McClintock's

Cambridge

19 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Row through Puslinch Lake with rentals from the McClintock family, world-renowned for their water-skiing records

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Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Subject to weather. Reservation required, same-day reservations accepted. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • C$29 for a kayak rental for two (C$60 value)
  • C$59 for a kayak rental for four (C$120 value)
  • C$29 for a stand up paddleboard rental for two (C$60 value)
  • C$59 for a stand up paddleboard rental for four (C$120 value)

Each rental is good for up to two hours.

Kayaks: Lightweight Masters of the Waves

Better navigate the wide world of the narrow boats known as kayaks with Groupon’s exploration.

In September 2014, 3,150 narrow, human-powered boats eased into the waters of Fourth Lake in upstate New York, setting the Guinness World Record for the largest raft made of canoes and kayaks. Overhead photos show that the densely populated temporary island, with its confetti of bright colors, must have been largely made of kayaks, and with good reason. Shaped like the eye of a needle or an uptight banana, the fiberglass or plastic vessels sit low to the water and tend to be more stable and easy to maneuver than their cousin the canoe. The double-bladed paddles that propel them come in a range of styles: feathered blades cut down on wind resistance during a stroke, curved blades increase stroke power, and flat blades direct the water around the surface upon contact.

Whitewater kayaks, with short, rounded hulls and soft chines (that is, the curve of the sides) enable pilots to execute tricks and rolls in rough water. Surf kayaks are similar, but their front ends curve up more sharply for better maneuverability in higher waves. Sea-touring kayaks, used in coastal waters, such as those off the shores of Hawaii, possess flat hulls and sharp chines to stay upright in choppy waters. Kayaks with enclosed cockpits allow the pilot to roll upright when capsized, and, stretching the limits of the form, sit-on-top kayaks leave paddlers exposed but free to exercise greater mobility.

Though historians have traced the boat’s invention back more than 4,000 years to Alaskan seal hunters—who made theirs by stretching animal skins over a wood or whalebone frame in order to mimic the great whale-boned seal—modern kayaks are primarily used for recreation. Kayaking is popular for vacationers due to the boat’s ability to silently sneak up on wildlife, and athletes are drawn to the sport for its emphasis on upper-body strength. Competitive kayaking took off in 1936 when flat-water racing—which encompasses canoes and kayaks—became an official Olympic sport. Despite its North American origins, today about 90% of Olympic kayaking medalists hail from Europe.

Customer Reviews

19 Ratings

Yes amazing experience would do it again wonderful time.
Jana M. · April 22, 2016
Great for SUPB or kayaking Check out the patio after
Sarah V. · September 25, 2015
Good exercise. A fun time with the family.
B. Q. · August 10, 2015
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    43 McClintock Drive, RR#22

    Cambridge, ON N3C 2V4

    +15196589661

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