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Step into the shoes of a lighthouse keeper on a craggy rock with a breathtaking panoramic view and stunning black sand beaches. This unique location was once home to a dozen families during the shipping season and is now held in trust for all to explore. Experience the cool spray of Superior as you explore the island, envisioning what life was like for those who lived here many years ago.


Take a journey back in time and explore the volcanic landscape of a billion years ago when you hop aboard a charter from Silver Islet Harbour. Our tours provide an unforgettable island adventure with stunning vistas and unique experiences that will stay with you forever. Book Sunday’s Tour or Book Thursday’s Tour.

Capt. Archie Hoogsteen and a group of visitors travel to Porphyry Island.

If you’re looking for an adventure, consider a charter tour starting from Silver Islet. This tour takes you over the historic silver mine and across Black Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Sleeping Giant as you pass through the mine shafts’ glimmering shadows.

Once you reach Porphyry Island, take some time to appreciate the unique climate and plant habitat, and listen to the light keepers’ stories during a guided or self-guided tour. Lighthouses offer a variety of perspectives to explore, from keepers and their chickens to ships that were run aground by the light itself.

Leaving Thunder Bay, join Kasper and Co. on a journey to the lighthouse!

Embark on a delightful journey to the lighthouse, which will take you just 20 minutes. Your charter captain will regale you with tales of local attractions on the water and around Porphyry Island. Once you reach the island, there’s much more to discover and learn. Enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch, take in the breathtaking view of the black sands beaches, swim in the refreshing waters, or simply relax and unwind.

Children still play at the lighthouse. The keeper’s children had many adventures to share.

Order your lunch on line or at the boathouse upon arrival. For all visitors we provide a mandatory safety briefing and orientation prior to exploring the island. Book Sunday’s Tour or Book Thursday’s Tour.