Photo: Hoist Bay Tour and Eagle Watch


Hoist Bay Tour and Eagle Watch

Boat Tour
2 hr. 30 min.


June 19 - August 21
Minimum # of paying passenger for tour to go is 4.
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
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: No
  • 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 1/4 mile walk is 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.
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