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PO Box 397
12007 River Point Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731


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N 47°  47.996'
W 091°  46.596'

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

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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End of the BWCA trip BWCA beauty
Boundary Waters guided customized trips for wildlife viewing

Customized Guided Trips

Guided Overnight Customized Canoe Trips

Paddle the Quiet Side® with River Point Outfitting Co.

Bird-watching on a guided BWCA trip

From River Point's strategically located lake base in Ely, Minnesota, a number of great guided Boundary Waters canoe trip routes can be accessed. Simply indicate your interests and the time of year you want to paddle the Boundary Waters and a perfect customized guided wilderness adventure  will be designed for you, your family, or you and your group!

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Boundary Waters customized canoe trips may be tailored to be what you want from the canoe trip. Special BWCA guided trips to include sight-seeing, bird watching, photography, wildlife viewing for white tail deer, wolves, fox, and other animals of the Boundary Waters are popular choices.

Birding in and near the Boundary Waters of Ely, MN

Avid birders, Dave & Janet Z, Edina, MN take in a waterfall.

Other Boundary Waters guided customized trips include fishing, waterfall viewing, or just plain relaxation and solitude, or a combination of several interests.

Custom means custom - you name it, and we will "make it happen!"

Custom canoe trips are great for corporate team building programs, too, or for various clubs. Any date (dependent upon USFS travel permit availability) and itinerary can be accommodated, as our Boundary Waters canoe and camping guides are experienced and  knowledgeable in all permit areas of the BWCA for Boundary Waters guided trips.

You may select to add a Boundary Waters guide to any of the packages below. Just ask about it! You pick the dates and the package, and the guide will be "customized" to fit your family or group.

Boundary Waters guided custom canoe trips.

Getting ready to “put-in”

Customized Guide Rates:

  • 2 Persons: $295/day; Additional Persons: $50/day
  • Guide's Equipment & Food is included in this rate
  • Guide rate added onto the complete package chosen (Ultralight Complete Package or Comfort Plus Complete Package)
  • Guide available only when renting a Completely Outfitted Package based upon a minimum of two paying adults, even if the party consists of one adult and one child/youth
  • Maximum length of guided trip offered is 4 days, 3 nights

Nonrefundable Deposit: $250/person

Tax, Fishing License, Bait, Tackle, Small van transport gas surcharge, Guide Gratuity, USFS Permit & User Fees are additional.

Please Note:

  • Minimum of 2 persons; maximum of 8 persons
  • Any discount, including the 5% Senior Citizen 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 two adultsin the pary) is not free on  completely outfitted trips that have a guide. The "6 & under free" option applies to self-guided canoe trips.
  • Rates subject to change

Guided Boundary Waters canoe trips for photography
Another picture perfect day… BWCA style


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 River Point Outfitting Co.     Ely Outfitters™

Ely, Minnesota

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