Boundary Waters Guide Service

Ely/Western BWCA and Sawbill

Boundary Waters Guide Service

529 E. Sheridan St.
PO Box 731
Ely, MN   55731

Contact Information:

Direct Phone: 218-343-7951


Boundary Waters Guide Service provides fully outfitted
guided BWCA canoe camping and day trip adventures for
families and friends.

We are unique because all our trips include knowledgeable,
cheerful, local guides. Our guides make the difference.

We unlock the mysteries of the Boundary Waters by sharing
paddling and camping skills, fishing know-how, local
history, and a naturalist perspective. Let us skillfully
craft your itinerary and take you off the beaten path to
hidden places where you discover the unexpected.

Most of our guides are year-round professional guides who
spend winters leading dog sledding trips over frozen
boundary waters canoe routes.

Our photo blog, Boundary Waters Blogger, is accessed from
our home page. The blog shares our photos, stories, humor,
and naturalist insights from living and guiding in and
around the Boundary Waters near Ely, Minnesota.

Also, see our website for the photo essay: "What is the
Boundary Waters?" Even if you know the answer, it is packed
with great photos!

We love sharing the Boundary Waters with people!

Main Offerings:

  • Full Outfitting - Exclusively fully outfitted guided canoe camping and day trips.
  • Gear Rental - Included in each guided trip.
  • Trip/Route Planning Assistance - Included in each guided trip.
  • BWCA Permits - Included in each guided trip.
  • Canoe Rental - Included in each guided trip.
  • Meal Planning - Included in each guided trip.