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“canoe trip”(14 reviews)
“boundary waters”(32 reviews)
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...more
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105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Autumn Colors trip and had Tim Barton as the guide for our group and could not have been happier. The temps were in the 30's and we had snow for our paddle out but that didn't take away from the beauty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffery C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was growing up I spent most summers in Wisconsin's Northwoods and the one trip I took to the BWCA was special to me -- when you spend all day paddling and portaging your own a canoe as a 13 year old, it has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Piragis made our BWCA trip easy from beginning to end. They did an excellent job helping plan our route, pick out our supplies, and choose the right equipment. Adam and the whole team are great listeners and they gave us great advice on campsites and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rickhillesheim
Reviewed October 6, 2018

From the first phone call, the outfitters made setting up a multi-day canoe trip super easy. They sent maps and walked me through some possible routes. When I arrived in Ely, Adam helped me to refine my gear and packing list so that I could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I picked up my BWCA permit and arranged a shuttle through Piragis. Followed their van, with my gear, loaded to EP 32, dropped my pickup off, and then rode with the shuttle to EP 35. Very friendly driver, great service! Also I have purchased a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Allen F
Reviewed September 11, 2018

4th trip with Piragis and it just keeps getting better. I need less gear (have bought my own), but the advice is priceless! Routes, things to avoid or day trip to see make all the difference. They truly want to help. Getting and returning gear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

was top notch and I would use them again as an outfitter .They were helpful and had good equipment and good advice on where to go

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank snoopdog12018
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Have used them for canoe outfitters for years. This trip is just like all the rest. Outstanding service, high quality gear, knowledgeable service and very good gear shop for supplies, equipment, fishing licenses, etc. Great place in Ely.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim T
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We took a group of kids from the Boys & Girls Club on their first trip to the Boundary Waters. We choose to be fully outfitted and were more than pleased with our experience, gear and service. They were very helpful in both planning our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Teresa22262
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice clothing, outdoor gear, jewelry, books - very good quality, but fairly expensive. I always find something to buy there. Yesterday it was a book from the book loft. Great selection of books for adults and kids. All titles are available plus interesting area specific...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 25, 2018|
Response from StevePiragis | Property representative |
No, I am sorry, we do not do bike repairs.
July 27, 2017|
Response from StevePiragis | Property representative |
Hi Tamara M, Thanks for the question. My name is Adam, one of the outfitters at Piragis Northwoods Company. I don't believe any of the reviews here on Trip Advisor are specific to The Howling with the Wolves Trip. That... More