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Clear Waters Outfitting

Clearwater, MN, USA
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About Clear Waters Outfitting
Clear Waters Outfitting is Central Minnesota's premier paddle sport specialty shop and outfitter operating from a historic location on the Mississippi River! They offer canoe rentals, kayak rentals, stand up paddle (SUP) board rentals, kayak fishing, shuttles, day trips, extended trips, outfitting, sales of anything paddle sport related, wood strip canoe building, repairs and installs. Clear Waters Outfitting is the place to find high quality gear, equipment and services at exceptional prices.
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maureen g wrote a review Jul 2021
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We did an 8 mile trip down the Mississippi River, four people in personal kayaks. The CW Outfitting staff was wonderful. They explained the different kayaks, carried them to the water and explained the map. We called them to pick us up and they were there to move the kayaks and gear and shuttle us back to our car. They were prompt, professional and friendly. It was a wonderful trip. Thanks to CW Outfitters!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Carmen N wrote a review Sep 2020
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We planned a last minute trip to the Boundary Water Canoe Area (BWCA) and the outfitter near our entry point was completely booked, so we tried Clear Waters and they were great! Easy online reservation, quick check in, and the team helped us pick the right kevlar canoe model for our trip based on our route and then helped us get it secured on top of the car, lending us a car kit to do so. The canoe (+ paddles and life jackets) worked great for us in the BWCA for 4 days and the check in process was quick. Definitely recommend them for more than just the Mississippi.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Fikri G wrote a review Jul 2020
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Excellent, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly people and customer service. I bought a twin kayak from here; used it a few weeks, then realized it was not doable for me to handle on a daily basis due to its size and weight. I requested for an exchange and they exchanged it no questions asked. I am enjoying my new, light solo kayak very much.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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SlothAdventures wrote a review Sep 2019
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What a great trip! Kayaks were top notch! The employees were great! And the time down the river was perfect! Much of this portion of the Mississippi is very shallow and you could kayak to many sandbars to hang out and watch wildlife.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Caitlin H wrote a review Aug 2019
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My 60 year old mom and I had a great time doing the 8 mile kayak trip on the Mississippi River this August. The trip was so smooth and easy to navigate. They give you a helpful map, safety demonstration, and tips before sending you down the river starting at their location. Once you get to the end, you call them, they pick you up, take care of all your gear and bring you back to your car at their office location. Such a relaxing trip, doesn’t take strong paddling. If you have weak paddlers, go on a day when the river is lower. Bring water and a lunch or snacks. There are lots of places to stop along sand bars and sandy banks of the river to stop, take a break, have a snack, or go swimming in the river. Also bring a dry bag if you want to keep things with you in the kayak, and a waterproof sleeve for your phone is essential for taking pictures, and calling the shuttle!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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