Minnesota find a great paddling route. Find a kayak outfitter or
store. Find a kayaking school, rental shop or tour guide. We have listed
a little bit of what Minnesota has to offer the kayaker.
Clear Waters Outfitting Company
Clearwater, based outfitter offers fully outfitted day trips and overnight kayak and canoe trips on the Mississippi River in central Minnesota. They also have a retail store with kayaks, canoes and paddling accessories.
Offers a list of local tour operators.
Hi Tempo SnowSports and WaterSports
White Bear Lake shop stocks all kinds of Hobie kayaks. They have an online store as well.
Long-time Twin Cities retail shop stocks tons of equipment and offers plenty of good advice.
Paddling and boat building club.
Rentals and sales — they deliver and pick-up in the Alexandria area.
Offers a shuttle service on the Mississippi River in the Monticello, MN area.
Builds and sells the lightest weight composite canoes and kayaks. Their boats are handmade, user-friendly and can be custom-built to fit individual paddler preferences. Available online, or in person in Saint Paul and surrounding areas.
North Shore Expeditions
Guided kayak tours, kayak instruction and kayak camping trips on Lake Superior. Based in Grand Marais, MN.
Offers classes and information on boat building.
Canoe and kayak trips in the Boundary Waters Area. They also sell used kayaks.
Whitewater canoe and kayak club.
Rock Wilderness Store
Offers outfitting services and a retail store with paddling gear and more,
including a list of people selling used canoes.
Rents and sells new and used boats, provides guided tours and instruction courses on the North Shore.
Snake River Outfitters
Canoe and kayak rental and shuttle services on the Snake River for day or overnight guided tours or fishing adventures.
Spirit of the Wilderness
A full service outfitter in Ely, that offers complete or partial outfitting, canoe and kayak rentals.
Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club
Team Midwest Mountaineering
Blog from this Minnesota paddling group.
North Canoe Outfitters
Offers a variety of preplanned canoe trips and kayaking trips on the Big
Wind, Water & Wheels
Rents and sells kayaks and provides shuttle services on the Pine River and other area lakes and streams near Crosslake, MN.
Wintermoon Summersun Adventures
Kayaking and dog sledding center about 50 miles north of Duluth.
Zumbro River Ratz
An outfitter located on the Zumbro River in Millville. They have rentals for sit-on-top kayaks, canoes and inner tubes. Kayak sales also.