Full Day Tours

The view from atop Palisade Head with its beautiful shoreline features is quite breathtaking; the view from Lake Superior as seen from a kayak can be equally dramatic. Palisade Head rises more than two hundred feet above the lake and is home to the peregrine falcon. Paddle through beautiful sea caves, over gigantic boulders with a view relatively few have seen.

full day tours
Full Day Tours
full day tours

General Information

  • Time: 9am-3pm Meet at Sawtooth Outfitters 20 minutes prior to the tour.
  • Cost – $120/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop, all equipment needed, and lunch.
  • Minimum age is 14 years.
  • Participants should be in good physical condition.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot.
  • 4 People Minimum for a tour to go.
  • Gratuities are always welcome.

What to Bring

  • Wear your Swimsuit and bring a Towel – We wear wetsuits on our Lake Superior Tours (which we provide as required safety equipment) swimsuits or a light pair of shorts work well to wear under them..
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 2 bottles of water/person and snacks.  Lunch which will include a sandwich and a bag of chips is provided.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

We will take you to a BWCA wilderness entry point where you will experience what it is like to portage from one lake to another and get a taste of what wilderness canoe travel is all about.

This is one of our better moose sighting areas in the BWCAW.

General Information

  • Time: 9am-3pm Meet at Sawtooth Outfitters 20 minutes prior to the tour.
  • Cost – $120/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop, all equipment needed, and lunch.
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • Participants should be in good physical condition.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot.
  • 4 People Minimum for a tour to go.
  • Gratuities are always welcome.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit and Towel (optional)- Swimming is an option of the tour, come prepared if you want to take a dip.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 2 bottles of water/person and snacks.  Lunch which will include a sandwich and a bag of chips is provided.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

Brule Lake is one of the largest entirely non-motorized lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With it’s seemingly endless number of islands, bays and peninsulas, you’ll want to have a camera handy to capture the serene beauty of this dramatic landscape.

Full Day Tours
Full Day Tours
kayak rentals

General Information

  • Time: 9am-3pm Meet at Sawtooth Outfitters 20 minutes prior to the tour.
  • Cost – $120/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop, all equipment needed, and lunch.
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • Participants should be in good physical condition.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot.
  • 4 People Minimum for a tour to go.
  • Gratuities are always welcome.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit and Towel (optional)- Swimming is an option of the tour, come prepared if you want to take a dip.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 2 bottles of water/person and snacks.  Lunch which will include a sandwich and a bag of chips is provided.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

Climb Lake Superior: Full day of Climbing at Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park over the waves of Lake Superior. This professionally guided rock climbing tour includes instruction in rappelling down Lake Superior’s “sea cliffs” and climbing the beautiful rock formations back to the top. This exhilarating experience will be best enjoyed by participants with some previous climbing experience. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

General Information

  • Time: 9am-3pm Meet at Sawtooth Outfitters 20 minutes prior to the tour.
  • Cost – $150/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop, all equipment needed, and lunch.
  • Minimum age is 12 years.
  • Participants should be in good physical condition.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot.
  • 2 People Minimum for a tour to go.
  • Gratuities are always welcome.

Gear Provided:

  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • All climbing equipment
  • Transportation from our store to the climbing site
  • Dry bag for your warm change of clothing

What to Bring

  • Breathable rain gear for top and bottom
  • Wicking (synthetic, wool or silk) long sleeve and/or short sleeve shirt (Remember: long sleeves can help protect from sun and bugs)*
  • Long pants*
  • Thin socks
  • Warm change of clothing (Think: “If I got soaked and wanted something to put on right away, what would I bring?” The minimum to bring is an insulation/fleece jacket.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Insect repellent and/or head net
  • Water bottle or hydration pack (we have filtered water here at the store, if you need to fill it)
  • Cup for hot/cold beverages (unbreakable, travel-style mug)
  • If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare(s)
  • Optional: camera in a waterproof, protective case