Committed To Providing You The Best BWCA Paddling Adventure

All-Inclusive BWCA Canoe Trips

All you have to do is pick a date and call us. We do the rest. Short trips or week-long canoe wilderness adventures.

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Classic BWCA Canoe Trips

Families and friends canoe trips into the Boundary Waters and Quetico following the same paths as the voyageurs of old.

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Ultimate BWCA Fishing Trips

The Boundary Waters and Quetico offer some of the finest waters in North America for fishing and exploration.

Scouts BWCA High Adventures

We know Scouts like no one else in Ely, MN. With 50 years of experience, we customize a perfect BWCA high adventure canoe trip.

About Us

Our Experience

As an Ely outfitter with over 50 years of experience in BWCA outfitting and guiding wilderness travelers in Canoe Country, Williams and Hall is your best choice. We customize your paddling adventure to meet your specific needs and expectations. We offer:

  • An excellent location to begin and end your adventure
  • Clean, quality lodging and a true dining room
  • The best in ultra-lightweight equipment and food
  • A serious focus on safety in the wilderness
  • A team dedicated to creating a great adventure experience for you
  • Owners who live year round on-site


Williams and Hall

Don Beland goes North
Tom and Woods takes over
Williams and Hall is born
New website in 2019!
Don came to the shores of Moose Lake around 1964 with the dream of creating the best canoe outfitting operation in North America.
Tom Ware and Woods Davis bought the operation from Don Beland.  They built new facilities and grew the business enormously.
Williams and Hall is born after purchasing the business from Tom and Woods keeping the legacy alive in the BWCA.
Williams and Hall takes their next big step forward launching their brand new website and introduced all-inclusive trips!



What We Offer

Bunking and Sleeping Accommodations

We offer a variety of lodging choices to meet your needs. We can accommodate large groups or small families.

Preparing for a Wilderness Canoe Expedition

Whether you have mastered the art of living off the land or rode in a canoe once, we plan and cater to all experience levels and goals.

Map your Journey, Ride the Current

There are no designated routes for the BWCA, but we’ll work with you on a one-on-one basis to create the BWCA adventure you’re looking for.

Canoe Trip Menu Planning

A great trip deserves amazing meals. Our customers can customize their trip menus for every meal.

Unique Adventures

From fishing for bass to all-inclusive canoe trips, Williams and Hall cater their trips to fit the adventure intensity and style you want.


Never Been To The Boundary Waters Before?

Whether you’re an experience paddler or someone looking to try something new, Williams and Hall is your BWCA outfitter of choice. We have you covered and will help you along the way.

Looking For The Best BWCA Paddling Adventure?

Williams and Hall your Premier BWCA Outfitter

Meet Our Team

Dave Sebesta

Dave Sebesta

General Manager
Blayne Hall

Blayne Hall

President and Co-Owner
Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch


It's been over 10 years since my trip, but I didn't have Google when I was a kid so I'm here now to write my review. We had a great time, the canoes were lightweight, and had comfortable yolks to carry them. They provided bags to put our gear in and tie things down. We went as a scout group instead of leaving from the scout camp down the road. Enjoyed staying in cabins before we left and when we came back instead of tents.

Johnathan Predaina

Great little Northwoods getaway! Quaint hassle free rooms with great views of the lake. The crew here provide great and personalized service. Weather you want to canoe, fish, camp, they can help you with all of it!

Matthew Hall

Go up here every couple of years and they take great care of you. Now, wish I could catch more fish!

Patrick Keller


Boundary Waters Blog

Canoeing, Camping & Kids – Older Kids in the Boundary Waters

Canoeing, Camping & Kids – Older Kids in the Boundary Waters

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Wilderness Wisdom – Social Distancing, BWCA Style

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We Now Offer All-Inclusive Canoe Trips

Check out our new All-Inclusive Boundary Waters Canoe Trips. Fun and Easy.

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