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Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

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189 Sag Lake Trail, Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids (ages 15,13 and 11) and I love camping and spending time outside. I loved the idea of this vacation from the time I found it. And it lived up to all of it expectations. We got the complete outfitters package because it is a 16 hour drive to get there. The equipment was all clean and in excellent... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stay in a Voyageur cabin. Cabin and its guest cabin were more than enough space for our family of 8 children, my husband and me. Upon arrival we found a charcoal grill as well as a fire ring. Plenty of firewood in the surrounding wooded yard. Gas grill on deck, which overlooks the beautiful river, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had an ambitious 3 day trip planned and about 5 hours into rowing with my girlfriend we decided to pull onto an island in the middle of Lake Sag and spend two nights there. Working in the city the past two years, I could not have asked for a better get away from noise and pollution. Voyageur made it as... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We're happy you had a blast on your wilderness canoe trip. We're glad we could be a part of your time away from the city. Saganaga is one of my favorite Boundary Waters lakes and I'm glad you seemed to appreciate it as much as I do. Sometimes it's nice to just set up a base camp and relax and... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Earlier this summer, I used Voyageur Canoe Outfitters at the beginning of a solo trip to the Quetico. My experience from beginning to end with them was top notch! Using their bunkhouse was something new as we had always used a hotel the night before we put in. The bunkhouse was somewhat spartan but clean and quiet and I had... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great experience with Voyageur Canoe Outfitters for your wilderness canoe trip. I'm happy we were able to get you a yoke for your canoe and provide you with a bunkhouse and breakfast before your trip. We appreciate the kind words about our crew and our business and thank you for writing a positive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We bought the Groupon with some friends. We have a lot of our own gear, and didn't think we would need much of the gear provided other than the canoes, bunk stay, and stove. We ended up taking almost all of it, and I'm glad we did. The gear was high quality, and the canoes were great. I was surprised... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We're very happy you had a great BWCA experience with us at Voyageur. I know sometimes Groupon people are skeptical about services they book and I'm glad our services were better than you expected. We do our best to provide exceptional customer service for all of our guests. We think our Voyageur Crew does an awesome job with our guests... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Took my dad and 2 sons on fully outfitted trip in late July. Second time to BWCA, but first time camping. Voyageuer did a great job setting us up, can't wait to do it again. Very friendly and helpful. Also recommend getting a tow package as it saves u a day of canoeing, allowing you to go deeper into bwca... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time with your father and son in the Boundary Waters. We're happy to be a part of a memorable vacation and appreciate you sharing kind words about us on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for sharing your terrific photos with everyone. Positive comments... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

They were recommended by friends. We did only partial outfitting, bringing our own canoe, equipment and food. They provided us a bunkhouse the night before our trip which included showers and hot breakfast. We chose to have dinner with them the evening before our trip and it was a great value. A sumptuous, delicious meal for much less than we... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is so wonderful to hear about positive experiences our guests have and that our Voyageur Crew speaks highly of us as employers too. We are very happy you were pleased with the service and are thrilled you plan to return. We do our best... More 

bethel mn usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just discovered this outfitter this summer, after the Sag store closed up we have been using Seagull outfitters and never happy with the service or the price of things. But circumstances brought us to Voyageur outfitters, thanks to the sign on HWY 12. My youngest son was in need of getting a 30 inch walleye frozen/prepped for a taxidermist to... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so happy we were able to help out with your vacation this summer. We do our best to treat others as we would like to be treated when we're traveling. Congratulations on the big fish and we'll look forward to having you as our guest next summer. Thanks for writing a review and take care, Sue Prom More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Everything was perfect. The VCO crew was helpful every step of the way. Worked mainly with Ashley and she was great. Spent plenty of time ahead of the trip discussing routes. Checked in as the trip got closer. We were late checking in and she stayed at the shop late to show us some of the better campsites ensuring we... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great experience with Voyageur. Ashley does an amazing job taking care of our guests even if they arrive after hours. We're lucky to have such a great Voyageur Crew dedicated to making your canoe trip the best possible. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and look... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've used VCO many times over the years and have always felt something not quite right and I couldn't put my finger on it. This year I think I figured it out: they make me feel like a cog in a machine. Everything is done well on first appearance, but look closer and all those emails you get before the... More 

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Paddling_hiking_Gal, Owner at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so sorry to have made you feel like a cog in a wheel. That is something we try to stay as far away from doing as possible and we obviously failed in your case. We do have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and encourage you to let us know which group you were with so we can refund you... More 

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