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 The average portage distance between lakes in Sylvania is mile. Light weight canoes will make your  trip more enjoyable. We have light weight canoes in aluminum, Royalex and Kevlar. Aluminum canoes have keels and are easier for beginners to steer. Royalex canoes are quieter, and more experienced canoeists have no problem keeping them on line.  There is much to explore and experience in the Sylvania Wilderness Area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Sylvania Outfitters knows how to get you there...and back!  Below is the information you need to pick the trip that suits you best.  We want to ensure your trip is a good as it can be!

A deposit of $20 for each watercraft will hold your watercraft rental.  Upon arrival, the deposit will become your security deposit, refunded when you return the equipment after your trip.  A deposit of $100 is required for the complete outfitting package. Cancellation notice must be given 48 hours prior to your arrival for a deposit refund.

Watercraft Rates
Lake Canoes -

Kevlar $40/per day

Aluminum or Royalex $28/per day

19' 4" & 20 foot Kevlar $45/per day

All of the above includes Paddles, life vests, yoke and foam car top carrier

Paddles - Carbon Fiber $5/per day River Canoe $32/day Includes: Paddles, life vests, dry box, and foam car top carrier

12 ft. Kestrel Kayak $36/day

138 and 138T Loon and Sit-on-Top Kayaks $26/day Includes: paddle & life vest

Sea Kayak $26/day Includes: paddle, skirt, life vest

We have KAYAKS under 10 ft. for $20/day

Rowboat $28/day Includes: oars, life vests, anchor Electric trolling motor/battery $10/day

Canoe Seat Back Rest $2/day

Tents Eureka Timberline 4-person $12/day Eureka Timberline 6-person $14/day

Sleeping Bag - Coleman 3lb. $4/day

Foam Sleeping Pad $1/daySmallmouth bass are a favorite catch and release fish in Sylvania.

Canoe Pack - Camptrails $4/day

Dry Box - 2 ft. x 3 ft. x 16" $4/day

Dry Bucket - 5 gallon $1/day

Gas Stove - 2 Burner - Coleman $4/day

Lantern - Coleman $5/day

Folding Chair $3/day

Dining Fly $3/day

Folding Table - 2 x 4 ft. $3/day

Water Jug - 3 Gallon $1/day

Hatchet and/or Bow Saw - Small $1/day

Bear Barrels - Big Blue $7/day
  Kevlar - We-No-Nah Canoes
14.5 ft. Vagabond - 30 lbs. - Solo
17 ft. Encounter - 38 lbs. - Solo
17 ft. Boundary Waters - 42 lbs.
20 ft. Minnesota 3 - 55 lbs. (3 Seats)
19' 4" Seneca - 55lbs. (3 Seats)

Royalex - Old Town Canoes - Green
14.5 ft. Vagabond - 43 lbs. - We-No-Nah Solo
16 ft. Camper - 59 lbs.
17 ft. Tripper - 80 lbs. - stable, for bringing the kids too

Aluminum Grumman Canoes (Limited Number)
13 ft. 50 lbs. - for 1 person
17 ft. 66 lbs. - The standard stable canoe

Royalex - River Canoes
16 ft. - 72 lbs.

12 ft. Kestrel - 38 lbs.
12 ft. Old Town Kayaks - 50 lbs.
11 ft. Crow Wing - sit on top
13 ft. 8 in. Wide & roomy
13 ft. 8 in. Tandem - 59 lbs. - two small adults
16 ft. Sea Kayaks - 59 lbs. - with skirt (no rudder)
8 ft., 9 ft. 6 in. & 10 ft. Play Kayaks

14 ft. - Standard Aluminum boat for 3 people

Several - Carbon fiber, bent shaft

Trailers - 2" Ball
For small boat - 4, 8, and 10 place canoe/kayak

Sylvania smallmouth bass are plentiful thanks to catch and release regulations. Smallmouth bass are a favorite catch and release fish in Sylvania.

Parents!  If your child is part of a group supervised by someone other than yourself, please see the

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Sylvania Outfitters, Inc.
E23423 U.S. Hwy. 2
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 1-906-358-4766

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