Attention : Tours that do not reach the minimum of 22 passengers will still go as a 2.5 hour Grand Tour on Rainy Lake. For those passengers that wish to take the Grand Tour, the tour price difference will be refunded. For those passengers who are not interested in the Grand Tour, a full refund will be issue.
Attention: Due to structural damage, all programs aboard the Borealis tour boat from the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center have been canceled for the 2014 season. If you have a current reservation for a tour, your money will be refunded in full. If you would like to rebook another tour please visit www.recreation.govor the national call center at 877-444-6777 to check dates or schedule another tour.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused
There is no smoking on the tours and aboard the boats. There is no food or beverages permitted aboard the tour boats. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch with them to eat at the Kettle Falls Hotel. Visitors may purchase snacks and water aboard the Voyageur. A jacket is recommended no matter what the weather. There is no restroom aboard the Borealis. There is a restroom aboard the Voyageur. All boats are wheelchair accessible.
Uncover the truth about the 1890's Rainy Lake gold rush. View the remains of the Bushyhead mine entrance from the boat, then stretch your legs with a ranger for a short walk (accessible 1/4 mile) around Little American Island, the most productive area mine. Tour runs from 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
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.
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.
Discover the wonders and beauty of Voyageurs National Park. The captain will navigate Rainy Lake in search of active eagle nests, abundant wildlife, and a historic commercial fishing camp. This tour includes a stop at Little American Island (1/4 mile accessible walk) where gold was discovered in the 1890s. Tour runs from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.
Voyage to the Historic Kettle Falls Hotel. This tour takes you on a cultural and natural history tour of the park. Spend 2 hours aboard the Borealis Tour Boat getting to the hotel. Once at the hotel spend 2 hours on land dining and touring the site. Then spend 1.5 hours on your return route. Tour runs from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Voyage to the Historic Kettle Falls Hotel. This tour takes you on a cultural and natural history tour of the park. Spend 2.5 hours aboard the Voyageur getting to the hotel. Once at the hotel spend 2 hours on land dining and touring the site. Then spend 2 hours on your return route. Tour runs from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm