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Voyageur Canoe Outfitters Tow Boat Service

If you are planning a trip to the Quetico Park or you have an entry point into Saganaga Lake, then contact Voyageur today.  Voyageur is located on the Seagull River with direct access into Saganaga Lake immediately from our dock.  This means you can drive to our place, unload your equipment into the towboat, and start your trip in a matter of minutes.  If you want to save valuable paddling time, then it makes sense to get a tow from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters.

We offer towboat service on Saganaga Lake to enhance your time spent in the wilderness. Reservations and desired tow times are appreciated but not necessary.   Your reserved tow time and pick up are estimated approximate times.  We ask you to be punctual and prepared for your agreed upon time, however due to high winds, waves, or unforeseeable delays we cannot guarantee the exact time that you will arrive at your drop off point.   We do our very best to accommodate your schedule and we appreciate your understanding with this matter.  Parking is included in the price of a tow.

Why Tow?

There is something wonderful about putting in the effort to paddle to your destination.  We are not denying that at all... but sometimes, the wind is just not in your favor, right?  Or sometimes you happen to get a late start and you really want to get to that campsite before anyone else gets it, right?   Here are a few reasons we have found our tow service valuable; for our own personal canoe camping trips and for our clients as well:

  • You have first dibs on campsites.  Think about it... You saw that group paddle out 20 minutes ago, heading in the same direction that you are heading.   They have less gear and a lighter, quicker, Kevlar Canoe... You have yourself, your dog or child, etc... and loads of gear.  What should you do?   You could paddle hard and hope to pass them... Or you could take advantage of our tow service and fly right past them.

  • Last night when you arrived the evening was nice, but the smell of rain lingered in the fresh air.  This morning, it's 7 a.m. and you are ready to go, but man is it windy... In fact, the wind is coming straight out of the North and you've heard there are swells on the lake.  What should you do?   Paddle against it or skip through the wind and rain in our tow boat!

  • You have been dying to get to the Boundary Waters this year to do some serious fishing at Knife Lake, but your employer only gave you the weekend off.   So you left Friday after work, arrived at Voyageur late last night, and now it is the morning of your trip.  You could spend your whole first day paddling or you could tow to American Point, save hours of paddling, and then be only a few hours from fishing on Knife Lake.  Life is good.

  • You took advantage of that awesome Voyageur Bargain Deal that we offered this year, but now you wish you had taken advantage of the extra day offer...  in order to add value to your trip, add our tow service and save time paddling, which means more time relaxing, fishing, reading, napping, and doing all those things that make you really happy!

  • Tow Service on Saganaga Entry Point 55

    2014 Tow Boat Service Rates Per Person
    Destination Rate One Way Rate Round Trip Distance Country Paddling Time Saved
    American Point $52.00 $77.00 6.25 miles U.S. 2 1/2 - 5 hrs.
    Quetico Park
    (Hook Island)
    $52.00 $77.00 6.5 miles Canada 2 1/2 - 5 hrs.
    Sag Falls $41.00 $67.00 6.0 miles U.S. Canada 2 - 4 hrs.
    Red Rock Portage $57.00 $82.00 8.0 miles U.S. 3-6 hrs
    (Old Customs)
    $36.00 $62.00 4.75 miles Canada 1 - 3 hrs.
    Northern Light Rail $57.00 $87.00 12.5 miles Canada 4 - 8 hrs.
    Northern Light Rapids $52.00 $77.00 8.5 miles Canada 3 - 6 hrs.
    Powells Portage $52.00 $77.00 7.0 miles Canada 3 - 6 hrs.
    Paddling time estimates based on average paddlers in average conditions.

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