Brule River Canoe Rental
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Since 1962, making your canoeing or kayaking experience an exciting and entertaining adventure. Only the finest names in white water equipment are used and our convenient shuttle service eliminates any transportation concerns. There are 21 trips to choose from, skill levels from beginners to advanced.
Brule, Wisconsin

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Smiling-in-the-sun
Fairfax, VA44 contributions
Aug 2021
Used the shuttle service to transport my kayak to the beginning of the D2 trip. It was easy to book and they showed up exactly as scheduled. The D2 trip (pine tree to Rt 13) was noted to be a 4hr trip but it only took 2hrs. Water was swift and fun. I recommend this trip!
Written August 4, 2021
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Lindsay F
5 contributions
Jul 2021
Maddy and crew were amazing! The equipment was top notch! We rented kayaks and did an overnight trip. They were super easy to work with and accommodating. I would HIGHLY recommend Brule River Canoe and Kayak. A great value for the money and amazing people to work with!
Written August 24, 2021
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Amy V
62 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We decided on a whim to schedule a kayaking trip while in Duluth. I found Brule River Canoe and called them, not really knowing what I needed to ask. Sam was very helpful and quick to answer all of my questions. Within a couple of hours we were on the water for a 4 hour trip.
The scenery was beautiful, but with us not exactly being seasoned kayakers, we chose the least difficult route. It had a few thrilling areas, but was mostly flat and required a great deal of paddling.
The crew picking up the kayaks at the stopping point were friendly and helpful in even carrying our kayaks up to the roundabout for me. If looking for a canoe or kayaking adventure, regardless of your skill level, try these people out.
Written July 20, 2020
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kacvinskyb
Lincoln, NE2 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Four family rented kayaks 5/28 for a 2 hour trip and had a great time. We have rented several times over the years while on vacation and they have always been very professional and the equipment was in very good condition. The person who helped us was very polite and friendly. We would highly recommend this rental supplier.
Written June 16, 2018
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Thank you for the nice review!
Written July 10, 2019
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Tori the Traveler
74 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The store has lots of clothing items, and some necessities for a successful trip down the river.

The river is absolutely gorgeous. Full of fun, wildlife and scenery. The historic cabins and boathouses are a must see.

There are some rapids on the river to speed things up and add a flair of adventure. There are places along the way to eat lunch in the first couple of miles.

Written September 24, 2017
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Thank you for the nice review! We welcome everyone to see this wonderful river that is a hidden gem of Nothern Wisconsin. Enjoy the wonderful fall season and cheers.
Written September 27, 2017
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Davecki
Superior, WI196 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
It is all about the river, yes. But getting there and back is all about the shuttle/rental service. Super convenient and frequent. Sorta like having a big family nearby who will drop you off at your put-in and pick you up at the take-out. Only the BRCR doesn't squabble over that time your kid insulted Aunt Matilda or the standard "I can't understand why a thank you note is such a terrible thing to expect from a graduate!" The drivers are courteous in my experience plus they're pretty accommodating schedule-wise. Cost seemed reasonable. Cheaper than buying an Old Town, for sure. As far as the mouse portrait goes, I just threw that in as an extra, for your viewing pleasure.
Written June 11, 2017
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Appreciate your response. We are directly between Ashland, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota so we don't get the influx of thousands of people in a day from a "Big" city. Creates a great place to get away and enjoy wildlife as it is meant to be enjoyed, peaceful and quiet.
Written June 30, 2017
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O.Fiddlesticks
Brule, WI147 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
If you are looking for an adventure in the great outdoors this is it. I am an amateur at best and so were the people that went canoeing with me...we made it and had a good time doing so. It took us about 3.5 hrs, but you could easily spend more time if you stopped and took a break. Awesome views, and wildlife...very peaceful. If you go bring a cooler you can strap down, bring some grub, cold ones, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and wear your swim suit, and waterproof footwear. You are assured a good time.
Written February 2, 2017
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Linda H. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! Love your feedback and hope to see you this summer! The Crew @ Brule River Canoe & Kayak
Written April 11, 2017
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Ruth L
3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
We love renting from here and do so at least once or twice a year! The canoes and kayaks are always in great condition and the customer service is phenomenal.
Written January 27, 2017
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Ruth- Very nice review, we always enjoy hearing from our customers! Thanks a million and have an awesome summer 2017!
Written April 11, 2017
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Kevin L
4 contributions
Jun 2020
I have been doing the Brule and renting my equipment for BRCR since 1975. You can always count on decent canoes and kayaks, along with service this is top notch. Whether you are just a novice or an experienced kayaker, there's a trip for your skill set on the Brule. The river is still pristine with plentiful wildlife to enjoy. Let's hope the visitors to this great river respect it.
Written December 14, 2020
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Alison P
3 contributions
Aug 2019
We took the 4 hour trip. Was beautiful, but the time of year that we went, the water current didn't help us along. It was 4 hours of constant paddling. Enjoyed the trip though!!
Written August 8, 2019
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Thanks for the review! For some the A1 Trip is a bit too much flat water, fortunately the rest of the river is faster and has a more drastic elevation change.
Written August 10, 2019
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