Boundary Waters Outfitters

Boundary Waters Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips Non-Profit Group Packages

Boundary Waters Outfitters offers some of the best equipment made today. All our gear and food has been trail-tested and continually refined over countless trips and years on the water and in the woods.
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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

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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.

Non-Profit Group Packages

Boy & Girl Scouts, Church Groups, Schools, Colleges...
We offer substantially discounted rates to non-profit organizations. To qualify you must be a not-for-profit organization and have a minimum of seven people participate in the trip. Some examples of organizations we have outfitted are: Boy & Girl Scouts of America, Church Groups (adult & youth), Hobby Clubs and Organizations, Elementary & High Schools, Colleges & Universities.

High Adventure Trips
High Adventure Trips are ideal for groups wanting to get back into the wilderness and explore areas seldom see by other canoe country travelers.
Ideal for Boy Scout groups wanting to achieve the 50-Miler Award.
For more information on High Adventure Trips click here >>

Non-Profit Group Outfitting Packages:

helpful information for non-profit groups: how to plan a trip

Ultra-Light Canoe Package

Ultra-Light Canoe Package - Best of the best

Discounted Rates for Non-Profit Groups
Trip Length 7-18 people 19-27 people 28+ people
3 Days $235 $225 $215
4 Days $250 $240 $230
5 Days $270 $260 $250
6 Days $300 $290 $280
7 Days $325 $315 $305
8+ Days $46 per day $45 per day $43 per day
rates are per person
first and last days count as full days
Canoe upgrade:
upgrade to an Old Towne Penobscot canoe for just $5 per person/per day.
upgrade to an We-no-nah kevlar canoe for just $10 per person/per day.
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

Kevlar Explorer Package

Kevlar Explorer Package - Best of the best

Discounted Rates for Non-Profit Groups
Trip Length 7-18 people 19-27 people 28+ people
3 Days $290 $280 $265
4 Days $320 $310 $295
5 Days $355 $345 $330
6 Days $390 $380 $365
7 Days $430 $420 $405
8+ Days $61 per day $60 per day $58 per day
rates are per person
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

What Do You Get?

Ultra-Light Canoe Package includes... Kevlar Explorer Package includes...
Traveling System:
Alumacraft Kevlar Canoes
   -with comfortable yokes!
▪ Carlisle Paddles
MTI Life Jackets (vest type)
Kondos Equipment Packs
   -with padded straps & hip belt
▪ Map Case

Sleeping System:
Eureka self-supporting Tents
▪ Large Tarp/Dining Fly
▪ Full-Length Self-Inflating Pads
Slumberjack Sleeping Bags
Granite Gear Compression Sacks

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

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

Both Packages include...

Personal & Miscellaneous:
▪ Personal Gear Packs
▪ 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

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


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)

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 >>

Call Today and set up a trip!  1-800-777-8574
We will walk you through the whole trip planning process - make route suggestions, gear suggestions and even secure all your permits for you. We will map your route, pack your equipment, pack your food and give you a complete trip orientation upon your arrival. Don't wait, Call today and let your Boundary Waters Vacation begin!


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Outfitting Packages:

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


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

Quetico Trips:

Quetico Trip information
RABC Permit Information

What's a Canoe Trip?







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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

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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 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.
-Boundary Waters Outfitters owners and staff.