A Chat with Amazing Grace Marina, LLC
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are the only outfitter, river runner, sales, and rentals company in southern New Hampshire to offer a five-mile shuttle up the Contoocook river leading down into Powder Mill pond. We offer kayak, canoe, fishing boat, and sailboat rentals. Our full-day pricing is the lowest you will ever find.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To provide our customers with the opportunity to enjoy all the seasonal beauty New Hampshire has to offer from the vantage points of the Contoocook River and Powder Mill Pond.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the smiling faces of our customers as they arrive back from the river and pond looking refreshed and happy.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
“This was the first time our family kayaked. This was by far one of our best experiences ever! Super friendly service and fun, fun, fun!” - Janet G.
Amazing Grace Marina
Amazing Grace Marina sits on Powder Mill Pond, a placid body of water that reflects the turning leaves of the surrounding forest and even the none-too-distant peak of Mt. Monadnock. A pond more in name than in scope, the water—which the marina's staff describes as "a sheet of blue glass"—spans almost 500 acres and encompasses islands, covered bridge overpasses, beaches, and secluded coves that bring kayakers up close to vegetation. The waters teem with fish like bass, trout, and pike, while white-tailed deer and black bears roam amid the trees. The Amazing Grace staff recommends taking the Contoocook River at the south end of the pond for the best chance at spotting land-based critters, as the banks lie close together and the animals are drawn to the fresh water.