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Seagull Canoe Outfitters
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Gunflint Trail Canoe Outfitter on Seagull & Saganaga Lakes accessing Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Park

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Enjoying a little down time at Seagull

Winter is upon us at Seagull.  The cold and snow came early in November.  We thought we might be in for quite a winter but it has been mild of late and not a lot of snow accumulation. Our bay was froze over by mid November.


We have been enjoying some down time before the phone and reservations start coming in for the summer.  The 2015 rates and  cabin availability are current on the website.  In addition, we are switching over to a Wordpress site which will allow us to do some new things.  We are very anxious for that to happen.
Our fall project was a remodel of the downstairs of our Big Sag Cabin.  We actually raised the cabin and replaced the block walls.  We will finish the rest in the spring and think you will like the new look. 
Some dates to remember for 2015.
  • Boundary Waters Permit Reservations open January 28, 2015
  •  Quetico Park Permits can be reserved 5 months in advance of your trip departure June 1 permits can be reserved January 1, etc.
  • MN Fishing Opener is May 9th, 2015.
  • Ontario Quetico Fishing Opener is May 16th, 2015.
  • Seagull Cabins open on May 8th, 2015.
  • Seagull Outfitters will open as soon as the ice goes out!
We are hiring staff now for the summer season.  If you know someone that may fit well with us, please send them our way.  We are hoping to get some returnees from the past summer.  We had a great crew of Jon, Fritz, Zach and Katie that got us through September.  Mariah from the summer of 2013 will be back for part of the coming summer. We are hoping Brittany will be working the phones again in 2015!  She did a great job for us as well. 
We finished with a strong 2015 season despite the slow start.  We want to thank all of you for your business.
We look forward to hearing from you  as you plan for the summer.  Happy Holidays!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Seagull Summer

Hi everyone!
What a beautiful summer! The water temp is finally increasing and we have highs in the mid 70s every day now! We had our first thunderstorm of the summer a few nights ago, and bugs are out in full swing. Make sure you bring your head nets and plenty of bug dope if you're planning on making the trek up here! We have groups heading up to the Quetico on a daily basis, and many groups are entering the Boundary Waters for their first time! Just this morning, we had a group with three youngsters that were set on spotting a bear during their time in the wilderness. We had a moose by the store a week or so ago, so we made sure to upload some pictures to our Facebook page! One of our staff, Brittney, was so excited- as it was her first moose spotting! Our staff are also practicing their bean bag toss skills in their downtime. We're going to challenge them to a tournament soon! We have a new staff member, Eli, and we're expecting big things from him! We are going to take a staff picture on Monday morning- so be sure to check our Facebook page to see their beautiful faces. Ha! The fish are biting and life could not be better right now. If you're looking at making a reservation, do it- you won't regret it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hi all,

Business is in full swing as we quickly approach the close of June. Our guests are happier than ever, and the fishing has been very successful in both the Boundary Waters and Quetico. Numerous people have caught Walleye, Pike, and Smallmouth Bass- and many have even sent in pictures of the fish they catch. The bugs are not THAT BAD. However, a good head net and some bug dope would not hurt while base camping. We are getting excited for a busy Fourth of July weekend, and the weather is looking to be brighter than ever this summer. We've had very few thunderstorms so far, and we're hoping to keep the streak going. Reservations are coming in from all over the country, and our staff is very optimistic about the satisfaction of our customers. We have a lot of new faces coming through our store, as we help prepare trips for even the inexperience paddler. We also have numerous repeat customers making an appearance on our docks again. Just the other day we had a young lady come in to say hi that had been with us as a young child! The bond that we create with our customers is unexplainable. If you're interested in making a reservation, feel free to let us know and we will do everything we can to make sure that your experience with us is nothing short of spectacular. I'm looking forward to working with you all.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


As May comes to a close, it's nice to reflect back on the month we've had. Business is in full swing as we have people from all over the country coming into our store. We had a college group from Illinois head out this morning, and we've taken reservations from areas as far as Florida and Arizona! We have a full staff now, with 11 bright smiling faces ready to help you with anything you need! The 2014 staff includes: Katie, Jon, Brittney, Jason, Elizabeth, Christian, Mariah, Fritz, Trent, Brock, and Jacob. They've been working hard to learn the area and the SO ways of life, so be sure to say hi to them when you stop in! The water is clear and the leaves are turning green in the area, so we've captured some beautiful pictures. The fish are biting! Two of our customers staying in the Ogish Cabin last week caught about 20 pounds of Walleye in the North Bay on Seagull Lake over the course of two days, and staff members have been bringing in many Smallmouth and Pike as well. Moose have been spotted in the early hours behind the store, and a fox has been visiting and watching the staff work. The staff members have decided to call him Leroy! The weather has been beautiful the past weeks, with highs in the 70s and very few thunderstorms. For current weather conditions of Seagull, simply look at the home page of our website for our webcam pictures, which are updated throughout the day. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, don't hesitate to contact us! Dave and I, as well as our staff, will do everything we can to ensure that your trip experience is one to remember.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring is on its way!

It has been a long, cold and snowy winter in the Northwoods.  However, temperatures are warming and I think we are out of the below zero stuff as we head into April.  At least we hope so!

I think we are all dreaming of open water, loons and the tug of a walleye.  We could add wildflowers, a great blueberry crop and a busy season to that list too.

Our 2014 staff has been hired and we think we have some great ones.  We have a number of staffers that will be with us through September as well which is always a bonus.  We also have Jon and Katie returning from 2013 to provide great assistance on both the inside and outside of the business.

We have an ice out contest going on at the discussion forum of our website at .  Make your ice out prediction here to win a Granite Gear Canoe Pack.  You can also follow the ice conditions on our website and scroll down to the bottom of the page where you can see the webcam live. It is a great tool to watch spring arrive in the canoe country!

We have added new canoes, packs and 2 new towboats to our fleet for 2014!

Perhaps this photo below will get us all excited after the long winter in the Northwoods and start planning your summer vacations!  It will be here before we know it!

We are always here to take your calls and make your vacation as spectacular as we can at Seagull Outfitters and Cabins!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It is January at Seagull! Happy New Year!

The pine grosbeaks are back at the feeder much to my delight.
The winter wonderland at Seagull continues with lots of snow and cold.
There is nothing finer than a North Woods fire in the fireplace each night.
Our Red/Green House looks cozy with the new paint job against the winter white.

The ruffed grouse thinks he is hiding on a recent walk to the mail box.

It is time to start thinking summer and open water.  Hard to imagine now but it will be paddling water again soon!
May 11, 2014 Minnesota Fishing Opener
May 11, 2014 Seagull Outfitters Opens for the Season
January 29, 2014 Boundary Waters Permit Reservation System Opens
Please call or email with your trip planning questions.  We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2014!