Boundary Waters Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
Fly-In Trips & Packages

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Fly-In Canoe Trips

This is the ultimate wilderness canoe trip! Grab your gear and hop into a floatplane for your flight over the canoe country.  See the wilderness through the eyes of an eagle as you soar over miles of uninhabited lakes and forest. After you touch down, your gear is placed into your Kevlar canoe ready to explore.  Then head out for 5 to 7 or more days of exploration into some of the most picturesque, "fish-filled" areas of the Northwoods.  This is the ultimate adventure.

IMPORTANT: You must have and bring your Passport to take a
fly-in or fly-out canoe trip
.

 Special Fly-In Trip Package!

This is the vacation special that beats all!  We've combined our 7 Day Spring & Fall Special (Kevlar Package) with discounted flight rates to offer this great deal. Save paddling time and money -it doesn't get any better!

7-Day Fly-In & Paddle-Out Trip
$780 per person - that's a saving of over $70 per person!!

7-Day Fly-In & Fly-Out Trip
$1050 per person - that's a savings of over $80 per person!!

Available May 1 - June 17 & Aug. 17 - Sept. 30. - Extended Dates!
Package is subject to taxes, transportation, permit and camping fees.
Trip Price is Based on 4 people
All Fly-in trips use our Kevlar Explorer Package
Flight costs subject to change

To Reserve this package call 1-800-777-8574

Going Fishing?  Add our Fishing Package to this Package for the ultimate fishing trip.  Just add $5.00 per person, per day.
For information on our Fishing Package click here >>




Fly-in Canoe Trips

Below is information about taking a fly-in canoe trip.  Fly-in trips can be in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) or Canada's Quetico Provincial Park.  All flights will land on a lake in Canada (shown on the map below) and you will begin your trip from there.  Both wilderness areas have their own rules and fees.  In either case (a BWCA trip or a Quetico trip) we will reserve your entry permit and make all the trip arrangements for your group.
 
For information on trips into Canada's Quetico Provincial Park click here >>

Fly-In Options
All flight costs are per flight and based on trips with 4 people.
For more or less than 4 people call for pricing.

 Beaverhouse Lake: $1284 ($321 per person)  Quetico Trips Only
 Lac La Croix: $1100 ($275 per person)  Boundary Waters or Quetico Trips
    (this is the location of our 7 Day Fly-In Special shown above)
 Iron Lake: $1224 ($306 per person)  Boundary Waters or Quetico Trips
 Clay Lake: $1400 ($350 per person)  Quetico Trips Only
 Cache Bay: $1300 ($325 per person)  Boundary Waters or Quetico Trips

Add flight rate to our Kevlar Explorer Package rates below.
Flight rates are subject to change.

 

example trip:  4 people on a 6-day trip with fight into Lac La Croix
Flight cost per person $275+ Kevlar Pkg. $525 (see below) =
$800 per person for flight and outfitting.

Fly-In Trips use our Kevlar Explorer Package:

"Our Kevlar Explorer Package is the best of all we have...the lightest gear, fastest canoes and all the creature comforts you need to make your Boundary Waters Trip the best it can be."

Kevlar Explorer Package - Best of the best

Trip Length 2-4 people 5-7 people 8+ people
3 Days $310 $295 $285
4 Days $390 $360 $350
5 Days $460 $430 $420
6 Days $525 $495 $465
7 Days $580 $550 $515
8 Days $625 $595 $555
9 Days $700 $660 $615
10+ Days $75/day $71/day $66/day

rates are per person
children 17 & under deduct 20%
first and last days count as full days

deduct $2 per person/per day if you bring your own sleeping bag
deduct $3 per person/per day if you bring your own tent

To Reserve this package call 1-800-777-8574

Going Fishing?  Add our Fishing Package to this Kevlar Explorer Package for the ultimate fishing trip.  Just add $5.00 per person, per day.
For information on our Fishing Package click here >>

Kevlar Explorer Package includes...
Traveling System:
We-no-nah Kevlar Canoes
   -with comfortable yokes!
Bent-Shaft Paddles
MTI Life Jackets (vest type)
Kondos Expedition Packs
   -with all adjustments & straps
Dry Bags for Personal Items
Crazy Creek Chairs
   -ultimate in camp comfort
Map Case
Thwart & Seat Bags
   -keep small items accessible
Silva Compass

Personal & Miscellaneous:
Personal Gear Packs
Nalgene Water Bottles
Stuff Sacks
    -for Your gear & clothes
50 feet of Utility Cord
    -light rope
Toilet paper
Trip Tape
    -small roll of duct tape
Portable Solar Shower
   -on request
 

  Sleeping System:
North Face or Kelty Superlight Tents
Large Superlight Tarp/Dining Fly
Full-Length Self-Inflating Pads
Everest Elite Superlight Sleeping Bags
Granite Gear Compression Sacks
Hammock! -Great Camp zzz 's

Kitchen:
Our Exclusive Lip-Smackin ' Menu
    -with Fresh Food!
Ultra-Light Cook Kit with Utensils
One Burner Stove with Extra Fuel
Griddle (optional)
Dish Soap & Scrubber
Collapsible Water Bucket
Water Filter
Rope for Hanging Food Pack
Ultra-Light Aluminum Folding Saw
Axe (optional

All Trips Get:
Trip Routing and Detailed Maps
Free Parking in our Private Lot
Free Showers After Your Trip

 

So you want light gear?
Don't hack your toothbrush to save weight
Just pick our Kevlar Explorer Pkg

 

 

 

To actually SEE what's in our Kevlar Explorer Package
click here >>

What to Expect from your Completely Outfitted Canoe Trip...
When outfitted by Boundary Waters Outfitters you can expect the best in equipment and customer service.  We begin each trip with an orientation on the wilderness are you are about to enter (wilderness rules, map routing, fishing q's and tactics) followed by a full equipment and food review.

Included with each fully outfitted package is:
● Trip & Route planning assistance
● Entry Permit reservations
● All equipment and food prepped, packed and ready to go
● Complete gear and food orientation & detailed trip routing upon arrival
● Paddling & Map orienteering instructions (if needed)
● Free parking in our private parking area
● Continental breakfast the morning of your trip
● Transportation to and from most Ely area entry and exit points
● Hot showers upon your return
● Great Customer Service!

If you are using our How to Plan a Trip tutorial...

You are on Step 5 - Select Your Outfitting Package

You can continue looking through our Canoe Trip Packages and when you find one that fits your needs continue to Step 6.

To go to Step 6 click here >>

 

above: wilderness from the air
van air photo

Outfitting Packages:

Outfitting Specials
Explorer Kevlar Package
Ultra-Light Canoe Package
Non-Profit Groups
Fishing Trips
Fly-In Trips & Packages
Family Packages
Guided Trips
Food & Canoe Packages
Partial Outfitting

Additional:

Menu - food for your trip
Overnight Accommodations
Transportation
Reservations & Deposits
BWCA Permits & Fees
Entry Points & Trip Routes
What to Pack

 Quetico Trips:

Quetico Trip Information
RABC Permit Information
 

Kevlar Explorer Package in Action...


paddling across Insula Lake


setting up camp on Horse Lake


bull moose on Island River


about to load up on Lake Four


Lake Trout

More pictures in our
photo gallery >>

Click on the following links for more information:

Boundary Waters Canoe Area
BWCA info, wildlife, trip routes, photos...

Canoe Trip Outfitting
all our packages, rates, menu...

Non-Profit Groups
discount packages for scouts, churches, schools, clubs, High Adventure Scout Trips, and more...

Boundary Waters Fishing
trips, tips, tackle & more...

Guided Trips
the best way to go...

Quetico Trips
information on trips into Canada...

About Us
who we are, directions to our base...

Contact Us
talk to our outfitting staff

For More Information Call:
218-365-3466
1-800-777-8574

Good to Know...
It is important to note that BWCA entry permits are reserved on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you reserve your trip the better chance you have of securing the best entry point. 

 

 

 

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Boundary Waters Canoe Trips

How to Plan a Trip
Step 1: What to see and do
Step 2: When are you going
Step 3: Plan your route
Step 4: Reserve entry permit
Step 5: Outfitting Needs
Step 6: Transportation
Step 7: Accommodations
Step 8: Final Touches

Just follow the moose...

 


 

Web Cam

Farm Lake Cam

View of Farm Lake

 

web pages:
Boundary Waters Outfitters in Ely Minnesota home page About UsContact Us
Boundary Waters Canoe AreaHow to plan a TripBWCA Entry PermitsBoundary Waters Canoe RoutesFishingWildlifePhoto GalleryBWCA Rules
Canoe Trip OutfittingOutfitting SpecialsKevlar Explorer Package Ultra-Light Canoe PackagePartial OutfittingNon-Profit Group Packages Family Canoe TripsFishing TripsGuided TripsFly-In Canoe Trips
Trip MenuOvernight Accommodations ▫  Transportation ▫  Reservations & Deposits
Quetico TripsRABC Information ▫ Links

A word from Boundary Waters Outfitters

Thank you for visiting our website.  We at Boundary Waters Outfitters are dedicated to our mission and to providing quality Minnesota Vacations to all who visit us here in the Northwoods.  It is our pleasure to serve you in anyway we can, whether it is planning a BWCA canoe trip, arranging a stay in one of the lakeside cabins at our full-service resort or helping you purchase just the right piece of gear for your next adventure.  Ely Minnesota and the Northwoods is our home and we are eager to share it with anyone who has the desire to experience all it has to offer.  With so much to see and do...from fishing, to exploring, to sunsets, the wildlife, to all the little canoeing and camping tips we have picked up over the years, we are here to help you make the most of your Boundary Waters vacation.  Thanks again for visiting our website and please let us know how we can help you with your Boundary Waters needs.
 sincerely,
  -Boundary Waters Outfitters owners and staff.


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