Voyageur Canoe Outfitters has the perfect location for a fly-in trip into the Quetico Park located in Ontario, Canada. We can provide everything you need for a fly-in fishing or camping adventure of a lifetime.

A fly-in canoe trip is an excellent way for advanced canoe campers to paddle the vast wilderness of the Quetico Park. A float plane will drop you off on the edge of the Quetico and then you will paddle your way back through the Quetico Park and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters where you may be picked up by our towboat service and brought back to Voyageur Canoe Outfitters.

To All Fly-in Guests
Your party members must each have a Remote Access Border Crossing Permit to enter into Canada. These permits cost $30.00 per permit and must be obtained prior to your trip. They should be applied for via application, at least one month in advance. Upon making a reservation for a trip into Canada, we will send you the necessary forms for you to photocopy and distribute to the members of your group. You are responsible for filling out the necessary information and sending the application and form of payment to the proper authorities.

You will need to give us the name and ages of the persons traveling in your group as well as the number of nights you will be spending in the wilderness. We must also have your confirmation number of your Quetico Park permit, if you reserved the permit yourself. The pilot will pick up your Quetico Permit and overnight camping permits for you. Canadian Fishing Licenses can be purchased  online.

Voyageur’s Featured Trip: Clay Lake (Mack 23) to Saganaga Lake
This trip starts out with a tow boat ride from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters to the middle of Saganaga Lake to meet the Canadian flight service. There you load and take off for Clay Lake, which is 30 minutes North. After unloading on Clay you’ll paddle west, winding yourself through the Greenwood Creek and the Wawiag River. This leads you to the magnificent Kawnipi Lake. After Kawnipi Lake comes a series of waterfalls known as the Falls Chain.  The Saganagons is next and then Silver Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the Park. Next, paddle across Cache Bay but do not forget to see the pictographs! During your final stretch, paddle around Cache Point to Hook Island where we will meet you with a towboat. This trip is a minimum of 24 hours of paddling (three, eight-hour days). We recommend at least a 5 day trip or longer to enjoy the scenery and fishing.

Flight from Saganaga Lake to Clay Lake

Number of PeopleFlight One Way & Tow Boat Round TripFlight Round Trip, Tow Boat Round Trip *
1 (1)$1315.00$2540
2 (1)$790.00$1490.00
3 (1)$590.00$1090.00
4 (2)$665.00$1240.00
5 (2)$565.00$1040.00
6 (3)$640.00$1190.00
7 (3)$565.00$1040.00
8 (4)$615.00$1140.00
9 (4)$565.00$1040.00

Rates are subject to change. Please call us for the current and most up to date rates.

* Due to bad weather the float plane may not be able to pick your group up on the originally scheduled time and day…   This is why we recommend a fly-in paddle out trip and not a round trip flight.
( )  This indicates the number of watercraft quoted in the price. If your party is using more watercraft than indicated, please call us for a quote of additional costs.
** Tip – Avoid starting on Saturday because the flight service is busy flying customers to fly-in camps and it is difficult to get morning flights.
*** Tip – Try flying out in the afternoon and camping on Clay Lake and then paddle first thing in the morning.

Outfitting packages

Any of our partial or complete outfitting packages can be paired with a fly-in trip. If you need food, canoes, gear, or any combination of those things, we are here to help! Book online or give us call and we can help you get set up with the best package for your needs.

Other Quetico Flight Destinations Rates (Per Person)
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters can fly you to other drop off points in the Quetico Park. If you are not familiar with these areas then please call or e-mail us for specific routing information. Simply add the following prices to the type of fly-in rates for Clay Lake for each person.

Number of PeopleEva (French) & Ross LakeNym LakeBeaver House LakeLac La Croix Lake
1 (1)Same as Clay Lake$60.00$75.00$100.00
2 (1)Same as Clay Lake$30.00$50.00$70.00
3 (1)Same as Clay Lake$30.00$50.00$70.00
4 (2)Same as Clay Lake$100.00$125.00$150.00
5 (2)Same as Clay Lake$80.00$100.00$125.00
6 (3)Same as Clay Lake$100.00$125.00$150.00
7 (3)Same as Clay Lake$100.00$125.00$150.00
8 (4)Same as Clay Lake$125.00$150.00$175.00
9 (4)Same as Clay Lake$100.00$125.00$150.00

These rates are to be added to either a Complete or Partial Outfitting Fly In Package (Clay Lake). Rates are subject to change.

( )  This indicates the number of watercraft quoted in the price. If your party is using more watercraft then indicated, please call us for a quote of additional costs.

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