Catamaran Canoe is Ideal for Young Children
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a great place to share with your family. It's a great place to share camping and outdoors skills with your children. Many life lessons can be taught and learned on a trip into the wilderness and we want you to experience this wilderness with your children while they're still young.
To help make this possible, we've developed what we're calling our "catamaran canoe" to provide you with the stability necessary when paddling with smaller children. A Boundary Waters trip with your kids will help build a special bond between you that only this area can. The BWCA teaches children how to respect nature. The rules that are set inside the park should be practiced at every campground throughout the country. An experience like this will open the eyes of your young kids and hopefully leave a lifelong impression on them to practice the "Leave No Trace" wilderness ethic in their daily lives.
Basic survival skills are learned in this wilderness. Special bonds are built between parent and child that will last forever, and the sooner you can experience a trip like this, the better. Plant the seed early in life and it will produce for you over and over again as your children grow and mature into adulthood.
A base camp on Seagull Lake is a wonderful beginning trip to introduce your children to this magnificent area. Put your anxiety to rest in our catamaran canoe and watch your child's face light up as they discover the many wonders of the Boundary Waters.
Advantages of the Catamaran Canoe
- Much more stable than a regular canoe
- Fishing in general becomes so much easier from this watercraft. Fishing in the wind from a canoe is downright brutal and impossible at times. With an anchor and this steady craft, you'll be able to sit over your favorite fishing holes with ease .
- Perfect for canoe camping trips with smaller children
- Base camping on the big part of Seagull Lake is easier when the wind blows with the catamaran canoe
- Fly fishing the shorelines becomes easier with the option to stand and fly cast
- It's the next best thing to a boat and motor (and since they aren't allowed inside the BWCA, we've got the best thing out there) if you're looking for stability and comfort while still enjoying what the BWCA has to offer
Canoe Trip Packages
Daily Rate - $85.00 per day, includes paddles and PFDs - Call and reserve this canoe today!
Complete Outfitting - click here to view what is included with this package. Pricing will depend on the number of people in your party and how many days you stay in the woods. Email or call 1-800-346-2205 for details and pricing.
Do you have all of your camping gear? Maybe you want us to pack your food for you. If so, check out our Food and Canoe page.
Do you need a few select items? Look at our Equipment Rental page for our ala carte camping price list.
Things to do and see on Seagull Lake
- Lunch atop the Seagull Palisades (see photo at right)
- Blueberry picking on Miles Island
- Explore Three Mile Island and view the 1,000 year old white cedar trees as well as the 500 year old white pine trees (both species are the oldest in all of Minnesota)
- Fishing at: Alpine Rapids, Hoover Island, Palisades, Shirttail Point, Seagull Rock, etc.
- Swimming at the sandy beach campsite on the north Seagull shore
- Explore any of the 130 islands that pepper the lake
- Photograph the countless wildlife and scenic opportunities found throughout one of Minnesota's most prized lakes
- Hike the 1.6 mile Jap portage and look for juneberries and blueberries
- Have lunch at Picnic Point by the Alpine Lake portage
- View the huge eagle's nest on Eagle's Nest Island
- Hike the .7 mile Grandpa Lake portage on the North side of the lake
- More than anything else, relax and enjoy nature