Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Why we do what we do:

Fly In Canoe Trips

***NOTICE: Flights can only be done through Ely from May 26 -- September 8

Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht
toll free at 1-800-223-6565 for more information about anything related to Canoe Trip Outfitting and the Boundary Waters

Fly In Fishing Trips get you to remote Fishing Spots

We do fly-in trips to several entry points for Quetico Park:
Lac LaCroix, Beaverhouse, Nym Lake, Cache Bay, and Clay Lake.

A Fly-in is the best way to maximize your time in the park. You can leave Ely at 9 AM and be sitting at a beautiful campsite in Quetico Park that same evening. The optimal size for a group is 4 in a Beaver.

You can either choose to fly-out or paddle out. We will pick you up at your take out point.

We rent nesting canoes that get strapped on one of the pontoons. The canoes are Wenonah Kevlars, the Champlain and Spirit II.

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime by flying in to the edge of the wilderness on a float plane. Whether you want to fly in for a day long fishing trip or be dropped off for an extended paddle out in the wilderness we can tailor a trip to your needs. We can also supply you with all the gear you'll need for your trip. There are four fly-in destinations you can choose from. The following rates are for up to four people and two canoes in a de Havilland Beaver aircraft.

Lac La Croix $1150
Beaverhouse $1350
Nym Lake $1650
Clay Lake $1450
Cache Bay $1350

NOTE - all prices are subject to change. $65 External Load charge per canoe applies to all fly in trips. All rates are subject to change depending on the market price of fuel.

What some of our clients have to say about their fly-in adventures with Piragis Northwoods Company full-service Canoe Camping Outfitters:

"Hi Drew. This was one of our "best-ever" vacations and we all wanted to thank you for your quality guidance, expertise and dedication. Our party of four from California flew to Minnesota in mid-September. There would be a lot of firsts: 1st trip to MN, 1st time to Lake Superior, 1st experience with Piragis, 1st extended canoe trip and 1st time to Quetico Provincial Park. It started with an idea to do a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters area which led us to Piragis - our first good decision with many more to come on our 9 day trip. Everyone at Piragis was so helpful in making our trip unforgettable from start to finish, leaving us with experiences and memories we are still bragging about.

Our first day began with a float plane ride and drop-off at Beaverhouse Lake. Nine days and 25 lakes later we would end our journey at Prairie Portage. We so enjoyed the whole adventure; the "different kinds of good weather", stunning fall colors, every stroke of the paddle, the portages and wildlife (with the exception of the elusive beaver we spotted one wolf, 2 cows & 3 bull moose - one of which we got to watch swim across Shade Lake, lots of eagles and other fun- to- watch critters. How cool!

Thanks again for helping us to have a most memorable trip!

Rick, Denise, Derek and Joel"