Boundary Waters Canoe Trips – Ely Minnesota
The Boundary Waters canoe trips packages of nationally recognized River Point Outfitting Co.have been featured on the CBS Early Show and Outside Traveler Magazine.
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips Packages
River Point Outfitting Co., Ely Outfitters™ offers three complete outfitting Boundary Waters canoe trip packages for you to select from for your Boundary Waters canoe trips starting from Ely, Minnesota.
- Comfort Plus Complete™ Outfitting Package
- Ultralight Complete Outfitting Package
- Family Super Saver Canoe Trip Package
Each of the Boundary Waters canoe trips packages comes with canoes, all the camping equipment, fine food, maps, and more, right down to the paper toweling and TP. That is why they are called “complete” packages. You bring your personal clothing and hygiene products, a first aid kit, your rod, reel, and tackle box, if you will fish, and water bottles. Refer to handy What to Pack suggestions for clothing, repellent, and more.
Convenient Lake Based Wilderness Facility
The magnificent private peninsula of River Point Outfitting Co. on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River (BWCA entry point #32), just 10-12 minutes from downtown Ely, allows for a relaxed atmosphere prior to your Boundary Waters canoe trip adventure. Upon arriving at this beautiful lakefront setting the peacefulness of the natural wilderness surroundings will start to take effect. You will breathe a deep sigh, as the cares of your daily world begin to melt away. No rushing… there is time. Time to brush up on your paddling skills with complimentary use of canoes and time to get “your wilderness hat” turned on—at the amazing secluded mile-long wilderness peninsula that makes River Point’s location so unique. River Point Map
Trip Routing & Orientation Session
Time for the important Trip Routing and Orientation Session is included with all Boundary Waters canoe trips packages with knowledgeable, friendly staff. They spend the time teaching compass and map reading skills, and planning the route options with your group. Suggestions will be made as to which campsites might be the ones to seek out, what the portages are like, how to pitch you tent, how to work the MRS stove, and so much more. Competent canoe trip routing staff will also teach you how to safely lift the canoe up onto your shoulders for trekking across the portages on your Boundary Waters canoe trips and other wilderness skills. It’s part of all Boundary Waters canoe trip packages. Be assured that you will feel confident to do the trip.
Need Some Fishing Advice?
A little rusty on fishing techniques? Just ask for help during the Trip Routing and Orientation Session. It’s also included in your Boundary Waters canoes trips completely outfitted package choice. Plus, you may get some helpful Boundary Waters fishing advice at the Bait and Tackle Shop. If you desire, staff will teach you some great presentation techniques right at River Point’s marina.
Hot Showers Before and After the Canoe Trip – Safe Vehicle Parking
Hot showers both before the canoe trip after the Boundary Waters canoe trip are in new fully custom ceramic tile designer shower houses when you select a completely outfitted package. Rounding out your package inclusions is parking for your vehicle in the large, safe on-site parking lots.
You may even enjoy hiking the private hiking trail that takes you along the scenic South Kawishiwi River and through the wooded beauty of pine and birch trees, or taking a swim at the two sand beaches, kick back and relax on the floating island swim raft with slide, and enjoy the complimentary sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, and paddle boats the day prior to the canoe trip.
All of this and more is part of your completely outfitted package when you choose River Point Outfitting Co. for your Boundary Waters canoe trips. Once you have tried canoeing with River Point, you won’t go anywhere else. Top notch equipment, fine food selections, personalized attention and education from owners and staff, national press recognition, a wonderful wilderness setting, and value and transparency in pricing is all part of each of the Boundary Waters canoe trips packages.
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“A great way to quench that thirst” for the wilderness river travel experience, “Canoeing Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area [with] River Point Outfitters…covers 1200 miles of canoeing trails leading to centuries-old cliff painting and lakes where loon calls echo.”
At the end of your Boundary Waters canoe trip check out the many souvenir tees, sweatshirts and gift items in the Wolf Den Gift Shop. Better yet, stay another night or two in one of River Point Resort’s Chalets. These beautiful new accommodations have with loads of comfort and amenities. Relax with an evening meal at one of Ely’s many fine restaurants, or take advantage of the full kitchen in the Chalet, complete with gas grill and another wonderful lake view!
And…its so much fun to make it a family or friend’s tradition and come back year after year for another canoeing adventure. Watch your picture file grow from year to year!