Canoeing

Let River Point Outfitting Co., one of the premier Boundary Waters Outfitters, help you plan a self-guided day canoe trip to enhance your resort stay. Germany’s Lufthansa Magazine says, “[River Point’s] location on Birch Lake is a good place to set out on day trips.” We have everything you’ll need for a guaranteed outdoor canoing adventure, from canoes, paddles, and life jacets to tasty food and BWCA entry point transport. Plus we’ll make sure you have the confidence to do it! Your day BWCA canoe trip need not be fishing or pictograph focused. The focus may be to paddle, take pictures, and simply for the enjoyment of the incredible scenery. Ask about planning a custom trip just for you!

Guided Day Fishing Canoe Trip #1:

Take a deep breath; this day is a day to be savored. One of our experienced in-house guides will take you into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for a fabulous full day of fishing. If you are not sure of your canoeing skills, join our instructional canoeing group class, or we will arrange a “one on one” canoeing class just for you prior to the trip. Walleye, northern pike, crappies, smallmouth catch and release, or catch them and the guide will “cook em’ up.” Whether you are a beginner fisherperson or a seasoned veteran you will savor this day. If you love canoeing and fishing, this is the trip for you!

Includes: canoe, life jackets, bait, transport to entry point, fresh shore lunch cooked over a campfire, and expert fishing guide.

Guided Hegman Lake Pictographs Day Canoe Trip #2:

The intricate and mystery of Native American rock paintings, known as pictographs, still cast a spell of wonder on today’s traveler in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness. Hegman Lake is probably one of the finest examples of original Native American Pictographs to be found. The pictograph site at Hegman shows a clearly drawn moose flanked by a dog or wolf, a maymayguayshi figure (man-like) and several canoes. Unlike most other drawings these were probably done by someone sitting on a rock ledge, perhaps accounting for their sophisticated craftsmanship. Take time to appreciate this display of a culture we know so little about that were painted within the last 500 to 1000 years. Plan to join your River Point experienced guide on a wonderful day trip to Hegman. Your northern Minnesota vacation can be enhanced by a day adventure like this one.

Includes: canoe, life jackets, transport to entry point, typical BWCA style lunch, and expert guide

Rates for Trip #1 & #2

  • 1-2 persons: $350/a day
  • Additional person: $55
  • Deposit: $100
  • Small van gas surcharge, MN fishing license, tax, 6% service fee, guide gratuity extra.
  • BWCA rules must be followed: maximum group size with guide is 9 persons and 4 canoes. No cans or glass bottles allowed.
  • Rates subject to change without notice.

Guided Boundary Waters Canoe Trips (several days)

CBS Early Show and Outside Traveler Magazine Showcase “(CBS) If you’re tired of theme parks every summer vacation, maybe it’s time for a travel adventure. Mike Roberts, senior editor from Outside Traveler Magazine visited the Early Show to talk about the wild vacation ideas [with River Point Outfitting Co.] that are sure to excite everybody in your family.”

River Point Outfitting Co., one of Ely’s finest canoe trip outfitters, offers a perfect canoeing travel adventure, as featured on the CBS Early Show, for adult groups, and for families with children. Experience the Wolf Howling canoe trip, that Outside Traveler Magazine wrote about in the article, entitled, “Animal Magnetism”, and, discussed on the CBS Early Show.

Or, consider the 3-Day or 5-Day Voyageur Paddle, which traces a historical voyageur paddle route through the BWCA. Each of these Boundary Waters canoe trips is complete with all equipment, canoes, food, and congenial guide.

Kick off your Boundary Waters canoeing adventure with a few nights lodging at River Point Resort–perhaps selecting a villa with double whirlpool, or a chalet accommodation. Think about lodging after the canoe trip, too–time to relax at the resort site, time to drive the short distance to enjoy the quaint downtown of Ely, maybe treating yourself to one of the many dining options.

Self-Guided BWCA Canoe/Camping

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, with island-studded lakes and pine-covered forests, is best suited to canoeing. You may sample this vast area even more extensively by camping for several nights within it, and also enjoy the comfort of lodging at River Point Resort for a few nights. Complete BWCA outfitting includes the canoe and all other lightweight camping equipment, quality food, and routing.

Check out River Point Outfitting Co. and discover how you can “Paddle the Quiet Side”®.  We offer canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The total focus of your vacation may be the canoe trip or you may combine it with a resort stay. Lake Superior Travel Guide says…

“…the resort will also custom design a perfect BWCAW trip.”

The choice is yours….

Note: Early reservations are encouraged for the best BWCA permit availability for the canoe trip portion. US permit fee of $6 for a group of up to 9 persons and the US User Fees of $16 per adult and $8 per youth, age 17 & under, are additional. These fees are payable to the US Forest Service. River Point charges an $8 permit handling fee.

ALSO! Check out our special package! “Taste of the North Woods” Canoe Trip

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