Boating, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking
Complimentary Fish Filleting (8:30 am-5:00 pm), Paddleboards, Sit-on-Top Kayaks…and more!
FREE amenities for the guests
When fishing northern Minnesota resorts there is no greater fun than to get on the water and explore whether by boat and motor or canoe. Please reserve Marina rentals when making your reservation, if possible. Birch Lake is easy to navigate, 20 miles long, and at all times you can view the other shoreline for confident navigation. With 90% of Birch Lake being undeveloped wilderness seclusion, loads of bays, inlets and islands, there is much to explore via motorized watercraft.
Check out the Resort and Birch Lake Maps to learn more.
Please Note: To maintain the wilderness setting at River Point which offers privacy, peacefulness and the quiet you expect and in consideration of other guests, Personal Watercraft, such as Jet Skis, Wave Runners, etc. are not allowed.
Boats and Motors Rental Prices
|Boats and Motors||Daily||Weekly|
|16′ Aluminum Boat||$55||$210|
|9.9 hp or 15 hp Motor||$55||$210|
|25 hp Motor||$65||$250|
|Electric Trolling Motor||$17||$70|
|Back Rest Swivel Boat Seat||$5||$25|
* Up to 4 Life Jackets & 1 Boat Cushion Included w/Boat/Motor Rental *Gas is Additional for Motor Rentals
Canoes and Kayak Rental Prices
|Canoes and Kayak||Hourly||Daily||Weekly|
|17′ Aluminum Canoe (2-person)||$6||$25||$150|
|17′ Kevlar Canoe (2-person)||$8||$40||$240|
|18’6″ Kevlar Canoe (3-person)||$9||$43||$258|
|Additional Boat Cushions (Boat/Motor Rentals)||$2||$9|
* Hourly rates have a 2 hour minimum. Calendar day or weekly rental prevails on above listed boats and motors
Specialty Boat Rentals
PRO FISHING/TOURING BOATS: 16′ V-Hull with 50-60 hp Motors
At this Minnesota fishing resort in Ely on beautiful Birch Lake, Specialty Boats (Pro Fishing/Touring Boats and Pontoon Boats) are offered as marina rentals for even greater comfort for your family or fishing group’s outdoor vacation. Great fishing boats with power trim and tilt, live well, leather pedestal seats, electric trolling motor, locator, life jackets, and throwable boat cushion. Comfortable cruising boat for exploring Birch Lake. Gas is additional.
|Up to 4 Hours||Daily (8 Hours)||Weekly|
Pontoon Boat-23′ with 40 hp Motor. Includes sunning bed, canopy, captain’s chair, comfortable thick padded passenger seating with attached table, carpeted floor, deck, life jackets, throw-able boat cushion. For both touring and fishing. Gas is additional.
Pontoon Boat-19′ with 40 hp Motor.Includes canopy, captain’s chair, comfortable thick padded passenger seating with attached table, carpeted floor, 4 swivel seats to fish from, deck, life jackets, throw-able boat cushion. Great fishing and cruising pontoon boat. Gas is additional.
|Up to 4 Hours||Daily (8 Hours)||Weekly|
Bait and Tackle Shop
River Point offers a convenient Bait and Tackle Shop at the Marina for convenience in purchasing various types of bait (leeches, minnows, worms), a variety of tackle, rods and reels, and more. Friendly staff are happy to assist and offer suggestions to augment your tackle box. Don’t have a tackle box, we can help!
Boat, Motor, Canoe: $15/day; $50/week
Pro Fishing/Touring Boats and Pontoon Boats: $25/day; $100/week
- Nonrefundable, nontransferable waterfront deposit
- Renter is responsible for any damage or loss to equipment, boat, motor
- Non-guest waterfront rental requests: add 15% resort fee
- Guest waterfront rental requests: add 6% resort fee
- Boat/motor rentals applicable on Birch Lake only
* Select the Romance Package: Enjoy 4 hours on one of the pontoon boats or pro-fishing boats (boat choice dependent upon availability)
Inform us if you will bring personal boat, motor, kayak, or canoe.
If you choose to bring your own motorized watercraft to enjoy a launch and dockage fee per watercraft applies. Please Note, the launch fee of $12 is for the initial launch of each personal boat, with the expectation that each personal boat will remain in the water for the subsequent days/week of the reserved time. Multiple launches will be charged accordingly. Fees accrue for personal motorized watercraft moored either on a dock or on shore.
Resort boat launch is for registered guests only.
|Dockage:||$17/day for boats up to 19′ long.
$2/day per foot for boats over 19′.
$5/Day Surcharge for Personal Pontoon/Deck Boat Dock-age
Fall Dockage Special, 9/5 – 10/1: $10, any length boat, except Personal Pontoon/Deck Boats.
RESERVE EQUIPMENT “IN ADVANCE” & SAVE!
Reserve your marina rentals of 16′ Boats, Pro Fishing/Touring Boats, 9.9, 15, and 25 hp Motors at least two weeks prior to arrival, and save an additional 15% service fee that would be added onto the normal waterfront rental charge indicated. For example: Weekly rental of a 16′ Boat with 9.9 Motor reserved prior to arrival (at least 2 weeks prior): $420; The same boat and motor reserved upon arrival: $483. Reserve Early for Best Choices!