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The perfect outfitter/guide for us!

The first thing you will notice about Piragis Outfitting is the outstanding customer service. From... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ShannonHultz
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Minot, North Dakota
OUTSTANDING customer service.

I had a very delightful experience where Steve Piragis provided me with valuable insight regarding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fred j
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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  • Terrible1%
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105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The first thing you will notice about Piragis Outfitting is the outstanding customer service. From our first contact to our last, absolutely everyone we had contact with was friendly, professional, and sought to meet our every need. I am a 52 year old, out of...More

Thank ShannonHultz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very delightful experience where Steve Piragis provided me with valuable insight regarding an Old Town canoe. This is a great business that I highly recommend.

Thank fred j
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piragis hooked us up with a nice, lightweight canoe, which was good because our Boundary Waters Wilderness permit started us off at an entry point with a 1.5 mile portage over a 600ft high ridge! They also gave us the gear necessary to load the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from spending 5 days in the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park. It was an incredible trip made possible thanks to the team at Piragis. This is the 3rd consecutive year we have rented equipment/canoes/gear from them and once again they proved why...More

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a short stop for any forgotten or needed supplies for an outdoors adventure or canoe trip in the BWCA. Ely is a hub for the start and finish of canoe trips and this place can help you have a successful trip. Staff...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Very nice outdoors store with a large selection. I've purchased a beautiful earrings and necklace set here. After shopping go next door to the Chocolate Moose for dessert!

Thank Angela W
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

For the second year running my friends and I received excellent service and advice from Adam, Drew and Vidmar at Piragis. All the equipment we hired performed faultlessly. The food was great and of generous amounts. I can honestly say that I have no negatives...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

My adult son and I came to rent a pair of snowshoes and we were promptly helped by a sales person who got us the necessary equipment. We also asked for trail recommendations and received a few suggestions, all of which were excellent. We ended...More

Thank Randy E
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

An unexpectedly wide selection of outdoor gear and equipment, with some unique items such as skijoring harnesses for dogs or repair parts for many types of water crafts. Very friendly staff willing to help with choices. There is also s nice variety of locally made...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

My wife and I met Tim Barton at a BWCA event at a local brewery. Tim was there to promote Piragis' services and to answer questions. We were immediately excited about the idea of taking our first canoe trip in the BWCA. I want to...More

Thank John M
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No, I am sorry, we do not do bike repairs.
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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
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