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Address: 1829 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1948
Phone Number: 218-365-3251
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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These folks rented a satellite phone to us. They were terrific! They taught us how to use the satellite phone and explained in detail all aspects of Its use. We bought a couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kidasher
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Ohio
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Ohio
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These folks rented a satellite phone to us. They were terrific! They taught us how to use the satellite phone and explained in detail all aspects of Its use. We bought a couple of maps from them as well. The extraordinary thing is that they allowed us to ship the phone back to them, and thus avoiding a long two... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my second trip to the BWCA, my wife and I went with Voyageur North because they had such good rates and a nice website. Looks like they get some love here on TripAdvisor as well, and for good reason. The staff is friendly and as laid back as you would expect in Ely, but each time I spoke with... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time in the BWCA and we went in with another family of 4. We rented most of our gear - tent, sleeping bags, pads, canoes - from here. The gear was HIGH QUALITY with no problems encountered. The staff was so friendly and helpful and answered all our questions without making us feel like silly rookies!... More 

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Thank mntripjunkie
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 6 used several services provided by this outfitter. We stayed in one of their 'bunkhouse' accommodations both the night before and night after our trip. Though not luxurious, the bunkhouses can sleep 8, have a private bathroom with shower, and a small kitchen. It was great to organize our packs the night before indoors in the absence... More 

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Thank Brad S
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you Brad for using Voyageur North to serve your canoe trip needs! Hope to see you again next year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John and Lynn run a first rate outfitter right in the heart of Ely. They literally take care of everything. Food, utensils, tarps, etc. They even provided a UV water purifier. Amazing device. We also stayed the night in the "bunkhouse." Clean and comfortable. Worked out great!

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Thank Curt T
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business Curt! We were happy to be able to help you enjoy your canoe trip into our wilderness! I agree, the SteriPens are so great for canoe trips! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place we go when out power is out to go get a hot shower. Not pricey and if you don't bring your own towel they do have towels for an extra charge.

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Thank Karen M
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Glad we were here when you needed us! More 

Becker, Minnesota
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296 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I just returned from my 3rd trip with VNO. Over the past 10 years, I've taken 3 of our children on BWCA trips using VNO. This trip was 3 nights and 4 days with my 22 year old daughter. As usual, John was accommodating and easy to work with when I set up the trip via telephone. It's wonderful that... More 

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icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and 5 stars! We enjoyed having you visit us and look forward to seeing you again! John & Lynn More 

Perry, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our 6 day, 5 night canoe trip in Boundary Waters Canoe Area was carefully and fully outfitted by Voyageur North Outfitters. John, Lynn, Amber, Karyn and staff were all professional and friendly in setting up our trip. They hit a "home run" in everything they could control except the weather and God blessed us in that. A few months ahead,... More 

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icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks Chuck! We enjoyed your visit. If only we could control the weather but alas, not there yet! :-) Thanks for your visit! More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

These folks are always friendly and always extremely helpful. If you're heading up to the end of the road for a fishing trip I highly recommend them.

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Thank sargon001
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review and letting us serve your outfitting needs! Come on back up any time, we'll be glad to see you again! More 

Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Just returned from a great Quetico trip with full outfitting provided by Voyager North Outfitter. Hard to believe but it has now been almost thirty years and around ten trips since I first outfitted with VNO. Through all those years and adventures VNO services and equipment have always been excellent. I appreciate the care that the VNO staff puts into... More 

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icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! One of my favorites is also the wild rice soup, glad you liked it. More 

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