Canoe Rental & Partial Outfitting

Rent Canoe Camping Equipment for your Boundary Waters or Quetico Trip

“We rent one piece of gear or more to supplement your needs.”


Many folks just want to rent a great, lightweight Kevlar canoe for their Quetico or Boundary Waters canoe trip. If that's you, you've come to the right place. If you need a few other pieces of gear to supplement your kit, we've got that too.  We'll help you with as much or as little as you need to make your canoe trip a success!

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"I wanted to personally take a moment to thank you for the incredible experience our group had in the BWCA this past week!  Albeit the BWCA has a lot going for it already but if it wasn't for you and the Piragis Team I doubt our experience would have been nearly as amazing.  From the early planning stages to the actual outfitting of our trip, nothing was left upturned or missed – I should not fail to mention our return to Piragis and how your team welcomed us in and shared in re-living our backwoods adventures and excitement; it made for such an outstanding experience!"  
- Eric Budleski, Hatley, WI
"Just returned from our trip to Ely and must say we experienced the most enjoyable trip to the BWCA that I can remember.  I want you to know, though, the entire staff at Piragis did an exceptional job outfitting our group!  From the girls in the store who helped us with our fishing licenses and last minute purchases, to Adam and all the guys in the outfitting department, I have never seen a more organized and devoted group of people working hard and most importantly working together to make sure every aspect of our trip was first class.  Your entire staff made our group feel that we were an important part of the Piragis family.  In doing so, they have earned our respect and can count on our continued business for many years to come."
- Dave Herbster, Sabetha, KS

Ultra-light Kevlar Canoes (Wenonah & Northstar (By Ted Bell) -- View Rental Fleet
**Rental includes Yoke Pads, PFDs, & Paddles (including a spare if you'd like)

Solo  $36/day
Tandem  $48/day
3-Person  $52/day
4-person $54/day
T-Formex Tandem Canoe $30/day
Kayaks -- View Rental Fleet  
Solo $30/day
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) -- View Rental Fleet $40/day
Boat Accessories  
Crazy Creek Canoe Seat (Great for in the canoe and in camp.) $4/day
Wooden Paddle** (Bending Branches Bent & Straight Shaft) $4/day
Carbon Paddle** (Wenonah Bent Shaft and Bending Branches bent) $6/day
PFD** (MTI Java Pro, designed for paddling) $4/day
Kayak Paddle** (Bending Branches Glide Plus) $4/day
** Remember, these items are already included with a boat rental.  
Food Outfitting -- See Menu
BWCA approved. Includes Food Pack.
Portage Packs (Granite Gear Superior One and Quetico Packs) $7/day
Food Packs (CCS Deluxe and Solo Food Packs) $7/day
Waterproof Food Barrels (60L & 30L Barrels with Granite Gear & CCS Harnesses) $7/day
1-2 Person Tents (NEMO) $10/day
3 Person Tents (NEMO) $14/day
4 Person Tents (NEMO) $16/day
6 Person Tents (Big Agnes) $18/day
Ultralight Tarps (CCS 1.1 oz. Silnylon 10’x14’ & 15’x15’) $7/day
Bug Tarps w/ Screened Walls – Highly Recommended during buggy season (NEMO 12’x12’/ CCS 15’x15’) $12/day
Sleep Systems  
Sleeping Bags (Big Agnes & NEMO) $7/day
Sleeping Pads (Big Agnes Two Track & NEMO Cosmo Air) $4/day
Pillows $2/day
Camp Kitchen  
Camp Stove w/ Fuel (MSR WindPro II) $8/day
Double Burner Camp Stove w/ Fuel $10/day
Cook Kit w/ Utensils – Price varies depending on your group’s needs. (*Any combination of pots, pans, griddles, forks, spoons, knives, measuring cups, spatula, serving spoon, camp sink.)  
Food Hanging System $4/day
Satellite Communication  
Satellite Phones $15/day + $3/minute
Garmin InReach $10/day +$.50/text message
Miscellaneous Camp Essentials  
Helinox Camp Chair $5/day
Helinox Cot One $8/day
Packable Camp Table $5/day
Pack Saw $4/day
If it seems like you need a lot of stuff, check out our Full Outfitting Package

Other Services

  • Trip Planning and Routing Advice - A free service!  Let us help you plan your Boundary Waters canoe trip.
  • Permit Reservations - We'll walk you through the permitting process.
  • Shuttles - We can help you with the transportation for your canoe trip.
  • Tows - Get into the wilderness faster.  We can help you set up tows out of Moose Lake, Fall Lake, Lac La Croix, Trout Lake, & to the Crab Lake Portage.
  • Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, Fishing Trips, and Overnight Camping Trips customized for you.
  • Guided Group Trips - Perfect for people looking to join an existing group.
  • Shower - Nothing like a hot shower after a week in the wilderness!  $5 each (soap & towel included).

Ely outfitters, Piragis Northwoods Company is one of the oldest, most respected Boundary Waters outfitters. We're happy to help you plan and outfit your next Boundary Waters canoe trip. From Boundary Waters permits to food, we have you covered.

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105 N Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Info: (800) 223-6565
Fax: (218) 365-6220
Local: (218) 365-6745


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