Our Service to You
You've heard it said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Similarly, your canoe trip in the Boundary Waters begins with a single phone call. If you are thinking about coming up to the canoe country, give us a call! We can talk with you about the type of trip you want to do, discuss your outfitting needs, and answer any questions you may have. Our knowledge of the canoe routes enables us to recommend a trip itinerary that is sure to meet or exceed your expectations. We will help you decide on an Entry Point and a travel plan, and assist you in reserving your U.S. or Canadian travel permit.
We offer a variety of custom packages, so you can choose the one that’s right for you. We take care of every detail! Whether you need an all-inclusive package (canoes, camping equipment, and food); a partial package (canoes and food –or– canoes and camping gear); or individual items (just a canoe, or just a tent, etc.); we are ready to supply those needs.
Then, when your trip date rolls around, and your party arrives at our base near Ely, Minnesota, we will go over the outfitting provisions that we have packed for you during our comprehensive orientation, making any last–minute adjustments, if needed. Our food packer will review your food supplies and offer helpful advice on food preparation. We will go over your equipment and explain the proper use of all the gear. We'll also go over the rules and regulations of the wilderness area and discuss important safety considerations.
In addition to supplying the outfitting you'll need for your canoe trip, we also offer as much instruction as you need, in everything from setting up the tent and cooking the food, to paddling and portaging the canoe and creating a comfortable camp.
Finally, we will gather your party around our routing table and mark the large-scale waterproof maps with such highlights as preferred campsites, favorite fishing holes and reefs, waterfalls, and scenic and historic points of interest. Most importantly, we'll mark a route tailored to match your time, ability, and objectives. Whether 1 mile or 100; 3 days or 30; travel or base camp, we will show you the Way to Go!