Every year my brothers-in-law and our sons go for a five day fishing trip on the BWCA. Though we would love to have the portaging experience, time does not permit, so we hire a boundary waters canoe outfitter. Mark and his drivers see that we get our canoe & our gear [can take so much more with Anderson’s power boat] to a rock on the border of MN waters on our favorite lake, within a couple of hours. We paddle in, set up camp, and are fishing before noon on day one. They pick us up at a pre-arranged time on day five, and we’re on the road back to WI , again before noon. We get all the experience of the BWCA without the long paddles in and out. Andersons is not cheap, but the rates are reasonable and you can’t beat the service. For people with more money than time, who don’t want to drop a ton of money on the fly-ins, Andersons is the perfect boundary waters canoe outfitter!