Spend the day in the Twin Cities. Be sure to visit the Mall of America.
Drive through the lakes and pines of Minnesota to Voyageur’s National Park located near International Falls.
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.
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.
Return your boat and drive back to the Twin Cities for your flight home.