Guided Adventures

With Voyageurs Guide Service there is an Adventure for Everyone

Relax on a boat tour to visit historical landmarks such as Kettle Falls and Ellsworth Rock Gardens, enjoy a guided paddle trip through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and more! 

Boat Tours:

Voyageurs National Park is the only National Park with no roadways - only water ways! What better way to see all of the sights and history the park has to offer than on a boat tour? 

  • For most trips (unless otherwise listed):  

    • Full Day - $350 per boat + gas (up to 6 people)

    • ​1/2 Day - $200 per boat + gas (up to 6 people) ​

*Walleye shore lunch can be added to any trip when given 1 week notice. Extra $20 per person.

Kettle Falls Hotel:  Kettle Falls Hotel is an absolute must-see when visiting Voyageurs National Park. This scenic boating adventure takes you through some of the Park's most gorgeous waterways, and includes scenic stops along the way. At the hotel there is a bar/restaurant, trails, and a beautiful overlook of the falls.

Ellsworth Rock Gardens:  Known as the "Showplace of Lake Kabetogama" since the 1940's, Ellsworth's Rock Gardens consists of over 200 hand crafted rock sculptures, many wildflowers, and winding trails to closely view the magnificent gardens. The boating trip to the Garden's is almost as incredible as the sculptures themselves.

Boating History Tour:  Voyageurs National Park is scattered with rich history. There is much to learn about logging history in these lakes, the early resort and tourist industry of Northern Minnesota, the beginnings of the National Park, and more! Each history tour may look a little different, depending on what interests you.

Adventure Boat Tour:  In the lakes and wilderness of Northern Minnesota, it is all about adventure! If you enjoy swimming, cliff jumping, snorkeling, or hiking, an adventure boat tour may be right up your alley! These tours are catered to fit you and your groups interests. Please call or send an e-mail to set up the perfect tour for you.

Sightseeing Tour:  On our sightseeing tours you can enjoy the beauty and excitement of Voyageurs National Park while in the comfort of your boat seat. Native American pictographs, waterfalls, beautiful cliffs, and unique islands are only a few of the stops we will make on a sightseeing boat tour.


Hiking Voyageurs National Park:

There are many hiking trail in Voyageurs National Park, here are some of the more remote ones. Pair a short hiking trip with a boat tour for the ultimate Voyageurs National Park experience!

Beast Lake Trail:  Located in the wilderness of Voyageurs National Park the Beast Lake Trail is only accessible by boat, but the boat ride to the trailhead is magnificent on its own! This hike pairs well with a Kettle Falls 1/2 Day Boat Tour.

  • Guided Hike - $200 per group + gas (up to 6 people)

Backpacking Cruiser Lake Trail: Backpacking trips in Voyageurs National Park require a boat ride to the trail head - how cool right!? Backpacking is the most likely way to see wildlife! Prices include gear, permits, and food.

  • Backpacking 2-day, 1 night - $300 per person + gas

  • Backpacking 3 day, 2 nights - $400 per person + gas​​

Paddling Trips:

Experience the peaceful and scenic wilderness area of Northern Minnesota from a canoe!

BWCA Canoeing Day Trip:  The Western edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is just minutes away from Crane Lake, making it possible to be submersed in the Wilderness Area, without giving up a nights sleep inside. The famous Devil's Cascade Portage trip gives you a chance to paddle through wild rice rivers, see extravagant waterfalls, and walk through intriguing forests.

  • Full day - $130 per person (up to 6 people)

BWCA Overnight:  Overnight trips are a great way to experience the wilderness and serenity of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Overnight trips are planned exclusively for you and your group. All skill levels are welcome & all gear needed is available for rent. 

*A pre-trip meeting is required for overnight trips.

  • Overnight trip pricing is adjusted per length of trip. Please call for more information. 864.908.0195.

Vermillion River Float: This scenic and exciting float can be done as a day trip or an overnight trip. Enjoy viewing waterfalls, wildlife, and end the day with a short hike around the famous Vermillion Gorge. 

  • Full day - $130 per person (up to 6 people)

  • Overnight trip pricing is adjusted per length of trip. Please call for more information. 864.908.0195.

Sunset & Night Sky Float:

Because of little light pollution in the area, Voyageurs National Park is a perfect place to stargaze. At times you can even see the milkyway - or even better, the Northern Lights!

Enjoy a guided  float under the stars in the comfortable lounge chairs of our 25' Pontoon boat. BYOB, but don't worry about having to navigate home in the dark - your guide will take care of the logistics. Relax and enjoy the beauty of our dark skies!

  •  $100 per hour - includes gas 

    • A Walleye shore dinner can be included for an extra $20 per person. Dinner over a fire with a sunset view - it doesn't get better!​


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Crane Lake, MN   55725

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