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Address: 529 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1457
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+1 218-343-7951

Boundary Waters Guide Service provides professionally guided canoe trips...

Boundary Waters Guide Service provides professionally guided canoe trips and personalized canoe trip outfitting so families and friends of all backgrounds and experience levels may enjoy the rejuvenating spirit of the outdoors in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park.

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Great Trip!

Fantastic and extremely well customized trip to the BWCA. From start to finish we felt like the owners and our guide wanted us to have a wonderful trip and we did! Since we only... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fantastic and extremely well customized trip to the BWCA. From start to finish we felt like the owners and our guide wanted us to have a wonderful trip and we did! Since we only had a few days it was perfect for us to be able to just show up and immediately be fully kitted and ready to jump right... More 

Thank BeanQueen11
Ventura, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was excited and tentative when setting up a trip to the BWCA but Jason (the owner) really listened to my concerns and put together a fabulous trip for us. Our 4 day - 3 night guided trip into the Boundary Waters was incredible .Our guide- Jerritt- went above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime experience... More 

Thank lafraw80
Stillwater, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

At 65 years of age, I thought it impossible for me to experience the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. As I wished hopelessly to paddle into the BWCA, my son who has paddled the BWCAW many times, told me to get in touch with Boundary Waters Guide Service. Four friends joined me, and Jason set us up with... More 

1 Thank StCroixGrandma2016
Boise, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We used The Boundary Waters Guide Service for our canoeing adventure in the Boundary Waters. They are a superb organization with outstanding guides and topnotch equipment. Our week long trip was flawless from beginning to end. Thank you!

Thank Don T
Boise, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2015

The four of us spent 6 days exploring and canoeing the BWCA. Jason (the owner), his staff, and guides were very well organised and everything was prepared and ready for us when we got there. The guide provided some excellent meals, and we had fish every day. The equipment was top notch. We all had a great time, and highly... More 

Thank WGS1948
Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

My family and I did a 1-day guided tour with Jarett (sorry if I butchered the spelling!) Absolutely worth the 4-hour trip from Minneapolis! (Check out Northernair Lodge for accommodations!) The entire tour was incredible. All of the staff were friendly and helpful (even at 8am!) Jarett gave us excellent instruction, as this was the first time any of us... More 

1 Thank mhubertus
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111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Great guide, weather was perfect, beautiful lakes, good bird life, no people around, excellent waters for canoeing. Guide could not have been more accommodating. Equipment supplied was very good and clean. We spent 6 days on the water but could have stayed much longer, it was so enjoyable.

1 Thank travelersanonOregon
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We took a five-day trip with our kids (aged 11 and 14) and mother (aged 72). What an amazing time we had with the family, totally "unplugged." Our guide, LynnAnne, was the BEST! We learned so much from her, and she was a great role model for our young girls (intelligent, strong, brave, and tough). I'll echo what someone else... More 

Thank Jill G
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you haven't been up to Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service you are missing out. Jason (owner) is extremely knowledgeable of the Boundary Waters and outfitting. His staff is outstanding which is why I would highly recommend this guide service to any family or friends. Our stay with Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service exceeded... More 

Thank Nick B
Texarkana, Texas
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

These outfitters are the best for knowing when and what to do. Their equipment is in good shape and the meals are very good. They really equipped us for week-long trip of 57 miles - 4 adults and 3 children. An adventure of a lifetime! We are from Texas and had never done a 7-day canoe trip - we are... More 

Thank Phillip C

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