A Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Outfitter and Resort

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is conveniently located on the edge of the most beautiful, lake based and paddle only wilderness in the world. Our location on Saganaga Lake and the Seagull River (BWCAW entry point #55), allows for a relaxed atmosphere prior to your BWCA Wilderness canoe trip adventure.  Upon arriving at this magnificent lakefront setting, a feeling of tranquility and peace will begin to develop within you. The beauty of the BWCA Wilderness natural wilderness and its exceptionally fresh air will cause you to breathe a deep sigh of relief, as the cares of your daily world begins to melt away.

The Voyageur Crew is here to introduce our guests to the special joy of wilderness paddling. Relaxing at a campsite, enjoying the abundant wildlife, and paddling the crystal clear lakes of the BWCAW (while hopefully catching a fish or two) are just a few of our favorite things to do in this life of ours at the end of the Gunflint Trail.   Once you paddle through Voyageur we believe you will never want to outfit anywhere else. We are confident that you will completely enjoy your time with us and we guarantee your satisfaction. Think about it, life is too short and vacations are even shorter. It makes the best sense to go with a sure thing.

Your vacation is our livelihood. Voyageur Canoe Outfitters was born from the sheer love of sharing wilderness adventures with people like you.  Our lives are devoted to creating the very finest experiences in the industry, which we have perfected since 1961. The BWCA Wilderness is our playground and we are dying to share it with you. Canoeing is streamlined to maximize your bird and wildlife sightings and the experience will only help you relish this natural world even more. The Voyageur Crew is made up of charismatic adventurers who are knowledgeable, committed to your safety, and devoted to giving you memories you will treasure for life. Best of all, our respect for the wild moose, fish, eagles and loons extends to our camping and cabin practices. We operate under the strictest, ‘Leave-No-Trace’ ethics. Even our Base Camp package remains eco-friendly without permanent structures or fueled devices, so you can enjoy the wildlife without harming their habitat. Rest assured that on a VCO trip, you would leave this special world as pristine as you found it.

The Spirit of the Voyageur is something we at Voyageur believe strongly in. The kind of adventure where you become in tune with nature and every moment is breathtaking.  Listening to the call of the wild, laughing around an evening campfire, or paddling past a majestic moose are just some of the wonderful things you can experience here in the beautiful and vast BWCAW or Quetico Park. Let the spirit of the Voyageur call you to where the Gunflint Trail ends and your Voyage begins.


Voyageur Testimonials
Our guests sometimes choose to share their VCO experience with us. We are grateful to them and we hope to see them all again soon!

Don Shelby says, “I spend a lot of quality time in the Superior-Quetico. The Quetico is particularly special to me. On our last trip, I asked Mike of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters to find us a remote route. He found one with three lakes and a river with no names. We were alone.  Exactly the way I wanted it. When I go into the Quetico, I rely on Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, whether it’s a tow or complete outfitting, nobody does it better.”

Jennifer Patterson says, “A big thank you to Mike and the rest of the staff at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters!

I was there last weekend with a group of nine women for a BWCA canoe trip. Mike graciously answered all of our Boundary Waters pre-trip questions and went ‘above and beyond’ accommodating our group needs. We were all VERY appreciative of his efforts! The question is not IF we will come back, but WHEN! Thank you for offering this Groupon. It was the catalyst that made the trip happen for our group!”

Mike Hinrichs from Bismark, ND says, “I just wanted to thank you guys again for our BWCA canoe trip. It was a dream come true for me. I told Mike that it will not be the last time we book a Boundary Waters trip with you guys! My wife is on board for another trip too… even though we had a bear in camp and 6 feet from the tent with us in it!!! I think the BWCA has stolen my soul.”

Tom & Alekzander Hall from Las Vegas, NV says, “Don’t even know where to begin shy of saying THANK YOU Voyageur Canoe Outfitters!!!!

This was my 1st trip to the Boundary Waters and one that I had been looking forward to for 5 years. When my son was turning 8 I told him that when he was turning 13 we would do a week long BWCA trip together. Knowing very well that once he hits the “Fume Years” (Gas Fumes and Perfumes) that he may have other priorities.

The BWCA trip was perfect. The staff at Voyageur’s was outstanding (especially Mike), the bunk house the night before departure was comfy, the canoe was outstanding and the food way better than what I would have packed. We covered 18 Lakes, 20 Portages and had a little bit of everything on this Boundary Waters trip: Canoeing in the rain for about an hour, sunny weather, calm winds, gusty winds, a storm at night, great fishing (my son caught his 1st Smallmouth and 1st Northern) and just about everything else I could have wanted out of the trip.

I have already begun recommending Voyageurs to my friends in the Las Vegas Canoe Club and really looking forward to doing the trip with my 9 year old in a few years.

Thanks again everyone, you have helped create outstanding memories that both my son and I will have for the rest of our lives.”

Voyageur's Guarantee

We promise to make your participation with Voyageur a success. Please let us know if any part of your experience, which was under our control, did not meet your satisfaction. We will make it right for you!