Canoe Trips from Ely Minnesota specializing in Boundary Waters, BWCAW and Quetico Park canoeing trips. Canoe Trip outfitting and canoeing vacations, from Piragis Northwoods Canoe Trip Outfitters and the Boundary Waters Catalog.
Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731
info@piragis.com
1-800-223-6565


Why we do what we do:
Canoe Trips from Ely Minnesota specializing in Boundary Waters, BWCAW and Quetico Park canoeing trips. Canoe Trip outfitting and canoeing vacations, from Piragis Northwoods Canoe Trip Outfitters and the Boundary Waters Catalog.
These Forms must be filled out for each trip:

Reservation Form

Medical Form

Participation Agreement



Guided Wilderness Fully Outfitted Canoe Trip Vacations

Maximum size for each group is 7 clients


Fall in the Boundary Waters means no bugs, fewer people, warm days, cool nights, and great vistas of saturated yellows, reds, and green. Travel the BWCAW during the quiet season and see the boreal forest in all its vibrant splendor. The colors start early in September with the maples and peak with the great forests of aspen and birch in late September and early October. These reds and yellows are all offset by the beautiful dark green of the balsam, spruce, and pine with a backdrop of incredibly blue sky. With wildlife on the move in fall, chances of seeing moose, bear, otter and beaver are optimal. With some luck the howl of the wolf will sing you to sleep

Autumn Colors and
Wilderness Wildlife
September 27 - October 3
2014

$1195 plus tax


Join new friends on a wilderness experience this summer. Paddle, portage and camp in America’s canoe country, the Boundary Waters

Canoeing with Cliff
Jacobson & Steve Johnson

August 9 - 15

2014
$1495 plus tax
Waiting List only Sold Out


The Boundary Waters Wilderness has been home to wolves since the retreat of the glaciers. From your campsites, you can still hear wolves lonely howls or catch a glimpse of one along the lakeshore or portage. We’ll start our week by studying captive wolves at the International Wolf Center and visit sites where wild wolves are known to rendezvous. Our 5-day canoe trip in the wilderness puts us in intimate contact with the wolves’ habitat, where signs of their presence are common. We’ll paddle through wild country where man is just a visitor. We’ll camp on lakes where visitors are rare and with some luck we’ll hear or maybe even see a wolf. If wolves fascinate you please call and join us in wolf country

Howling with Wolves
Canoe Camping

August 23 - 29
2014
$1195 plus tax


Join new friends on a wilderness experience this summer. Paddle, portage and camp in America’s canoe country with other women who share your spirit of adventure. This is our most highly rated trip by past participants, and judging by the laugh meter it must be the most fun, too. Take a break from the humdrum and discover a pristine wilderness and maybe a little about yourself at the same time

Women
Exploring Wilderness
July 12 - 18,
2014
$1195 plus tax

At the peak of the smallmouth spawn our seasoned fishing guides will guide you into lakes where the action is fast and furious.

Smallmouth Fishing
Canoe Trip
May 31 - June 6
2014

$1195 plus tax

Quetico Canoe Trip

Quetico Canoe Trip

July 19 - 25
2014

$1495 plus tax

Join new friends on a wilderness experience this summer. Paddle, portage and camp in America’s canoe country with other women who share your spirit of adventure. This is our most highly rated trip by past participants, and judging by the laugh meter it must be the most fun, too. Take a break from the humdrum and discover a pristine wilderness and maybe a little about yourself at the same time

Stargazing in the BWCA
see below for trip
September 20 - 26,
2014
$1195 plus tax

 

Join new friends on a wilderness experience this summer. Paddle, portage and camp in America’s canoe country with other women who share your spirit of adventure. This is our most highly rated trip by past participants, and judging by the laugh meter it must be the most fun, too. Take a break from the humdrum and discover a pristine wilderness and maybe a little about yourself at the same time

July Walleye Safari
more information coming
July 12 - 18
2014
$1195 plus tax

Stargazing in the BWCA Canoe Trip

Trip Dates: September 20 – 26

Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht

Trip Cost: $1195 + tax

6 days paddling, 5 nights camping
First and last night hotel room in Ely

Please Note: Final payment for our guided group trips is due 30 days before the trip begins.

No where else can you see the stars and Northern Lights so clear at night than the wide open wild spaces of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Our backyard is void of man-made lights and it is far from the plumes of industry that cloud and obscure the natural beauty of night's canvas. There is something ethereal, surreal about the constellations when you view them in solitude. Join us for a magical time as we track the power of the great bear and map the path of Orion's belt accompanied by the haunting backdrops of the calls of the common loon and howls of the elusive timber wolf. Imagine lying on your back on a comfortable therm-a-rest gazing at the limitless vaulted inky black ceilings brimming with stars.

Discover Cassiopeia, the Twins, Andomeda, Orion, Taurus and more. Learn how to mark Alpha Stars such as Betelgeuse and Polaris to find their different mythological shapes in the sky.

Would you like to…
- View the night sky uninhibited by light pollution?
- Learn about constellations, both where they are located in the sky and the stories behind them?
- View the Milky Way in all of its splendor?
- Have a chance to see the Northern Lights?
- Explore and fish the BWCA?
- Learn canoe camping techniques from our expert guide?
- Relax and unwind in a beautiful wilderness setting?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Stargazing in the BWCA trip is right for you.

Since the beginning of time, humans have been drawn to the night sky. The vastness of the universe holds instinctive intrigue. Join our 6 day 5 night Boundary Waters canoe trip to gaze upon the heavens like never before.

Our trip will take you far away from the sights and sounds of the city, into the heart of the wilderness, where our stargazing will be undisturbed by light pollution. We will leave Ely one day after a New Moon for optimum darkness. The constellations and Milky Way will pop out of the night sky like many have never seen.

Enjoy the night sky like you never have before in the quiet solitude of the BWCA. Bring the kids. This trip is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime and inspire wonder.

Please Note: Final payment for our guided group trips is due 30 days before the trip begins.

We also provide Guided, fully outfitted, fully customized trips for your group. If the dates above don't fit or you want to plan and reserve an exclusive Guided Trip for your group of 4 - 7 for 6 days/5 nights: $995 per person.

If you have interest, please contact Drew Brockett or Adam Macht at
1-800-223-6565 and let them know. We'll keep planning new trips.


Guided Group Trips for 2013. Give the Gift of a Fantastic Guided Trip

Each year we offer several Guided Group Canoe Trips throughout the paddling season. These trips are Guided and Fully Outfitted. This means all you have to bring is your clothing, personal toiletries, fishing gear, and we do the rest. We provide lodging in Ely at the beginning and the end of the trip, permits, shuttles, guides, and all of your equipment.

We get great people from all over the country and it makes for a great group dynamic.

1-800-223-6565


Planning Your Canoe Camping Trip Starts Here at Piragis.Com.

Please contact Drew Brockett or Adam Macht (1 - 800 - 223 - 6565)
for more information. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. We rent canoes and camping gear to paddlers who love to canoe and camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. We'll plan your BWCA trip and get your camping permits with efficiency and expertise. We also offer guided Wilderness Trips in the Boundary Waters and beyond!

THE BOUNDARY WATERS (BWCAW) and QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK:

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, when combined with Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, just across the border, offers over two million acres of island-studded lakes and pine-covered forests that are accessible only to canoeists. The Boundary Waters Wilderness a place of intriguing interest and unparalleled beauty. Hundreds of miles of water routes wind through hundreds of lakes, past dozens of cascading waterfalls and around scores of rushing rapids. The only way to see it is from a canoe. Motorboats are prohibited from all of the interior lakes and from most of the fringe lakes. No one is permitted to live in the BWCA and no man-made structures are allowed there. Created by glaciers and protected by the Federal Government, the BWCAW is a very special, natural place.

These Forms must be filled out for each trip:

Reservation Form

Medical Form

Participation Agreement


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