We rent the best lightweight canoes for exploring the Boundary Waters, as well as aluminum canoes, stand up paddleboards (SUPs), and specialized camping gear. 

All boat rentals include life vests, paddles, comfy portage pads, cartop tie down supplies, and expert trip planning assistance at no extra charge. All canoe models are ideal for wilderness traveling.

Six paddlers in three canoes in the BWCAW.

Northstar Ultralight Canoes

Northwind 17
2 seats – 17’6″ – 42 lbs.
$50/day

Northwind 18
2 seats – 18’9″ – 44 lbs.
$50/day

B19
3 seats – 19’6″ – 49 lbs.
$55/day

Northwind 20
4 seats – 20’5″ – 54 lbs.
$59/day

Northwind Solo
1 seat – 15’5″ – 30 lbs.
$40/day

Polaris
1 seat – 16’9″ – 39 lbs.
$40/day

 

Other Watercraft:

Heavier Aluminum Canoes
2 seats – 17′ – Approx. 75 lbs.
$25/day

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
1 person – 11’6″ – Approx. 30 lbs.
$40/day

We Rent This Camping and Canoeing Equipment

Most items are no additional charge with our Complete Outfitting Package.

  • Lightweight backcountry tent rated for 2 people (7’8″ x 4’8″; 4 lb 12 oz; comfortable capacity is 1 or 2 adults) – $14/day
  • Lightweight backcountry tent rated for 4 people (8′ x 7′; 6 lb 9 oz; comfortable capacity is 2 or 3 adults) – $16/day
  • BugOut waterproof tarp with mesh sides to escape the bugs (details) – $18/day
  • Lightweight coated nylon tarp with rope – $8/day
  • Insulated food pack – $8/day
  • Portage packs (XL is 6,000-8,200 in³; 26-35″ H x 28″ W x 8.25″ D; Gear Pack is 7,038 in³; 26-36″ H x 17″ W x 11.5″ D) – $7/day
  • #4 Plastic pack liner – $4/liner
  • Cardboard box for food or equipment pack – $5/box
  • Large (55 liter) blue barrel pack with harness – $8/day
  • Sleeping bag (freshly laundered) – $7/day
  • Trail pillow (freshly laundered) – $3/day
  • Inflatable sleeping pad – $5/day
  • Crazy Creek folding camp chair (canoe back support) – $4/day
  • Big Agnes Mica Basin camp chair (with 4 legs) – $5/day
  • Hammock with Slap Straps for hanging – $10/day
  • One-burner stove – $5/day (fuel extra)
  • Two-burner stove – $8/day (fuel extra)
  • Cook kit for 1-3 ppl (details) – $12/day*
  • Cook kit for 4-6 ppl (details) – $18/day*
  • Cook kit for 7-9 ppl (details) – $22/day*
  • 2 liter aluminum pot – $2/day*
  • 4 liter aluminum pot – $2/day*
  • 8 liter aluminum pot – $2/day*
  • Cast aluminum fry pan/griddle (10″ x 12″) with gripper handle – $3/day*
  • Camp saw – $3.50/day
  • SteriPEN – $10/day (price includes 2 SteriPENs in kit)
  • BearVault BV500 Bear Proof Container (3 gallon capacity) – $7/day
  • Bear rope system – $4/day
  • Paddle – $3/day (free with canoe rental)
  • Adaptive paddling one-handed canoe paddle for those with limited or no use of one arm/hand (details). Advance reservation required due to limited availability – $10/day
  • Life vest – $3/day (free with canoe rental)
  • Rubber boots – $3/day (first-come, first-served at shop)
  • Fishing pole (with spinning reel and 8 lb. monofilament line) – $6/day
  • Leech locker or minnow bucket – $1/day
  • Anchor bag – $1/day
  • Shower with towel – $6 ($4 without towel)
  • Garmin InReach satellite communicator – $15/day; plus $.50 per text (in & out)
  • Satellite phone – $25/day; plus $3/minute

* Pots and pans must be returned as issued, clean, and without pot black. $10 per pot/pan cleaning fee if not returned as issued.

Complete and Partial Outfitting Packages

Need more than just a few rental items?  Save money with discounted package pricing. 

The best value is our Complete Outfitting PackageClick here to see this comprehensive package. We take care of the details. You focus on fun!

If you already have some items, click here for our Partial Outfitting Packages.

Shuttles

We can shuttle you from Ely to your Entry Point.