Minnesota Houseboating Adventure

9 days/8 night
Minneapolis/St. Paul
667 miles / 1067 km


Arrive Minneapolis/St. Paul

Spend the day in the Twin Cities. Be sure to visit the Mall of America.

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Minneapolis to Voyageur’s National Park

Drive through the lakes and pines of Minnesota to Voyageur’s National Park located near International Falls.

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Voyageur’s National Park

A coast guard certified and insured captain will spend part of the day with you. He will assist you with the operation of your houseboat, map reading, navigation on the lake, radio use, mooring procedures and discussion of fishing areas. Afterwards you will be on your own to captain your own houseboat.

80 miles / 128 km Suggested overnight at On your houseboat

Houseboating in Voyageur’s National Park

Nearly 40% of the park is water and one of the best ways to experience its vastness and see its wildlife and scenery is by boat. Houseboating allows a wilderness camp experience with all of the comforts of home. The boat comes equipped with running water, bedrooms, toilet, shower, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, sun deck, and fishing boat. You are free to manoeuvre about the water, enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming or exploring the many islands that dot the 80 miles/128 km of water that mark the Canada/USA boundary. The scenery is natural and unspoiled – see through blue lakes, pine trees lining the water, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs. The park is also home to timber wolves, bears, moose, deer and eagles.

289 miles miles / 462 km km Suggested overnight at Northwoods resort in Minnesota

Voyageur’s National Park to Minneapolis/St. Paul

Return your boat and drive back to the Twin Cities for your flight home.

298 miles / 477 km