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!

Canoe the Boundary Waters


A totally personalized guided canoe camping trip with you and your family and friends.


Paddle into the scenic BWCA Wilderness for fun, photos, and fishing hot spots.


Join other travelers, learn, and make friends.

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 operates on behalf of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Program located within the Superior National Forest. We are authorized to operate in Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness under U.S. Forest Service Special Uses Outfitter Guide Permit KAW6080. 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. As a BWCAW program Cooperator, we are an equal opportunity service provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.