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Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service

Grand Marais, MN, USA
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About Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
ADVENTURE AWAITS! Visit the BWCA, hike the Superior and Border Route Hiking Trails! Day tours and multi-day trips for all ages and abilities! Experience the Best of the North Country by Canoe or by Foot Border Lakes Tours and Guide Service offers guided trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, State Parks and other natural attractions in the area. We provide the best equipment available. We also provide a a tasty catered lunch for full day tours! Easy? Challenging? You tell us and we'll help select the perfect route. You've heard about the Boundary Waters... and the Superior Hiking Trail. Now is the time for you, your family and friends to experience these beautiful areas - first hand. Spend a day with us and you'll be hooked on the wilderness! We will take you to places where you will definitely want to return. We make it easy, fun and safe!!
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Roz wrote a review Oct 2020
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Having traveled to Grand Marais for only the second time in about 40 years - our day adventure with Mike exceeded my expectations (and overcame my worry!!). His knowledge of and respect for the area is beyond compare. Mike’s “Why walk, when you can paddle?” and his retelling of the Native American legend about loons were some of my favorite memories. While I am not particularly athletic or a frequent paddler, Mike was an excellent teacher - patient and never condescending - and we explored 4 lakes and portaged 6 times, with Mike taking the majority of the load each time. He even brought extra water and other treats for our lunch. We already booked for next summer!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Michael B, Owner at Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thanks Roz for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. It certainly was a good day! After seeing you and Jo paddle into that headwind...well don't sell yourself short, that was pretty athletic! Have a great winter and I am looking to next summer's trip with you and Jo. It was an honor and a privilege to take you two into the BWCAW. Thanks again! Mike
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Molly W wrote a review Jul 2020
Apple Valley, Minnesota40 contributions9 helpful votes
Mike is amazing! I would recommend no one else(and we have went with others....long story.) He is wilderness smart and shares his knowledge. He learns about you and plans the perfect trip to your skill set. He makes you feel safe but adventurous. The beauty you see is such a gift. We used him last year, this year and already planned next years trip. A perfect day trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Michael B, Owner at Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
Responded Jul 19, 2020
Molly & Pat, Thank you so much for the great day. I am looking forward to next season’s trip w you already! Until then take care and be well!😊🛶
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Dustin D wrote a review Jul 2020
Grand Marais, Minnesota5 contributions
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We had such an amazing trip with Mike! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the wilderness and it was such a beautiful day trip. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and Mike really made the trip special, despite a slight swan attack I and the tipping of our canoe! 😬We will be back, and hopefully for a longer trip with Mike....book your trip with him ASAP!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Michael B, Owner at Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
Responded Jul 5, 2020
Dustin and Callie, Thank you so much for a great and memorable day in the BWCAW! I t is one I am sure none of us will forget. Your grand kids will enjoy the story decades from now! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Best always and again, CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you all of the best and many years of happiness together...
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srm1387 wrote a review Jun 2020
Davenport, Iowa7 contributions
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My wife and I had Mike as our tour guide for a day trip into the BWCA. This was our first time to this area and Mike did not disappoint. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the area as well as with wildlife and plant life. Mike took us to one beautiful place after another and provided many entertaining stories along the way. His dog, Mr. Bean, was the most popular individual on the trail with the few individuals we met during our excursion. As someone who has had experiences with other guide services I can definitely say Mike is one of the best. He takes care of all of the details, was extremely well prepared, and has a true passion for what he does. When we decide to return to the BWCA for another guided trip Mike will be our first call!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Michael B, Owner at Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
Responded Jun 27, 2020
Thanks for the kind words! It was a great day for sure. I never get tired of showing and sharing this incredible wilderness area with others. Thanks again and I hope our paddles cross again in the future!
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Krista wrote a review Jun 2020
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Would HIGHLY recommend Border Lakes Tour Company. We had the pleasure of having Mike as our guide for a beautiful Saturday day trip into the Boundary Waters. He was beyond knowledgeable of the trails, camp sites, things to do nearby, equipment, flora and fauna, he knows this area like the back of his hand! He was very accommodating by packing a delicious lunch, ensuring we didn’t get our feet wet by always setting up a comfortable enter/exit from the water, carrying the canoes from one lake to the other. He’s very easy to get along with and has endless stories to tell. You won’t regret booking a trip with them!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Michael B, Owner at Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service
Responded Jun 8, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my passion for the wilderness with others. Be safe, happy and I hope our paths cross again in the future!
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