What You'll Get
When the river wizard cursed canoes by shrinking them, he didn't realize the resulting kayaks would one day plunge through his mouth and dock in his small intestine. Join the never-ending fight against aquatic madmen with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Groupon exclusive three-hour kayaking adventure tour package from Grand River Kayak in Dunnville (a $60 value). A guide, paddle, kayak, PFD (personal floatation device), and safety kit are all included in the package.
Grand River Kayak's family-operated retail and excursions expose the casual kayaker to the Canadian Heritage River's calm waters and rich local ecology. Groupon customers receive a one-hour lesson that passes on ancient river-dancing techniques (a $25 value) before heading into open water for the Lower Grand River marshes tour (a $35 value). This two-hour crusade leads beginning boaters from the launch point at Grand River Kayak, under a bridge, inside the mind of an alligator, and through mazes of verdant marshes in slow water too shallow for motorized boats.
Guides convey paddlers to the base of the nearby dam and through serpentine stretches populated with blue heron, egrets, kingfishers, beavers, deer, falcons, and fishermen dressed in monster suits. Postexcursion explorers find themselves 5 minutes away from the Byng Island Conservation area, 10 minutes from Rock Point Provincial Park, and in the realm of the famous Grand River Mudcat. All tours start in the morning; Grand River Kayak is closed on Wednesdays.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 2 weeks in advance; subject to availability and weather. 2wk cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 of Groupon price may apply. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid only for Mon., Tue., Thu., and Fri. tours. Valid only for morning tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.