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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters

105 North Central Avenue, Ely, MN 55731
218-365-6745
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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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Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to ely twice in the last 12 yrs, went to piragis both times. This is a very well maintained establishment, family owned. They have everything you could possibly need for a day hike to weeks out in the woods. Very clean, it's a very well put together place, well lit, organized, quality products, pay for what you get... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Boundary Waters for a guided canoe trip on a trip across the North Central US.. Glad we did. Our guide Aaron was knowledgeable of the area and a great canoe guide with a passion for the location. It was a very relaxing paddle.. Was worried about insects but not a problem. Wish we would have stayed longer.... More

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just completed our third (or fourth) Boundary Waters trip with Piragis as our outfitter. As always, we had highly responsive service and first rate gear. Gear always appears to be new (or nearly so) and a lot of thought clearly goes into selecting the brands and models they carry. Before using Piragis, my group did three or four previous BW... More

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I rented a kevlar canoe going on a solo trip in the Boundry Waters. Got great help from this outfitter even before getting to Ely. There is no regular bus-route or any way to really get to Ely, but the outfitters were very helpful getting a ride when the bus wouldn´t take my any longer. The service, the shop, the... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love to browse through the Piragis store. They have great gear for a boundary waters trip. It is fun just to look at what they have for sale, even if you don't plan to buy anything. I generally purchase something. I always stop in Piragis whenever I am in Ely. They also have a great outfitting service which I... More

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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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