Canoe Rentals

Canoe Rentals for Boundary Waters, Quetico & Ely, Minnesota

Rent the Lightest Canoes, Kayaks, and SUP Boards in Ely

Ultra-light Kevlar Canoes (Wenonah and Northstar)Weight (varies by model)Price/Day
Solo Canoe
30-38 lbs

$40*

2-Person Canoe
39-45 lbs

$50*

3-Person Canoe
49-55 lbs

$55*

4-Person Canoe
52-64 lbs

$58*

*All canoe rentals come with comfortable MTI Java PFDs, paddles (your choice of carbon bent, wood bent or wood straight shaft paddles), yoke pads, and tie-downs straps/foam pads for transport.


Why rent from Piragis?

  • Top-notch equipment included with your rental
    • Brand-new canoe fleet at the start of each season
    • Carbon bent paddles come standard (wood straight and bent paddles also available)
    • Comfortable PFDs designed for paddling (MTI Java PFD, retails for $95)
    • Yoke Pads
    • Tie-down straps and foam pads for transport (can fit 2 canoes on most vehicles)
    • Spare paddle included
  • Outfitting customers can enjoy 10% off purchases from our retail store and the Boundary Waters Catalog
  • Knowledgeable, efficient and experienced service every step of the way

Scroll down for the full list of canoe, kayak and SUP models available for rent.


If you're tired of carrying a heavy canoe across portages and paddling a noisy, cold aluminum boat, we've got just the thing for you. The Kevlar® canoes we rent are "user friendly." They are stable, easy to paddle, fast and, best of all, LIGHTWEIGHT. Boundary Waters Canoe Tripping involves both paddling and portaging. A sleek, 42-lb Kevlar® canoe takes the strain out of paddling and the pain out of portaging. Do you have an odd number of people? Try our solo boats or our three-person, 20', three-seater that weighs only 55 lbs.

Wenonah and Northstar (by Ted Bell) make many different hull designs to custom fit paddlers' every need. We specialize in fitting you into the boat that will make your BWCAW or Quetico Canoe Camping Trip the most comfortable for you.

Rent canoes, kayaks, or SUP boards for a day or a week or longer.


SOLO CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Prism (16' 6" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
35 lbs

$40

Encounter (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
38 lbs

$40

Magic (16' - StarLite) - by Northstar
32 lbs

$40

Northwind Solo (15' 6" - StarLite) - by Northstar
30 lbs

$40

TANDEM CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Northwind 18 (18' 9" - StarLite) - by Northstar
45 lbs

$50

Minnesota II (18' 6"' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
42 lbs

$50

Champlain (18' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
45 lbs

$50

Northwind 17 (17' 6" - StarLite) - by Northstar
41 lbs

$50

Escape (17' 6" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
41 lbs

$50

B17 (17' - StarLite) by Northstar
41 lbs

$50

Spirit II (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
42 lbs

$50

Boundary Waters (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
41 lbs

$50

Seliga (17' - StarLite) - by Northstar
41 lbs

$50

Polaris (16'9" - Starlite) - by Northstar
38 lbs

$50

Northwind 16 (16' - StarLite - by Northstar)
39 lbs

$50

Spirit II (17' - T-Formex) - by Wenonah
73 lbs

$35

3-PERSON CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Northwind 20 with 3 seats (20' 5" - StarLite) - by Northstar
52 lbs

$55

Minnesota III (20' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
55 lbs

$55

B19 (19'6" - StarLite) - by Northstar
49 lbs

$55

Seneca (19'4" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
54 lbs

$55

4-PERSON CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Minnesota IV (23' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
64 lbs

$58

Northwind 20 with 4 seats (20' 5" - StarLite) - by Northstar
52 lbs

$58

KAYAKS (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Kestrel 120 (12' - poly) - by Current Designs
49 lbs

$35

SUP (STAND UP PADDLE) BOARDS
ModelWeightPrice
Inflatable (10' 7") SOL Train - by SOL
25 lbs
$40

Rent from Piragis and enjoy 10% off purchases in our retail store and the Boundary Waters Catalog

To Make a Reservation:

NOTE:  New fleet each season.  Included are very comfortable MTI Java PFDs, carbon or wooden bent shaft paddles, yoke pads, as well as straps and blocks to get canoes on vehicles.  Only the best gear and service for our clients.  Give us a try!  Paddle on!!

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Contact Info

  • Toll Free: (800) 223-6565
  • Local: (218) 365-6745
  • Fax: (218) 365-6220
  • info@piragis.com

Our Location

  • 105 N. Central Ave
    Ely, MN 55731

Store Hours

  • Retail

    Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm

    Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

    Outfitting

    Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

    Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

    Boathouse

    Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

    Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

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