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Basic & Beautiful
Custom Designed & Locally Fabricated

A few details

for your Bare Boat hire

Captain your Bare Boat Classic Punt yourself with friends, family or colleagues as passengers. Embark at our Boardwalk Hire location and travel upstream where you can go ashore, have a picnic, feed the swans or play in the whitewater. Then drift down-stream under overhanging lime-stone cliffs and cedar trees, linger by the riverside patios of local restaurants featuring live music, the town bridge and the Elora Mill Inn. Disembark at our Boardwalk and enjoy the amenities of our River Club & Dining facilities.

Our custom designed and locally fabricated punts will seat eight people. You can pole, scull, row or paddle any vessel - it doesn't take specialized boating experience, just a willingness to try.

Bareboat hire is designed for customers able and willing to captain their own vessel. Only adults 18 years of age or older may captain a Bare Boat hire. All members of the party must be acquainted with the designated captain (e.g. be family members, co-workers, colleagues or friends), and unanimously affirm and consent to the designated adult acting as their captain due to insurance regulations.

  • Minimum of 5 paying passengers or $50/hour unless, authorized by management
  • Additional non-member passengers are $10/hour/person up to a total of 8 booked people per boat
  • Children under 13 years of age are free
  • This boat ride allows you to captain your own vessel
  • As Bare Boat punt rides are captained by you, they should not be shared with fellow passengers unacquainted with you for insurance reasons
  • Day-time hire available only. (If you are interested in night-time outings, check out our Piloted Safaris and Custom Cruises)
  • You must confirm your punt reservation with us on the day you take your Escapade
  • Pre-ordered food such as picnics are extra (see Dining on our website)
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions, which are required pre-trip reading. By booking with us, you agree to these.
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