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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters

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Address: 105 North Central Avenue, Ely, MN 55731
Phone Number: 12183656745
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Description: Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters is a full-service canoe trip...
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.
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Outstanding Service for BWCA!

Steve Piragis and his crew are friendly, knowledgeable and well-organized. The shop and the outfitter are both dialed in, making purchase, pickup and drop-off of rented items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Steve Piragis and his crew are friendly, knowledgeable and well-organized. The shop and the outfitter are both dialed in, making purchase, pickup and drop-off of rented items really easy. A stop at Piragis will make your Boundary Waters experience much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I used Piragis for their complete outfitting of a 6-night trip into the BWCA with my three sons in mid-August 2015. When we arrived at their shop the evening before, everything was organized -- from the canoes, food, tents, sleeping bags, tents and things I didn't think of but glad they did. All the equipment was in perfect condition and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You can go here and nowhere else if you want. Or you can shop around and save ~20%. Up to you. The staff is friendly and the selection bountiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My friends and I arrived around 6 to Ely and one of us still needed boots. Piragis was the only store in town that was open that late and had boots. Saved my friends feet from a good beating!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good people, good gear, and hot showers! Rented a couple canoes for a week trip, staff was very knowledgeable of the area and helpful in route selection.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The store has everything and I mean everything you would need. Great name brands and choices. They are a little higher in price but the selection and variety is worth it in my opinion. We purchased a number of items for our trip. Nice location, just off the main road. They are also connected to their outlet store on main... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was our second outfitting with Piragis in the last year. We recently took a group of 31 canoeing in BWCA and used Piragis to equip our group. The gear provided is very good - new canoes, paddles and tents takes any equipment worries out of the picture. We worked with Drew to plan our trip. He made sure we... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fun place to shop that had a lot of just about everything. You will have to step in to check it out, great customer service

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St Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been in the Piragis store many times. Their assortment of quality gear is impressive and I found some of their prices < REI. This past week I utilized their outfitting staff for a winter camping trip (tent, stove, pulks, etc.). I spoke with them on the phone multiple times. They were always friendly, asked thoughtful questions about our... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although I have heard the owner of Piragis speak at different outdoor expo type venues and feel he is very knowledgeable and competent, I have not used this outfitter for outfitting a BWCAW trip. I own my own equipment and outfit myself. However, when in Ely I love to go to this store to see their gift, shoe, and clothing... More 

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