Canoe the Boundary Waters

A Fun Introduction to Canoeing and Camping in the BWCAW

July 7 – 11, 2024

If you’re eager to explore the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and want to develop some skills and experience before venturing out on your own, this fun trip could be exactly what you’re looking for. This is your chance to experience the adventure with the assistance of a professional guide and the opportunity to meet other adventurous folks.

Arrive with a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and the things you wear on trail. This four-day fully outfitted and professionally guided canoe trip is open to all ages. You’ll be geared up with all the best canoeing and camping equipment, including inflatable sleeping pads for a good night’s sleep and comfy trail chairs for lounging at camp.

During four days on the water, expect days of both travel and base-camping. On an optional layover day, we will rest, relax, explore and, if you’d like, fish. Each day will bring new experiences and sights, that could include waterfalls, wildlife, towering old growth white pines, and beautiful Northwoods surroundings. Sign up by yourself, or bring along a friend, too. We look forward to heading out into these beautiful woods with you!

Exploring the Boundary Waters

You will make new friends and meet interesting people. We encourage people from all backgrounds, experience levels, and ages to join this fun adventure. Our guests respect each other as individuals and work together and learn with one another as a team. The group size is capped at 8 participants, so you defintely won’t get lost in a crowd.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see what the Boundary Waters is all about!

Dates: July 7 – 11, 2024
Cost: $845/person.

Maximum group size is eight participants. Minimum group size is four. There is no minimum age requirement. Those under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Group orientation will be July 7 at 3pm at Ely Outfitting Company. Early the next morning, a shuttle will drop you and your canoes and gear at a Boundary Waters entry point near Ely, MN. The group will get off the water mid-afternoon on July 11.

Click here for convenient online trip registration. When registering online, indicate your entry point is the Introduction to the Beautiful Boundary Waters trip, and provide your name in the Trip Leader field. Indicate the group size is “1” when registering for yourself. The deposit requirement for this trip is half of the trip price. Due to the extremely limited group size, the deposit is not refundable and not transferable to a different year. We suggest considering independent travel insurance due to the nonrefundable nature of this deposit. Final nonrefundable payment is due 30 days before the trip.