At Williams and Hall, we are dedicated to making your Boundary Waters or Quetico paddling adventure a memorable and safe trip of a lifetime. This only happens when you are equipped with the best canoes, equipment, and food available. We provide for all of these needs with the best products on the market.
Our Outfitting Philosophy
Portages can be the most challenging obstacle in the Canoe Country. Williams and Hall are dedicated to outfitting with "One Pack Per Person for a Seven Day Trip." As such, one trip across the portage, not two or more. This makes the portages easier, and the easier the portages the more likely you are to go further back into the woods and find better fishing, solitude, and wildlife. Certainly, the secret is the equipment. We provide the lightest weight gear available to achieve our objective.
Quality of Equipment is Our Priority
As North America's only outfitter specializing in ultra-lightweight outfitting, our canoes, tents, sleeping bags, packs, and food are custom made to our specifications.
Savage River canoes on the construction line.
The Best Canoes found in the Boundary Waters
We outfit with We-No-Nah Kevlar canoes. We also use lightweight Alumicraft aluminum canoes. The canoes weigh in from 42 to 65 lbs and are designed specifically for our lakes and portages. We often offer prototypes of models before they are offered to the public. We were the first outfitter to outfit with these top of the line Kevlar canoes.
And, beginning in 2015, we became the first Boundary Waters Outfitter to offer carbon fiber ultra-lightweight canoes to our customers. Weighing in at 35 lbs, these beauties created by the Savage River Canoe Company represent the finest canoes available in the Boundary Waters. If you want it right and light, treat yourself to a week in one of these beauties.
John Diller of Savage River has been designing canoes for 35 years.
The Best Equipment in the BWCA
We were also the first outfitter to offer the "Granite Gear" & "Kondos" Ballistics Cloth packs with controlled weight distribution, padded curved shoulder straps and hip belts. We were the first outfitter to offer Therma-Rest self-inflating sleeping pads by Cascade Design.
The Best Food
Our ultra-lightweight food is specially packed with our label by Cache Lake. Alpine Aire and Natural High. This freeze-dried food has come a long way in recent years, and you will find it represents an excellent value by saving weight and bulk without sacrificing flavor and nutrition. View the choices on our menu here.
COMPLETE OUTFITTING PACKAGES
We offer two complete packages. Pricing information is located below the descriptions.
Includes excellent equipment and food to meet all of your needs for a canoe trip in BWCAW/Quetico.
Alumacraft lightweight aluminum canoes with carrying yoke.
Paddles (straight or bent shaft)
Stearns life jackets
Slumberjack Everest Elite sleeping bags
Therma-rest self inflating sleeping pad (3/4 length)
Granite Gear or Kondos packs with padded hip and shoulder pads
Granite Gear or Kondos food packs w/ hip and shoulder pads
Rope and pulley system for hanging food packs
50' light nylon cord
Coleman 2 burner stove with fuel
Kevlar canoe additional charge of $25.00/day/canoe
Ultra Lightweight Plus
This is our top-of-the-line extra lightweight package. This package includes many of the options in the Ultra Lightweight Outfitting, "PLUS" some new innovations.Our PLUS package reduces the weight one has to carry over portages by at least 15 pounds per person.It includes the following upgrades from our Ultra Lightweight package.
COMPLETE OUTFITTING RATES (per person per day) ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT PACKAGE
# of Days
ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT PLUS PACKAGE
# of Days
Please also see our section on camping permits.
Have your own gear? No problem. We do partial outfitting as well as complete outfitting. We are happy to fill in the gaps in your gear and equipment. Call us at (800) 322-5837, or E-mail us at email@example.com for a price quotation today.
Complete Ultra Lightweight Menu w/pack (per person/day)
Cook Kit – complete (per person)
Fuel (Stove/Lantern) per quart
Lantern – Gas
NOTE: All rates subject to applicable taxes. Minimum partial outfitting charge is $50.00 Deposit for partial outfitting is $100.00.
Get In Contact With Williams And Hall For Your Next BWCA Canoe Adventure
If you need help making a reservations or with any of the above areas for trip planning Contact or call 218.365.5837 our lodge in Ely Minnesota. Also, check out our archive of Newsletters for great tips and wilderness advice. Our Gallery can also give you a sense of the beauty of the Boundary Waters and Quetico.