Outfitting and Rates

Hungry Jack Outfitters can provide you with everything you need for paddling and camping in the Boundary Waters or Quetico Park.

Even if you just need a light Kevlar canoe and some good advice, we can help. All our customers get trip-planning assistance, permit reservations, and friendly service.

Complete Outfitting Packages

Complete outfitting provides you with everything you need for a wilderness canoe trip, from planning and permits to hot showers at the end. All trips are custom-planned for your group.

We recommend a complete package for those who have not been to the area or do not have much experience in wilderness travel. Many of our guests use complete outfitting simply because it is easy and we always have the latest gear ready and waiting for them when they arrive.

You bring only clothing and some personal gear, and we take care of the rest.  Here’s a list of what’s included with complete outfitting.   You will receive a checklist with specific suggestions about clothing and personal items that we find to be worth their weight.

Complete Outfitting with Kevlar Canoes – Rates per Person

Calendar Days Kevlar Canoes
3 $410
4 $520
5 $615
6 $700
7 $775
each day over 7 days + $95

Special discounts for completely outfitted parties only (one per person)

  • 25% discount for children 16 and under, with two adult rates.
  • 10% discount for returning guests.
  • 10% discount for groups of six or more people.

Please note:

  • All rates are per person for the whole trip.
  • Days are calendar days on the water.
  • One overnight at our base before your trip and showers after are also included with complete outfitting.
  • Fishing licenses and permit fees are not included.
  • We also have a special package for the solo traveler.

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Food-and-Canoe Package

The food-and-canoe packages are for people who have most or all of their own camping gear.

We take care of the food, which is the most time-consuming and difficult thing to organize. Then we put it all in an insulated food pack so it’s easy to find. And we provide a canoe, paddles, flotation jackets, a room the night you arrive with breakfast in the morning, and trip routing.

The food-and-canoe packages also include our clean-up kit and bear-rope system. Other camping gear and maps are available ala cart from Hungry Jack Outfitters or you may bring your own.

Food and Canoe Only, Rates per Person

Calendar Days  
3 $255
4 $345
5 $425
6 $505
7 $575
each, over 7 + $75

We can add other gear from our Partial Outfitting list below.

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Partial Outfitting: Canoes and Equipment

  • Equipment rentals of 7 days or more get one free day. Repeat customers receive a 5% discount on canoes.
  • Transport for one or two canoes, up to 4 people and gear to Poplar Lake is $20 , East Bearskin or Clearwater is $35.  Add $20 for a trailer, up to 4 canoes, 9 people and gear. Transport to all other Gunflint Trail entry points is available for $3 a mile.
  • Tow service to Quetico Park  is $90 round trip per person.
  • We no longer sell Minnesota fishing licenses.  Get yours here.
  • All rates below are per calendar day — no half-days.

Canoe Rental Rates

All canoe rentals include portage yoke, paddles, flotation vests, parking at our facility for one vehicle per canoe and trip routing. You can upgrade to bent-shaft wooden paddles with Kevlar canoes for $2 per paddle per day or carbon fiber paddles for $5 per day.

Block and strap sets are available for a flat rate of $15 with canoe rentals so you can transport your own canoe if you wish.  Fits almost any vehicle.  We have two-canoe racks that will fit most larger vehicles with longitudinal roof rails – $25 with straps. Two canoe racks do not work on sedans or cars without rails.

Our Kevlar two person canoes are:  The Northstar Polaris, Northwind 16′ and 17′, Wenonah MN II, and the Quetico 16′ and Quetico 17′ from Souris River Canoes and Grey Duck Vision 17 and 18.

Our three seat canoes are:  The Northstar B19 and Northwind 18.5, The Quetico 18.5 from Souris River and the Wenonah MN III.

We also have 4 seat canoes –  the Northstar Northshore and Northwind 20 canoes.  They works really well for families, four people who like being together our three larger folks with gear.   The Northshore weighs about 60 pounds and the Northwind 20 is about 55 lbs. Either hauls four people and all their gear easily.

Our solo canoes are the Wenonah Prism for people between 140 and 220 lbs. and the Northstar Trillium for people between 90 and 160 lbs.  We also have the Northstar Polaris and Souris River 16 that work for larger solo paddlers or those who want a more stable fishing platform.

Two person Kevlar canoes (40 to 45 lb.) $50
Three-person Kevlar canoe $58
Four seat Kevlar canoe $62
We-no-nah Prism Kevlar solo canoe (35 lb.) $44
17′ Aluminum canoes (65 lb.) $35

Equipment Rental Rates

Tents– Eureka or Alps or MSR   
    Small  (sleeps 1 or 2) $16
    Medium (sleeps 2 or 3) $18
    Large (sleeps 4 or 5) $20
Sleeping bag, freshly laundered $8
Canoe seat or camp chair $4
Full length Therm-a-rest $8
Traditional style Duluth packs: #3, #3.5, or #4 $8
Cook kit with utensils, per party (must be returned clean) $10/day (1-4ppl) $15/day (5-9ppl)
Food Pack – insulated with Bear rope pully system $12
Isobutane stoves – 1 burner $5 (fuel is $10 per cylinder)
Food only from our menu in a pack $55/person/day
SPOT GPS messenger (one way emergency communication device) $25 programming plus $12/day
Bear rope pulley system $45 for sale – not a rental item
Bear Vault canister, 11 liter (actually bear proof) $6/day

Other items in our complete outfit are available at reasonable daily rates.

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Bunkrooms and Breakfast

We have private rooms for guests needing a place to stay before or after their trip. Each room has bunk beds for up to four or six. Rooms also have a table and chairs, lights and electricity. Showers and toilets  are in a separate building. Pets are allowed in the bunk rooms. All our buildings are smoke free.

More about our bunk house rooms

Bunkhouse and Breakfast Rates

Private bunkhouse rooms, including showers and towels, per person also renting canoes or gear $25
Breakfast, delivered to your room $8
Pets –  Dogs must be leashed at all times and well behaved $10/pet

Our breakfast includes blueberry muffins, cereal, milk, orange juice, and coffee, tea, or cocoa. Breakfasts are delivered to your room in a basket at 7:00 AM or later. Gluten free options available, $2 extra per person with advance notice.

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Group Rates

For complete outfitting we will discount our rate as follows:

  • 6 to 11 people: deduct 10%
  • 12 to more people: deduct 25%

For partial outfitting and for food-and-canoe packages, we will discount prices by 10% for groups of 12 or more.

Going solo?

This is a great way to experience the wilderness that offers unique rewards and challenges. Traveling alone requires some additional skills and is not for total beginners. If you have some previous experience in the woods, it can be very satisfying.

We have special lightweight canoes and gear for the solo traveler. For complete outfitting, our regular complete-outfitting rates apply.

This package includes a We-no-nah solo Kevlar canoe weighing 32 lb. or the Northstar Trillium at 29 lbs. for smaller paddlers, a special tent and pack, and extra-light gear. For our larger solo paddlers, or those concentrating on fishing, we use the Souris River 16′ Quetico as a solo boat. It weighs a few pounds more but handles a much bigger load and is very stable.

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"We are still thinking about what a good BWCA experience we had this week. Thank you for such great outfitting!"