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Kayaking in Minnesota
Kayak 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.

Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters
Offers tours.

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.

Explore Canoe Country
Offers a list of local tour operators.

Gunflint Trail Outfitters
Offers tours.

Hi Tempo SnowSports and WaterSports
White Bear Lake shop stocks all kinds of Hobie kayaks. They have an online store as well.

Midwest Mountaineering
Long-time Twin Cities retail shop stocks tons of equipment and offers plenty of good advice.

Minnesota Canoe Association
Paddling and boat building club.

Minnewaska Kayaks
Rentals and sales — they deliver and pick-up in the Alexandria area.

Monticello Shuttles
Offers a shuttle service on the Mississippi River in the Monticello, MN area.

Nighthawk Canoes
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.

Northwest Canoe Company
Offers classes and information on boat building.

Piragis Northwoods Company
Canoe and kayak trips in the Boundary Waters Area. They also sell used kayaks.

Rapids Riders
Whitewater canoe and kayak club.

Red Rock Wilderness Store
Offers outfitting services and a retail store with paddling gear and more, including a list of people selling used canoes.

Sawtooth Outfitters
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.

Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club
Paddling Club.

Team Midwest Mountaineering
Blog from this Minnesota paddling group.

Voyagers North Canoe Outfitters
Offers tours.

Wild River Adventure
Offers a variety of preplanned canoe trips and kayaking trips on the Big Fork River.

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.


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