Incredible orange, gold and purple sunset reflects perfectly in a glass topped boundary waters lake.At Seagull Canoe Outfitters, we provide personalized, top-quality outfitting services. We’re proud that our customer referral and return rate is 75 to 80%. Here are a few testimonials from some of our many satisfied customers.

Dear Debbie–We really had a great time this year at the Big Sag cabin. Each year it seems you make the place a little more comfy (and improve the view to boot). It was really important to me that all my childhood buddies enjoyed the Saganaga experience as I’d been talking about it to them for so long and they all loved it, in no small part due to your diligent upkeep of the place and eye for hiring people of fine character. All my friends were very impressed with you and your whole operation and all have opined a desire to return. So thanks for coming through as always and I hope to see you in August when I return to go camping.

Dennis Vail, Chicago, IL

Many thanks from the Cornelius clan for a well-planned and executed canoe outfitting. We were very happy with your service and your hospitality. Your staff was well chosen and very courteous and helpful. Your country is lovely; it sparkles with loon calls and soothes with profound silence.

Two kayaks sit fire side in the BWCA.Terry Cornelius

Speaking for Dave, Terry and myself, the trip was beautiful and the service by Seagull was superb! We were very impressed with each and every Seagull employee we worked with, be it paddle issue, map purchase, gear loading, shuttle service, photo requests, etc., all were so kind, courteous and professional. Thank you…!!!
Can’t wait until next year (or sooner).

Bill Rial, Arkansas

Debbie and the gang at Seagull, we just wanted to say once again what a wonderful time we had on our trip to the backwoods. Yes we did have great weather, but what made it even more enjoyable was the fact that we were outfitted and briefed so well. Your organization and friendliness are exactly what a customer needs to have a great vacation. Please keep us on your mailing list. Have a great summer.

John Paul, Poulsbo, Washington

As always, we can’t say enough about you, your staff, equipment and facilities. Everything is clean, high quality and very professional. Never a disappointment to be found. The quantity of the food was just right. And the change you recommended to Kevlar canoes was a wise decision; we are most likely spoiled for future trips.

Lyle E. Williamson, Jr., Omaha, NE

We rented a Wenonah MNIII from you a few weeks ago, and absolutely loved using it as compared to our Grumman. Your operation was really well organized, people were very helpful, Deb was great, and we will be back next year.

Dave and Carol Morse, Lakeville, MN

Thank you–and your wonderful staff–for a most wonderful trip. This was our fifth trip, and the best yet! And you are right: we’ll never go back to the heavy canoes! Our deep appreciation.

The Camp Manitowish ”Ladies”


A woman sits amongst the lily pads in her canoe quietly

Dear Deb-

It has been a day or two now since we returned to reality…wow, what memories we have from a fantastic week up north. Both Kathy and I have not stopped talking about the great trip we had. We were blessed with great weather and non-existent bugs, great campsites and a miracle 39 lb. canoe called Bell!

But it all started out with some wonderful outfitting and helpful assistance from all of you at Seagull Outfitters! Both Kathy and I want to thank you for all of your help, support and great attitudes throughout our trip. From beginning to end your friendly and helpful staff worked with us to ensure a safe and appropriate trip for us. All of your equipment was clean and worked well. Food was tasty and plentiful. The routing assistance and orientation was helpful and made us feel more confident in our trip plans.
Anyway, I just wanted to say a big thanks. I wore my Seagull shirt today and it was fun to tell everyone about the trip. I have already started talking to my two boys about a trip next year and I know that Kathy and I will be in the planning stages as well. Take care all of you and thanks again so very much!!!

Tom Sisler and Kathy Harley

Panoramic of an isle mirrored in a calm lake.Now that we have returned to Iowa and the routine of everyday work again, members of our party still recall the great trip we experienced last week. We were especially impressed with your quality of service,caliber of staff and overall friendly and welcoming environment. The one attribute that still remains in my mind was that when I walked into your store after seven days on the water, Debbie remembered my name. Wow! We will all heartily recommend your services to anyone we know planning a BWCA trip. Once we process our photos we hope to have one that displays the storm damage and the fact that the BWCA was still accessible and enjoyable. We will send you a copy.Thanks again for all your assistance, and we look forward to our next outing with you.

Dennis L. Sohl, Hinton, Iowa

I wanted to take this chance to express my appreciation for the excellent service you and your staff provide year after year. You provide quality equipment, knowledgeable advice and good cheer. I especially appreciate the clean, inviting bathroom and showers that you don’t charge extra for. That sends us on our way in a good mood and feeling cared for and appreciated, rather than feeling nickeled and dimed over every little thing. It makes me want to come back and not even think about checking with other outfitters.
The view of a campsite from the water.Thanks for all you do to make our trips the enriching experiences they are.

Bill Cahoy, St. John’s School of Theology & Seminary, Collegeville, MN

I just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our trip this year. Your staff was excellent as usual, they made us feel like we were the only ones there. Everyone was very courteous and helpful and in my opinion you have the best staff and best services around.
This was my 8th trip and my son’s 6th and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had. We saw moose, bear, eagles, otter, mink, chipmunks, snakes, ducks and loons. We are looking forward to next year.

David Rodgers, Fayetteville, AR

Just a quick note to let you know that we had a great trip. Really enjoyed working with you and staying at your place. Your quality levels are very high and it was easy to see why your business is so successful. Hope to make this a yearly (or more often if we’re lucky) event. Take care and thanks again for your help in pulling together a great trip. Maybe I’ll be able to persuade our Scout troop to come up the Gunflint Trail.


We had a great time on Seagull Lake. . . your routing suggestions, including campsite knowledge and the trailhead up the Palisades, were extremely useful! You can quote me on that.
Cedar tree needles up close.Thanks for the wonderful trip that you outfitted my party with in August. The boundary waters lived up to all that I had hoped for and the package you had prepared for us was more than adequate for the time we spent in the canoe area. Thanks again for the memories that you made possible and I will be reserving my trip with you next August. Thanks for everything.

Craig Kirk, Stevenson, AL

From the planning stages to the actual trip, we could not have asked for a better outfitter to handle all of our accommodations! Debbie was very helpful with recommending places to acquire books and maps so that we could begin ”dreaming” about our Boundary Waters adventure well in advance. As first time visitors to the Boundary Waters, we had a multitude of questions that we were able to ask over e-mail and it enabled us to get prompt responses.
We appreciated Seagull Outfitters’ help in the planning phases of our trip but the quality of the equipment, the care in organizing all of our gear and food, and the excellent orientation we received on site, really indicated to our group that we had made an excellent choice in outfitters. Having taken guided backpacking and rafting trips in the past, we found Seagull Outfitters to be one of the most professional and friendliest companies that we have ever worked with. We look forward to planning another trip with them in the future and we continue to recommend them to our friends.

Julie Kutruff, Lorton, VA

Wildflowers spotted in the BWCA.The most honest testimonial that I could ever offer is the fact that I keep coming back to the BWCA/Quetico and your outfitting service year after year. This coming year will mark my 8th annual return. Your service has always been top notch.
I look forward to seeing you in June.

Frank Norton, D.V.M., M.S., Brookfield, IL

Purple Iris in the Quetico
Debbie–Yeah we didn’t catch much for fish, but we’ll let it slide. It was a great chance to get away and spend time with friends and family. My dad had nothing but great things to say about the place. I appreciated the work and friendliness of the staff. They helped us do things when they didn’t need to. They made us feel like we were important. Yes and I’m saying this after not catching even one walleye. Imagine how happy we will be when we actually can catch something in August (we hope). Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.

Tony Endreson

Purple irises in the BWCA.Many trips, many great adventures since your first year of operation. The equipment, advice and experience has always been top quality. We look forward to our return trips with you.

Jack and Jan Reis, Kirkwood, MO

Thank you once again for the excellent service outfitting my group on our last canoeing expedition into the Quetico last summer. All of us were very pleased with the quality of your equipment (tents, cooking gear, canoes, etc.) that we rented, the outstanding food that was provided (with the three ”heavy eater” young men in my group, this was very important), the time you took in making sure we had clear directions on all the requirements, the reliable and timely portages to and from Hook Island, and all the fishing tips to include marking our maps. All of this as well as the unbelievable scenery made for an exciting and memorable vacation. And you do this with such pleasing personalities which makes us feel right at home.
Thanks once again for all you did to make our trip such a success. We will definitely use your excellent services in the future.

Tony Petree, Winston-Salem, NC

Waterfall deep in the Boundary Waters.I don’t believe I have ever taken the time to let you know what a first-rate job you do! Your eye for detail, and the thorough attention that you give to your customers is exceptional. . . your staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful.
You received high marks from our youth and adults on all counts, including food, equipment, advice and personal service. Knowing I can count on you makes my planning so much easier.

Greg Billberg

Dear Debbie and Johnse–Today I received the nice picture and your note. So thoughtful of you. Thanks much. We had a good day driving back to Oshkosh, then I departed the next day for Hawaii. I have enjoyed sharing my paddling experience with my wife, children and friends. It couldn’t have been a better experience, and your thorough planning and instruction had a lot to do with the success of the experience.
If either of you come to Hawaii we would enjoy having some time with you.

Richard Green, Honolulu, HI