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A New Member of Voyageurs Outfitters Joins the Team
In October of 2017 Voyageurs Outfitters had added a new addition to its family, the new tour boat “Yellow Jacket”. The boat did some light service in the fall taking a couple of families out on tours of Rainy Lake. Included in the tours were the Rainy Lake Visitor’s Center, Bushyhead Island, The Golden Triangle, Oveson’s Fish camp, and Rainy Lake city. Yellow Jacket performed wonderfully delivering persons and gear to their campsites as well. The new boat “Yellow Jacket” is a 23-foot Alumaweld Intruder with a full enclosure, large windshield, and protected cockpit. It features individual and bench seating as well as cabin heat and bathroom facilities. “It is great to have such a modern and comfortable tour boat to add to our fleet.” Says Capt. Eric Johnson. He goes on to say, “This new piece of equipment is a game changer and really ups the level of service we can provide to our tour, water taxi, delivery, and fishing customers.”
The Yellow Jacket will be able to haul either your personal canoes, kayaks, and SUPs or can haul rental canoe, kayaks, and rental Stand Up Paddleboards anywhere you want them delivered in Voyageurs National Park. Capt. Eric sums it up by saying, “We (Voyageurs Outfitters) are your full-service outfitter for Voyageurs National Park. From tours and water taxi service to your favorite hiking spot, to getting you out to your campsite quickly, the Yellow Jacket will transport you in comfort and safety.” Your adventure is out there...
Voyageurs Outfitters Website Renovation
This winter season has been full of exciting changes for our team at Voyageurs Outfitters! In case you missed it, our old website has undergone a huge renovation! The new and improved site highlights the large selection of rentals, tours and outfitting services we offer throughout Voyageurs National Park, located in International Falls, Minnesota.
The new site (launched December 2017) has one main goal in mind: to help you make the most of your visit to Northern Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park.
Voyageurs Outfitters was founded in 2011 with the objective of bringing a dream to life. We have engaged in a lifelong aspiration that all started with our adventures growing up in Northern Minnesota. Boat tours, cruises, and rides are our passion. These adventures have allowed us to build a deep connection with the wilderness of Voyageurs National Park and have inspired our dreams. These dreams have encouraged us to concentrate on creativity and openness - the core focus that the nature of Voyageurs Outfitters was built upon. We operate with the sole purpose of presenting the adventures of Northern Minnesota to a diverse array of guests so that they, too have the opportunity to stumble upon their dreams.
We’re passionately committed to providing customized experiences for the adventure seekers of the world. Adventures include:
Explore our new site to find more unique adventures that we offer on Rainy Lake, Namakan, and Kabetogama. Let’s get a head start at planning your unforgettable trip to Voyageurs National Park! Your adventure is out there...
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With a new sunrise across the big waters of Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, Namakan, Crane, and Sand Point in Voyageurs National Park comes new opportunities and a new season. Winter is nearly over and the swans area already back in Ranier. The eagles are already fishing and feeding. The melting snow has uncovered what has been hiding beneith it for the last couple of months. Soon the lake will be greeting us with its boundless serenety and the otters, deer, bear, wolf, and all the other creatures of Voyageurs National Park will be out also.
Call us today to book your camping trip, boat tour, canoe rental, boat rental or boat excursion. This year we are offering glamping packages that leave all the work and head aches to us. We also offer sailing packages or sailing lessons along with our sunset sailing cruises out of the port of Ranier. Call us to find out how we can help you make the most of your time in Voyageurs National Park. Your adventure is out there…
It has been a very busy summer for us here at Voyageurs Outfitters. Tours ran most everyday on Rainy Lake with many trips to the historical Kettle Falls Hotel in Voyageurs National Park. Our campers kept us running providing services to make the most of their time while on Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, Namakan, Crane Lake and the Boundry Waters Canoe Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. But to everything there is a season and the waters of Voyageurs are much quieter now with Fall apon us. We are still running fall color tours but the pristine waters will soon freeze over and winter in Voyageurs will be here in all of its majestic quiet beauty.
Winter in Voyageurs is a great time to visit. Snowmobiling, snow showing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and hiking are just a few of the activities you can partake in during the winter months. Keep us in mind for your winter excursions.
Call us anytime to discuss the last summer's activities or what will be new and exciting for next spring and summer. We look forward to hearing about what your dreams are in Voyageurs National Park and how we can help to make those dreams come true for you and yours. Remember... Your adventure is out there...
5. Brad Pitt is scared of giant statues so he wouldn’t let Angelina Jolie and the children see Big Vic in Ranier or Smokey the Bear in downtown International Falls. A giant fight ensued and Angelina filed for Divorce.
4. Looking out of the aircraft while circling over Rainy Lake preparing to land at Falls International Airport, the kids’ and Angelina’s hearts were stolen by the beauty of the trees, rocks, and the lake. While trying to express her feelings to Brad he became insane with jealousy and lost his cool while the plane was being refueled. Angelina had a new love in her life, Rainy Lake, and filed for divorce.
3. Brad, after a long trip to France with Angelina and the kids, was at the end of his rope. After landing at Falls International Airport he requested that the pilots make up a “mechanical issue” with the aircraft so that he could slip away and try his hand at small mouth bass fishing on the Rainy River. The pilots, not being trained actors, were unable to fool Angelina. Brad threw a fit and demanded that not only the pilots be replaced with actors but that he be able to go fishing on the river. Angelina considered this an irreconcilable difference and filed for divorce.
2. Fall colors are amazing in Voyageurs National Park right now. After flying over the area and seeing the scenery of the park from the sky Angelina demanded that Brad take her and the kids out in a boat to see the park and have lunch at Kettle Falls. Brad not having any knowledge of boating but being an amazing actor figured he could handle the trip. Much to his surprise and the children’s and Angelina’s discomfort he was grossly unready for the task at hand. Although the scenery of Voyageurs National Park was amazing and the lunch at the Kettle Falls Hotel Delicious he got incredibly lost on the way back. Luckily Angelina had grabbed the number for Voyageurs Outfitters and captain Eric was able to come to their rescue. Angelina being so disappointed in Brad’s inability to keep the children safe filed for divorce.
1. And the number one possible reason why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt broke up while at the International Falls, MN Airport is... Neither of them wanted to leave the beauty of Voyageurs National Park behind but couldn’t agree on which lake in the Park was their favorite. Angelina likes the vast and endless variances of Rainy Lake and Brad prefers the sights and city of Crane Lake. So, stating irreconcilable differences in what part of the Park they love best, they filed for divorce. At least Voyageurs National Park and the gateway communities gained a few more people that appreciate the splendor of Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, Ash River, Namakan, Sand Point, Crane Lake and all of the other aspects of Voyageurs National Park and the communities that surround it. #BrangelinaFallsInternationalAirport
It's another beautiful day on rainy lake and in Voyageurs National Park. The weather is perfect for boating, fishing, sightseeing, and Wildlife watching. The water is warm and just right for all your water support adventures including swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, and any type of activity you like to do on our beautiful Lake. The forecast for the next week looks like the same. Book your trip today in to beautiful Voyageurs National Park to explore the splendor of rainy Lake, northern Minnesota, and the border waters region of the heart of the content. Your adventure is out there…
Well it is finally that time of year here in Voyageurs National Park and Rainy Lake. The historical kettlefalls regatta is upon us. Sailors and their vessels will set out on Saturday in order to claim the coveted Kettle Falls regatta trophy. Thunderbird Lodge will be the site that we leave and our destination is the Kettle Falls hotel. The bag papers will blow us up to the bar where festivities, fun, music, and friends will abound. Come out and cheer the sailors on and pick your favorite sailboat to win the race. Hope to see you all at Kettle Falls on Saturday night or Thunderbird on Friday night to enjoy the spectacle that is the Kettle Falls regatta. Rainy Lake offers some of the finest sailing experiences in the border waters region of the heart of the content. Endless miles of Lake high lights historical rocks Wildlife and pristine waters are here for your enjoyment. Book a trip today or charter your own sailboat from Voyageurs Outfitters and we will meet your sailing excursion dreams in Voyageurs National Park come true.
Summer is in full swing here in Voyageurs National Park. The bald eagles have nested and the eaglets have hatched and will take flight soon. The loons are also nesting and the little loons will be gracing us with their presence soon. Many ducklings have been spotted as well on our guided boat tours. The white tail deer have had their fawns and have also been seen while doing tours to Kettle Falls on Rainy Lake, Namakan, Crane Lake, and Kabetogama. We have yet to spot a black bear but the season is still early.
Call us to book your personalized guided hiking, boating, kayak, or canoe tour in Voyageurs National Park. We offer full day guided boat tours to one hour excursions so that you can experience the park in your own way. Our fully licensed coast guard guides will point out geological features, tell the history from the first nations people to the modern day uses of voyageurs, point out wildlife, and even cook you an authentic shore lunch. Summer tours are upon us, call us today to book your guided boat tour.
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye was one of the first Europeans to explore the area known as Voyageurs National Park. During the 1730s himself along with his sons explored the area west of Lake Superior. Canoeing was the primary form of travel through the border lakes region and boats were the primary way the natives toured the area of Voyageurs. He encountered many natural sites and wildlife that included caribou, moose, wolf, bear, beaver, eagles, ducks and a myriad of other animals.
Today you can explore the same areas as Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Verendrye by renting a canoe, kayak, boat, or taking a boat tour aboard one of Voyageur Outfitters tour boats. Voyageurs National Park tours are available and camping gear rental and all other outfitting needs in and around VNP and the BWCA are here for you. Let us take the stress out of your explorations by accommodating your camping and touring needs. Call us today to line up your next trip, Your adventure is out there…
What a great time to enjoy Voyageurs National Park, early summer. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and Stand up Paddle Boards (SUPs) are a great way to enjoy the bug free springtime in Voyageurs. The birds are still migrating so seeing arctic birds moving through is common as well as beavers, otters, cormorants, bears, whitetail deer, bald eagles and all of the other creatures that have slumbered all winter to emerge in the beautiful sunshine of summer.
Call us today to book you customized boat tour in Voyageurs National Park. We are just 2.5 hours north of Duluth, down the road from Ely, 4 hours north of the Twin Cities and Minneapolis and St. Paul. Chicago is a bit of a drive but well worth the serene evenings, the endless night skies, and all of the beauty that Voyageurs National Park has to offer. Your adventure is out there…
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