Boundary Waters Guide Service

Fully Outfitted Professionally Guided Boundary Waters Canoe Trips in Ely, MN

jason-owner-guide-boundarywatersguideservceThe trail-savvy guides of Boundary Waters Guide Service unlock the mysteries of the Boundary Waters by sharing canoeing and camping skills, fishing know-how, local history, and a naturalist perspective.

Let us customize your BWCA Wilderness adventure! Our professionally guided camping trips are fully outfitted with the best canoes, camping equipment, and trail menu. Just bring your clothes, and be ready for fun!

Premium guided adventures with Boundary Waters Guide Service include:

  • Knowledgeable, safety-conscious, professional, and fun licensed guides.
  • Complete canoe trip outfitting with quality, ultralight canoes and the best backcountry camping equipment. 
  • An amazing, delicious trail menu, prepared with pride by your guide.
  • Required BWCA Wilderness permits.
  • Helpful advice and trip planning so you get the most from your wilderness experience.

U.S. Forest Service Special Uses Outfitter Guide Permit Holder
Boundary Waters Guide Service is authorized to operate in Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness under U.S. Forest Service Special Uses Outfitter Guide Permit KAW608004. Boundary Waters Guide Service is a Cooperator with the USDA Forest Service under the Superior National Forest. We issue permits into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. To preserve the wilderness, visitors to the BWCAW must follow certain regulations. Click here to learn the details. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.