Tow Boat Service to the Quetico and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)
Unfortunately, last year we were advised that fly-in trips to the Quetico from the Ely area would no longer be an option. However, there is still a great way to access the western side of the Quetico via a tow boat service. Towboats drop you off at the entry point of your choice for the Quetico Park including: Bottle Portage, McAree, Black Robe, Twin Falls(Maligne River), Beaver House, and Snake Falls (Three Mile) and even Pickerel or Nym. We also drop off anywhere along the Canadian side of Lac La Croix for a quick entry into the Boundary Waters: Snow Bay, Takumich area, Lady Boot Bay, Tiger Bay and Bottle Portage. This service will save days of paddling and you will be dropped right at the doorway of the Quetico.
If you are interested in accessing the Quetico or Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the Ely area, we offer tow boat service to Prairie Portage, Washington Island and Back Bay of Basswood Lake.
If you are interested in arranging a tow boat service. Please call or email us for current prices.