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W 091°  46.596'

Elevation at River Point's Marina on Birch Lake:  1455' MSL

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Minnesota timber wolf in the Boundary Waters BWCA wilderness

4-Day Wolf Howling Guided Trips

Guided Boundary Waters 4-Day Wolf Howlling Trip

4-Day, 3-Night Wolf Howling Boundary Waters canoe trip. Enjoy a guided excursion with your family and children, two or three couples, or a group of friends. Pick the dates you desire for an amazing wilderness experience beyond what you imagined. 


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The senior editor from Outside Magazine, visits The EarlyShowto talk about the wild vacation ideas in Minnesota's Boundary Waters [with River Point Outfitting Co.] that are sure to excite everybody in your family. . ."

Boundary Waters guided trips for howling with the wolves-River Point Outfitting Co.

"Guided Boundary Waters canoe trips incorporate the adventure of paddling with swimming, hiking, fishing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography, and just plain relaxing."

"Hundreds of lakes dot this vast wilderness, so many that some are yet to be named. . ."


This special package is designed to incorporate the adventure of paddling the Boundary Waters with the intrigue of learning more about the elusive timber wolf. This inclusive guided canoe trip package is a great choice for adults, as well as youth and children. Late July and August are the best times to hear wolves, as the the wolf pups are just learning how to HOWL!



2018 DATES:

July 15-18; July 22-25; July 29-August 1; August 5-8

DIFFICULTY: Beginner to Intermediate Level
AREA: Boundary Waters LENGTH OF TRIP: 4 Days Paddling, 3 Nights Camping

Timber wolf pup in the Boundary Waters of MN


RECREATION: Canoeing, Wolf Howling, Sight-seeing

Trip Start Dates: Arrive at River Point on Saturday (7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 2018) and begin the 4-day canoe trip on Sunday

2018 Guided Wolf Howl Canoe Trip Rates


(Rates are per person)

  2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
3  Days $770 $620 $545 $490 $460 $440 $415
4 Days $995 $805 $700 $610 $615 $625 $665
5 Days $1215 $965 $845 $785 $745 $695 $685
6 Days $1480 $1195 $1045 $965 $905 $865 $830

(Rates are per person)

Nonrefundable Deposit: $250/person

Rates are per person and subject to change. Must have a minimum of 2 persons, and maximum of 8 persons for this trip.

Included in the Boundary Waters Guided Wolf Howling Package:

  • Breakfast the morning of the start of the canoe trip.
  • Showers before and after the canoe trip.
  • Maximum length of the Wolf Howl trip is 4-days, 3 nights and includes complete outfitting with the Comfort Plus Package (Kevlar canoes, all equipment, and tasty food. You bring your personal clothing, hygiene products, water bottle, etc.)
  • Transport to and from the entry/exit point
  • Guide's Expertise.

Boundary Waters wilderness guided canoe trips 
Success…setting up the tent in the BWCA…lots of good help

US Permit, US User Fees, permit handling fee, tax, fishing license, bait & tackle--if you will fish, guide gratuity, small van transport gas surcharge, and Bunkhouse or Chalet Lodging the night prior to the canoe trip at River Point are additional.

Please Note:

  • Any discount, including the 5% Senior Discount, does not apply on guided trips
  • Pets are not allowed on guided canoe trips
  • A child, age 6 & under, when accompanied by a paying parent or legal guardian (minimum of 2 adults in the party) is not free on completely outfitted trips that have a guide. The "6 & under free" option applies to self-guided trips.

You may want to upgrade your "before the guided Boundary Waters canoe trip" bunkhouse lodging choice to a new Chalet.

Most people enjoy staying a night or two in the Chalets both before and after the canoe trip.

Enjoy the world famous International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota on the day of your arrival at River Point. No trip to the North Country and the Boundary Waters is complete without a tour of this important wolf educational center. The center has something of interest for all ages.

Boundary Waters guided canoe trips-Wolf Howling
Two almost identical gray wolves in the Boundary Waters wilderness

The Wolves & Humans exhibit, along with many other fine displays, illustrates the wolf in an incredible, detailed, accurate, manner. Enjoy viewing the real live wolves that make the center their home. They are all delightful to watch as they all mingle together at the center in surroundings that duplicate their natural environment. 

The wolves show their youthful nature---playing with each other, stalking ravens, wrestling trees, and always, always learning. Depending upon the level of interest of the group, wolf howling is also an option for the evening's entertainment! 

The guided Boundary Waters canoe trip will continue the adventure, learning more about the great outdoor wilderness habitat of the wolf.

Silence of the Boundary Waters is broken by the sound of a wolf howl

Your guide will navigate the group into areas of greatest opportunity to hear wolves. It is an awesome experience! Time will also be available for swimming, hiking, fishing, sightseeing, photography, and just plain enjoying the relaxing and beautiful world around you.


". . . You have a great crew [at River Point].  But, Chris [Wolf Howling Guide] is a gem! He led 6 greenhorns into the wilderness and provided outstanding guidance and leadership. His maturity and capability in providing everything everyone needed was quite obvious. He is wise beyond his years. The trip was awesome!" 

                                         -Cathy B., Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Know that while wolves in the wild are abundant, there is never a guarantee that they will "perform" their vocal melodies for your group. There will also be opportunities to enjoy some quiet fishing, view deer, moose, loons, beaver, otter, bald eagles, and a multitude of other birds - so bring your camera!  

Contact River Point early for help in planning your special Wolf Howling guided canoe trip adventure. Permits for the very best entry points into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness are on a first come, first serve basis, and are necessary.




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Ely, Minnesota

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