Moosewatch Expeditions

DATES FOR 2024 MOOSEWATCH EXPEDITIONS

 

   EXPEDITION 1: 11 - 19 May (via the Voyageur II from Grand Portage, MN)

   EXPEDITION 2: 22- 30 May (via the Voyageur II from Grand Portage, MN)

   EXPEDITION 3: 3 - 11 June (via the Isle Royale Queen IV from Copper Harbor, MI)

   EXPEDITION 4: 26 July - 3 August (via the Ranger III from Houghton, MI)

   MOOSEWATCH FOR EDUCATORS: 24 June - 1 July (details here and below)

 

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

MOOSEWATCH IS FOR BACKPACKERS WITH SIGNIFICANT RECENT EXPERIENCE ON MULTI-DAY TRIPS.

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

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.

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 2024

Moosewatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park.

Details, application, and questionnaire can be found here.