Welcome to Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co.

Ely, Minnesota’s Premier Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Outfitter

Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co. has been serving Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trippers since 1961. Experience and knowledge, combined with an unwavering commitment to value and personal service, makes Cliff Wold’s the canoe outfitter of choice for many groups. From planning to packing, we can help with every aspect of your wilderness canoe trip. Our complete outfitting package includes all the lightweight camping and canoeing equipment you need for an enjoyable trip, plus a delicious menu of deluxe custom-packed meals. We also offer partial canoe outfitting services for those who need a canoe or some additional equipment. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran to the canoe trails, we’re here to help ensure your wilderness canoe trip is a success. When you choose Cliff Wold’s, you’ve chosen the best!

Excellent
Based on 257 reviews
Britta Meints
Britta Meints
2024-06-27
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Cliff Wold's was our outfitter for our recent Boundary Waters trip - we couldn't have asked for a better outfitter. For 4 out of our 6 group members, it was our first trip to BWCA - Ryan had maps ready to go with recommended campsites. He was professional, informative, and we felt well prepared. Overall, we had a great experience, and the included candy bars each lunch was an added bonus! :) We'll definitely use Cliff Wold's for our next trip to the BWCA!
Andrew C
Andrew C
2024-06-23
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Amazing outfitter! Very friendly and professional in getting us set up and with our equipment. Once we were out in the boundary waters a flash flood and tornado passed through that essentially left us stranded due to the water levels and flooded portages. Ryan from Cliff Wold’s went above and beyond in a very short amount of time and was able to find a boating company to get us out the next day. Great hospitality and equipment. Most importantly they took care of us in a tough situation. Will definitely be back again with these guys!
Parkway Pizza
Parkway Pizza
2024-06-20
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Ryan and his staff were amazing and professional. We had a group of 6 with 3 being first timers. They were accommodating to our needs at every step from permits to getting the canoes to the lake. We entered on 4 through Burntside Lake, they brought the canoes to the nearest boat landing when requested. The portage itself is rated level 9 out of 10 so it was challenging to bring canoe and packs in one trip so we split them up. On our way back we got stuck on a portage in a tornado warning and two flash floods. We were delayed in bring back the canoes as 4 was washed out. Ryan had beers and waters waiting for us when we arrived at the landing, what an amazing gesture. I highly recommend, and will recommend to friends, family and anyone asking who to use, Cliff Wold's Outfitting Company. If you're on the fence, look no further. I truly believe they are the best in the business. Thanks Ryan and company. Lee and crew
Ben Frank
Ben Frank
2024-06-18
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We had a great time on our trip to the Boundary Waters thanks to the Cliff Wold's Outfitting crew. This was our first trip to the BWCA and we really didn't have any equipment of our own. The full outfitting package made it very easy for us. We were given all the essentials and it made for a great trip overall. Ryan was very helpful from the first time I called asking questions. He was very patient and gave us some great trip advice. I would highly recommend using this outfitter if you are interested in a trip in the BWCA around Ely.
Dan Claunch
Dan Claunch
2024-06-10
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Cliff Wold’s outfitting provided my group with another well organized, well provisioned trip into some beautiful country. This is my forth trip with them and they really shine in customer service and a quality operation!
Daniel McConkie
Daniel McConkie
2024-06-09
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They took great care of us. The equipment and food was just what we need. Worth every penny.
Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson
2024-06-08
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I have used Cliff Wolds for 20 years, for large Scout groups, to smaller family trips. The staff is always helpful and friendly, and a great resource. The equipment is top notch, and the meals are easy to prepare w/ instructions on the package. I highly recommend them!