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“The outfitter for paddlers in the BWCA/Quetico”

Piragis Northwoods Company
Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Piragis has been my outfitter of choice for over 20 years. The equipment is top-notch, the experience and advice of the employees has been second to none. They have earned my business and respect until I am no longer able to paddle.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Drew and Adam are managers at Piragis Northwoods Outfitters. They certainly make our trip successful by providing us with canoes, paddles, packs, transportation to out put-in/take-out and maps - and important advice.

We found the town of Ely very friend. Great restaurants for breakfast and dinner. We were able to buy "boundary water beer! Ely also has a Bear Center and Wolf Center that we visited - a must.

Definitely will return to Ely and will use Piraqis as our outfitters.

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Whatever your canoeing and/or camping needs are for spending time in the Boundary Waters Piragis has you covered...from advice to the latest technology for cooking over a campfire. Also try the Chocolate Moose right next door for some excellent food!

Thank Neal W
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Our first time to Ely and our first canoe expedition. We loved, loved the cool town of Ely, Piragus's awesome outfitter store, the beauty of the boundary waters and our guide Aaron. We rented two canoes and had Aaron with us the first day to show us the ropes and the good fishing spots. We are believers! I wish I was there right now. Our canoes were perfect. Piragus' is the BEST.

1  Thank Knavarro
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

really enjoyed working with them. Great gear, good food, and just enough so that we had a little left over, but not so much that we were lugging around lots of extra weight.
These people really know what they're doing, and we will be back. The store is really cool as well, staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people.
Thank you for a great trip, even if it was rainy, stormy and really buggy (yes, I blame Piragis for that... ;) ....)

Thank Roy N
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