Summer 2021 Canoe Trips

It’s never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2021 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an incredibly reasonable $180 per day/per adult you’re covered with all trail gear, gourmet food, permit reservation & user fees, and your professional wilderness guide! BWCAW entry permits are required and become available to reserve beginning the last Wednesday of January 2021. So plan those fabulous canoe trip dates EARLY because reservations for the summer season fill quickly. Don’t delay! Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery today.

BWCA camping outfit ready to paddle

Let us create the canoe trip you’ve been dreaming of with dates that work for you and your group of friends or family members. Don’t have a ready-made group of your own? You can kick-off a Join On trip! Just choose your trip dates, then let us know you’d like to open the trip for other women to join. What a great way to meet new friends! Or simply book one of our Join On Canoe Trips listed below. Each Boundary Waters wilderness trip is limited to 8 campers plus your guide.

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***JOIN ON 2021 Canoe Camping Adventures in the BWCAW***

Our group limit is 8 campers and includes fully outfitted gear, customized food plan, all USFS user fees, and your professional guide. Refer to our ‘Cost’ page for youth pricing. Boundary Waters entry permits are required and become available to reserve the last Wednesday of January each year. Book your trip early for the best selection of wilderness entry points! These permits are reserved on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: During the COVID19 pandemic, Women’s Wilderness Discovery is limiting all JOIN ON trips to 4 women, plus guide. This decision enables us to follow suggested CDC safety guidelines and maintain appropriate social distancing in our Guesthouse, during shuttles to & from entry points, and in our Boundary Waters campsites. By limiting group size, we are also able to provide each camper her own single-person tent & personal portage pack, adding extra peace of mind with your own sleep & pack space. *Limiting group size could change by summer season 2021, depending on progress in minimizing & resolving the pandemic.

MAY/Mon 17 – Sat 22, 2021. $1,080 per adult, *limited to 4. Canoe country is alive with bird song and blooms! Enjoy warm spring sunshine on this 6 day/5 night trip. Are there bugs, you ask? Yes…but that’s what draws an amazing abundance of bird life in this stunning wilderness.

JUNE/Tue 15 – Sun 20, 2021. $1,080 per adult, *limited to 4. Paddle and portage into summer during this 6 day/5 night adventure. Celebrate Midsummer in the Boundary Waters! We believe it’s the perfect place to welcome the summer solstice. Please join us!

JULY/Wed 14 – Sat 17, 2021. $720 per adult, *limited to 4. Summer is heating up and the stunning lakes of the BWCAW are beckoning. A 4 day/3 night canoe trip offers you just enough time to slip into the rhythm of the wilderness, refresh your soul, and find that calm center to get you through the rest of your busy summer.

AUGUST/Mon 2 – Fri 6, 2021. $900 per adult, *limited to 4. This easy-going month of summer seems to be the ‘sweet spot’ for many who long for a Boundary Waters adventure with fewer bugs and plenty of sunshine. Join us for this 5 day/4 night slice of heaven in canoe country.

AUGUST/Thu 26 – Tue 31, 2021. $1,080 per adult, *limited to 4. Late summer is a wonderful time to paddle canoe country, camp under star-filled nights, savor the haunting sound of the loons. A 6 day/5 night canoe camping trip might just be the ticket before our lazy summer days draw to a close.

SEPTEMBER/Thu 2 – Mon 6, 2021. $900 per adult, *limited to 4. How about 5 days/4 nights to cap off your Labor Day Weekend? It’s considered the ‘official’ end of Minnesota’s busiest season of tourism, but September proves to be another ‘sweet spot’ in our canoe season. Come experience the solitude!

SEPTEMBER/Sat 18 – Tue 21, 2021. $720 per adult, *limited to 4. Mmmm…temps are cooling, bugs have gone missing, full moon, and the Fall Equinox in sight. Sound perfect? We think so! Please join our 4 day/3 night paddle camping adventure and witness the colorful splendor of autumn in canoe country.

Prefer to choose your own dates for a multi-day canoe trip, and travel with friends, or family members?  We’re always happy to custom craft a trip! Or perhaps booking a day trip better fits your schedule while visiting Ely, MN. Call or email to discuss the possibilities. Our 2021 summer canoe season is already booking… Contact us today!

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