Moosewatch Expeditions

DATES FOR 2023 MOOSEWATCH EXPEDITIONS WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS BOAT SCHEDULES ARE CONFIRMED.

 

DATES FOR 2022 MOOSEWATCH EXPEDITIONS (Educators see below)

Expedition #1: May 14 – 22

     Access via Voyageur II, from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo, returning to Grand Portage, MN from Windigo.

Expedition #2: May 25 – June 2

     Access via Voyageur II, from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo, returning to Grand Portage, MN from Windigo.

Expedition #3: June 6 - 13

     Access via Isle Royale Queen, from Copper Harbor, MI to Rock Harbor, return to Copper Harbor, MI, from Rock Harbor.

Expedition #4: July 29 - August 6

     Access via Ranger III, from Houghton, MI to Rock Harbor, returning to Houghton, MI from Rock Harbor.

Cost

The cost of the expedition is a $450 tax-deductible donation.
The cost of getting to Isle Royale is not included.

Sign Up for An Expedition

Fill out the online application form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We expect that additional information on COVID status will be needed from each volunteer who is scheduled to go to the island, but it is too early to say what we’ll need to ask.

Getting to Isle Royale

The Expedition begins when you arrive to Isle Royale. How you arrive to Isle Royale depends on the Expedition for which you sign up (see above). It is your responsibility to make your own boat reservations.

For Expeditions departing from Grand Portage, MN, the closest airports in the U.S. are Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Duluth, MN.  Thunder Bay, Ontario, may not be a travel option; be sure to check border regulations.  Note, there is no public transportation available between Duluth and Grand Portage, but usually we can figure out car-pooling with other volunteers.

For information about getting to Isle Royale

via the Voyageur, click here.
via the Queen, click here.
via the Ranger III, click here.

Details necessary for making your own reservation can be found here as a Word doc and here as a pdf.

For Expeditions departing from Grand Portage, MN, the closest airports are Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Duluth, MN.

For Expeditions departing from Houghton, MI, or Copper Harbor, MI, the closest airport is the Houghton County Airport (CMX).

MOOSEWATCH FOR EDUCATORS 2022

Moosewatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park.
Trip 1 - June 13 - 20
Trip 2 - June 23 - 30

Details about the workshop and how to apply can be found here.
The application questionnaire can be found here.