Canoe Rentals

Canoe Rentals for Boundary Waters, Quetico & Ely, Minnesota

Canoes, Kayaks, and SUP Boards for Rent in Ely

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. We also offer touring kayaks for trips into the Boundary Waters.

For the economy-minded, we also offer some of the same streamlined canoes made with T-Formex®. They are heavier than their Kevlar® counterparts but still lighter than most aluminum or plastic canoes. Even if you own all the other gear you need for a wilderness trip, consider using a canoe from our fleet on your next expedition.

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.


FOUR PERSON CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Minnesota IV (23' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
64 lbs
$54
Northwind 20 with 4 seats (20' 5" - StarLite) - by Northstar
50 lbs
$54
THREE PERSON CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Northwind 20 with 3 seats (20' 5" - StarLite) - by Northstar
50 lbs
$52
Minnesota III (20' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
55 lbs
$52
Seneca (19'4" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
54 lbs
$52
TANDEM CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Itasca (19' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
49 lbs
$48
Minnesota II (18' 6"' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
42 lbs
$48
Northwind 18 (18' 9" - StarLite) - by Northstar
45 lbs
$48
Champlain (18' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
45 lbs
$48
Northwind 17 (17' 6" - StarLite) - by Northstar
41 lbs
$48
Escape (17' 6" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
41 lbs
$48
B17 (17' - StarLite) by Northstar
41 lbs
$48
Spirit II (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
42 lbs
$48
Boundary Waters (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
41 lbs
$48
Seliga (17' - StarLite) - by Northstar
41 lbs
$48
Spirit II (17' - T-Formex) - by Wenonah
73 lbs
$30
SOLO CANOES FOR RENT (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Prism (16' 6" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
35 lbs
$36
Encounter (17' - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
38 lbs
$36
Voyager (17' 6" - Kevlar) - by Wenonah
36 lbs
$36
Magic (16' - StarLite) - by Northstar
32 lbs
$36
Northwind Solo (15' 6" - StarLite) - by Northstar
30 lbs
$36
KAYAKS (PER DAY)
ModelWeightPrice
Kestrel 120 (12' - poly) - by Current Designs
49 lbs
$30
SUP (STAND UP PADDLE) BOARDS
ModelWeightPrice
Inflatable (10' 7") SOL Train - by SOL
25 lbs
$40
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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!!

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

  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily

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