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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters

105 North Central Avenue, Ely, MN 55731
218-365-6745
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Ranked #1 of 3 shopping in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters is a full-service canoe trip outfitter for the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park. We rent canoes and kayaks and... more » Owner description: Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters is a full-service canoe trip outfitter for the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park. We rent canoes and kayaks and gear for one day or as long as you need. We have the area's premier guides for fishing and naturalist guided trips and offer discounts for scouts, churches and larger groups. Our canoes are lightweight kevlar and average about 42 pounds. We've been outfitting and guiding canoe trips since 1979. « less
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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I took my 13 year old daughter on a 7-day guided trip with Steve and Cliff as an intro to the Boundary Waters for her. I wanted to share my experiences there when I was a teenager. I was beyond happy to find that she LOVED every aspect of the trip; even portaging which is hard work when all the... More

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Piragis has been my outfitter of choice for over 20 years. The equipment is top-notch, the experience and advice of the employees has been second to none. They have earned my business and respect until I am no longer able to paddle.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Drew and Adam are managers at Piragis Northwoods Outfitters. They certainly make our trip successful by providing us with canoes, paddles, packs, transportation to out put-in/take-out and maps - and important advice. We found the town of Ely very friend. Great restaurants for breakfast and dinner. We were able to buy "boundary water beer! Ely also has a Bear Center... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whatever your canoeing and/or camping needs are for spending time in the Boundary Waters Piragis has you covered...from advice to the latest technology for cooking over a campfire. Also try the Chocolate Moose right next door for some excellent food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Our first time to Ely and our first canoe expedition. We loved, loved the cool town of Ely, Piragus's awesome outfitter store, the beauty of the boundary waters and our guide Aaron. We rented two canoes and had Aaron with us the first day to show us the ropes and the good fishing spots. We are believers! I wish I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

really enjoyed working with them. Great gear, good food, and just enough so that we had a little left over, but not so much that we were lugging around lots of extra weight. These people really know what they're doing, and we will be back. The store is really cool as well, staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people. Thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Of course, I wanted to buy one of everything they had in the store. What a wonderful place with extremely interesting items that you will find no where else. Amazing selection and very enthusiastic customer service. The atmosphere is worth the stop in the store!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I have used Piragis for both full outfitting and partial fillin. I won't go into the Boundary Waters without stopping there first. Even those not canoeing with us stop at Piragis to shop great products, good & friendly advice and reasonable prices.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I planned a trip to boundary waters for two 9-man crews of Boy Scouts. Piragis outfitted our trip and helped us every step of the way. Adam and Drew, the outfitting guys, were great to work with at Piragis. The Piragis store is an attraction in itself. We shopped before and after our trip. They have everything you can imagine.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I've used Piragis for about 5 years now, ever since my return to the BWCA after 12 years of being away. They rent top rate gear at great prices. They replace their rental equipment every year, so you are always using new equipment. I was so impressed with their gear that I bought a used rental Kevlar canoe from them... More

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