Moose Lake to Prairie Portage or Birch Lake Portage
$31 (2 person min)
Moose Lake to Ensign Lake (Splash Lake Portage)
$29 (2 person min)
Moose Lake to Washington Island of Basswood Lake
$68 (3 person min) plus portage fees
Burntside Lake to Crab Lake Portage
$25 (2 person min)


I took part in Ely Outfitting Company's Women in the Wilderness Boundary Waters Canoe trip in September 2016, led by Kate Ford, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a national treasure, but it can be a challenge to navigate if you're not an experienced paddler/hiker/camper. Kate not only made the long weekend an adventure to remember, but she helped people in our group--many of whom had never canoed before--discover abilities (like steering and portaging canoes) they'd never known they had. I would recommend this trip, the company, and our guide to anyone wanting to experience the Boundary Waters for themselves, especially anyone who doesn't feel they have the necessary skills to go. You might just surprise yourself!

We had a great experience with Ely Outfitting Company. Professional and helpful. We only rented canoes but they still gave us wonderful assistance with planning our trip.

They thought of every little detail and made our experience unforgettable. Super friendly and helpful crew. I am looking forward to going back.

When a first timer goes canoeing for 3 days in the wilderness, there are many, many details I had not considered. EOC has thought of them all and has elegant solutions to all. Nice people, super organized, clean and new equipment, first class operation all the way around. Will definitely be back!

Jason and team were easy to work with, thorough, and so accommodating. Jason pointed out great campsites, prime fishing spots, and made sure we were fully prepared for our trip. Food was excellent and the full outfitting package made our trip a breeze.

We have used them on two occasions now and everything went very smoothly. They answered all our questions and made sure we had the best trip possible.

My friend and I used Ely Outfitting Co. for our first ever BWCA experience in July of 2018. Jason and his team were awesome! We didn't use their guided service (only rented the canoe from them) but they took the time with us to go over our route and suggested the best fishing and campsite locations along the way. Every question we had they were very attentive and seemed genuinely interested in helping us make this the best experience possible. I'll definitely use them again for another BWCA adventure!

Great place to outfit your trip through. I just did canoe and paddles. They were helpful and loaded it on our car. They even have us some fishing advice.

This is the second time I've done partial outfitting with Ely Outfitting Company and they continue to impress with good service and they made it easy to change my reservation multiple times when I ended up having conflicts pop up. I'll continue to use them for my annual Boundary Water trip outfitting needs.

Very professional and friendly and welcoming to newbies!

Excellent group of people that made our whole trip up to the bwca easy and fun. I highly recommend them.