Tow Boat Service

14295 Canadian Border Road Ely, MN 55731

Jasper Company is a licensed by the U.S. Forest Service to operate a towboat service on Moose Lake Chain and Basswood Lake. This is a beneficial service for either the day trip or overnight canoeist. Jasper Company will get you, your gear and canoes to any of the following motorized access points quickly and efficiently, whether your trip is in the BWCA or the Quetico Park wildernesses. Our tow boat will be there at the end of your trip or at the end of your day fishing to bring you back to your vehicle at our Moose Lake landing.

Drop Off Location and Cost are as Follows:                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Wind Lake - $72.00*
  • Ensign Lake - $84.00*
  • Little Birch Portage - $88.00*
  • Birch Narrows - $88.00*
  • Prairie Portage - $96.00
  • Basswood Lake
    • Beaver Island - $190.00* including Prairie Portage fees
    • Washington Island - $200.00* including Prairie Portage fees
    • Back Bay - $215.00 including Prairie Portage fees
  • Guests staying at Jasper Guest House or Bay House can schedule Round Trip Service (excluding Basswood Lake) for $88.00*

Prices are per boat load (4 people, 2 canoes and gear) one way.

* - plus tax

Your Retreat into Northern Hospitality

The Jasper Company is operated by the same owners, the Beans family, who will continue to provide the same top quality service now just all under one name.

The Jasper Company will provide you with extraordinary lodging, fun-filled guided or self-guided trips into the BWCA and Quetico Parks, and delicious baked goods and coffee to start each day of your visit to Ely, Minnesota. Your trip can be as short as a day or extend it to a week or even longer. Stay in downtown Ely, enjoy our Guest House or Bay House located on Jasper Lake, or camp on a remote wilderness lake -- your vacation will be personalized to meet your individual preferences. Our 30 years of experience will ensure that you return home with countless memories.

Vacation Ideas

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Guided Fishing & Camping

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