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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters

105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
+1 218-365-6745
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Always Great Service

My family has been going to Piragis and buying canoes from them for years. I have started renting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colton B
Always a pleasure

As per usual I made my annual stop at the Piragis store. Love their selection of books and coffee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Redfield, South Dakota
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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters is a full-service canoe trip outfitter for the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park. We rent canoes and kayaks and gear for one day or as long as you need. We have the area's premier guides for fishing and naturalist guided trips and offer discounts for scouts, churches and larger groups. Our canoes are lightweight kevlar and average about 42 pounds. We've been outfitting and guiding canoe trips since 1979.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
+1 218-365-6745
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been going to Piragis and buying canoes from them for years. I have started renting canoes the last few years and have had an excellent experience as well. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff at every step. One gentlemen from Piragis greeted us...More

Thank Colton B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As per usual I made my annual stop at the Piragis store. Love their selection of books and coffee mugs! Also purchased some locally roasted coffee there this year.

Thank Kjhans
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Here is a great Ely shop which has products for camping, but also great clothing lines and jewelry and an upstairs bookstore which is very well stocked. A must see in Ely.

Thank Cecilia R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I love going to Piragis. My husband and I go here all the time just because we really enjoy the store! It's also an outfitter and they have tons of things to rent for your boundary waters trip. There also is a bookstore upstairs which...More

Thank angiebaby007
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have used Piragis for outfitting my canoe trips for 10 years. I know the people personally; they are competent, have the latest gear, eager to help, and know the country, although I don't need that information. I have been outfitted individually by Steve Piragis...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Piragis took care of every detail for our outfitting...even the minor things like water bottles and pillows. Food was really good too. An expert and companionable guide accompanied us. Excellent service from the first inquiry to the shuttle out. Highly recommended. Our group of 6...More

Thank beebabe
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Purchased a pair of Chota portage boots at Piragis. Sole of one boot came loose as glue failed. Other boot was fine. Contacted Chota boot company and they indicated it was Piragis's problem because the boot model was sold only by Piragis. Emailed Piragis about...More

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StevePiragis, Owner at Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

I was surprised and concerned to see your recent post about my business on Trip Advisor. As you can see, we have never received less than very positive reviews. I apologize for the inconvenience with your Chota Boots and that you have not received a...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Piragis Outfitting tops the bar if you are looking for a professional company to help coordinate and supply a trip into Boundary Waters or Quetico Provincial Park. Without exception, they were thorough and knowledgeable in setting up our 7 day canoe into Canada. It is...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I love the place. Each time we went on wilderness canoe trips to Quetico, either leading trips for BSA or personal trips we would always stop in Piragis first. I have bought canoes paddles and lots of specialized equipment over the years. I think my...More

Thank normanb552
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Piragis! We were novice campers looking to go to the Boundary Waters. Drew signed us up for full outfitting with a guide and Piragis provided EVERYTHING except our clothes (including the permit!). The equipment they gave us looked...More

Thank DSM777
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