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. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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