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Address: 105 North Central Avenue, Ely, MN 55731
Phone Number: +1 218-365-6745
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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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Amazing Staff

Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about routes and equipment. They took great care of my vehicle when they strapped it to the roof. Great people to work with and so helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hupd
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Windom, Minnesota
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Windom, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about routes and equipment. They took great care of my vehicle when they strapped it to the roof. Great people to work with and so helpful.

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Gonvick, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nobody in town beat the service that Piragis offers! They have the best selection and service in town. They will get you out in the BWCA in a hurry and with everything you need!

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Thank supra2jztt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first trip to the Boundary Waters. We chose full outfitting with a guide. Piragis did a great job. The equipment was pretty much the top of the line. The people there are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We chose a guided trip and, while it adds to the cost, it was well worth it. Especially if your guide... More 

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Thank George C
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming up from Florida for the past 10 years and only use these guys. Great service, super friendly and smart staff with all the gear you need. Great store upstairs and down to help you out. Drew and his staff will make sure you are pleased with your choice. They will guide you through all you need... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Chalmers, Indiana
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started working on our first BWCA trip in February with a call to Pirigas Outfitters. WE initially spoke with Drew, he was very easy to talk to and truly concerned about making our trip enjoyable & doable for our experience level. After studying maps and a couple of additional calls to the knowledgeable staff at Piragis we booked a... More 

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1 Thank wetravelalot007
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service was top notch! All employees were quick to answer our questions and very knowledgeable. We purchased the full outfitting package and literally showed up with nothing but our clothes. The only thing missing was maybe some bug spray! You cannot go wrong with this company.

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Thank Jessica H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved a Satellite phone from Piragis for a trip in Voyageurs National Park. It was critical that we have two-way communication with people at home. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that Sat. phones don't allow this. Piragis had a device that allows for two-way texting, but none were available for the days of our trip. They were able to switch... More 

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Thank yogaguy52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great equipment. Very helpful but also quick to get us going. We just needed a Canoe and sleeping pads but From what I saw of the gear we could have upgraded my heavy camping gear with some lightweight quality stuff.

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1 Thank Roger S
Keystone, Colorado
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We rented gear from this company for our canoe trip into the BWCAW. Great equipment helpful staff and a store well stocked with high quality accessories and souvenirs. Can't say enough about how easy they made things and how friendly they were.

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Thank Dcookfp
Seymour, Indiana
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a family trip with 4 kids. Had two top-of-the-line Kevlar 3 person Canoes. We did the full outfitting package, complete with meals (we were in the middle of a larger vacation). All the gear was new, top-shelf materials. The food was great, but maybe too much for our appetites. Our only issue was the weather, which is... More 

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