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.
2 Port Maitland Rd.
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