Guided Boundary Waters Camping Canoe Trips in Ely, Minnesota

The professional guides of Boundary Waters Guide Service are experienced outdoor educators, savvy anglers, and just plain fun people to have along on your trip.

Let us unlock the mysteries of the Boundary Waters and take the hassle and worry out of day-to-day decisions. Expect the best, most knowledgeable and friendliest guides in the business. Our guides are licensed through the US Forest Service and committed to your successful adventure. They’re a wealth of information, and their advice will help you get the most from your wilderness experience.

Our professionally guided camping trips are completely outfitted with the best ultralight canoes and top-notch camping equipment. We even provide your comfy, freshly-laundered sleeping bag, and free loaner fishing poles.  All you need to bring are your clothes and be ready for fun! Your guide prepares mouthwatering meals, and is focused on you having an amazing canoe camping adventure.

Guided Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Family

With over a million acres, a thousand lakes, and 1,200 miles of canoe routes, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is full of options. Let us understand your goals and we’ll email you custom route options that fit your unique interests and expectations. Click here for our Trip Routing Form.



2024 Per Person Rates

 Fully Outfitted and Guided Custom Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
10% off adult price for youth under 18 years. One youth discount per adult at full price.
These rates include your licensed guide, ultralight canoes, specialized camping equipment and trail food outfitting. Customers do not pay Minnesota sales tax on professionally guided trips.

8 people 7 people 6 people 5 people 4 people 3 people 2 people 1 person
2 Days $360 $380 $470 $420 $455 $515 $635 $990
3 Days $545 $565 $590 $630 $680 $770 $950 $1,490
4 Days $730 $755 $790 $840 $910 $1,030 $1,270 $1,985
5 Days $910 $945 $985 $1,050 $1,135  $1,290 $1,580 $2,485
Days $1,095 $1,135 $1,185 $1,260 $1,365 $1,545 $1,900 $2,980
7 Days $1,280 $1,325 $1,380 $1,470 $1,595 $1,800 $2,220 $3,480
8 Days $1,465 $1,510 $1,580 $1,680 $1,820 $2,060 $2,540 $3,975

For trips of 9 or more days, please call 218-343-7951 for pricing.
The above rates do not include BWCAW or Quetico Provincial Park entry permit fees, entry point transportation fees, individual fishing licenses, or guide gratuity.
Discounts are not cumulative. First and last days count as full days.

There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfaction.

– Sigurd Olson