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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…
The newest member of our team is our mascot Pepe Pierre Feat de Gaultier. Pepe comes from a long line of hard working boating Voyageurs. The Voyageurs were the first Europeans to come to the area now known as Voyageurs National Park. They came through trading furs with the first nations people that inhabited the shores of Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, Namakan, and all of the waters now known as Quetico, and Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. These early boat tour guides laid the groundwork for exploration of this area. Pepe’s namesake Pierre de Gaultier was the father of one of the first Europeans to build a settlement in the area now known as Fort Frances Ontario. Step back in time with a boat tour, canoe trip, sailboat excursion on the border waters or camp the same way the voyageurs did hundreds of years ago.Servicing all of Voyageurs National Park, Quetico, Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, and Namakan Voyageurs Outfitters provides customers with help finding their experiences and making the most out of their time. Other lakes such as Pelican Lake, Mille Lacs, Namakan, Turtle, Deer, Bear Lake, Caribou, Eagle, trout, otter, muskrat, birds, loon don’t have the beauty and serenity of VNP. Voyageurs Outfitters can do full, half power boat, tour boat, water taxi, and sailboat excursions. Let us set up your campsite for full service outfitting services at your fingertips. With coast guard certified captains at the helm you are safe with us. Boat Tours include fuel and complimentary beverage service aboard our day cruise boats and water taxis
Spring is officially upon us in Voyageurs National Park. Tour boat and water taxi boats are in the water. Canoes and kayaks are cleaned and ready. Camping gear is out of storage and ready for your adventures camping in VNP. Many migratory birds are passing through now so bird watching is great for birders. The white tail deer are beginning to have their young and spotting a spotted whitetail is not uncommon this time of year.
Canoe, Kayak, and boat rentals are available for the upcoming walleye fishing opener and we are available anytime for your tour boat, canoe excursions, and kayak tours. Call us to set up your fun time in Voyageurs National Park. Your adventure is out there...
Summertime fun is nearly upon us now in Voyageurs National Park. The birds are singing, the gulls are flying, the deer are shedding, the wolves are howling, the fish are spawning and the bears are beginning to awake after their winter slumber in VNP. Voyageurs Outfitters is here to help you experience all of the wonders of your park and the communities surrounding it including International Falls, Crane Lake, Ash River, Kabetogama, Fort Frances, and all of the other entry points.
Sailboats are starting to awaken from their long winter slumber and getting ready for fun in the sun and summertime on Rainy Lake. Call us today to book your sailboat, powerboat, canoe, kayak, boat tour in Voyageurs National Park. Sailboat lessons and sunset sail boat charters are also available. Call today to find out details and what dates are available. Remember we can help you with all of your needs in Voyageurs National Park, Rainy Lake, Kabetogama, Namakan and the surrounding lakes and rivers. Your adventure is out there…..
With spring time upon us here in Voyageurs National Park people in the gateway communities of Ranier, Crane Lake, Orr, and Ash River are getting ready for the summer boating season. The best and only way to see Voyageurs National Park properly is by boat and what better way to do that than to book a boat tour with Voyageurs Outfitters.
We offer scenic trips to see the Kabetogama peninsula, echo bay, Ellsworth rock gardens, rainy lake, rainy river, and Kabetogama just to name a few of the picturesque sites in VNP.
Voyageurs Outfitters also offers historical boat tours to the gold mine on Bushyhead island, Kettle Falls Hotel, Anderson Bay, and the many other sites of historical importance in VNP. Maybe you want to relax on a beach and have a picnic? Let our experience captains be your personal guide and chef for the day.
If wildlife is what you are looking for we offer boat tours that cater to that as well. Pelicans, bald eagles, osprey, bear, wolves, moose, deer, and loons abound. Book a tour and leave the navigating, and driving to us. You can sit back, relax, and take in the majesty that is Voyageurs National Park.
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Although Rainy Lake is starting to get there we are still a little ways off from enjoying Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailboat Lessons, sailboat charters, and boat tours in Voyageurs National Park. Our guides are chomping at the bit to get you out there camping and fishing. Contact us today to start planning your adventure in Voyageurs National Park.
Spring time is upon us here in Voyageurs National Park. Geese, eagles, robins, seagulls, and many other types of birds are beginning to arrive. Rainy Lake is looking like an early ice out this year which will make for a longer summer season of Boat Tours, Sailboat charters, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Birding, Fishing, Sightseeing, and many other things to do in and around Voyageurs National Park.
We will be launching our first boats soon and they will be available for boat rentals as soon as possible. Spring time fishing and sightseeing is the best. With fewer guests the park is virtually yours and yours alone. Crisp evening skies make for excellent star gazing and night skies along with virtually no bugs. Contact us today to help arrange for your early season get away in Voyageurs National Park.
Voyageurs Outfitters, Inc. is coming off of a great time at Canoecopia in Madison, WI. Thank you to everyone that stopped by the Voyageurs National Park booth to chat about all the great ways to experience the park. From boat tours and chartered excursions to water taxi to your base camp at one of the hundreds of awesome camping sites. Voyagers National Park is truly a park for everyone's enjoyment including campers, paddlers, fishermen, and sightseeing.
Spring has sprung in Voyageurs National Park and we anticipate a long season. Spring camping is one of my favorites. During the early months you'll experience less traffic, clear crisp night skies, and no bugs of any type. Call, text, or email voyageurs Outfitters to set up your adventure. We will also be starting our sailing charters and lessons very soon. Follow us on facebook for all the current updates. Summer will be here on rainy lake soon. Remember your adventure is out there......
Voyageurs Outfitters is getting ready to be at the Voyageurs National Park booth at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. Stop by and take a picture for a chance to win a boat tour, sail boat excursion, sail boat lesson, and canoe / kayak rental on Rainy Lake and Voyageurs National Park. There will also be chances to enter other raffles as well.
The weather is getting warm and we anticipate an early ice out. Call today to get info on how Voyageurs Outfitters can make the most out of your time in Voyageurs National Park.
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